Campus Communities & Service Opportunities

At Stanford you’re encouraged to try new things, change your mind and find communities that enrich your life outside academics. Explore the organizations, community centers and offices that help students get involved in campus life and get to know themselves and others.

Student Organizations

More than 600 student organizations provide undergraduates with academic, artistic, athletic, cultural, political, religious and service-oriented opportunities both on and off the Stanford campus, and connect them with a community of other students. View a list of these organizations , maintained by Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) .

Greek organizations also give students the chance to build leadership skills and find personal growth in addition to forging friendships across majors, interests and classes at Stanford. Learn more about Stanford’s Greek community and view a list of its member groups .

Community Centers

The range of life experiences and backgrounds represented by Stanford’s community is a critical component of the learning environment. Engaging with various points of view and experiences that differ from your own stimulate creative thinking, foster deep discussion and will expand your understanding of the world beyond campus. Below you can learn about the community centers that welcome and connect Stanford’s diverse people.

Cardinal Service

Get involved in public service opportunities campus-wide through Cardinal Service . You can pursue full-time local, national, and international Cardinal Quarter fellowships; integrate hands-on service with coursework for academic credit through Cardinal Courses ; get support to make a Cardinal Commitment to dedicate yourself to an issue or community; and connect with Cardinal Careers advisors and resources to explore public interest work or ways to integrate service into any career. Get started through the Haas Center for Public Service , the hub of Cardinal Service.

Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU)

When you become a Stanford student, you’re automatically a member of the Associated Students of Stanford University! The ASSU represents the interests and needs of Stanford students, advocates for them on important issues and strives to improve the quality of student life. Learn more about ASSU’s purpose , and read about its committees and ways to get involved .


Updated on December 20, 2019 10:31 AM