When Samantha Snyder opened the warming oven in the kitchen at the Schwab Residential Center, she found silver trays filled with leftovers: penne pasta, barley with baby kale, and turkey stuffed with goat cheese, spinach and roasted peppers.
Diversity has been a core value at Stanford since the university's founding in 1891. That year, Stanford opened its doors to men and women from diverse religious, national, and racial backgrounds in its quest to train useful citizens.
The diversity of Stanford’s first class reflects our commitment to provide opportunities for advancement to any deserving student. We value the rich perspectives, skills, and ideas people from varied backgrounds bring to the Stanford community.