About SUWC

Celebrating 125 Years    

The Stanford University Women’s Club was founded in 1896 by Jessie Knight Jordan, the wife of Stanford President David Starr Jordan. Mrs. Jordan’s goal was to promote friendships, enable women to share mutual interests, and welcome newcomers to the university. At its first meeting, 60 women gathered at the home of Mrs. Jordan for a “Nonsense Afternoon” with songs, poetry and stories. Dues of 25 cents were collected.

SUWC offers activities and events that reflect the varied interests of its diverse membership.  In addition to more than a dozen sections, the Women’s Club hosts organization-wide events.

As it enters its 126th year during a pandemic, the Stanford University Women’s Club will strive to be creative and continue to offer as many activities as possible for our members.