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 yourself!
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.