GTU Launches 60th Anniversary Celebration

GTU Launches 60th Anniversary Celebration

Building a Better World Since 1962

BERKELEY, CA – August 25, 2022 – The Graduate Theological Union launches its 60th anniversary celebration this week, honoring its legacy of building a better world through dialogue.

In the extraordinary year of 1962, a landmark union was formed based on a vision of what a model of collaboration through embracing differences—rather than being divided by them—could achieve. 
It was a radical vision, as were other movements gaining momentum at the time, such as civil rights, gender equality, and climate justice. The Graduate Theological Union has been at the forefront of advancing theological engagement with these issues, remaining steadfast in its commitment to building a better world through dialogue since 1962.

Beginning on August 25, 2022, with a reception for the new Dean and VP of Academic Affairs, Dr. Jennifer W. Davidson, and continuing throughout the fall semester, the GTU invites its community to join in the anniversary celebrations in the following ways:

Visit the 60th Anniversary Microsite and Explore 60 Years of the GTU

From the early years of the GTU to the present day, explore milestones in the GTU story, the groundbreaking work of our community, and the notable figures who have shaped our institution. Click through each decade in this interactive timeline to explore our history—and our future.

Watch Together — a Documentary Film in Celebration of the Anniversary

Featuring voices that include GTU students, alums, faculty, staff, and leadership over the years, the GTU’s 60th anniversary documentary offers a moving and vivid exploration of the GTU’s legacy and bright future.

Share Your GTU Memories

Share your memories, milestones, or tributes based on your experience with the GTU directly on the microsite, or by posting on Instagram or Twitter with #GTUat60.

Shop Limited Edition Anniversary Swag

GTU receives 100% of the net profits of sales from our shop and has committed to ensuring that all proceeds will go directly to fund GTU students. 

Stay Up-to-Date with Additional Opportunities to Celebrate

The GTU's celebrations will continue throughout the Fall semester. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, and check our Events Calendar for additional opportunities to participate.