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Cardinal Commitment

Partners in Health student organization
Make and sustain a significant service commitment as part of your Stanford experience.

Students finishing their Cardinal Commitments: Seniors who are unable to complete their third Commitment service quarter due to social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines are eligible to Certify this spring by writing a significant reflection on the first two quarters of Commitment.  To do so, please click here: Spring 2020 Cardinal Commitment Reflection and Cardinal Service Story. All other students who have completed 3 quarters of service in Cardinal Commitment, a training in the Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, and met with your Commitment mentor, please use this form to Certify your completion of Commitment.

All other students who have completed 3 quarters of service in Cardinal Commitment, a training in the Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, and met with your Commitment mentor, please use the form below to Certify your completion of Commitment.

Cardinal Commitment supports and honors students’ individual sustained public service.

Making a Cardinal Commitment means engaging with a community to address a problem or need for at least three quarters while you’re at Stanford. You’ll develop a personal mission statement describing your commitment, receive advice and guidance from a mentor or supervisor, and spend some time documenting and reflecting on your service experience.

Make a Cardinal Commitment—develop your civic identity, learn public service skills, and see the impact sustained public service can have on a community, an issue, and you!

Questions about Cardinal Commitment? Contact us.

HSSI

Make a Cardinal Commitment

Declare your mission, Engage in your service work, and Certify completion of your Cardinal Commitment.

The Markaz

Get support for your public service

Get support you need to do great public service - as an individual or as a Cardinal Commitment organization! Cardinal Commitment can provide individuals and student organizations with advising, funding, transportation, space, trainings and more to suport students making a Cardinal Commitment. 

ACE students

Find a Cardinal Commitment opportunity

Explore opportunties for sustained service in a wide range of interest areas. These student, campus, and communty organizations can provide you an opportunity to make a Cardinal Comitment and are dedicated to supporting you along the way.