Cardinal Service

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.


Cardinal Quarter


Pursue a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support.

Build knowledge, skills, and networks while making meaningful contributions to communities locally, nationally, and across the globe.

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Cardinal Courses


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.

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Cardinal Commitment


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.

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Cardinal Careers


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.

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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.


Cardinal Service Events

February 26 @ 3:30 pm
Come learn about what's going on at the Haas Center for Public Service, how you can get started or deepen your service commitments, or just take a break from studying with snacks!  RSVP here.
February 27 @ 6:30 pm
The sixth annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture will feature speaker Geisha J. Williams, CEO and President of PG&E Corporation. Williams will deliver her talk on “Energy Network of Tomorrow: How to Reach California’s Climate Goals.” During the talk, Geisha J. Williams will describe how the biggest engineering feat of the 20th century is the…
February 27 @ 9:00 am
College visit for students from Menlo-Atherton High School's Computer Academy. Event hosted by High School Support Initiative
February 28 @ 4:30 pm
Join us for a Cardinal Service Tour to learn about the Haas Center for Public Service, the hub of Cardinal Service. We're excited to share what students are up to, the ambitious goals of Cardinal Service, and how alumni and friends are involved. During the academic year, we host tours on the 4th Wednesday of every…
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