Graduate Theological Union

In January 2024, CDSP announced it will be leaving the Graduate Theological Union effective January 31, 2026. Read more here.

The GTU is a consortium of eight seminaries, including Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Unitarians.

In addition to the member seminaries, the GTU has affiliates concentrating in Jewish studies, Islamic Studies, Orthodox Christianity, theology and the natural sciences, ethics and social policy, women and religion, and other areas. Many of these offer courses, which are available to CDSP students. The GTU also provides opportunities for common worship and discussion among its diverse populations. The GTU’s graduate programs attract students from the United States and other countries.

The GTU Library

Located at 2400 Ridge Road, conveniently across the street from the CDSP campus, the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library of the Graduate Theological Union offers one of the most comprehensive theological resources in the world to students at CDSP and all GTU member seminaries.

The library is the research and spiritual heart of the GTU. It was founded in 1969 from historical original collections from member schools, seven years after the creation of the GTU. The library now has 450,000 volumes, more than 292,000 microforms and audio and video recordings, plus more than 1,500 periodical subscriptions. The library is open seven days a week.

Reciprocal borrowing privileges with the University of California, Berkeley, and access to the Stanford University collection enhance the GTU holdings by more than 15 million volumes.

All CDSP alums, as well as current students who graduate before January 2026, will retain their existing privileges with the GTU library. CDSP will arrange for both faculty and students to have access, after January 2026, to the library resources they will need to successfully do their work, either through a limited GTU partnership or by other means.