Since 2015, Cardinal Service has gathered momentum across Stanford. In the coming decades, Cardinal Service courses and programs will be central to achieving the University’s vision of accelerating its purposeful impact in the world.
Advancing Education Through Transformative Service
Students seek opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills—in fields from computer science and engineering to the humanities and public policy—to address real-world problems and have meaningful social impact.
"Let us commit to being a purposeful university, a courageous university, a university of unlimited potential."
President, Stanford University
Today, more than ever, our complex social, political, and environmental issues call for Stanford University to contribute to the public good and to weave public service more deeply into our rich tapestry of tradition, identity, and culture.
Cardinal Service forges new ways of learning on and off campus that build upon the enduring values of a liberal education while tapping the entrepreneurial spirit for which Stanford is known. We are grateful to our supporters for enabling us to provide these important opportunities for our students.