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COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Memorial Church, the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), and Windhover Contemplative Center are all currently closed. Students who wish to apply for a religious event exemption, click HERE for more information.

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Stanford Associated Religions (SAR) Student Groups

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The Office for Religious & Spiritual Life oversees and provides support for Stanford Associated Religions (SAR), some 30 religious organizations invited to offer their spiritual services to the campus. All SAR organizations, individual members and advisors pledge:

  • (a) to promote the moral and spiritual growth of the Stanford University community;
  • (b) to support Stanford’s steady exercise of free inquiry and its pursuit of the highest standards of intellectual and moral excellence;
  • (c) to represent that group and its purposes forthrightly, while at the same time treating with respect the religious traditions and activities of others; and
  • (d) to safeguard the religious freedom, human dignity, conscience and personal spiritual welfare of all members of the university.

New to the Office for Religious & Spiritual Life? Check out our Graduate and Undergraduate Welcome and Multifaith panels and our 2020 Multi-faith Welcome Celebration to learn more! Feel free to reach out to our Director of Student Engagement, Colleen Hallagan Preuninger (cpreunin@stanford.edu) with any questions!