Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity Announces Partnership With RAINN
Updated: Oct 22, 2020
Pi Alpha Phi National Fraternity is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with fellow NAPA organizations, has partnered with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to bring sexual misconduct and allyship training to its members.
"This partnership is part of Pi Alpha Phi's commitment to combat sexual misconduct in our community." - Ron Chang, President - Pi Alpha Phi National Fraternity
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 Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity 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.”
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.