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Frosh Programs

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Building community with first-year students and inspiring them to lead. 

Markaz Frosh programs play a crucial role in connecting new students with our community and resources.

  • New Student Orientation (NSO): In partnership with New Student Programs, the Markaz leads a series of welcome events for New Student Orientation (NSO), including a Markaz Open House, Volunteer Student Organization Mixer, Sunday Kickback and Frosh Welcome Dinner.

  • Markaz PODS or People Obligingly Discussing @ Stanford: This program is designed to pair first-year students with a group of 4-5 peers and an upperclass POD leader to meet monthly to check in and debrief on Zoom. Topics of discussion will include things like picking a major, VSO’s and how to get involved, evolving family dynamics, current events, and Stanford-specific experiences.

  • Frosh Intern Program: The Frosh intern program is at the heart of our mission to empower a vibrant community of students who identify with Muslim experiences both here and around the world. Using a framework grounded in social justice and our understanding of intersectionality, this program is a volunteer opportunity for first-year students to actively engage in community building, advocacy and allyship at the Markaz in the Winter and Spring Quarters.