Graduate Theological Union, established in 1962, is a private inter-faith consortium of eight independent theological schools. The majority of these schools are located in Berkeley, California, with an enrollment of around 250 students. The GTU offers a grounding in inter-area studies, phenomenology of religions, personality sciences and spirituality. Its student body is linked through GTU’s diverse student organisations. Notable alumni include philosopher & theologian Nancey Murphy and author Laurie R. King. It has enriching educational resources and global connections, with the aim of establishing dialogue and relationships between a growing number of traditions.