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The future is diverse.
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.

Click here to read the Provost's Statement on Diversity


Latest Updates

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.     

Stanford’s IDEAL initiative makes substantial progress toward goals

Jun 10 2021
The campus-wide efforts to promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion have expanded significantly in the academic year 2020-21

IDEAL Initiatives: Strategic sessions for leaders and a learning journey for staff

Jun 1 2021
Two upcoming strategic initiatives will move diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives forward this summer.    

Stanford Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey now open

May 12 2021
On Tuesday, Stanford launched its first-ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) survey. As part of the IDEAL initiative, the survey focuses on the individual experiences of community members at Stanford. It includes questions about race/ethnicity and other identities, experiences of inclusion in...
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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.

Read more about Our Vision

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Provost Persis Drell oversees the IDEAL initiative.

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