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Alpha Sigma Rho Joins the NAPA Community

NAPA’s Newest Sorority Affirms Association’s Commitment to Expansion The National APIDA Panhellenic Association is proud to welcome its newest member, Alpha Sigma Rho National Sorority, Inc. With charters granted in 10 universities across seven states concentrated in the southwest and east coast regions of America, Alpha Sigma Rho joins NAPA as the Association’s 19th member organization effective March 30th, 2020. “It has been four years since NAPA has added a member organization, and the addition of Alpha Sigma Rho exemplifies our mission of continuing to support the growth of APIDA fraternities and sororities,” says NAPA Chair Bilal Badruddin. “We believe that Alpha Sigma Rho’s membership will be mutually beneficial, and I look forward to seeing both NAPA and Alpha Sigma Rho grow.” Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on April 2, 1998 at the University of Georgia at Athens. The organization was created to provide and serve as representation for Asian women within the university campus and the community. As the first Asian-interest sorority established in the state of Georgia, their founders aimed to build an organization that embodied Asian-awareness, diversity, academics, and sisterhood. “When we received our invitation to join NAPA, it was the best news that we received in a while given what’s going on in the world right now, and we are thankful for this opportunity,” says Alpha Sigma Rho National President Elysia Boleware. “It is with our hope that Alpha Sigma Rho and NAPA organizations can unite to bring Asian awareness to the university campus and community as a means of providing education and understanding to those unfamiliar with Asian values and traditions; it is important that America sees more Asian representation and recognize that we are in this together.” “We enjoyed communicating with Alpha Sigma Rho’s National Board throughout the entire affiliation process and are energized to see them flourish in our community,” says Director of Research and Development Bryan Dosono. “We commit to providing them with resources and support to enable them fully to live their mission.” ### About NAPA NAPA organizations set the gold standard for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) fraternities and sororities. In addition to meeting the association’s base standards, NAPA member organizations are exposed to resources and expertise to help them continually improve and be the best they can be. Universities, Greek Councils, and students want the best APIDA fraternities and sororities on campus and they can find them in NAPA. Contact Bilal Badruddin, Chair National APIDA Panhellenic Association chair@napa-online.org

2020 Leadership Transition

Three members of the Board are transitioning to serve NAPA in different capacities. These volunteers collectively contribute over two decades of volunteer experience on the NAPA Board to advancing the fraternal movement. Teri Chung is appointed to the role of Vice Chair and is charged with setting the strategic direction of the NAPA Executive Board. Chung previously served as NAPA Secretary since 2016 where she worked with volunteers to update policies and procedures of the association. “I am incredibly honored to return to the NAPA Board to continue to refine the gold standard for our member organizations,” says Chung. “I aim to develop a strong foundation of resources based upon NAPA’s needs from strategic planning while still reflecting and preserving the association’s purpose and history.” Bryan Dosono is appointed to the role of Director of Research and Development and will publish annual trends in membership data to shape the discourse on advising collegiate APIDA students. Dosono previously served as Director of Membership since 2017 where he created the Standards of Excellence Recognition Program, and Director of Technology in 2016. “We’ve been on a productive publishing spree over the past year in providing resource guides for university advisors, written perspectives for practitioners, and open data sets for HQ partners to make informed decisions,” says Dosono. “We’re eager to take on more opportunities to share the untold stories of our community, and I’m thrilled to elevate the significance and rigor of research for our association.” Hannah Seoh transitions into the role of Past Chair and will shape long-term projects that advance the goals of the association. Seoh previously has served as Chair since 2016, Director of Interfraternal Relations in 2015, and Secretary in 2010. “I feel honored and blessed to be able to continue in service to NAPA, especially in such uncertain times,” says Seoh. “I have no doubt that this Board will continue to push NAPA to new heights and I’m excited to be able to witness that first hand.” ### About NAPA NAPA organizations set the gold standard for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) fraternities and sororities. In addition to meeting the association’s base standards, NAPA member organizations are exposed to resources and expertise to help them continually improve and be the best they can be. Universities, Greek Councils, and students want the best APIDA fraternities and sororities on campus and they can find them in NAPA. Contact Bilal Badruddin, Chair National APIDA Panhellenic Association chair@napa-online.org

2019 #NAPAUNITY Photo Challenge Champions

In the span of 3 weeks, 91 local chapters, 2 university councils, and 12 national organizations collectively generated more than 1,260 posts consisting of photos and videos of #NAPAUNITY in action! NAPA recognizes the following 105 Instagram accounts that champion excellence, impact, and unity among Asian American Greek Letter Organizations! ✨ @akdphi • @albanynapc • @aphig_dpu • @aphig_niu • @aphig_uic • @betachitheta99 • @buffaloakdphi • @cmukpl • @cst_uic • @cst_uiuc • @cst_uwm • @cst_uwmadison • @csusmakdphi • @deltaepsilonpsi • @deltakappadelta • @deltaphiomega98 • @deltasigmaiota • @depsi_ae • @depsi_ag • @depsi_ai • @depsi_ak • @depsi_al • @depsi_beta • @depsi_mu • @depsi_tcnj • @depsi_xi • @depsitau • @dkd_temple • @dkd_unt • @dkdbaylor • @dkdtamu • @dkduic • @dphio_phi • @dpo_alphaalpha • @dpo_gamma • @dpo_phi • @dpo_uconn • @dpu_lphie • @drexelsigmas • @dsi_alpha • @dsi_delta • @dsi_gamma • @dsi_uncc • @dsi_zetamsu • @ecu_ind • @ind_newark • @ind_nyit • @ind_statenisland • @kappaphigamma • @kappaphilambda • @kappapibeta • @kphig_lambda • @kphig_nu • @kphigmu • @kphigupsilon • @kpib_betachapter • @kpib_gammachapter • @kpib_mizzou • @kpib_purdue • @kusigmapsizeta • @lambdaphiepsilon • @lincolndphil • @lincolnlambdas • @madisondphil • @madisonsyz • @masonsyz • @napacouncil • @niu_chisigs • @nytechsigmasigmarho • @pdpsi.ucf • @phisyz • @ritlambdas • @ritsigmas • @sigmabetarho • @sigmapsizeta • @sigmasigmarho • @syracuselambdas • @tcnjsigmasigmarho • @ualbanylambdas • @uc.chisigs • @ucdphil • @ucf_depsi • @uconndphil • @uconnkpl • @ufpdpsi • @uicakdphi • @umassbetachi • @umbclambdas • @umcpadkphi • @umichakdphi • @umnpdpsi • @uncc_kpl • @uncgsigmasigmarho • @unlsyz • @usf_akdphi • @usf_depsi • @usf.pdpsi • @usfkappas • @uvakdphi • @uvasigmas • @uww.cst • @wichitachisigs • @wichitasigmas • @wisconsinakdphi • @wisconsinlphie In the spirit of the holidays, NAPA invites everyone to share in its annual "12 Days of #NAPAUNITY" Photo Challenge! Starting today, tag #NAPAUNITY in photos with fellow fraternity and sorority members that fit the theme of the day. Those who complete th… https://t.co/SJzo9fozsN pic.twitter.com/s2t20QyVBg — NAPA (@NAPAHQ) December 9, 2019

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