SUBJ: Pi Alpha Phi - Coronavirus, Mental Health, Alumni Stories, New Website
Let us begin by wishing you and your families peace and good health during this global pandemic. We are witnessing unprecedented times. For the first time in US history, every state is under a disaster declaration, with many under “shelter at home” orders, businesses have been forced to close.
Pi Alpha Phi Chapters at undergraduate universities across the country are experiencing financial challenges with layoffs, disruptions to school activity, and interactions transitioned to virtual. Those who were set to graduate this Spring have had their commencements canceled.
We encourage you during this time to stay safe, wash your hands, and help flatten the curve, in an effort to protect each other as brothers and the community at large.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to the board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pi Alpha Phi National Board
Keeping up your Mental Health and Wellness
These disruptions can create fear, insecurity, and uncertainty. Perceptions towards Asian-Americans have shifted in a matter of days with a connotation towards the “Chinese Virus”. The feelings can certainly be overwhelming.
JR Kuo, the program director at NAAPIHMA (National APIA Mental Health Association), in collaboration with SASE, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, shares his 5 essential tools to take care of mental health and keep negative thoughts and feelings at bay.
Alumni brothers during this time have been connecting, reminiscing, and sharing memories of their years in the Brotherhood. The value of Fraternity has never been more evident than it is today. This is our time to prove why communities need Brotherhood, and why Brotherhood relies upon our communities for purpose and commitment.
To help brothers stay connected during this time, we are publishing Alumni stories and cherished memories during our next updates. If you have any stories that you would like to contribute any photos or stories, please email Joseph Lih at email@example.com this Sunday, April 26th.
The website has been refreshed to be more with the times and give a clean aesthetic to our official digital presence. Check out the new pialphaphi.com - some parts of the site are still in development, and we welcome suggestions and your support. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.