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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
Jun 30 2020 | Office of the President | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
In an email to the university community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne outlines initiatives Stanford will be undertaking to address racial inequity and anti-Black racism.
Apr 30 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Dialogue, Faculty, Initiatives, Staff, Students
Members of the Stanford campus community have responded with music ensembles and podcasts to a grant program created by the Office of the Vice President for the Arts to cultivate artistic engagement during the COVID‑19 pandemic.
Apr 20 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, In the News, Initiatives
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will appoint a committee to review requests that question views and practices of the university’s founding president and his mentor.
Mar 2 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Dialogue, Initiatives, Students
Everyone loses when not all good ideas are heard – whether it’s missed perspectives, overlooked solutions or unanswered questions. That’s why more than a dozen programs at Stanford are supporting women in STEM fields.
Feb 7 2020 | Stanford Medicine | Posted In: Dialogue, Faculty, Initiatives
Making inclusion work, particularly at the institutional level, is the challenge, speakers asserted.

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