August 17, 2020 – Kappa Phi Lambda 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.
“We deeply appreciate the opportunity to work with NAPA and the other 19 member organizations in partnering with RAINN,” said Catherine Angwin, National President of Kappa Phi Lambda. “This is a pivotal moment for our organizations to collaboratively combat the sexual misconduct issues that affect our community and members. We look forward to partnering with RAINN as one step to our commitment to the safety and well-being of our members.”
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 Kappa Phi Lambda & NAPA 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 Kappa Phi Lambda
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. was founded on March 9, 1995 at SUNY Binghamton on the pillars of Sisterhood, Service, and Cultural Diversity. As one of the fastest growing Asian-interest sorority in the United States, Kappa Phi Lambda (also known as Kappas or ΚΦΛ) exists to provide women with the chance to use their pride in heritage to become leaders of society.
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.
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.