The Frosh Service Liaison program is a frosh leadership development and outreach program. Frosh Service Liaisons connect their dorm to service opportunities and spread the word about Cardinal Service, a university-wide initiative to elevate and expand service as a distinctive feature of Stanford education. Liaisons meet weekly to participate in leadership-building workshops, plan service events, and engage in critical discussions about service. Check out the links below for more details about the Frosh Service Liaison program.
As a liaison you will have a variety of opportunities:
Each dorm’s Frosh Service Liaison is elected during Dorm Government (DormGov) elections which are held during the first few weeks of the academic year. Your dorm staff will share more about the election process after you arrive on campus. Once you have been elected, you will attend weekly meetings on Mondays at 8:30 p.m.
"I definitely gained skills in regards to navigating the Stanford public service sphere. It can be very overwhelming and there is a LOT going on at this school. At the start of the year, I had no idea how to do things like book White Plaza or organize a social media blast for an event or file for financial reimbursements, etc. Now, I feel comfortable organizing large-scale events and initiatives at Stanford, which is an invaluable skill to have going forward! I also became even more invested in and passionate about the importance of making public service a daily part of your life. That doesn't mean you have to be participating in direct service each day, but it should be something you consider on a daily basis (How can I serve? Where can I be of service to others? etc.). "
“The most beneficial part of the program was also the community of people I found in it. Not only have my fellow liaisons become friends to me but they're also incredible resources, through which I have discovered many new opportunities for projects and initiatives on campus. It was also pretty amazing to get in the inside scoop on everything Haas Center-related from programming to events and fellowships!”
"The Frosh Service Liaison Program definitely got me thinking more about what public service means to me. While I was not against advocating for service events around campus in my dorm, I felt that this type of service was not as suited for me as, say, activism. Discussing the various forms of service inspired me to really think about what I want to do in the context of service, which has been very important to my personal development this school year."
What if you cannot commit to being, or are not elected as, your dorm’s Frosh Service Liaison? No worries! There are plenty of ways to get involved in service at Stanford. Here are just a few steps you can take to jumpstart your service journey on The Farm: