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Current Students

At JST we engage the whole person, inviting students to individual growth through spiritual formation, liturgy, community suppers, lectures, and active service.

The Office of Student Life creates an inclusive space of co-curricular learning that is focused on supporting each individual's needs and providing opportunities for growth through engagement with liturgy, community programs, lectures, soup suppers, and other activities.

We serve as an advocate for students and provide opportunities for enriched learning experiences through cultivating an environment that promotes healthy growth, wellness, and safety for each student and the broader JST community.

As members of the Graduate Theological Union, we strive for ecumenical and interfaith understanding along with our fellow schools in the consortium.

Paul Kircher
Assistant Dean of Students
(510) 549-5029

Here you will find correspondence about orientation, the orientation schedule and the Student Resource Guide.

Access information about the JST building, campus safety, student housing, meal plan options, health and wellness, including health insurance, international student services, student ID cards, Technology, career services, and disability services on the Student Services page.

The Student Resource Guide contains all the information you will need for Getting Settled in Berkeley, Getting Started at JST, Locating GTU, JST/SCU and Local Resources, the Student Handbook and Forms.

Access the most current version of the JST Student Handbook and policies on the SCU-JST Policies page.

Visit our Spiritual Formation page in order to discover spiritual formation at JST, learn about spiritual direction, get acquainted with the JST spiritual community, join us for liturgy, get connected with local spiritual communities, and access online spirituality resources.

Resources for recreation, groceries and shopping, getting around the Bay area, parking, events, and arts and entertainment in the JST and wider Berkeley and Bay area can be found here: Life in Berkeley.

Visit our JST Student Successes page to know more about JST student Successes.