Gamma Chapter to co-sponsor APIA U Training

On April 17, Gamma Chapter will be collaborating with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) to co-sponsor and host the APIA U Leadership 101 Training:” Empowering the Individual and Strengthening the Community,” at Georgia State University.

APIA U Training is an interactive college leadership training program involving hands-on exercises, small group discussions and presentations led by two qualified APIA facilitators. The one-day training assembles 60 students from each region and focuses on self-awareness, team-building and direct-action organizing. Participants will be asked to challenge themselves, share their experiences and develop leadership tools in order to effectively serve as catalysts for change.

UGA sisters partner with fellow MGC sorority, raise alcohol awareness
On March 23, the sisters at the University of Georgia  co-hosted a seminar with historically South Asian-based Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.

and Deanna Walters, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator. The seminar educated students on the effects of alcohol on the body, the college perception of alcohol use, drinking statistics at the University of Georgia, drinking culture in Greek life and strategies for low-risk drinking. Attorney Mark Wiggins also presented on the legal consequences of drinking and driving, in which he broke down exactly what a DUI will cost you in terms of time, money and your credentials.

Guests who attended also filled out an AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) in which they were able to identity whether they were a high-risk or low-risk drinker. The purpose of the seminar was for students to gain a better understanding of alcohol use in college as well as how to make smarter decisions when it comes to drinking.

Georgia Tech sisters celebrate the 3C’s

At the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Interfraternity Council and the College Panhellenic Council have taken an initiative to make the annual Greek Week more accommodating to smaller councils like the National Pan-hellenic Council and the Mutlicultural Greek Council. Georgia sisters have taken a strong initiative in encouraging MGC participation for Greek Week. The Georgia Tech chapter co-sponsored the Mount Olympus Derby event with Phi Kappa Theta April 11.

The Georgia Tech sisters will host their annual Night of Diversity Showcase April 15 during their “3C’s Week” as their Celebration Event. The event has increased in size each year, and the chapter has invited organizations across Georgia to perform at the event. For their Collaboration Event, the chapter co-hosted an “Asian Stereotypes Movie Night” with Asian-interest fraternity Xi Kappa April 12 where there was a discussion about Asian stereotypes in cinema. Their Cooperation Event was a “Best Bones Forever Breakfast” table that will offer calcium-rich foods. This event was also held April 12.

This will be the first time the APIA U Leadership Training is held at Georgia State University. The training is free and is open to all college students. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and parking will be provided free of charge and the training will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Students can register at www.ocanational.org.

The U Training is a great opportunity for students to network with other students throughout the region. The program will provide a unique training that focuses on development of leadership and organizational skills that are relevant to APIA campuses and communities.