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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
Jan 13 2022 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Initiatives, Staff, Students
Stanford will host several virtual events celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., including a documentary film festival, a worship service and the launch of an eight-week course on King’s legacy.
Jan 13 2022 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, Initiatives, Staff, Students
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has appointed a committee to research assertions Stanford had quotas that limited admissions of Jewish undergraduate students in the 1950s. The committee will recommend steps to address its findings and enhance Jewish life on campus.
Jan 12 2022 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Initiatives, Staff, Students
Two programs sponsored by VPGE support building intellectual communities and expanding diversity among grad students and postdocs.
Jan 10 2022 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Initiatives, Students
"The goal is for students to feel like they are seen, that there are support systems, and that they’re not invisible,” said Ankita Rakhe, assistant dean for student support in the Office of Inclusion, Community and Integrative Learning.
Nov 17 2021 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
On Wednesday, Stanford released the findings from Stanford’s first-ever campus-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) survey, conducted in May of this year. Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell sent a message to the Stanford community about the findings.

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