Coronavirus Updates

CDC Guidelines

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.
https://www.211.org/services/covid19

Caregiver Action Network - CAREGIVING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Caregivers are great at planning ahead and managing unexpected health crises, but with COVID-19 you may not have time to plan, or sort through the rapidly changing and sometimes conflicting available information. These tips can help keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible.
https://caregiveraction.org/covid-19


Alpha Psi Lambda COVID-19 Spring 2021 Policies (for External Use)


Messages from the National Executive Board (NEB)

August 19, 2020

The National Executive Board of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. recognizes that the current environment is difficult to conduct Fraternity operations for many reasons, and makes it difficult for members and Associate members to connect and build relationships. The following policies are subject to change. For specific questions or scenarios, contact us at [email protected]. 

March 12, 2020

Over the past few weeks The National Executive Board has been closely following the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and all its impacts. Many universities and workplaces have moved to virtual meetings, virtual classes, and working remotely. This has impacted us on many campuses and we believe we will continue to see measures taken on more campuses in the coming days. 

If your campus has been closed, or moved to virtual classes only, please make us aware and also see these recommendations below:

  • All Fraternity programs and events should be cancelled or rescheduled to a later date.
  • All chapter meetings and MIP events must be held virtually
    • Details will be discussed in one on one meetings with Chapter Associate Member Educators and Chapter Presidents. 
  • Once universities have reinstated operations allowing students back on campus, or to engage in in-person group activities, we will work with chapters to identify an appropriate crossing date.

If campus is open, we strongly encourage everyone to follow the recommended CDC guidelines and Learn More About COVID-19

Please remember and practice these hygienic practices:

  • Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
    • If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces (at work, home and school)
  • Do not touch your face, mouth or nose
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • If you feel you may have symptoms related to COVID-19 contact your doctor before going to a hospital

The National Executive Board will be meeting weekly to discuss actions taken and needed, and will provide the Fraternity with updates The health and well being of our members and Associate members is of the utmost importance and we will continue to be a source for support, resources, and action planning through this time. 


University Specific Guidelines and Resources

The Ohio State University (Alpha Chapter) Illinois State University (Lambda Chapter) University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Alpha Beta) Washington University in St. Louis (Alpha Mu)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Beta Chapter) University of Toledo (Nu Chapter) Sacramento State (Alpha Gamma) University of Dayton (Alpha Nu)
Northern Illinois University (Gamma Chapter) Loyola University Chicago (Xi Chapter) University of Michigan-Dearborn (Alpha Epsilon) University of Lynchburg (Alpha Xi)
Purdue University Northwest (Epsilon Chapter) Texas A&M International University (Omicron Chapter) Colorado State University-Pueblo (Alpha Zeta) Lindenwood University
University of Illinois at Chicago (Zeta Chapter) Northeastern Illinois University (Rho Chapter) Eastern Illinois University (Alpha Eta) Bradley University
Ohio University (Eta Chapter) Florida Atlantic University (Upsilon Chapter) University of North Carolina Wilmington (Alpha Theta) Sewanee: The University of the South
University of Cincinnati (Theta Chapter) Lewis University (Chi Chapter) Western Illinois University (Alpha Iota) Illinois Wesleyan University
DePaul University (Iota Chapter) Northern Kentucky University (Psi Chapter) University of St. Francis (Alpha Kappa) California State University, Fullerton
Kent State University (Kappa Chapter Coastal Carolina University (Alpha Alpha) Washington State University (Alpha Lambda)  


General Resources

Resources for Chapters
PhiredUp - Virtual Meeting Tips
PhiredUp - 44 Ways to Foster Brotherhood/Sisterhood Virtually
PhiredUp - Blog post Fraternity & Sorority will Endure
PhiredUp - Digital Recruitment Series

Virtual Community Service Projects
CacthaFire - Volunteer your skills to make a difference
Translators Without Boarders
Online Volunteering with the UN
LibriVox (record an audiobook)
Be My Eyes (help visually impaired people on your phone)

Resources for Students
Focus on Mental Health during COVID19 (Video)
UHaul 30 day self storage
Adobe Creative Cloud Tools
Chrome extensions for students
Enterprise Car Rental Assistance
Spectrum internet services free for 60 days - Call Spectrum at s Spectrum offer call 1-844-488-8395
Comcast Free Wifi Hotspots
Google Hangouts Premium for Free
44 Ways to Foster Brotherhood and Sisterhood Virtually from Phiredup

Resources for Parents
PBS Kids Newsletter
Education companies with free subscriptions

Other Resources
Tips on working from home
Yoga classes
COVID-19 Resources for Illinois
Play board games online with friends

Stay Busy
Frida Kahlo Virtual Exhibit
Ivy League Online Courses for Free
Free Virtual Museum Tours