Stanford Associated Religions (SAR)
The Office for Religious Life oversees and provides support for Stanford Associated Religions (SAR), some 40 religious organizations invited to offer their spiritual services to the campus. All SAR organizations, individual members and advisors pledge:
- (a) to promote the moral and spiritual growth of the Stanford University community;
- (b) to support Stanford’s steady exercise of free inquiry and its pursuit of the highest standards of intellectual and moral excellence;
- (c) to represent that group and its purposes forthrightly, while at the same time treating with respect the religious traditions and activities of others; and
- (d) to safeguard the religious freedom, human dignity, conscience and personal spiritual welfare of all members of the university.
SP = Student President
A = Advisor
A: Paul Khavari, 650 867 0812
The aim of the Baha’i Association at Stanford is to dialogue with individuals and groups who are interested in asking questions about the nature of the human being and society. Membership is open to all, irrespective of religious affiliation.
Stanford Zen Society (SZS)
A: Rebecca Nie, 650-804-8347
The group provides a forum based on the teachings of Zen Buddhism for people of all backgrounds, regardless of their religious beliefs, from the Stanford community to gather, learn, and share the practice of Zen style meditation, and to spread awareness of this practice in the community.
World Peace Buddhists (WPB)
A: Nora Richardson, 650-465-2317
WPB is a group of Stanford students practicing Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism. WPB members are interested in promoting peace, culture and education on campus and in the community based on Buddhist principles. Most members are a part of Soka Gakkai International.
A2 at Stanford is a Christian group that meets together to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible studies, prayer, and koinonia (fellowship). At our meetings you’ll find us singing, laughing, eating, and talking about issues relevant to Christians in college.
Adventist Christian Fellowship is to be a Bible-based community of faith on the Stanford campus that is a witness to God's character of love as revealed most fully in Christ and in His Law. ACF encourages individuals to experience and share the Gospel's transformative power found in a daily walk with Jesus.
Chi Alpha (XA) is a community of students earnestly following Jesus. XA gatherings are informal, charged with music, given to humor and deal with everything from relationships to the nature of truth. XA is sponsored by the Assemblies of God, and welcomes all visitors!
Chinese Campus Evangelistic Fellowship (CCEF) is a Christian student organization at Stanford. CCEF believes that Jesus Christ is not only our Savior but also the Lord of our lives.
Christian Students is a student organisation at Stanford University which has been meeting on campus since 1992. CT shares the CHristian faith and believe that the Bible is the word of God. CT believes that God the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, became a man, Jesus Christ.
SP: Ina Lee, 817-908-1644
Cornerstone is the college ministry of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Members are committed to becoming students of Jesus individually and within community. Core values involve the practice of spiritual disciplines and the pursuit of Biblical knowledge
ELCM is a Christian community of Episcopal, Lutheran, and other faith-seeking students. Members meet for worship, fellowship, topical discussions, and community service. Members are a progressive, LGBT-friendly community.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Action (FCAIA)
SP: Kiana Pancino, 714-745-9027
FCAIA is a group of Stanford students committed to encouraging, equipping and empowering student-athletes, coaches and all whom they influence to live out their faith freely within the athletic community and to grow and prosper in a relationship with Jesus Christ and then use this relationship to positively impact others throughout campus. We believe that being a Christian is about having a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and that true-life purpose and meaning can be found only in personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Graduate Catholic Student Association (GCSA)
SP: Mark Miller, 309-573-4538
A: Fr. Xavier Lavagetto, O.P., 650-725-0080 // Fr. Bob Glynn, S.J., 415-309-0341 // Fr. Dominic DeLay, 323-533-0306
The Graduate Catholic Student Association is a group for graduate students at Stanford interested in joining a community, learning about the Catholic faith, and forming the Christian conscience.
ISCO is a ministry focused on helping international students and their families to thrive at Stanford by providing supportive relationships, activities, classes, cultural experiences, Bible studies, Christian mentoring, and the Good News of Jesus Christ.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational, multi-ethnic evangelical Christian ministry to campuses in the U.S. and abroad. IVCF at Stanford members are committed to growing in their knowledge and understanding of Jesus and sharing that experience with those around them.
IVGRAD is the graduate chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Members seek to follow Christ by living out their vision of spiritual formation, building community, witness and service, and the integration of faith and learning.
