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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
Sep 23 2020 | Stanford Office of the Provost | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
Dear Stanford community, At the end of June, President Tessier-Lavigne sent a message to the community about some of the efforts the university is taking to advance diversity, inclusion, access and racial justice.
Sep 23 2020 | Go Stanford | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Students
IN THIS EXTRAORDINARY and pivotal time, Black student-athlete voices are emerging at Stanford.
Sep 22 2020 | Stanford Earth | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
Stanford Earth recently transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. As part an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth members share how their ethnic-cultural backgrounds have informed and impacted their...
Jul 30 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has appointed the co-chairs of the Community Board on Public Safety, which is charged with assessing the needs and concerns of the community related to policing (including community safety and equity of experience among students, faculty and staff), as well as...
Jul 22 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Staff
Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 and the ensuing protests, Provost Persis Drell sent a message to Stanford staff about some of the steps the university is taking to respond to anti-Black racism and “transform our grief into building a community that is respectful and...

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