Autumn Events Snapshot: Cap and Gown

Autumn Events Snapshot: Cap and Gown

Cap and Gown, Stanford’s oldest continuing student organization, has a proud tradition of promoting intergenerational community, honoring academic excellence, developing leaders, and serving the university. Alumni include Sandra Day O’Connor and Edith Mirrielees.

Below are Cap and Gown’s upcoming events:

“Meet the Leaders”
Thursday, October 20th, 7-9:15 PM at the Women’s Community Center

“Meet the Leaders,” Stanford Cap and Gown’s first fall event, is focused on highlighting the rich student leadership and initiative across the Cap and Gown actives body, and promoting student-student connections surrounding these interests, opportunities, and causes.

Speakers’ List:

Pre-Professional Leadership:

  • Michelle Ramseier, President of SWE
  • Grace Geng, Stanford Consulting
  • Zabreen Khan, BASES
  • Eli Margolin, The World Bank

Community Building/Creative Expression:

  • Holly Dayton, Executive producer of Ram’s Head Theatrical Society
  • Shelby Mynhier, Performer at Stanford Improv & dancer at Alliance, Jam Pac’d
  • Emily Stebbins, Stanford Outdoor House
  • Sarah Hirshorn, SWEEP

Community Service:

  • Maia Miller, Chapter advisor for Challah for Hunger
  • Lauren Newby, Co-president of Students Supporting Body Positivity
  • Maya Irani, Director of Sponsorships at She++
  • Joanne Jang, Executive Events Team at Girls Teaching Girls to Code


Insights Over Ice Cream 
Thursday, November 10th, 7 – 9 PM @ BCSC

Prospective and current Cap and Gown members will be able to hear stories of growth and resilience from a panel of young alumni before breaking out into small group discussions with ice cream sundaes. 

If you’re a current Stanford undergraduate student interested in joining Cap and Gown this fall or seeking more information, please email our Membership Coordinator,, to be included in our mailing list!


What is Cap and Gown’s mission?

The mission of Cap and Gown is to cultivate and empower women leaders by bringing together members of Stanford community who demonstrate and celebrate women’s leadership. We connect active women leaders on campus to our successful alumni through meaningful service and networking events. With over 2,000 alumni in a variety of fields, Cap and Gown promotes women’s leadership around the world.

Who is eligible for active membership in Cap and Gown?

All Stanford undergraduate students.

Does Cap and Gown have an application process?

No, any and all students are encouraged to join. Prospective members are invited to become members after attending a fall event and paying a small dues fee to cover the cost of events. Actives are expected to attend all alumni events (one per quarter). Actives may also apply for the distinguished Cap and Gown leader award; this is separate from general membership.

Authored by Crystal Zheng, Media Chair 2016