Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. & NAPA Announces Partnership With RAINN

Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. & NAPA Announces Partnership With RAINN

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
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National Board Update RE: Anti-Sexual Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: *TRIGGER WARNING: REFERENCES TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE

National Board Update RE: Anti-Sexual Violence

Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. does not condone any form of sexual violence, misconduct or harassment towards anyone. Sexual violence can include but are not limited to physical abuse, mental/verbal abuse, and sexual and gender-based violence. As an organization founded to empower other womxn as well as members of the community, we stand in solidarity with the brave survivors who have shared their stories. We care about you, and have always been here to serve and support you. We will continue to work towards listening, supporting, and educating our members. We stand in solidarity with our Sisters and hope to provide guidance and support during this time. We will continue to advocate and support for structural and cultural changes across the Asian Greek community and organizations, but we also recognize that it includes evaluating our own internal procedures and ability to provide resources to our Sisters. While this is still a work in progress, we are working tirelessly to implement actionable items that will commit to the safety and integrity of our members. As a sorority, we have committed to the following initiatives  in order to better support, educate, and listen to our Sisters:
  1. The establishment of a diversity, equity, and inclusion task force, which will include a new initiative to provide education and programming focused on interpersonal violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. This initiative,
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Statement on Anti-Black Racism, Taking Accountability, and Moving Forward

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Statement on Anti-Black Racism, Taking Accountability, and Moving Forward

Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., condemns all forms of discrimination or violence against any of our Black or African American Sisters or members of the Black community. As an organization founded on the pillar of Cultural Diversity, we stand in solidarity with the Black community and our Black Sisters in that their lives matter, their voices matter, and ultimately they matter. Black Lives Matter. We must uplift and support our Black Sisters and continue to fight, advocate, and educate ourselves and our community to bring change. We know our Sisters are hurting right now, but we will never stop fighting to ensure that those Sisters truly feel supported and that their lives matter. As National Board, we have committed to the following initiatives in order to better support our Black Sisters in solidarity:
  • The establishment of the Ujima Committee, a cohort designed to create anti-racist policies and practices, address and rehabilitate anti-Black behaviors and actions, and provide an organized voice for Black Sisters—spearheaded and developed by Sisters. 
  • The immediate inclusion and implementation of Anti-Black racism and Black Lives Matter education into our upcoming national programming including workshops hosted by our own Sisters as well as the NAPA Black Coalition and a national town hall hosted and led by our own Sisters at our August National Conference. We are committed to incorporating long-term measures to continue the inclusion
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Statement on UNR Chapter

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Statement on UNR Chapter

June 26, 2020 -- On Thursday, June 25th, allegations regarding sexual harassment and sexual misconduct involving members at our Alpha Theta Chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno was publicly shared on a Twitter account.The National Board of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is aware of these allegations. As a result of this, an investigation will be conducted by the National Board to thoroughly review any misconduct. The chapter’s operations at the University of Nevada, Reno have been temporarily suspended until further notice pending the results of the investigation. We do not condone any behavior related to sexual assault or sexual violence in any form and is a direct violation of our Sexual Violence and Assault Policy outlined in our National Risk Management Policy.  Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., is an organization rooted in three core pillars but also just as importantly, an organization dedicated to empowering our members and women across the nation to not only do good, but do better.  About Kappa Phi Lambda Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (ΚΦΛ, also known as KPL) is an Asian-interest sorority founded on March 9th, 1995, at Binghamton University. As one of the fastest growing Asian-interest sororities in the United States, KPL strives to strengthen sisterhood amongst women by providing service and promoting cultural diversity to their members and their community. For more information, visit http://kappaphilambda.org. Contact Teri Chung, National Vice President of Standards
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Kappa Phi Lambda Monitoring the COVID-19

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Kappa Phi Lambda Monitoring the COVID-19

March 12th, 2020 - -With the safety and well-being of all members of Kappa Phi Lambda as National Board’s utmost priority, we wanted to reach out to you regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effect on our membership and campuses. In the past several days, a growing number of universities and colleges have elected to suspend in-person classes for on-site classroom instruction and may transition to online/remote classes for the remainder of the semester/quarter. In addition, universities have instituted recommendations and policies regarding travel, events, and group meetings. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). We want to best support our active members as well as our whole membership and respect our greater communities. National Board has issued guidance to our membership in regard to activities and operations within and related to Kappa Phi Lambda. National Board will continue to monitor the situation on our campuses and across the country. There is still much uncertainty about COVID-19, but we should still be very safety-conscious, prepared, and ever resilient. National Board echoes the guidance provided by the CDC and the WHO that if you are sick, please stay home, avoid public areas, and avoid public transportation until you are well and no longer exhibiting symptoms. If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call
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Statement To Address The Rescinding Of DACA

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Statement to Address the Rescinding of DACA

September 12th, 2017 - - We, the Sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., are deeply disheartened by the White House Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Established in June 2012, DACA serves to protect eligible immigrant youth who were brought to the United States as children from deportation and provide work permits. Over 800,000 individuals from different backgrounds and stories will be affected by this action. These individuals may be close friends, colleagues, mentors, family, and perhaps even some of our very own Sisters. As an organization dedicated to promoting and educating members and communities not only on Pan-Asian culture but Cultural Diversity, we are committed to supporting our Sisters who may be affected. The decision to end DACA comes with a six-month wind down and leaves an open door for Congress to act and pass legislation by March 5th, 2018. We encourage our Sisters and the community to reach out to their respective Senators and Congressional Representative(s). For more information on DACA and recommended resources to those impacted, please visit:

Official Statement in Response to Charlottesville, VA

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Official Statement in Response to Charlottesville, VA

August 14th, 2017 - - Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. condemns the acts of violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA. As women who stand on the pillars of Sisterhood, Service, and Cultural Diversity, we denounce all forms of violence, racism, and bigotry, and will continue to promote an inclusive and supportive sisterhood. We mourn the death of Heather Heyer, a young woman who stood with her fellow Americans. We also hold those that were injured and personally impacted in our thoughts and hearts while they recover. As we continually strive to promote Cultural Diversity to our members and our community, we stand by our Sisters who advocate and take action against racism and social injustice in this country. We will continue to stand by our Sisters who have been impacted by these recent events. To quote Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, “We work here today to bring people together to unify folks. I remind you all that we are a nation of immigrants… Our diversity, that mosaic tile of immigrants, is what makes us so special. And we will not let anybody come here and destroy it.” --- About Kappa Phi Lambda Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (ΚΦΛ, also known as KPL) is an Asian-interest sorority founded on March 9th, 1995, at Binghamton University. As one of the fastest growing Asian-interest sororities in the United States, KPL
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