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You are not alone. To gain a sense of belonging, there are many ways to connect with your community within and beyond Stanford.
Community Resources
Stanford is home to seven vibrant ethnic and community centers. These centers affirm the university’s belief that encounters between people with different perspectives and points of view stimulate creative thinking, foster a deeper understanding of the world beyond Stanford, and promote the development of a strong community on our campus in which all members are truly valued. The ethnic and community centers include the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), Bechtel International Center (I-Center), Black Community Services Center (BCSC), El Centro Chicano (El Centro), LGBT Community Resources Center (LGBT-CRC), Native American Cultural Center (NACC), and Women's Community Center (WCC).
Recognizing there are developmental stages and stressors common to college students, but not a common timeline, a primary goal of Residential Education is to facilitate meaning-making during a student’s intellectual and personal growth while at Stanford,. Through discussions of academic work, social norms, parental and peer pressure, and health education, students will explore membership in a pluralistic community, where each student feels fully included and where the environment is characterized by mutual concern, empathy, the active exchange of ideas, and the freedom to differ intellectually, culturally, and politically. Resident Fellows, Residence Deans, and trained residential professional and student staff are available to help students explore a range of experiences and connect with resources.
I Thrive empowers and educates students to pursue authentic happiness, well being and vibrant health so they can thrive academically and achieve fulfillment. Staff offer academic courses, educational workshops and seminars, individual health advising and academic internships, and customizes presentations for students’ needs and interests. Specific topics are positive well being, alcohol abuse prevention, nutrition, sexual violence prevention, healthy sexuality and relationships, and self development. Wellness partners are Vaden’s professional health education and clinical staff, Student Affairs, BeWell, GLO and C-CARE. HPS’s student partners are Peer Health Educators (PHEs) , ASSU, YES+, SHPRC, HIV*PACT, peer counselors, and interns to end sexual violence.
Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service believes it is possible to create a more just and sustainable world. Every day Haas promotes and supports service opportunities for Stanford faculty and students because change can start at universities. Through direct service, activism, policy and politics, philanthropy, and engaged scholarship, students work to develop a better world on the local, national, or international level. It can be overwhelming to think about the large number of service opportunities available at Stanford. The Haas Center is available to help students find opportunities that are a good fit. Visit Haas on the first floor in the Bing Information Resource Center (BIRC) for walk-in advising, or make an appointment with a Haas Center staff member. Haas also offers workshops throughout the year to help students build service skills, explore careers, and develop as leaders.
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