TW: Sexual Assault, Abuse
UNC’s Asian Greek-lettered Organizations on Accountability for Sexual Misconduct
March 31st, 2021
alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.
Message to the Community
The year of 2020 helped raise awareness of sexual misconduct in the Asian Greek community. It takes great strength to come forward and share such traumatic experiences, and in doing so many survivors have taken the first important steps to dismantle this system of violence. While no amount of words will make up for the gratitude we owe to these individuals, we want to thank them for bringing this issue to light. As members of this community, we hope to continue to work with and support the survivors in any way possible. There is still much work to be done to end the perpetuation of sexual violence in this community.
Today, we want to take another step towards ending the perpetuation of sexual misconduct. We can do more by coming together and creating healing spaces for survivors and a system of prevention for sexual misconduct. As such, the current members that make up the Asian Greek-lettered organizations (AGLOs) at UNC — alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Kappa Phi Lambda, and Lambda Phi Epsilon — hereby formally declare our joint commitment to stand with survivors. We, as organizations, will hold our AGLO members accountable and continue to be at the forefront of speaking out against sexual misconduct in all communities.
The Asian Greek community at UNC is dedicated to maintaining this joint commitment and will be evaluating it annually or as needed. We will continue to adhere to the mutual agreement in addition to our organizational policies. We will also continue to take a strict approach to sexual misconduct in our community and be devoted to the continued education of sexual misconduct prevention with our current and future members. Lastly, we are committed to uplifting the voices of survivors, supporting them in any way we can, and dismantling this system of violence that benefits perpetrators of sexual misconduct.
The views expressed by the Associate Chapter of Lambda Phi Epsilon at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill do not necessarily represent the views of the general membership or Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc., its officers, or its staff.
I. Mutual Agreement
We condemn sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender-based violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking perpetrated in the UNC Asian Greek Community and UNC community. The AGLOs at UNC, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Kappa Phi Lambda, and Lambda Phi Epsilon are committed to creating inclusive and safe environments for all members of our communities. Each organization has its own policy included in their respective constitutions. If a report is made, we will pursue appropriate sanctions and investigations via our governing bodies. Terms are as defined in the following UNC policies: Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence and Stalking and The Policy on Prohibited Sexual Harassment Under Title IX.
II. Required Internal Trainings
All current members of the UNC AGLOs have completed or are in the process of completing the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) SA/SV training through a contract between the National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA) and RAINN; each AGLO also receives trainings from local resources. Additionally, the individual organizations will be pursuing the following resources:
aKDPhi: All current members have completed a Compass Center training focusing on how to recognize gender and relationship violence. Future members will be required to attend one training per semester focusing on SA/SV and related topics through local partnerships such as the Compass Center or Student Wellness.
KPL: Members will also be required to complete Compass Center’s domestic violence workshop and UNC’s Student Wellness workshop focusing on bystander intervention and violence prevention.
LPhiE: All current members have completed a Sexual Assault and Toxic Masculinities workshop hosted by UNC’s Student Wellness. All future members will be required to complete OneAct for Greeks Bystander Skills Workshop.
In case of filing a report concerning a member of a UNC AGLO, please utilize the following resources:
The Title IX Office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: https://eoc.unc.edu/our-policies/ppdhrm/
aKDPhi: The International Leadership Board of alpha Kappa Delta Phi has established the following email as a resource for potential reports. Please send a report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KPL: The Chief Compliance Officer who serves on National Leadership of Kappa Phi Lambda will have the ability to pursue action against a member or chapter. Please send a report to email@example.com when reporting to National Leadership.
LPhiE: The Director of Fraternal Standards of Lambda Phi Epsilon’s International Board, Emily Feinstein, will conduct all investigations on behalf of the organization. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to file a report to the International Board. All investigation and reporting of future cases will be handled by the Director of Fraternal Standards.
We will co-host a community workshop during sexual assault awareness month in April for the purposes of education, raising awareness, and open discussion. This event will be an opportunity to continue the dialogue between members of the Asian community, allies, and the AGLO community on the importance of preventing sexual misconduct. At the end of the workshop, we will also be answering questions about the statements in this mutual agreement and future actions. [The educational portion of the workshop will be led by Shereka Dunston from Student Wellness.]
Please reach out to us if there are any ways we can better support our community at UNC.