Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity is proud to announce the promotion of Rachel Shaffer (Sigma Kappa Sorority). Having served the past year as a Membership Experience Specialist for Sigma Alpha Mu, Rachel will be continuing on staff as the Director of Membership Retention and Values.

In this new role, Rachel will maximize her skills in student development and engagement as well as an organizational strategy to support our chapters. As the Director of Membership Retention and Values, Rachel will coach Sigma Alpha Mu’s chapters by more intentionally by focusing on harm prevention techniques, values-based decision-making, and strategic initiatives. Rachel’s rapport with students and ability to understand campus culture based on her experience as a fraternity-sorority practitioner will better position of chapters for success.

Executive Director Andy Huston shared, “Rachel has provided top-rate educational coaching and support to our chapters. She’s built extraordinary trust with the students and advisors she works with to help the chapters tackle challenges, improve general operations, and impact chapter culture. I look forward to seeing her innovate the fraternal experience and continue to help chapters achieve their goals and advance the mission of Sigma Alpha Mu.”

Rachel will continue to be a steadfast volunteer for Sigma Kappa Sorority and a law student at Seattle University School of Law while taking on her new responsibilities. Rachel currently resides in Washington state and can be reached at

Sigma Alpha Mu was founded in 1909 at the College of the City of New York as a fraternity of Jewish men. Since 1953 it has been open to all men of good moral character. The vision from our SAM 2030 strategic plan is to transform Sigma Alpha Mu into the first choice of collegians seeking a forward-thinking, inclusive fraternity which enhances the university experience and prepares the fraternity member for a fulfilling life. To recommend a member, visit