CCARE launched the Stanford Compassion Project in the Fall of 2013 along with the Happiness Collective, Vaden iThrive, and YES Plus Stanford. Learn about our efforts to create a compassionate university below and please sign the Stanford Charter for Compassion to reaffirm Stanford’s commitment to a more compassionate learning and living environment.
The Stanford Compassion Project’s Mission
To commit Stanford University to a set of guidelines around compassionate action and intention to better help the university achieve its own mission, and to ensure long-term that Stanford University continues to realign and reshape those guidelines, along with its action, to reflect the basic principles of the Charter for Compassion: Justice, Equity, Peace, Respect, & Empathy.
Our Plan for a Compassionate Campus
The first step of the project is the Charter for Compassion, which is being signed by Stanford students, faculty, staff and affiliates. The second phase is launching a Five-Year Compassionate Action Plan created by stakeholders on campus. The Action Plan will then be reviewed and approved by stakeholders such as President Hennessy, the Undergraduate Senate and more.
Learn More and Get Involved
Find out more about the Stanford Compassion Project & the Five-Year Compassionate Action Plan
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