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FSL Community Workgroups 20-21

In summer 2020, following the release of the campus AAU data and in an effort to proactively address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Fraternity and Sorority Life community, workgroups were established at the direction of Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of StudentsMona Hicks and Associate Vice Provost for Inclusion, Community and Integrative LearningEmelyn dela Peña.

Seven workgroups were established and announced to student leaders in an email sent in June 2020. The workgroups are charged with creating recommendations to address diversity, equity and inclusion, harm reduction, community values, wellness and flourishing as well as other aspects specific to the fraternal experience at Stanford. The composition of the groups include alumni, students and staff.

A complete list of the workgroups is available below.

As of January 31, 2021 four of the workgroups have completed their recommendations for future implementation in the Greek community. The committees who have submitted their final recommendations are Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Member Programming, Engagement, and Retention; Well-being and Flourishing; and Recruitment, Intake, and New Member Education. The recommendations will be reviewed by Associate Vice Provosts Mona Hicks and Emelyn dela Peña, before receiving final approval and implementation by the Fraternity and Sorority Life professional staff and fraternity and sorority life community leaders and members.

The remaining committees, which include Harm Reduction: Alcohol and Other Drugs; Harm Reduction: Interpersonal Violence and Healthy Relationships; and Community Values, are continuing their work through winter quarter and possibly into spring 2021.

For more information about the work of Fraternity and Sorority Life or to be involved please contact

Community Workgroup Charges:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Scope: Responsible for submitting recommendations that drive the fraternity and sorority community towards anti-racist and inclusive experiences, processes, and polocies that contribute to the sense of belonging and holistic development of members.

Harm Reduction, Education, and Response: Alcohol and other Drugs
Scope: Responsible for submitting recommendations that establish and sustain healthy norms, attitudes, and behaviors related to substance use for the Greek community and the broader campus community.

Harm Reduction, Education, and Response: Interpersonal Violence and Healthy Relationships
Scope: Responsible for submitting recommendations that address systemic elements that contribute to acts of harm and advance efforts that cultivate healthy, authentic relationships.

Member Programming, Engagement, and Retention
Scope: Responsible for proposing programming and resources that contribute to a sense of belonging for all fraternity and sorority members, chapters, and the larger Greek community.

Recruitment, Intake, and New Member Education
Scope: Responsible for proposing policies, processes, and resources that contribute to  inclusive recruitment and onboarding programs for potential new members.

Well-Being and Flourishing
Scope: Responsible for proposing initiatives that contribute to the development of knowledge, skills, and habits for students to thrive across all dimensions of flourishing.

Community Values
Scope: Responsible for drafting a set of guiding principles and values for the fraternity and sorority program that will inform advising, programming, and support structures for the community.