GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR VOLUNTEERS OF COMMUNITY COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (CCIS)
Bechtel International Center, Stanford University
Increasing globalization, greater connectedness, and ease of movement mark our contemporary world. Knowledge and awareness of other peoples, countries, cultures and beliefs are of utmost importance.
We guide our decisions by the goal of supporting international students, post-docs, scholars and their families at Stanford University and promoting interaction between the local community and the Stanford international population.
We, CCIS member volunteers, declare our commitment to the following statement of guiding principles:
Keep the welfare of Stanford international students, spouses and families foremost.
Treat all individuals with dignity, respect, and worth. Commit to being non-judgmental about cultural differences, beliefs, or points of view.
Be dependable to the commitment and responsibility to our assignments.
Be supportive of Stanford internationals and the Bechtel International Center staff.
Avoid pressuring anyone to accept our political, cultural, and/or religious beliefs.
Respect all confidential information.
Act in a manner that merits the trust and confidence placed in CCIS.
Seek out appropriate guidance and advice if a situation is beyond our role or competency.
Strive to provide high-quality service and programs through regular reviews and evaluations of our work.
Strive to ensure our programs reflect the needs, diversity and goals of the Bechtel International Center.