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Cardinal Commitment

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

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.

Though Cardinal Commitment supports and recognizes the sustained service of individual students, we know that much of the public service work done at Stanford is through student groups, campus programs, and community partners. Cardinal Commitment also provides resources to support these efforts including funding, transportation, and advising. 

Does your organization provide opportunities for students to serve for three or more quarters? Register to become a Cardinal Commitment organization:


Make a Cardinal Commitment

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

ACE students

Find a program or organization

Explore opportunties for sustained service in a wide range of interest areas.

The Markaz

Get support for your organization

Cardinal Commitment organizations have access to advising and help with transportation, events, funding, and more.

EPASA tutor and students

Tutoring and Education Programs

The Haas Center's Education Partnerships program offers students opportunities to promote educational equity in our local communities through tutoring and youth-mentoring relationships.