What is the Axe Committee?

As “Custodians of Stanford Spirit, Tradition, and Revelry”, the Stanford Axe Committee is a student group devoted to supporting Stanford’s excellent athletics program. Our primary responsibility is to guard and care for the Stanford Axe, the trophy of the annual Big Game between Stanford and UC Berkeley. In addition to Axe security, the Axe Committee plays a large role in promoting school spirit by attending athletic games and events. At many events, such as football, soccer, baseball, softball, and waterpolo games, we blow the Stanford train whistle each time that Stanford scores. In addition, during football season we are on the sidelines during each game. We are in charge of the operation of a large boom cannon and end zone nets on the field. We wave the large Stanford flags at all home football and men’s and women’s basketball games.

How do I get involved?

For more information about the Committee, contact Chairman Ben Gillman (bgillman@stanford.edu). During football season come find us on the field at every home football game or at meetings in Old Union, on Tuesdays at 9pm.

Handbook of Stanford University

Each year, the Axe Committee publishes the Handbook of Stanford University, a collection of Stanford history, tradition, and lore. This year, it was mailed out to each member of the freshman and transfer classes.

Here is this years handbook:

Handbook 2017-2018


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