13 Aug NAPA HQ & Member Organizations Announce Partnership with RAINN
Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity Inc.
NAPA HQ & Member Organizations Announce Partnership with RAINN
August 13th, 2020
Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity Inc. alongside the National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), and all its member organizations are pleased to announce we are partnering with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to bring sexual misconduct and allyship training to our members.
The National Council of Delta Epsilon Psi is committed to providing educational materials on sexual misconduct to all members of our organization. We believe this partnership with RAINN is a step in the right direction to ensure that not only the national organization, but all of our chapters and members are firmly aligned with our philosophy. In addition to this mandatory training with RAINN, educational materials also include information on chapter response procedures and reporting protocol in an effort to contribute to the reduction of these problems on college campuses where Delta Epsilon Psi has chapters.
We will not tolerate or condone any form sexual misconduct, sexist behavior, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or sexually abusive behavior on the part of our members. Sexual misconduct is emotionally, mentally, and physically harmful to the victim; in no way is such behavior permitted or tolerated by the Fraternity. All chapters and members of the fraternity must work to provide an atmosphere where all members and guests feel safe by ensuring respect for human dignity is a chief priority.
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 Delta Epsilon Psi 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.”
Signed by the National Council of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.
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.