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IDEAL is the future of Stanford.

Through cross-campus initiatives, Stanford hopes to create an
inclusive, accessible, diverse and equitable university for all our community members.

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Stanford launches Gender Data Enablement Project

Jan 20 2022
Patrick H. Dunkley, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Access, and Community, announces the launch of the Gender Data Enablement Project, which aims to improve how information technology systems collect and share gender and pronoun information by adding more inclusive options.

IDEAL Dashboards Update

Jan 7 2022
The IDEAL Dashboards have been updated with 2021-22 academic year demographic information on students, faculty, and staff.

Underrepresented groups the fastest growing among Stanford’s graduate student population

Dec 9 2021
Enrollment data show that underrepresented minorities and women in STEM fields are the fastest growing groups among Stanford’s graduate student population. Strategic initiatives across the university have contributed to and build on this momentum.

A message from the president and provost on the DEI Survey

Nov 17 2021
Findings released from from Stanford’s first-ever campus-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) survey that was conducted in May 2021 

Two IDEAL faculty hires in the School of Humanities and Sciences

Aug 13 2021
Destin Jenkins and Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh will join the Stanford School of Humanities and Science faculty.     
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How did the IDEAL initiative originate?

IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment)
is part of Stanford’s Long-Range Vision, which seeks to increase and accelerate
purposeful impact in the world.

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Provost Persis Drell oversees the IDEAL initiative.

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