Fraternity and Sorority Life at NYU features programs to advance the knowledge and mission of our community and develop students to become better people and leaders. All events or programs are available virtually in Spring 2020 to the FSL community via Zoom on NYU Engage portals.

Dance Marathon

NYDM is NYU's 12-Hour Dance Marathon benefiting The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. As one of the biggest events on campus, the dance marathon raises thousands of dollars each year. DM is organized by an ad-hoc student organization, complete with an executive board that works directly with Fraternity and Sorority Life staff. The event was held on March 9, in person, and will be held in-person in March 2021.

Emerge / Empower

Emerge is a leadership seminar series for emerging undergraduate members of the Fraternity and Sorority community that serves as a framework for developing leadership within the community. Emphasis is placed on understanding your leadership identity and communication style, and exploring conflict management, service learning, and social responsibility tactics.

Empower is a program for all members of the Fraternity and Sorority community to advance and develop their leadership development. Topics included diversity and inclusion, professional development, and preparedness for life after college.

Both programs are offered virtually via Zoom through NYU Engage.

FSL Leadership Retreat

This program serves as the initial training and leadership development program for all new chapter presidents, council presidents, and executive boards. Led by professional staff, students leave campus for two days to reflect on and develop leadership skills. This event will be held, in person, January 2021.


Gateways is a comprehensive required orientation for all new members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community. After members cross or join, they learn about anti-hazing policies, become better leaders, and develop diversity and inclusion priorities. The majority of this training is led by FSL leaders and peers. This program will be offered virtually via Zoom through NYU Engage.

Living-Learning Community

Fraternity and Sorority Life boast a vibrant living and learning community within NYU's Lafayette Residence Hall. This community assists chapters develop their leadership skills and abilities, while providing co-curricular educational opportunities. Chapters work with housing representatives and faculty members to cultivate a stronger community. All programs will resume in person during the Fall 2020 semester.