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To educate and empower students to create unique co-curricular experiences, meaningful relationships, and lifelong memories. We strive to bring joy and enrichment to the social experience and provide opportunities for students to find what they need to grow.

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Concert event at Frost. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Our Values

Belonging: "We foster experiences, relationships and environments to ensure that every student feels a firm and abiding sense of belonging and contributes to the good of our community," in alignment with Our Most Important Work in Student Affairs.

Equity & Access: We advocate to reduce systemic barriers and create equitable access to opportunities for all students. We strive to create pathways to student engagement that are intentional and empowering.

Integrity: We aim to embody our values in manners that are consistent and reliable.

Learning: We cultivate a culture of curiosity and critical thinking.

Well-Being: We approach each student interaction holistically with a focus on relationships, self-care and care for others.

Autumn Quarter 2021 event held for students. Credit: Unknown


The OSE is committed to supporting Stanford's communities in staging events successfully as well as connecting everyone to what is happening on campus. Here you can find out what is happening on the Farm along with how to plan your own event. 

 Lauren Ramlan, an admit from Lafayette, CA, keeps the beat with Taiko drummer Arjun Kumar, a sophomore. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Get Involved with Student Engagement

Learn how to start a new student organization, connect with VSO leaders and Class Presidents, find information about the annual Student Engagement Fair, and more. 

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OSE Policies

University policies should be followed by all student organizations in order to have successful programs and events.

 Chocolate Heads perform "Chocolate Ball for Polymaths," a performance of dance, music and book art created for the opening of "Leonardo’s Library: The World of the Renaissance Reader" in the Green Library Rotunda. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Servic


These resources, policies and expectations are for faculty, staff and others who advise or coach student organizations.

 Wil Kautz and Saloni Sanwalka look at the Woven Chronicle by Reena Saini Kallat. Credit: Andrew Brodhead


Student groups traveling on behalf of Stanford must follow all university policies. Here you can connect with and view the most recent policies. 

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