Welcome to the Undergraduate Catholic Student Association! UCSA is a community of undergraduate students who share in faith and fellowship through small groups, service, events and retreats. UCSA is a registered student organization in the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).
All undergraduate students are welcome, whether you’ve never participated before or are on the 3rd floor of Old Union every day. Make sure to subscribe to our mailing list to be updated on all of our upcoming events.
Catholic Leadership Team (CLT) and Freshman Catholic Leadership Team (FCLT)
CLT is our student leadership council. The CLT consists of student volunteers who share their gifts with our community. They are the hands and feet of the Catholic ministry here at Stanford, planning spiritual, educational and social events to help students build community and grow in their faith.
Starting in winter quarter, incoming freshmen will be able to apply to be part of our Freshmen Catholic Leadership Team. Read more, including past freshmen’s experience with FCLT, below.
If you would like to get involved by developing your leadership skills and sharing your gifts with the Stanford community, contact our Campus Minister, Lourdes Alonso (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Freshmen Catholic Leadership Team (FCLT) is a group of Catholic freshman leaders who work in conjunction with CLT (upperclass) to drive CC@S towards its undergraduate mission. As a member of FCLT, you'll meet regularly with other Catholic freshmen to plan events and programs, developing longstanding traditions and kickstarting new initiatives. This is your chance to make a difference in our community!
“I grew up in Laredo, Texas, where catholicism plays a large role in the community at large. Coming to a campus with a different culture and approach to religion was a culture shock for me. FCLT proved to be my saving grace and provided me with a group of friends who are strong in their faith and friendship. While my family has always been my religious anchor, I found that FCLT functions as a way to not only keep me close to God but to ensure that my relationship with Him grows as I grow” —Walker Brown
“For me, one of the most important ways to survive college is to find a campus community to be a part of - this is what the Catholic community at Stanford (CC@S) and the Freshman Catholic Leadership Team (FCLT) has done for me. We were able to grow in faith as a group, and find ways to share with others through different events. It was a great opportunity to meet other students who shared my faith and values, and I look forward to staying involved.” —Astrid Marie Casimire
“FCLT has been one of the best groups that I've been a part of since coming to Stanford's campus. I knew that coming into a campus like Stanford, where being Catholic is contrary to what many students believe, I was uncomfortable at times expressing my faith. FCLT gave me an opportunity to meet other like-minded Freshmen who are motivated and fervent in what they believe. I got to meet incredible new students and made new friends that I hope to keep throughout my time at Stanford.”