A: Jaeho Chung, 510-847-7753
Korean Bible Study gathers weekly to study bible in Korean. KBSK shares food, then have praise time. We then have a discussion time on a specific topic or passages from the bible.
LDSSA is designed to promote faith in Christ, spirituality, growth, and friendship among Latter-day Saints and their friends on campus through classes, discussions, service, and social activities.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Stanford (OCF) is a pan-Orthodox organization dedicated to exploring the Orthodox Christian faith, fostering spiritual growth for Orthodox Christians, and exposing the campus to the faith, cultures, and customs that are uniquely Orthodox.
OCF is a dynamic group of students from many different backgrounds who share a common desire to learn more about the 2000-year traditions of the Orthodox Church.
All those interested in learning about Orthodoxy, including non-Orthodox, are welcome!
Services we provide:
- (1.) On campus activities such as study groups, Christian service, and lectures by specialists on topics of interest to the group.
- (2.) Organized carpools to at least one Orthodox Church on Sundays so that club members can celebrate Divine Liturgy
- (3.) Opportunities to engage in charitable and social work
Oasis is the on-campus college ministry that is connected with Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto. Oasis’ vision is to live life together as a community of brothers and sisters in Christ, loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, and loving others as ourselves. Oasis seeks to connect deeply with one another, sharing our struggles and joys and experiencing transformation in God together; to encourage and challenge one another to grow in our relationship with Christ and to deepen our understanding of His Word, the Bible; to serve and learn from our broader multigenerational church family at Peninsula Bible Church (PBC); and to empower one another to contribute to our community, the campus, and the world with the unique gifts and passions God has given each person. Oasis believes that the Spirit of God is actively at work in and around us, and we rely on this Spirit daily for unity, depth, and growth. Oasis desires for our campus to experience the hope and new life available to everyone through the love of God as revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
A: Steve & Erica Lawry, 650-815-5293
Parakaleo Christian Ministries is a student group focused on teaching the foundations of Biblical counseling. Parakaleo offers a three-quarter course on Biblical counseling with the goal of teaching students to apply God’s written word to their own daily life issues and relationships, and equipping them to counsel others from the Bible under the guidance and empowering of the Holy Spirit.
RUF is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). RUF is a Christian fellowship on campus at Stanford University. Members seek to be a place for the convinced and the unconvinced to come and consider the teachings of Jesus and enjoy the community of Christ Followers.
Undergraduate Catholic Student Association (UCSA)
The UCSA is a group that hosts events to promote community, learning about the Catholic faith, forming the Christian conscience, educating for justice, facilitating personal development and developing leaders.
Our Mission is to foster conversations about the biggest questions we as individuals and as a society can ask. We acheive this by hosting public events where the Christian worldview is put in dialogue with other perspectives in a context of mutual respect and shared pursuit of wisdom.
Young Life Stanford is an open, fun community created for students looking to explore the Chirstian perspective or for current Christians looking to connect and encourage one another in their faith. young Life takes an easy-going, community-based approach to religion to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and has a chance to participate. Religious or not, everyone will enjoy our weekly clubs, which include games, singing, a 10 minute talk, and lots of time for conversation.
A: Elaine Fisher, 650-725-9732
Open to all members of the Stanford Community, HSA seeks to spread awareness of Hindu philosophy, culture, and values through invited speaker seminars, philosophy discussion groups, and celebrations during Diwali, Holi, etc.
Muslim Student Union at Stanford (MSU)
msu.stanford.edu // firstname.lastname@example.org
SP: Hassan Fahmy, 650-733-3921
The Muslim Student Union at Stanford’s mission is to foster a spiritually nurturing, tolerant, and inclusive Muslim community at Stanford University which promotes the spiritual growth of all Muslim students, faculty, and staff at Stanford, to engage with the broader Stanford community and critically examine all issues pertaining to Muslim identity, culture, history, peoples, societies, politics, and the intersections therein, and to serve as a coherent and representative voice for Muslim students, faculty, and staff at Stanford University.
L’Chayim Club: Chabad at Stanford is a vibrant Jewish student organization that is dedicated to sharing the warmth, wisdom and depth of Judaism in an exciting, non-judgmental fashion.
Sikh Students Association at Stanford (SSAS)
SP: Harleen Kaur, 765-414-6726
The purpose of this organization shall be to broaden the understanding and awareness of the Sikh religion and heritage in the Stanford community through cultural, cross-cultural, social, religious, and political activities.