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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
Dec 6 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality launches a new initiative to develop technology-based solutions to rising inequality in the U.S. The invention of the internet and other technologies is arguably a double-edged sword. Although new technologies have solved many problems, they also have the...
Nov 29 2016 | Posted In: Announcements, Initiatives
The purpose of the fund is to support innovative initiatives that advance the diversity of Stanford’s community and foster inclusion. Faculty, students and staff are all invited to apply for projects ranging from small grants of $1,500 or more to larger grants for up to $20,000. The funds must be...
Oct 17 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
A White House-sponsored $1.5 million grant was awarded to the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and Third Sector Capital Partners. The White House announced last week a grant to the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and Third Sector Capital Partners to help build a framework for...
Sep 14 2016 | Posted In: Initiatives
Recognizing that a diverse professoriate is dependent upon diversity in the ranks of graduate students entering academic professions, Stanford has undertaken a range of efforts at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Sep 14 2016 | Posted In: Initiatives
The Faculty Incentive Fund, in existence for more than two decades, helps make it possible for Stanford departments and schools to recruit qualified individuals who would bring diversity, broadly defined, to the faculty. This support can be directed toward scholars from underrepresented communities...

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