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At the Office of Student Engagement, we are dedicated to helping students find community and foster passions while developing leadership and life skills. Our values (Belonging, Equity & Access, Integrity, Learning, and Well-Being) are key to how we approach supporting Stanford communities and events. 

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We support all recognized student organizations, advise ASSU and the sophomore and junior class council, and offer leadership development and training.
We work to cultivate a student community that values inclusivity, equity, respect, collaboration, and balance.
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Office of Student Engagement 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
SCN Battle of the Bands, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethography

OSE Interns

Need Help? Contact an OSE Intern! For most needs it is best to start with OSE Interns, who are experienced student leaders and excel with financial, banking and event-planning advice. Interns are available on a drop-in and scheduled basis several hours a week!

GOALIE, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins/Ethography

OSE Policies

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

 FestiFall, 2024. (Edited with AI) Credit: Anthony Chen/Ethography

OSE Staff

Need to reach one of us directly for a specific type of event? We are here to guide you and help answer any questions you may have. 

Frost Music and Arts Festival Photos, Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethography