August 14, 2020
NAPA and Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Announces Partnership With RAINN
Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce it is partnering with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to bring sexual misconduct and allyship training to its members.
As an organization whose national philanthropy is the Fight Against Violence Towards Women, we want to continue to advocate for those who are unable to share their voices. We recognize the importance of education and training on top of our other philanthropic efforts such as volunteering, raising awareness and fundraising for shelters and orgs. Partnering with RAINN will provide our members knowledge to better not only ourselves, but to better our communities as well.
RAINN subject-matter experts will develop and deliver a tailored training that addresses topics of sexual misconduct prevention and response, bystander intervention strategies, and how to support survivors after a disclosure. The RAINN training will be offered starting in mid-October on various days of the week and times of the day to ensure all members who are interested in attending, can sign up for a session that works with their availability.
“College-age adults are at higher risk for sexual violence,” said Clara Kim, vice president of consulting services at RAINN. According to a study by the Association of American Universities, 23.1% of female and 5.4% of male undergraduates experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation. “We’re pleased to have this opportunity to collaborate with Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc. to reach their broad network of members with targeted education and resources geared toward this especially vulnerable age group. It’s critical that college students know the steps they can take to help create a safer and more respectful campus and to support their peers who may be affected by this pervasive issue.”
About Alpha Phi Gamma
Alpha Phi Gamma emerged in the Fall of 1993 and became a reality on February 1, 1994, as the first Asian American Interest Sorority on the campus of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The Founders were Allex Choi, Candy Cunanan, Christine Nguyen, Sandie Rillera, Kolleen Kim, Grace Hsieh and Jennifer Oku. These Sisters wanted to bring together all women of different nationalities through the bonds of friendship and sisterhood. The sorority was established to promote service and Asian Awareness to the University and to the community, allowing for all the different nationalities to discover what other cultures have to offer. As with the beginning of any organization, Alpha Phi Gamma has started to grow in order to be able to have a strong impact in the future. Since 1993, our Sisterhood bonds have grown internally and formed foundations in California, Illinois, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, and Kansas. Seeing our Sisterhood grow over the years is exciting, but more important is that Alpha Phi Gamma has been able to maintain our values and bonds across all our schools. As we continue to grow, our Sisters will continue to uphold the values and bonds of our Sisterhood all women of different nationalities, in our communities and universities.
RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org.