Promoting Safety Through Solidarity with the Kappa Alpha Chapter

by Rachel Ray in Impact

At Leadership Conference, Alpha Phi Foundation announced the recipient of the 2020 Susan Weiskittle Barrick Leadership Grant: Kappa Alpha (UNC-Chapel Hill)!

The Kappa Alpha chapter will use the $5,000 grant to fund a program for its Panhellenic community to promote communication, cooperation, and sisterhood. With sexual assault and harassment being a concern for women on college campuses, the chapter will bring in a speaker who will focus on self-defense and other ways that women can keep themselves and their fellow Panhellenic sisters safe.

“As acts of harassment and violence continue against women, especially college women, this grant will help us, as sisters, strengthen our confidence in protecting ourselves and each other as we learn self-defense from a professional,” said Director of Academics, Juliana Mehrer (Kappa Alpha—UNC-Chapel Hill). “In addition, we have included all other Panhellenic sororities to encourage and foster bonds between all Greek women at UNC and highlight the power in solidarity we can show.”

Since this leadership fund was established in 2012, it has supported leadership programming for Alpha Phis at the alumnae and collegiate levels. In recent years, these grants have provided unique leadership development opportunities, specifically, for our younger collegiate chapters of Alpha Phi. We are grateful to Susan for making this important programming possible.

 

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