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Student Clubs

Stanford's Office of Student Engagement has a list of over 650 voluntary student organizations. Below are some of the energy and sustainability-related student organizations you can join.

Cardinal Commitment

You may already be part of a student organization. Pledge to stick with it for three quarters or more by declaring a Commitment! Cardinal Commitment is a program that supports and recognizes students’ sustained public service of three or more quarters to a community, organization, or issue.
  • Stanford Energy Club is Stanford's largest student-led energy organization. Their goal is to engage with the real world energy sector in meaningful ways: from energy career fairs and seminars to interdisciplinary projects with energy startups.

  • GSB Energy Club is the center for energy-related interactions at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, bringing together students, faculty members, and guests to explore issues impacting the oil and gas, wind energy, solar energy, fuel cells, power, and many other sectors.

  • Stanford Law School Energy Club allows students to explore the diverse opportunities to apply legal thinking to the energy field. The Energy Club also seeks to increase awareness within Stanford Law School of the cross-cutting nature of energy issues.

  • Fossil Free Stanford is a group of Stanford students, faculty, parents, alumni, and staff calling on Stanford to divest from fossil fuels. 

  • Students for a Sustainable Stanford is an inclusive and intersectional community that strives for long-lasting sustainable practices on and off the Stanford campus through discussion, engagement, and direct action.

  • Environmental Law Society is the is the oldest student environmental law society in the nation. It builds a broad coalition of students interested in environmental law, conservation, and energy issues by bringing students, faculty and staff from both inside and outside the law school together.

  • Stanford Engineers for a Sustainable World strives to empower local and international communities to achieve their development goals by designing engineering solutions. They are also a student-led affiliate of the Haas Center for Public Service.

  • Students for Environmental and Racial Justice is a student committee focused on environmental and racial justice issues at Stanford.

  • Scientists Speak Up is a student organization that teaches a way of framing conversations about climate change that respects the other person’s existing values and strengthens connections with them, through offering communication workshops, community discussions, and meetings.

  • Stanford Science Policy Group is a student organization that aims to create a central hub to engage and educate scientists/non-scientists in policy; provide students with tools for science policy professional development; and expose students to thoughtful speakers that work in various sectors of policy development.

  • Emergence is a new organization that catalyzes innovations for sustainability, health, and equity, with an approach that is grounded in education, research, and entrepreneurship.