Cardinal Commitment is one of four major areas of Stanford’s Cardinal Service initiative. In Cardinal Commitment, students receive support to make a sustained service commitment for three or more quarters through signature Stanford programs, student-led service organizations, or community organizations. Students apply what they are learning to make a difference and be part of a tradition of service at Stanford.
Join a participating Commitment program or organization, then:
If you know the type of service (service pathway) or type of issue you want to be involved in, visit the list of Cardinal Commitment programs on the Cardinal Commitment website. Get involved with the program according to the program description. Once you’ve connected to the program, you can submit your Cardinal Commitment Mission Statement via the Cardinal Commitment Declare Form, found on the Cardinal Commitment web page.
If you are unsure of the issue or type of service to which to make a commitment, stop by the Haas Center for advising from one of our knowledgeable advisors. Link to advising appointment.
Cardinal Commitment programs are staff-run programs, student groups or community organizations that have embedded the opportunity for students to engage for three quarters to address a social problem, societal need or community issue. All Cardinal Commitment programs provide ongoing mentorship, opportunities to reflect and debrief on the service and embed Stanford’s principles of ethical and effective service.
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