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Office for Religious Life

Office: Memorial Church

Phone: (650) 723-1762

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The mission of the Office for Religious Life (ORL) is to guide and enhance spiritual, religious, and ethical life within the Stanford University community. Multifaith exploration and dialogue, central in Stanford's history from its founding, is a vital part of both its ethos and education.

The ORL is committed to welcoming students of all genders and sexual identities, all religious and non-religious traditions, and all cultural backgrounds, striving to ensure that students, faculty, and staff have access to supportive contexts in which to pursue their spiritual journeys on the Stanford campus.

The ORL oversees and provides support for Stanford Associated Religions (SAR), more than thirty religious organizations that offer their spiritual services to the campus, as well as the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning, and Experiences (the CIRCLE). Located on the third floor of the remodeled Old Union, the CIRCLE offers an interfaith sanctuary, a seminar room, a common room, a student lounge, a non-lending library, and offices housing many SAR member groups.

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