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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at Stanford

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell launched the university-wide Presidential Initiative IDEAL--Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment--in May of 2018. Under IDEAL, design teams from across the university have developed plans related to faculty, staff, and student engagement, education and recruitment. Visit the IDEAL website for the latest news and information. Below, you will find stories about the IDEAL Initiative as well as information on many other initiatives undertaken at Stanford to advance diversity and inclusion in their many dimensions.

Diverse group of students, faculty and staff standing outdoors
Image credit: LA Cicero
Mar 2 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Dialogue, Initiatives, Students
Everyone loses when not all good ideas are heard – whether it’s missed perspectives, overlooked solutions or unanswered questions. That’s why more than a dozen programs at Stanford are supporting women in STEM fields.
Feb 7 2020 | Stanford Medicine | Posted In: Dialogue, Faculty, Initiatives
Making inclusion work, particularly at the institutional level, is the challenge, speakers asserted.
Jan 31 2020 | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Research
Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers – some long-standing, some brand new – keep them from reaching their potential.
Jan 22 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Dialogue, Faculty, Initiatives, Staff, Students
Sessions designed to help the entire Stanford community focus on mental health and well-being will be part of a two-day event offered on both the main campus and Redwood City campus.
Jan 16 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Dialogue, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
On April 14, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at Memorial Auditorium about racism and civil rights in American society. Here is an excerpt from his speech at Stanford.