Stanford Greek organizations to host virtual recruitment

Upper-class students interested in joining Greek organizations are encouraged to attend informal, virtual recruitment events this quarter.

Upper-class students who have considered joining Stanford Greek life, but haven’t yet, can still get involved. Several Stanford fraternities and sororities will host virtual recruitment events this quarter.

In an effort to connect students to each other and to the campus community, and begin engaging those who are interested in learning more about Greek life at Stanford, several organizations will host informal recruitment events in the coming weeks.

“By design, informal recruitment is a calmer substitute where students are able to spend more time getting to know the chapter and the members individually,” said Noor Fakih, president of Alpha Chi Omega.

Events will include online workout sessions, cooking demos, Netflix viewing parties, game nights and meet-and-greets with current members of some organizations. All events are casual and informal in nature and open to members of the Classes of ’20, ’21 and ’22.

All upper-class students interested in exploring informal recruitment for fraternities and sororities are asked to complete this form. To learn more about fraternity and sorority events, students can visit each chapter’s Instagram account. See this list of chapters recognized at Stanford.

Stanford announced in March that formal spring recruitment would be postponed until fall quarter due to spring quarter instruction moving online and the campus community dispersing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Adithi Iyer, who is president of the Stanford Inter-Sorority Council, said that during these challenging times, it is more important than ever to connect with and build community among Stanford students.

“This is an incredibly difficult time and, with social distancing and virtual classes in place, finding community can feel daunting and incredibly different,” she said. “I highly encourage anyone looking for something new, or looking for a positive community during these tough times and beyond, to consider entering this process. It could be the start of something truly empowering and definitive to your Stanford experience.”

Sophomore Shouryaman Saha, vice president of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), echoed calls for participation and stressed the organization’s commitment to building a supportive community.

“IFC and its member chapters are deeply committed to supporting the Stanford community and creating a sense of belonging for fraternity members,” Saha said. “We hope you consider entering the process and sharing in our values of leadership, equity, service and friendship by participating.”

Questions about the recruitment process can be sent to the Fraternity and Sorority Life professional staff at [email protected]. For more information about Greek life at Stanford, visit the Office of Student Engagement’s website.