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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
Nov 27 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Initiatives, Research, Students
Stanford medical student Hannah Wild traveled to the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia to survey the health of the nomadic Nyangatom who live there – and to show that people who are hard to count still count.
Nov 19 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Initiatives, Research, Students
Muwekma: Landscape Archaeology and the Narratives of California Natives allows Stanford students to move beyond the myth of the “perpetually vanishing native” and to understand Native American history and culture from an indigenous perspective.
Nov 18 2019 | Stanford Office of the Provost | Posted In: Dialogue, Faculty, Initiatives, Students
Dear members of the Stanford community, I am writing today about a dimension of diversity that is still too often overlooked and that needs the attention of our entire campus: gender inclusion.
Nov 14 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, Initiatives, Students
Stanford dedicated Jane Stanford Way on Thursday, honoring the woman whose vision and leadership had a profound effect on the shaping of the university she co-founded with her husband, Leland. Leaders of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe participated in the ceremony, welcoming the audience with prayer and...
Nov 14 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Dialogue, Initiatives, Students
A free and open discussion series hosted by Stanford Women in Electrical Engineering brings alumni back to campus to share their experiences and advice with current students and postdocs thinking about the future.