A Lil Sib is a new student, usually a frosh or transfer student. Lil Sibs are interested in the various components of the Asian American community on campus and want to meet people who can expose them to new experiences.
AASIB families (Sibfams) are composed of two or more Big Sibs (upperclassmen) and at least one Lil Sib. Sibfams are designed to help integrate incoming frosh and transfers into the Asian American community, and the undergraduate community at large, at Stanford. Being an incoming freshman can be daunting, and your sibfam is meant to help you transition through this exciting process.
Lil Sibs are matched with sibfams who have similar academic and social interests based on the application you submit. Depending on your sibfam, many may engage in different activities, like sporting activities, or trips off campus for Asian food, or maybe a night of watching movies in the dorm. AASIB holds several annual events to help sibfams get together, such as social events with ice cream and a day of field games.
Online applications to be a Lil Sib will be available until Monday, September 23, 2019. You can still sign up in person at the We are Family event hosted during the Asian American New Student Orientation in Cubberley Auditorium. Lil Sibs will be matched with their sibfam following the event so we encourage everyone to come out, learn about the community, and meet your SibFam.
For more information or if you have any questions, contact the AASIB Coordinator, Tenzin Wangdak.