Student Organizations

Opportunities

Stanford students possess the ability to engage in multiple interests. The 650+ student organizations found on campus enrich the social, cultural and educational experiences of Stanford students, influence the larger University community and enhance the overall diversity found at Stanford. See the Student Organizations List for examples of the diverse opportunities.

In general, the 650+ clubs and organizations at Stanford span the following areas:

  • Athletic/Recreational
  • Careers/Pre-professional
  • Community Service
  • Ethnic/Cultural
  • Fraternities/Sororities
  • Health/Counseling
  • Media/Publications
  • Music/Dance/Creative Arts
  • Political/Social Awareness
  • Religious/Philosophical

Our list of clubs and organizations is always growing; Stanford students are welcome to found their own club to meet their interests should one not already be available.

Popular Areas

Here are a few popular areas where Stanford students make an impact:

Community and Public Service

Logging more than 96,000 volunteer hours, over 3,000 Stanford students engage in many public and community service outreach initiatives each year. Above all, Stanford scholars believe that service informs scholarship and vice versa. The Haas Center for Public Service serves as a central resource for service opportunities, a national model for the integration of academic and service activities offering more than 600 volunteer, internship and research opportunities.

Student Government

Another way Stanford students engage in their community is through the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU). By representing all students on campus issues and funding student organizations, the ASSU serves as a forum for the expression of student opinion. There are many ways for students to become actively involved on councils, committees and panels that offer interaction with professors, administrative faculty and staff. The ASSU also brings prominent speakers to campus through its "Speakers Bureau," holds concerts, sponsors community service projects and offers free legal assistance. It has even lobbied state and national legislatures on student issues.

Student Publications

Stanford students have many opportunities to express their opinions and overall creativity through the numerous types of publications available on "The Farm", including journalistic, academic, creative, political and humor magazines. These include The Stanford Daily , Stanford's student newspaper, The Dualist, an undergraduate journal of philosophy, and The Chaparral, the Farm's primary humor magazine.

Greek Life: Fraternities and Sororities

Stanford has 28 Greek organizations, including five chapters in the African American Fraternal and Sororal Association and six chapters belonging to the Multicultural Greek Council. About 13 percent of Stanford students choose to join a fraternity or sorority, and ten of the chapters are housed. Greeks host campus-wide events like the 5K/10K Theta Breakers Run for the Children, the Sigma Nu Arts and Poetry Slam (SNAPS) and Snowchella, a benefit concert for Support for International Change. Community is formed through a variety of events such as step shows, karaoke nights, community service, barbeques and discussion groups.

Student Organizations List

Our students drive over 650 student groups and organizations on campus. Here is a taste of the diversity of opportunity on our campus:

Asian American Activities Center

Bechtel International Center

Black Community Services Center

  • Stanford Black Pre-Medical Society
  • Stanford Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Association
  • Stanford Gospel Choir (SGC)
  • Stanford Steppers
  • Stanfunk
  • The Real News Student Newspaper
  • Ujamaa African and African American Theme House

El Centro Chicano

The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
Community Resources Center

Native American Cultural Center: 
The American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Program

Office of Accessible Education

Office for Religious Life

Women's Community Center

Last update: December 5, 2014 12:45 PM