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Statement in Support of Survivors of Sexual Assault

Saturday, July 18, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nashalie Vazquez
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Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. is devoted to supporting survivors of sexual assault and working towards ending this type of violence. While sexual assault can take many forms and survivors include people of all ages, ethnicities, educational background, genders and social economic classes, according to the National Institute of Justice, sorority membership is a “risk factor” for sexual assault. As such, as an organization, we are actively participating in discussions surrounding the prevalence of sexual violence within Fraternity and Sorority Life and the historical culture of acceptance of sexual aggression within Fraternal Greek Lettered Organizations. This work is particularly important in light of the recently released final regulations governing sexual assault under Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination at federally funded institutions. The 2020 regulations set a higher burden of proof in cases of sexual assault and we must be cognizant that these new guidelines make it more difficult for survivors to report sexual violence and favor institutions and perpetrators over survivors’ access to education. Latinas Promoviendo Communidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. commits to:

 

  • Advocate for all sexual assault survivors with a particular focus on providing support to survivors within our membership and communities. Towards this, we will build a safe space for survivors to discuss and share personal experiences as well as gain access to resources needed to navigate their experience.

  • Provide education and resources to our members and community around sexual assault. This effort will include a focus on ensuring our membership has the resources necessary to hold perpetrators and institutions accountable. 
  • Implementing regular trainings which will teach members how to be active bystanders, whose actions may change the outcome of dangerous situations, and how to support when someone discloses sexual assault or abuse.

  • Ensure that our organizational infrastructure is set up so that sexual assault reporting can be done securely and accurately.  Part of this work is making sure that our internal Judiciary Council is able to review all allegations of abuse by and against our own members and hold them responsible for their actions.  

  • Work with other NALFO and Greek Lettered Organizations to promote awareness and education around sexual assault within the Fraternity and Sorority Community by having an active member of the organization sit on NALFO’s newly formed Sexual Assault Awareness & Action Committee (SA3C). In addition to coordinating resources, we will build relationships with these organizations to ensure members are held responsible for their actions.


Below you will find a list of resources for sexual assault survivors and those around them.

  • RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence organization that offers a variety of resources. 

  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 

  • NSVRC  is the leading nonprofit in providing information an
    d tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence EROC works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

  • The Me Too Movement was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly Black women and girls, and other young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing.
  • FORGE - is home to the transgender sexual violence project.


In Solidarity,
The National Executive Board of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc                                                                

 

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About Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. (LPC)

The first Latina focused sorority founded at an Ivy-league institution, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., was established on April 16,1988 at Cornell University. Comprised of undergraduate, graduate,  and professional women, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., seeks to unify women

through the promotion of community service programs that highlight the contributions of women and people of color with an emphasis on the Latina and offer opportunities for academic and professional advancement to  members of historically underrepresented groups.


For further information visit our website at www.lambdapichi.org or email us at info@lambdapichi.org.

  

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