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Frosh Service Liaisons

Picture of the 2015-2016 Frosh Service Liaisons sitting on the Haas Center porch.

2015-2016 Frosh Service Liaison cohort. 

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.

Why Be a Frosh Service Liaison?

As a liaison you will have a variety of opportunities:

  • Build your leadership skills and explore your service passions through bi-quarterly workshops.
  • Grow in community with your fellow liaisons and other service leaders during weekly meetings and at the Emerging Leaders Retreat November 2 and 3.
  • Learn about service resources and opportunities within and outside of the Haas Center.
  • Coordinate service events for your dorm or complex.
  • Spread the news about service by delivering weekly announcements at your dorm’s house meetings.
  • Receive mentorship and guidance from Haas Center staff members.
  • Join an inspirational group of your peers!

Becoming a Liaison

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.

Learn More

  • Join our mailing list by filling out this form. Once you arrive on campus, we will keep you in the loop about events where you can learn more about the Frosh Service Liaison program.
  • Swing by the Cardinal Service Fair on Sunday, September 23 from 1:00-3:00 pm on the lawn in front of the Haas Center at 562 Salvatierra Walk. This event is similar to the Activities Fair that’s hosted during Admit Weekend and NSO, but exclusively features public service-related student organizations and Haas Center programs. A group of last year’s liaisons will be available to answer any questions you might have.
  • Attend the Frosh Service Liaison Information Session during the first week of school. Check back later in September, or join the Prospective Frosh Service Liaisons email list for more details about the info session.
  • Contact Frosh Service Liaison Student Coordinator Kintashe Mainsah, or Outreach and Engagement Program Director Reza Rezvani, for more information.

What Liaison Alumni Have to Say

"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."

Other Ways to Get Involved

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:

  1. Request a half-hour advising appointment with one of the Haas Center advisors. You’ll have our undivided attention to chat about your service passions and will received tailored advice about opportunities that align with your interests and schedule. If you don’t have time to set up an appointment, simply swing by Haas Center Room 103 anytime 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for drop-in advising.
  2. Take 30 seconds to sign up for the service4all email list and receive posts from student organizations, community partners, and Haas staff about service events, internships, job opportunities, and more!
  3. Continue exploring this website. It is jam packed with opportunities for you to get on your service path while at Stanford, fund your public service internship or project, integrate service into your studies, and reflect on your service experience.
  4. Check out more suggestions for getting involved here.