Activities and Organizations

As a Stanford GSB student, you are part of the greater Stanford University student body. That means you can participate in all extra-curricular programs, organizations, performances, and forums available that make the Stanford student life a richer experience.

Stanford GSB Student Organizations

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

Clubs invite speakers from companies and organizations, engage the community in awareness and service activities, and build connections that complement classroom learning.

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.
Friends of TALK
Friends of TALK functions as the steward organization for TALK, a hallmark tradition of the Stanford GSB experience in which students share their life stories with classmates in a vulnerable, intimate, and supportive setting. TALK exists to support Stanford GSB students in the process of self-reflection and meaning-making of their lives; to encourage an appreciation and empathy for the vast diversity of experiences represented within the Stanford GSB student body; and to strengthen community and facilitate relationship-building within and between the two MBA classes at Stanford GSB. To that end, we oversee the weekly gatherings of TALK and provide coaching to students as they prepare to share their stories.
Global Management Immersion Experience Ambassadors
GMIX Ambassadors are a conduit for communicating student views, suggestions, and constructive feedback. They help students understand the program by providing advice, answering common questions, and referring students to relevant resources.
Golf Club
The Golf Club's mission is to provide its members with opportunities to learn one of the most critical and under appreciated business skills: the game of golf. The club sponsors instructional clinics and organizes various opportunities for its members to compete with one another.
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.
Greater China Business Club
GCBC is an exchange for Stanford GSB and non-Stanford GSB students who are interested in business in the Greater China region: Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong. The club provides opportunities to connect with each other, share knowledge, learn, discover, and create opportunities.
GSB Band
The GSB Band's purpose is to present an opportunity for musically-inclined Stanford GSB students to perform; to provide ongoing entertainment in musical form; and to act, through creative expression, as social and political commentators on life at Stanford GSB.
GSB Cannabis Business Club
The CBC’s mission is to prepare future business leaders of the cannabis industry through education and experiences. The club’s goal is to be the world leader in the professionalization of the cannabis industry. The CBC’s vision is a future cannabis industry led by Stanford CBC alumni. To this end, the club will offer a vehicle through which students can explore the state-legal cannabis industry and the social responsibilities that go along with being a business leader in it. As a point of interface between current industry leaders and Stanford students, it will also enable students to gain experience in the industry and successfully transition into part and full-time roles in leadership positions. The CBC will be focused exclusively on business issues related to the licit cannabis industry.
GSB First-Generation Low-Income Club
The GSB First-Generation Low-Income Club aims to create a community among students who share the invisible first-generation low-income (FLI) identity, helping them find each other and facilitating more meaningful connections through shared experiences. The club also aims to develop allyship programming that has far-reaching impact in business and education access for socioeconomically disadvantaged students and young professionals, bringing together FLI and non-FLI business school students to engage in discussions around class privilege and socioeconomic inequality, in order to create stronger and more effective FLI advocates among the future highly influential business leaders at the school.
GSB Future of Mobility Club
The purpose of the GSB Future of Mobility Club is to help GSB students gain a deeper understanding of the rapidly changing mobility landscape that is being disrupted by self-driving and flying cars, new ownership models, and multi-modal transport models. These changes will have an unprecedented effect on hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. economy — and on society as a whole — and at the same time, create new business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
GSB Game Club
The purpose of the GSB Game Club is to provide an environment for people to explore the gaming industry. The club focuses on two goals — one on the business side and one on the social side. On the business side, the club provides a place to gain insights into the industry and help students develop new venture ideas. On the social side, the club provides opportunities to network with other people interested in the gaming industry both within and outside Stanford GSB, Stanford, and the Bay Area.
GSB Gives Back
GSB Gives Back has hosted an annual fundraising event for the last 30 years, comprised of the charity auction and the gala. The auction consists of items donated by the students, faculty, and prominent alumni (such as box seats for the SF Giants, or dinner with KKR founder George Roberts). It is a silent auction which takes place over two weeks and culminates in a celebratory gala. In 2019, we threw an amazing, sold-out event at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with nearly 700 attendees that was inclusive and fun for all members of the Stanford GSB community. Together, the event represents our student body's single largest fundraising effort, with proceeds going towards student-selected charities. We raise ~$100K annually, and have donated millions of dollars to charity since our inception.
GSB Midwest Club
The GSB Midwest Club aims to promote cultural awareness, career opportunities, and fellowship relating to all things Midwest at Stanford GSB.
GSB Pride
GSB Pride is a social and socially active organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and allies at Stanford GSB. The goals are to provide a community for LGBTQ students and allies; to serve as a resource for our membership and the Stanford GSB Community as a whole; and to increase awareness of LGBTQ issues in business.
GSB Search Fund Club
The GSB Search Fund Club’s mission is to provide an introduction to entrepreneurship through acquisition for students exploring the industry, as well as a platform to accelerate the launch of a formal search fund for students who have already committed to the career path.
GSB Show
The annual GSB show is a long-standing tradition at Stanford GSB. It is entirely student-written and student-run, consisting of videos, skits, and hilarious song and dance numbers, all designed to bring a bit of humor and wit to all.
GSB Shred
The club's mission is to provide a forum for individuals interested in alpine skiing, snow boarding, and other winter recreational activities.
Health Care Club
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.
Hispanic Business Student Association
HBSA is a community of students of Latino heritage whose goal is to increase interaction with alumni, undergraduates, and students in other graduate programs at Stanford; foster professional and personal development; and encourage leadership, both within Stanford GSB and in the greater Latino community.
Improvisational Theater Troupe
Informally known as “the Archuckle Fellows” the Improvisational Theater Troupe is a Stanford-GSB-specific organization open to the entire Stanford community. Our mission is to provide equal access to the art of improvisational acting, and through improvisational acting to help students and staff gain comfort in public speaking, experiential role playing, and fostering a community of support for constructive personal risk-taking and development. Activities include weekly improv practice sessions, which are open to all students on campus and available to all experience levels, including no experience. During the practice sessions, a series of improv games are played with the leaders of the session highlighting successful improv behavior and reinforcing general improv ideas, creating a very strong learning culture. Practices typically occur once a week. Activities also include quarterly shows, which are free shows for entertaining students and faculty members.