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From chapters of national organizations to groups founded by Stanford students, these vital student societies are at the heart of Stanford Engineering. In addition to professional development and academic assistance, these organizations give students a chance to make valuable connections, find support systems, and get involved in the greater engineering community.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 
SWE 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)
The mission of SBSE, a chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black scientists and engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community!

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The Stanford AISES chapter encourages American Indian and Alaska Native 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)
We believe the world needs not just innovative engineers, but also ones who value familia, professionalism, outreach, and academics. SOLE is 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)
SNAGS is a part of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), encouraging students to engage with resources and events associated with a vibrant Indigenous community in the surrounding Bay Area.

Womxn of Color in Engineering (WOCE)
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.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM)
A national student society dedicated to increasing the participation of queer people in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). 

Stanford Engineering Research Introductions Organization (SERIO)
SERIO’s fundamental objective is to support and nurture underrepresented undergraduate students on their path towards graduate-level STEM education. Through formal mentorship programs with current underrepresented Stanford graduate students as well as our annual flagship Stanford Engineering Research Introductions (SERIS) Program, we introduce our selected students to research seminars from Stanford faculty, panels from current Stanford students, and engineering lab tours led by Stanford researchers.

Engineering Students for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ES4DEI)
The purpose of this organization is to dismantle racism, sexism,
ablism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and ethnic discrimination
and all forms of oppression in engineering departments, in solidarity
with departments across Stanford and with other institutes of higher
education, by advocating for policy change that actively supports,
nurtures and sustains a diverse academic environment in engineering,
and via community-based solutions such as action-oriented workshops,
book clubs, journal clubs, and invited speakers. Form to become a member.

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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.

Stanford Neurodiverse Student Support Program
Develop your strengths. This program provides comprehensive support to students with a variety of neurodiverse conditions, including autism, ADHD, and learning differences, as well as those without any formal diagnosis.

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.  

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.

Stanford Career Education
Plan your next step. Stanford Career Education 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.