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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
May 6 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
Dear Stanford community member, During the week of May 10, you will receive an invitation to take part in the first-ever university-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey. Part of the IDEAL initiative, the survey focuses on the individual experiences of community members at Stanford. Faculty,...
May 3 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
Dear Stanford Community, May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the U.S. This month was chosen to commemorate two important anniversaries: the arrival of the first...
Apr 23 2021 | Scope | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Students
On a bright Saturday morning, hundreds lined up outside a Palo Alto church, eager for a COVID-19 vaccine. Sriyani Sinhala, a Sunnyvale resident who works as a nanny, was the first to arrive -- at 4:30 a.m. -- to secure her place in line.
Apr 19 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: Announcements, In the News, Initiatives
Dear Stanford community, In recent days we have been painfully reliving the brutal death of George Floyd through the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd’s death highlighted the countless instances of racial inequity and violence experienced by Black Americans and other...
Apr 12 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff
The work of the committee is focused on five areas: diversity and leadership, HR policies and procedures, engagement and culture, learning and development and community engagement.