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Exploring values through service

What Do You StandFor?

Throughout fall, you're invited to explore what's important to you through a variety of service events and opportunities.

What is it?

What Do You StandFor? is a series of events and opportunities to get students involved in public service and civic engagement during fall quarter. It's an introduction to the service programs available at Stanford and an invitation to think about what's important to you and what you'd like to be involved in while you're here and after you graduate.

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Student organizations

Voter registration at Stanford - StanfordVotes

Check out the hundreds of student organizations at this year's Festifall, Stanford's annual student organization festival. More than 100 student groups offer service opportunities. Learn more and sign up!

White Plaza, October 6 & 7, 4:00-6:00pm

Cardinal Courses for fall

Students in CEE177 work on a solar project

Cardinal Courses apply your classroom knowledge to address real-world problems. Work with renowned faculty and community organizations through courses addressing complex social and environmental issues. Engage in projects and partnerships in the community that address social or environmental challenges.

Other courses

  • CHPR 244: Contemplation by Design (CBD) Summit: Translating contemplative science into timely community programming (more about the summit)
  • WELLNESS 105: Meeting the Moment: Inner Resources for Hard Times (LIFE 105)
  • WELLNESS 117: Changing For Good: Behavior Change Science & Practice
  • WELLNESS 123: Living on Purpose (LEAD 103)

Research & internship opportunities

  • IDA Fellowship: Year-long, paid program for undergraduate students offers a close-knit creative community, time for generative art practice, professional and artistic mentorship with visiting artists, and a deepening of social justice principles. Apply by Oct. 3.
  • Stanford Arts Institute Arts+Justice Grant: Open to undergraduate and graduate students to investigate urgent matters around justice issues and the arts. Apply by Nov. 4.
  • Lyric McHenry Community Arts Fellowship: Fellows work with an arts organization or a community-based organization using the arts to further racial/social justice. Applications open in November.


Word cloud of values

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To have your event highlighted on this page, create an event on the Stanford Events website, choosing "Public Service" in the subject field. Let us know when it's been posted.


Cardinal Service Fair

Find out about hundreds of ways to participate in public service at Stanford.
Wilbur Field

Building a Community of Service - Truman Scholar Panel


SLS Diverse Alumni Communities Launch Reception

Celebrate the launch of the SLS diverse alumni community groups with fellow alumni, students, and faculty.

Russo Commons - Student Law Lounge
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Confronting Racism Denial: Naming Racism and Moving to Action

La Ki Shing Center
Lecture/Presentation/TalkSocial Event/Reception

Democracy Day 2022


Cardinal Quarter Opportunities Fair

Tresidder Union

Publicly Engaged Graduate Research and Teaching: Reflections and Advice

Koret Pavillion
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