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Cardinal Service

Cardinal Service is a bold university-wide initiative to elevate and expand service as a distinctive feature of a Stanford education.


Students at the ASB table at the Public Service Open House

Cardinal Quarter

Undergraduate students engage in a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support.

Cardinal Courses

Undergraduate and graduate students enroll in courses that integrate a community experience, examine a public issue, and explore civic identities.

Cardinal Commitment

Undergraduate students make and sustain a significant service commitment.

Cardinal Careers

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to integrate service into any career and are supported to pursue work in the public interest.

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The Cardinal Service initiative is catalyzed by the Haas Center for Public Service with support from Student Affairs, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE). Cardinal Service will expand community engaged learning courses, increase the number of full-time, quarter-long service fellowships, and strengthen efforts to encourage service commitments and careers.