National APIA Panhellenic Association

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National APIA Panhellenic Association
NPHC
Data
Established 2006
Members 14
Continent North America
Country United States
Organization type Coalition of Members

The National APIA Panhellenic Association (or NAPA, formerly known as the National Asian Greek Council) is an association of collegiate fraternities and sororities that was formally organized in 2006, although it began in 2005.

The founding organizations officially chartered the National APIA Panhellenic Association on August 12, 2006. The purpose of the association is to create an umbrella organization that can unite Asian Fraternities and Sororities onto common causes and facilitate communication between the various organizations.

History[edit]

NAPA members with Gary Locke, former governor of Washington State.

The National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA) began in the summer of 2004 when a group of 14 APIA fraternities and sororities joined together to form the APIA Greek Alliance (AGA). Formed as a partnership in a grassroots “Get Out the Vote” campaign with APIA Vote, an organization that promotes civic participation among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, the members of the AGA registered over 8,000 new voters. Seeing the successful collaboration’s potential impact on the APIA community and on college/university campuses, the group collaborated on further projects, including Tsunami Relief and Hurricane Katrina Relief.

In the summer of 2005, with support from OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, the AGA hosted the first-ever leadership summit between the various national APIA fraternities and sororities. The summit provided the first in-person opportunity for these organizations’ leaders to engage in serious dialogue about the challenges and future of the APIA fraternity/sorority community. By the end of the summit, recognizing the need for an umbrella organization for APIA fraternities and sororities, the fraternities and sororities in attendance chose to form the foundation for what would become the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association.[1]

Executive Board[edit]

NAPA's Board of Presidents in a meeting session.


Note: Positions on the Executive Board not listed here includes the Board of Presidents and the Advisory Board.[2]

Members[edit]

The members of the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association are shown below in alphabetical order.

Official Members Date/Place Founded Year
Joined
Active
Chapters
Charters
Granted
alpha Kappa Delta Phi February 7, 1990; 26 years ago (1990-02-07)
University of California, Berkeley
2006 46 48
Alpha Phi Gamma February 1, 1994; 22 years ago (1994-02-01)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
2006 11 11
Beta Chi Theta June 2, 1999; 17 years ago (1999-06-02)
University of California, Los Angeles
2014 19 26
Chi Sigma Tau September 9, 1999; 17 years ago (1999-09-09)
University of Illinois at Chicago
2012 5 N/A
Delta Kappa Delta October 1, 1999; 16 years ago (1999-10-01)
Texas A&M University
2006 7 7
Delta Phi Lambda December 5, 1998; 17 years ago (1998-12-05)
University of Georgia
2006 15 5
Kappa Phi Gamma November 8, 1998; 17 years ago

University of Texas at Austin

15
Kappa Phi Lambda March 9, 1995; 21 years ago (1995-03-09)
Binghamton University
2006 28 29
Lambda Phi Epsilon February 25, 1981; 35 years ago (1981-02-25)
University of California, Los Angeles
2010 40 54
Pi Alpha Phi February 1, 1929; 87 years ago (1929-02-01)
University of California at Berkeley
2006 20 22
Pi Delta Psi February 20, 1994; 22 years ago (1994-02-20)
Binghamton University
2006 28 30
Sigma Beta Rho August 16, 1996; 20 years ago (1996-08-16)
University of Pennsylvania
2006 34 41
Sigma Psi Zeta March 23, 1994; 22 years ago (1994-03-23)
University at Albany, SUNY
2006 22 26
Sigma Sigma Rho December 10, 1998; 17 years ago (1998-12-10)
St. John's University (New York City)
2013 6 10

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "About NAPA". NAPA. Archived from the original on April 18, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NAPA Executive Board". NAPA. Archived from the original on December 29, 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 

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