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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
Jul 30 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has appointed the co-chairs of the Community Board on Public Safety, which is charged with assessing the needs and concerns of the community related to policing (including community safety and equity of experience among students, faculty and staff), as well as...
Jul 22 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Staff
Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 and the ensuing protests, Provost Persis Drell sent a message to Stanford staff about some of the steps the university is taking to respond to anti-Black racism and “transform our grief into building a community that is respectful and...
Jul 21 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
The deadline for submitting essays, prose, poetry, photographs, original artwork, video essay and short documentaries to the Special Issue is Aug. 1.
Jul 7 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, Initiatives, Research
Stanford Impact Labs provides an innovative research and development pipeline for the social sciences, connecting researchers with leaders in the public, social and private sectors to develop evidence-driven solutions to social problems.
Jun 30 2020 | Office of the President | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
In an email to the university community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne outlines initiatives Stanford will be undertaking to address racial inequity and anti-Black racism.

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