Sigma Beta Rho is pleased to announce it is partnering with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to bring sexual misconduct prevention and allyship training to its members.
“This partnership will ensure that Sigma Beta Rho and all NAPA member organizations maintain the same level of training and commitment to combat sexual misconduct which has no place in our society.” -Aman Kundlas
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 [Organization] 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 Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Beta Rho (www.sigmabetarho.com) is a national multicultural fraternity. Our pillars of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance were established upon the formation of the Alpha chapter at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, on August 16, 1996. Our founders realized the unique promise of a Greek-lettered organization that instills positive values among its members, provides an avenue for leadership, and promotes self-betterment.
In the nascent stages, the founders understood that they must maintain a constant and growing nationwide network in order to truly manifest their organizational vision. Modern day Sigma Beta Rho has grown substantially since its inception. Sigma Beta Rho has founded chapters at over 70 colleges and institutions across the country, and currently maintains 35 active undergraduate chapters. This growth stems from a reputation of excellence, values-based programming, diversity among our brotherhood, and alignment with the ideals of many students who strive for a competitive edge before entering a post-globalized working world.
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.