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Social Innovation Student Clubs

Student-initiated clubs provide students with channels to explore issues most relevant to them, and offer opportunities to further develop their leadership skills.

Clubs invite speakers, engage the community, raise awareness, organize service activities, and build connections that complement classroom learning.

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C4C is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 by a Stanford GSB student whose sister had Down's Syndrome. Its mission is to encourage philanthropic involvement and school unity through a competition of nine West Coast business schools, primarily to benefit Special Olympics as well as one other local charity for each school. The volunteering and fundraising efforts culminate at C4C Weekend, where the nine schools compete in a sports competition held each spring at Stanford.
Education Club
The Education Club brings together students from Stanford GSB and the Stanford Graduate School of Education to engage with leaders in the field, discuss current education issues (ranging from school reform to higher education), and connect through networking opportunities.
The Energy Club seeks to become the center for energy-related interactions at Stanford GSB by bringing together students, faculty members, and guests to explore issues impacting the oil and gas, wind energy, solar energy, fuel cell and power sectors, as well as energy security and the environment.
Food & Agribusiness Club
The Food & Agribusiness Club serves to advance the career and educational interests of the Stanford GSB community in topics related to food and agriculture. It also facilitates cross-disciplinary engagement on topics of agriculture with relevant Stanford clubs and academic departments.
Government and Politics Club
The club's mission is to provide a non-partisan forum to discuss government and political issues, bring government officials to campus as speakers, and offer opportunities to meet with government officials in California and elsewhere.
GSB Gives Back
GSB Gives Back hosts the annual GSB Gives Back Charity Auction & Gala, the premiere charity event at Stanford GSB. The auction is the sole fundraiser for the GSB Challenge for Charity (C4C) chapter, with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and one non-profit organization selected by the student body.
The Health Care Club (HCC) at Stanford GSB strives to provide co-curricular opportunities for Stanford GSB students looking to build their future career in health care. Through a host of networking events, speaker series, and social events we help foster a vibrant community of health care-minded peers. In 2013-14, the HCC had 80 dues paying members, as well as 56 Stanford GSB alumni and 50 community members who come from a variety of health care and non-health-care focused backgrounds.
Social Innovation Club
The Social Innovation Club serves Stanford GSB students interested in exploring innovative ways to tackle the world's most pressing social challenges and improving livelihoods for low-income populations domestically and internationally. The club believes that businesses can excel with more than one bottom line and that private sector approaches can help nonprofit and governmental organizations catalyze their impact.
Sustainable Business Club (SBC)
The SBC connects students with business, technology, and policy leaders in fields such as sustainable services, clean energy, water resources, and climate change. The club offers industry speaker lunches, mixer events with "across-the-street" and e-IPER students, and company treks.
The Veterans Club is the school's association of military veterans. The club is open to all Stanford GSB students and attempts to relate the unique experiences of military service to current events and business problems that managers are likely to encounter, including strategic, human resources, and operational issues. The club serves as resource for members to foster professional and personal development while encouraging leadership, both within Stanford GSB and in the greater business community.