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Initiatives

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
Nov 30 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
During Monday’s Campus Conversation, the president and provost encouraged perseverance in light of a COVID-19 surge as they updated the Stanford community on pandemic responses, winter quarter plans and efforts to advance diversity and inclusion.
Nov 24 2020 | Stanford Office of General Council | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
Stanford joined seven other universities in an amicus brief supporting a legal challenge to Executive Order 13950, which promulgated new requirements for diversity training programs operated by federal contractors and grant recipients, including universities.
Nov 12 2020 | Stanford Medicine | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives
Stanford Medicine community members remotely attended a weeklong series of talks, panels and workshops on reducing disparities and improving diversity in health care and medical education.
Nov 9 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
The Black Community Council will engage Black alumni, students, staff and faculty for oversight of initiatives focused on supporting Stanford’s Black community.
Nov 4 2020 | Stanford Business | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Students
Underrepresented PhD students from around the country gathered at the inaugural Rising Scholars Conference to claim their place in academia.

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