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Cap and Gown, one of the university’s oldest organizations, is seeking students who have acted as leaders, engaged in community service, and excelled in academics while at Stanford. Our student members are undergraduate students committed to celebrating and demonstrating women’s leadership. They further the mission of Cap and Gown by brainstorming, planning, organizing, and running events that build community for women leaders and allies on the Stanford campus. As such, student members are the crux of Cap and Gown.

Undergraduates from all years of study are invited to become student members after attending a fall orientation event. All student members have the opportunity to apply for the Cap and Gown Leader Award, which honors demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, and commitment and contribution to Stanford and the community at large.

Upon graduation, student members have the opportunity to become alumni members, organizing events with the students, as well as serving as mentors.

What does being a part of Cap and Gown mean for you?

  • Network with Cap and Gown alumnae across various professional fields, including medicine, law, business, engineering, public service, and many more.

  • Learn from leaders who share your Stanford experiences and can lend a hand in finding resources to help you excel.

  • Join a class of accomplished, motivated, and diverse role models for Stanford women. Find leadership opportunities on campus and after Stanford.

  • Become part of a legacy of esteemed alumnae such as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Marguerite Blake Wilbur, and Edith Mirrielees.


All prospective members are invited to attend our fall events. For more information, please see our events page and our Frequently Asked Questions.

Thanks for your interest in Cap and Gown! Please feel free to contact the current Student Board for more information.

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