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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
Jan 7 2020 | Cardinal at Work | Posted In: Dialogue, Initiatives, Staff
The Affordability Task Force (ATF), established in fall 2018 as part of the university’s long-range vision process, is now concluding work to develop recommendations that address some of our regional affordability challenges.
Dec 12 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Awards, Initiatives, Students
Among those credited with leading and sustaining the effort proposed by Native American students to rename landmarks honoring Junipero Serra is Carson Smith, now a graduate student at Oxford. She reflects on lessons learned about ameliorating the pain inflicted by California’s mission system.
Dec 5 2019 | Stanford Student Affairs | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, Initiatives, Students
An update on efforts to confront racial bias Dear Stanford students, As the end of fall quarter approaches, with the winter break close behind, we want to provide an update on issues that have been on many of our minds in recent weeks. An important subject at Stanford this fall has been the need...
Dec 5 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Awards, Initiatives, Students
Catie Cuan and Helen Tran are among 125 women innovators nationwide who are serving as mentors to young girls interested in STEM fields.
Dec 4 2019 | Stanford Medicine | Posted In: Dialogue, Initiatives, Students
How "out" should you be in your application? What questions should you ask? Stanford MD/PhD student Tim Keyes offers tips for LGBTQ-identifying med school applicants. Author Tim KeyesPublished on December 4, 2019December 4, 2019 I applied to medical school five years ago. (Wow, time really flies,...