About Us

The WSCF (World Student Christian Federation) is the oldest international student organization, founded in 1895. As a federation of student movements, the WSCF empowers and connects responsible young leaders around the world in their path to changing tomorrow. We encourage a culture of democracy to mobilize youth to become pro-active in society, promoting positive change through dialogue and action between different traditions and cultures.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower students in critical thinking and constructive transformation of our world by being a space for prayer and celebration, theological reflection, study and analysis of social and cultural processes and solidarity and action across boundaries of culture, gender and ethnicity. The WSCF is a non-governmental organization located in the Ecumenical Centre of Geneva in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

The Federation’s office is strategically located in Geneva, Switzerland in order to foster, build connections and bring the voice and work of its young members engaged in grassroots movements, to the highest levels of international policy-makers and ecumenical bodies.

WSCF global office responsibilities include:

  • Developing global programmes to empower young leaders
  • Fundraising and establishing international partnerships
  • Connecting student movement grass roots works on a global level
  • Financing and overlooking the administration of the Federation
  • Organising statutory and programmatic meetings
  • Provide staff support to the Centennial Fund

Our Status

WSCF is an non-governmental organization in special consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations and has advisory status to the World Council of Churches World Committee.