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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
Oct 8 2021 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
A new website with the university’s official land acknowledgment encourages its use at events and celebrates ties to the Muwekma Ohlone and other Native communities.
Sep 22 2021 | Stanford New School Focused on Climate and Sustainability | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Research, Students
Stanford historians are illuminating the complex story of environmental damage in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.
Sep 8 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Staff
A pilot of the IDEAL Learning Journey, which began in late June with 251 staff members, is coming to a close. This fall, program administrators will evaluate the pilot’s effectiveness and make any necessary changes before offering the IDEAL Learning Journey to all Stanford staff.
Aug 31 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Research, Students
Under the new Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEaD) program, the School of Medicine invited college students from across the country to spend the summer doing population health research, working one-on-one with faculty mentors.
Aug 25 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives
Through the Scholars in Service program, four faculty members will advance new evidence-based solutions to address disparities made worse by COVID-19.