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Student Societies

These student societies are chapters of national engineering organizations that concentrate their activities on professional development, academic assistance, community involvement, and cultural responsibility in engineering, especially via internships and permanent career placements.

The Society of Women Engineers - Graduate Community (GradSWE)
GradSWE is a driving force to establish engineering as a highly desirable career for women through training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more.

The Society of Black Scientists and Engineers (SBSE)
A chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The Stanford AISES chapter encourages American Indian students to enter the world of science and engineering while preserving their cultural heritages. The chapter works to decrease isolation, increase self-esteem, and support the academic achievement of community members through informal and formal practices.

The Stanford Society of Latinx Engineers (SOLE)
A chapter of SHPE-MAES and HENAAC

Black Engineering Graduate Student Association (BEGSA)
The mission of BEGSA is to build a sense of community among the black Stanford Engineering community. The group facilitates students’ professional development and academic success by providing forums for engagement, discussion, and collective learning.

Latin@ Engineering Graduate Student Organization (LEGOS)
LEGOS is an organization oriented toward the success of Latin@s pursuing graduate studies in engineering at Stanford.

Stanford Native American Graduate Students (SNAGS)
A group dedicated to Native Americans at Stanford.

Womxn of Color in Engineering
We encourage black, Latinx, American Indian, and/or Pacific Islander womxn graduate students to bond over shared experiences, ally with mentors, and enhance their leadership and professional development skills as part of an extensive network of university-wide support services.

Campus Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Maintain your well-being. CAPS, the university’s counseling center, is dedicated to student mental health and well-being. In addition to providing clinical services, CAPS supports programs that promote mental health, emotional resilience, and wellness throughout the campus community.

Vaden Health Center
Focus on your health and wellness. Vaden Health Center is home to Stanford’s resources for counseling, psychological, medical, and wellness/health promotion services.

Graduate Life Office (GLO)
Get advice and support. GLO is available to help navigate the issues, challenges, and complications that are a part of adjusting to life on campus.

Stanford Community Centers
Find your home. The Stanford Community Centers provide a gateway to intellectual, cultural, and leadership opportunities for all Stanford students. Our centers include the Asian American Activities Center, Black Community Services Center, Diversity and First-Gen Office, El Centro Chicano y Latino, Queer Student Resources, Markaz: Resource Center for Engagement with the Cultures and Peoples of the Muslim World, Native American Cultural Center, and the Women’s Community Center.    

Graduate Student Council (GSC)
Fund. Plan. Advocate. The GSC serves Stanford’s graduate students by representing their interests in university affairs, supporting graduate student organizations, and providing community events for graduate students.

Bechtel International Center (I-Center)
Expand your horizons. The I-Center believes that international educational exchange nurtures a lifelong global perspective. It offers support for international students as well as resources for U.S. students who are pursuing study and research opportunities abroad.  

Lab Group Community
Discover your research community. Stanford lab groups form a community of scholars dedicated to their field of research and to helping one another. We seek to create a culture where students will find a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE)
Expand what’s possible. VPGE offers academic guidance and support, opportunities for professional development, fellowships, and funding opportunities.

BEAM, Stanford Career Education: Bridging Education, Ambition & Meaningful Work
Plan your next step. BEAM is Stanford’s central career education resource and helps students explore interests, seek opportunities, and develop professional connections.

Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL)
Transform your learning experience. VPTL supports a range of services to help students optimize their learning potential. This includes academic skills coaching, tutoring, and practice for language learners, as well as mentoring and development support for graduate and postdoctoral students who teach.