The Haas Center is committed to developing students as thoughtful, skilled, and reflective practitioners equipped to effect positive social change.
Everyone has the potential to exercise leadership, whether in formal positions or not. Our goal is to have students understand what is involved in ethical and effective leadership, and to assess and develop their own abilities so that they are more confident and able to provide leadership when in situations requiring it. The Haas Center offers several programs for students involved in service to develop their leadership skills.
Cardinal Service Ambassadors
Cardinal Service Ambassadors connect residents to service opportunities and spread the word about Cardinal Service in their non-frosh dorms.
Emerging Leaders Retreat
Each fall, the Haas Center hosts an Emerging Leaders Retreat for first year students who are starting to take on public service leadership roles at Stanford and in communities.Learn more and apply
Frosh Service Liaisons
Frosh Service Liaisons meet weekly to participate in leadership-building workshops, plan service events, and engage in critical discussions about service.
Issue Area Coordinators
This program provides our most committed students with training and practice in collective leadership, fostering collaboration among student groups, faculty, and community partners working in their service themes.Learn more
Cardinal Service Pre-orientation Experience
First-year students get to know peers, learn more about Stanford’s neighboring communities, and find out how they can do community service while at Stanford.Learn more and apply
Public Service Leadership Program
The Public Service Leadership Program is a guided path on which students complete courses and a practicum related to a particular public service focus area.Learn more and apply
Explore new forms of service, reflect on your experiences, discuss critical issues in public service, and build skills to serve more ethically and effectively.