Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service inspires and prepares students to create a more just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships.
The Haas Center engages more than 1,000 students annually in global service across diverse pathways – direct service, engaged scholarship, activism, philanthropy, public policy, and social entrepreneurship.
Guided by the Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, students develop a public purpose while honing the knowledge, skills, and adaptive leadership practices to catalyze and sustain positive social impact. Students integrate rigorous coursework with real-world experience and reflection, and work with renowned faculty across disciplines to address complex social problems.
The Haas Center serves as the hub for service at Stanford University and a model for how universities prepare students to be of greater service to the public.