Campus Communities & Service Opportunities
At Stanford you’re encouraged to try new things, change your mind and find communities that enrich your life outside academics. Explore the organizations, community centers and offices that help students get involved in campus life and get to know themselves and others.
More than 600 student organizations provide undergraduates with academic, artistic, athletic, cultural, political, religious and service-oriented opportunities both on and off the Stanford campus, and connect them with a community of other students. View a list of these organizations , maintained by Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) .
Greek organizations also give students the chance to build leadership skills and find personal growth in addition to forging friendships across majors, interests and classes at Stanford. Learn more about Stanford’s Greek community and view a list of its member groups .
Community Centers and Support Offices
Our community centers and support offices have a long and rich history of supporting and educating everyone at Stanford.
Stanford has seven Community Centers, which provide physical space and programming for you to affirm and explore your identity, while also learning about the experiences of others. Each of the seven Centers has its own mission, and is individually dedicated to Asian American, Black, LatinX, Queer, Muslim, and Native American students, and all women on campus. Students can rely on these centers for academic enrichment, individualized support from university staff and peers, and connection to a broader community at Stanford.
Stanford also has many student support offices. The First-Generation and/or Low-Income Office also offers similar services to students of those backgrounds. The Office for Military-Affiliated Communities coordinates and supports educational opportunities for military-affiliated communities. The Office of Religious Life promotes dialogue, and enduring friendships among people of all religious backgrounds.
Below you can learn about the community centers and spaces that welcome and connect Stanford students.
- Asian American Activities Center (A3C)
- Bechtel International Center
- Black Community Service Center (BCSC)
- El Centro Chicano y Latino
- First-Generation and/or Low-Income Office (FLI)
- The Markaz Resource Center
- Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC)
- Native American Cultural Center (NACC)
- Queer Student Resources (QSR)
- Office for Religious Life
- Women’s Community Center (WCC)
Get involved in public service opportunities campus-wide through Cardinal Service . You can pursue full-time local, national, and international Cardinal Quarter fellowships; integrate hands-on service with coursework for academic credit through Cardinal Courses ; get support to make a Cardinal Commitment to dedicate yourself to an issue or community; and connect with Cardinal Careers advisors and resources to explore public interest work or ways to integrate service into any career. Get started through the Haas Center for Public Service , the hub of Cardinal Service.
Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU)
When you become a Stanford student, you’re automatically a member of the Associated Students of Stanford University! The ASSU represents the interests and needs of Stanford students, advocates for them on important issues and strives to improve the quality of student life. Learn more about ASSU’s purpose , and read about its committees and ways to get involved .
Updated on October 6, 2020 9:43 AM