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 fraternal 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!
-Samantha Thompson, Associate Director for Student Engagement and Activities &
Kevin Grunder, Program Coordinator for Student Engagement and Activities