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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
Mar 5 2018 | Stanford Daily | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
The first annual Stanford First Generation and/or Low Income (FLI) Conference was held this past weekend. Around 250 students and school administrators from Stanford and other elite universities including Duke and UC Berkeley participated in the conference, which was based around the theme of “...
Jan 19 2018 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has appointed a new committee of faculty, students, trustees and staff to recommend principles for decision-making on requests to rename campus buildings and sites named for historical figures.
Jan 10 2018 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Dialogue, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
A new Stanford initiative, Cardinal Conversations, creates a forum for the Stanford community to explore a diversity of ideas on challenging issues with leading thinkers and public intellectuals from campus and beyond.
Nov 8 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
Encouraged by standing-room-only attendance at last year’s ArtsWest public programs, the Bill Lane Center for the American West is continuing its series that celebrates and explores the rich cultural legacy of the region.
Nov 3 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
An expanding Beyond Sex Ed program is one of several efforts at Stanford to continue evolving educational programming related to healthy relationships and the prevention of sexual violence.

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