Welcome to Cardinal Service!
Cardinal Service is a university-wide initiative to support and equip Stanford students to become global leaders and pursue ethical and effective service.
Be of greater service.
Enroll in courses that apply classroom knowledge to real-world societal problems.
Work with renowned faculty across disciplines through community engaged learning (service-learning) courses that address complex social issues—integrating academics with real-world service experience.
Make and sustain a significant service commitment to a program or organization as part of your Stanford experience.
Declare a major and a mission. Join one of more than 100 student-led service organizations or participate in one the Stanford’s innovative service programs.
Explore service opportunities after graduation and integrate service into any career.
Attend high-impact recruiting and networking events, use online tools to explore internship and career opportunities, and take advantage of coaching and advising tailored to your professional goals and interests.
Ethical and Effective Service
Service learning is about mutual benefit for students and the communities they work with. Stanford’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service guide all of our Cardinal Service programs to help ensure that your service is respectful, safe, and constructive for all parties.
Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement
No matter what you’re interested in, there’s a way to integrate Cardinal Service into your life at Stanford. Explore the Pathways.