Student Organizations

Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU)
The ASSU is over one hundred and ten years old and is the only organization at Stanford of which every student is a member. The ASSU provides funding to over five hundred volunteer student organizations (VSO). These organizations in turn provide the majority of cultural, political, recreational and religious programming for the entire campus. The financial independence that the ASSU affords student organizations is one of the founding principles of the organization. The ASSU also works to represent the interests, needs and perspectives of Stanford students at every level of decision making within the university. The ASSU advocates on behalf of Stanford students on issues such as cost of living, diversity, student life and student activities space. Each year the ASSU pursues innovative projects and creates new services that will improve the quality of student life offered at Stanford.

Biomedical Association for the Interest of Minority Students (BioAIMS)
The Biomedical Association for the Interest of Minority Students (BioAIMS) is an inclusive organization that provides a welcoming home for all Biosciences students at Stanford to celebrate their identities--especially those that have traditionally been marginalized in academia. We actively build this community through cultural celebrations, peer support, and career development programming. To address the issues facing our communities, we engage in social justice advocacy and local outreach initiatives.
Cancer Biology students: Timothy Keyes

GradQ is an organization that serves graduate and professional students at Stanford University who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, or any combination thereof! We regularly host big social events like barbecues and parties, as well as lower-key shindigs like board game nights, movie nights, and a book club.

The Stanford Chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (oSTEM@Stanford) is part of the national student society dedicated to serving sexual and gender minority students, including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) students, in the STEM fields, with a primary goal of fostering success in leadership, academic pursuits, and professional activity. The mission of oSTEM@Stanford is to educate and foster leadership among LGBTQA students in STEM fields by enriching their professional background, providing them with unique STEM experiences, affirming their identities, and addressing their individual needs.

Stanford Biosciences Student Association (SBSA)
It is the belief of the Stanford Biosciences Student Association (SBSA) that each Stanford graduate student is valuable and is capable of realizing a self-defined vision of success. Therefore, the mission of SBSA is to empower Biosciences graduate students to make the most of our graduate experience by building a united community, promoting student wellness and happiness, facilitating student-run programs, and advancing student interests.
Cancer Biology students: Brooks Benard, Irene Li, Jason Rodencal, Joshua Eggold, Julie Ko, Zintis Inde