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Dear Friends & Family,


By joining a fraternity or sorority, your student is becoming part of a well-established, close-knit, and supportive community of intelligent, dedicated, and loving individuals. This community allows students to build life-long friendships, networks with alumni, volunteers in the local community, and grow and develop as an individual in an environment where they feel supported and encouraged.

Keep in mind that while fraternity and sorority membership is great for students who choose to be involved, it is not for everyone. That is a decision that each student needs to make and that you can discuss with them. Stony Brook University hosts more than 30 fraternities and sororities ranging in size and focus. All of them embrace the shared values of academic excellence, service, leadership, personal development, multicultural appreciation, and brotherhood and sisterhood.

We encourage you to support your student with their decision to join a fraternity or sorority. Ask them questions about what they are looking to gain from their experience and learn as much as you can about the organization they join and empower your student to be confident in themselves and their abilities.

Have questions? We're here to help!