We encourage P.A.D. chapters to continue to hold events safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Always follow school and authorities’ guidelines for cancelling or postponing in-person student organization activities.
Holding events will keep your chapters connected. Even scheduling regular check-ins with members, like a simple email or social media message, can go a long way!
If your chapter had in-person events scheduled that are now cancelled, consider how those events could be moved online. For example, if your chapter had a speaker scheduled to come speak to your chapter, see if that person can still speak to the
One of Phi Alpha Delta’s core values is service, and during this crisis, a lot of people will need help. As a chapter, consider choosing some local organizations that can benefit from your help (virtually or in safe small groups).
Connect with P.A.D. social media to see what other chapters are doing and to get the latest news and resources from the P.A.D. Executive Office. Please contact the Executive Office if you need assistance choosing a virtual platform or setting
up an event.
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- Online book club. While this can be a legal-themed book, it doesn’t have to be!
- Start a chapter newsletter to keep everyone connected. Share information from members, advice, official information from your schools, or even birthday messages to those celebrating birthdays during this time.
- Watch parties or online movie club. Again, this can be legal themed, but it doesn’t have to be.
- Attend an online event as a chapter. Many in-person events have been moved to virtual platforms. Choose and “attend” an event together! Example: many museums are offering virtual tours of their exhibits.
- Designated chapter video chat time. Many organizations suggest video chats are a good way to stay connected to peers during this period of social distancing. Set up an open chapter chat time – sort of like an open forum – to encourage
communication between members.
Professional Development Events
- Schedule a speaker to present to your chapter virtually on any professional topic. Use your P.A.D. network to recruit speakers from across the country!
- Attend a free CLE online workshop or webinar.
- Exchange resumes with your chapter members for peer review and advice.
- Enlist a professor or faculty member to give a virtual talk or webinar to your chapter members about a specific class.
- Develop an online study group for your chapter, or an academic help program where members can ask for help with specific classes.
- If you don’t already have one, set up an online outline bank.
Community Service Events
- Make a donation on behalf of your chapter to a local charity (Examples: food bank, local emergency funds, etc.).
- Volunteer virtually to programs like Meals on Wheels Telephone Reassurance Program.
- Coordinate to donate blood as a chapter.
- Organize virtual or safe in-person wellness checks on the elderly or shut-in friends, neighbors, and P.A.D. members.
- Volunteer for the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers Program (https://www.abafreelegalanswers.org/).