Graduate Theological Union
GTU Applied Ethics Think Tank
The GTU Applied Ethics Think Tank is a student-run consulting group that helps corporate and nonprofit organizations with sustainability, moral or ethical problems (both dilemmas and internal performance gaps), social awareness and responsibility, organizational conduct and training. For more information please go to the group's website, Ethics Think Tank.
Evangelical Round Table
The Evangelical Round Table provides a gathering place for dialogue about evangelicalism and the experience of evangelicals at the GTU. It seeks to help GTU evangelicals better understand and appreciate their own broad diversity as representatives of a wide range of evangelical traditions, to grow in the depth and precision of their own theological and pastoral convictions, and to cultivate their ability to dialogue with other traditions in a mutually beneficial way. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the ongoing discussion of the pitfalls and possibilities of life as evangelicals on Holy Hill.
Korean Student Association
GTU Korean Student Association (GTU KSA) is a group established to serve Korean-American and Korean students pursuing various degrees from GTU member schools. The main purpose of the Association is to share Korean cultural heritages with GTU community and to foster the interaction among the members. Due to the diversity in denominations, GTU KSA facilitates the networking and an ecumenical dialogue among the membership. The students actively participate in local Korean congregations in Bay Area and bring theological richness to the churches.
The activities of GTU KSA include traditional Korean Dinners, area discussions, and public lectures. The Association also leads worship services for GTU member schools as well as cultural celebrations for the community.
You may contact the Korean Student Association through its president, Kiwook Min, a GTU doctoral student in Systematic and Philosophical Theology.
QMUNITY@GTU (Queer Community and allies at GTU)
QMUNITY@GTU is a social group for the seminaries and Centers of Distinction in the GTU consortium providing students and faculty a safe space for sharing thoughts, ideas, issues of identity and concerns in our community in addition to providing training and social events. For more information or please go to the group's website, GTU Qmunity.
We are Christians who feel called to lives of servant leadership. We have a narrow focus and an audacious mission: we develop and sustain emerging Christian leaders at seminaries and divinity schools who will make a prophetic witness for justice, compassion and peace. As student members graduate and move out into the world to work, we hope to build a network of professional Christian leaders who will take the Beatitudes spirit into their life and work. We have no litmus test for membership other than a commitment to embody the teachings of Jesus, particularly as they concern social justice, poverty and peacemaking.
For more information, please visit The Beatitudes Society web site.
Peace and Justice Efforts Across the Consortium
For those who want to be informed about and/or participate in peace and justice activities, you're invited to sign up on the GTU Moodle site by typing in "Peace and Justice" in the course search box. This site will provide information on peace and justice groups/activities both 1) based at the GTU and at member schools and 2) based elsewhere but participated in by GTU individuals. You can sign up 1) just to have access to the information or 2) to have access and receive emails about updates to the site.
Student Advisory Committee
The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) consists of six doctoral students serving rotating two-year terms. The SAC meets several times a semester (starting early in each semester) for 1 1⁄2 hours with the Academic Dean and Dean of Students. The Student Advisory Council advises the Deans and proactively advocates on behalf of student needs/concerns/issues. Specific duties include: formally participating in the incoming doctoral student orientation; hosting at least one open meeting with students per semester (the meeting is held early in the semester to leave time to follow-up on issues raised); collaborating with the Deans to develop accountability procedures to make sure student concerns are addressed; working with the Deans to make sure the composition of the SAC addresses the diversity among the students.
SAC members for the 2014-2015 academic year are: Matt Boswell (2014-2016), Nicole DeLeon (2014-2015), Henry Kuo (2014-2016), Suzanne Miller (2013-2015), Mauricio Najarro (2014-2016), and Rob Peach (2013-2015).
Centers of Distinction
Additional resources are available from the Centers of Distinction.