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Advising and Mentoring Students

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Advise students engaged in public service through these Cardinal Service programs, supported by the Haas Center.

Advise a Public Service Scholar

The Community Engaged Scholars Program (CESP) is a multi-quarter academic program for students writing an honors thesis, MA/MS thesis, or capstone that related to or involves community engagement, social impact, or political action. Faculty can serve as thesis or capstone advisors to students in this program and/or encourage students to apply to the program. The deadline for student applications is in typically in mid-April for the following academic year.

For more information, contact Clayton Hurd.

Mentor a Cardinal Quarter Participant

Through 400 fellowship and service opportunities, Cardinal Quarter allows students to participate in full-time, quarter-long public service experiences designed to integrate their academic learning with field-based experience. As a mentor to a Cardinal Quarter participant, faculty provide guidance in developing learning goals for the service experience and for exploring post-service extensions such as related course work or follow-up research.

Please review the guidelines for mentors for additional information about the academic mentorship process.

For more information, contact Meghann Tovar.

Sponsor an Alternative Spring Break directed reading

Alternative Spring Break is a student-led program that provides Stanford students with a chance to explore societal issues through a winter quarter, one-unit directed reading and spring break service immersion experience. With advice and support of faculty advisors and Haas Center staff, student trip leaders design and lead the directed readings and spring break service projects.

For more information, contact Pete Cerneka.

Sponsor a directed reading or directed research project

Through independent arrangements with faculty, students can read about or research social issues related to their service endeavors. These directed readings can be incredibly rewarding for students interested in exploring a public service issue at a deeper level.

For more information, contact Luke Terra.