The student division was founded on June 30, 1957 by second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda. Members of this group consist of young men and women from the ages of 17-34 attending school at the college or university level. The goal of this group is for each student to develop a solid foundation in faith toward winning in their studies and achieving their dreams.
"The student division is the intellectual light of the Soka Gakkai and the intellectual light of peace." (SGI President Ikeda's September 22 Address, November 9, 2007 World Tribune Special Pullout)