Stanford Athletics' community platform, Stand Tall. Stand Proud. is based on the department's four guiding principles: to teach, to lead, to win and to serve. Community involvement is an integral component of developing strong, well-rounded student-athletes, and a unified Athletics department. In an effort to serve society, Stanford Athletics is committed to service initiatives that respond to the needs of the greater Bay Area community while providing our student-athletes, coaches and staff the opportunity to learn and pursue areas of social relevance.