Student Organizations


At SCU we have nine Chartered Student Organizations (CSOs) and over 140 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), each with their own purpose and passion. By donating to our CSOs and RSOs your generosity will support their programs, initiatives, and day to day operations. If you'd like to donate to a particular RSO, please choose Other Student Organization and be specific in your donation. Thank you for supporting our students!


Some RSOs that are doing big things:

  • ​Camp Kesem

    • The Santa Clara Chapter of Camp Kesem is a community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. By offering innovative, fun­filled programs that foster a lasting community, we aim to ensure that every child impacted by a parent’s cancer is never alone. Last year at our summer camp we had 60 children and 30 Santa Clara counselors involved. Fundraising is an important part of chapters mission because camp is free to all the children that attend.​

  • Hipnotik

    • Hipnotik was founded in 2006 by SCU alumna Ashley Batz and Mandy Rawls, who saw a need for the representation of hip hop on SCU's campus. Originally, Hipnotik was a small, student-run and choreographed crew with participation from anyone who was interested. Currently, Hipnotik holds annual auditions during the fall quarter, has guest choreographers, and remains a student-run crew. Since 2011, Hipnotik has been directed by Travis Dean Hernandez (VIP San Jose).

  • TEDx

    • TED is a global community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, where x=independently organized TED event. 

      TEDxSantaClaraUniversity aims to bring a TED-like experience to our Jesuit institution that is devoted to educating citizens and leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world. We hope to provide students with a forum for fostering curiosity, excitement, and conversations that matter.


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Rank State Donors
1 CA 15
2 TX 3
2 CO 3
FINAL COUNTDOWN: 5000 gifts challenge for $25K
If we receive 5000 gifts before midnight, an alumna from the Class of 1989 will contribute $25K to the Santa Clara Fund.
5,000 / 5,000 Gifts
Early Riser
Congratulations to Kara H. '17 for winning the Early Riser Challenge! Kara has chosen Women's Ultimate to receive an additional $500.
111th at 11
Congratulations to Angela S, parent of a 2013 grad, for winning the 111 at 11:00 Challenge. Angela has chosen the Ignatian Center to receive an additional $500.
Picnic Basket
Congratulations to Justin O, Class of '18, for winning the Picnic Basket Challenge! Justin has chosen the Fr Coz Endowed Scholarship to receive an additional $500 in support.
Grill and Chill
Congratulations to Serena C, Class of '16 for winning the Grill and Chill Challenge! Serena has chosen the Miller Center GSBI Fund to receive an additional $500 in support.
18th for ’18
The 18th donor from the class of 2018 to make a gift between 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Winner chooses program/unit/area to receive $500 gift
It’s 5 o’clock...somewhere
Congratulations to Jenny Y, Class of '14 for winning the It's 5 o'clock...somewhere Challenge! Jenny has chosen the Mechanical Engineering Department to receive an additional $500 in support.
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by participating group.
Rank Department Raised
1 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship $1,025,453.73
2 Athletics $271,872.24
3 Jesuit School of Theology $265,425.00
4 Other $188,187.88
5 School of Law $150,550.00
6 Santa Clara Fund $134,535.51
7 Leavey School of Business $131,978.55
8 College of Arts and Sciences $103,428.72
9 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation $100,450.00
10 Men's Rugby $67,011.26
11 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education $61,555.13
12 Fr. Coz Scholarship $50,000.00
13 School of Engineering $44,375.13
14 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics $34,384.00
15 Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center $32,145.00
16 Alumni Family Scholarship Program $30,178.00
17 Club Sports & Campus Recreation $28,890.18
18 Kids on Campus $12,130.00
19 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute $11,075.00
20 LEAD Scholars Program $10,780.00
21 Center for Sustainability $8,857.13
22 Campus Ministry $7,412.00
23 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives $6,775.00
24 de Saisset Museum $6,419.00
25 Catala Club $5,630.00
26 Education & Counseling Psychology $5,475.00
27 University Library $5,445.00
28 Student Organizations $4,560.00
29 Northern California Innocence Project $4,025.83
30 Office for Multicultural Learning $380.00
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,734
2 Santa Clara Fund 469
3 College of Arts and Sciences 390
4 Leavey School of Business 357
5 Men's Rugby 316
6 Other 271
7 Kids on Campus 262
8 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship 212
9 Club Sports & Campus Recreation 194
10 School of Engineering 172
11 Alumni Family Scholarship Program 163
12 Fr. Coz Scholarship 142
13 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 142
14 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 137
15 Center for Sustainability 123
16 LEAD Scholars Program 115
17 School of Law 83
18 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives 76
19 Campus Ministry 67
20 Jesuit School of Theology 57
21 Catala Club 39
22 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation 38
23 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 33
24 University Library 32
25 Student Organizations 32
26 Northern California Innocence Project 32
27 de Saisset Museum 29
28 Education & Counseling Psychology 27
29 Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center 25
30 Office for Multicultural Learning 11
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