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Current Students

The Office of Student Life creates an inclusive space of co-curricular learning focused on supporting each student’s learning and providing opportunities for growth through engagement in JST liturgy and school community life.  As members of the Graduate Theological Union, we strive for ecumenical and interfaith understanding along with our fellow schools in the consortium.

Students may reference the sections listed below to learn more about resources and opportunities in the JST community.

Paul Kircher
Asst. Dean of Students  
(510) 549-5029  
Sr. Admin. Asst., Student Life & Formation
(510) 549-5017

Access resources here for helping you through the shelter-in-place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. You will find practical resources for financial assistance, mental health and wellness, liturgy and spirituality, opportunities for service, and cultural resources. 

Access the Statement on Formation at JST, the list of formation resources available at JST, the roles of the Student Life and Formation Cluster offices, and the Research Report on Lay Ecclesial Formation at JST here

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.

Access information about the JST building, campus safety, career services, student housing, meal plan options, health and wellness (including health insurance), international student services, student ID cards, Technology, 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.

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.