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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

Stanford’s African and African-American Studies moves closer to becoming a department

Feb 23 2021
At a wide-ranging Campus Conversation about the university’s racial justice initiatives, Provost Persis Drell announced that a committee will be formed to develop the details of making Stanford’s Program in African and African American Studies a department.

New demographic data released on Stanford students, faculty and staff

Feb 22 2021
New dashboards on the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access in a Learning Environment initiative (IDEAL) website represent the composition of the Stanford community in greater detail.

For democracy to work, racial inequalities must be addressed, Stanford scholars say

Feb 16 2021
The Stanford Center for Racial Justice is taking a hard look at the policies perpetuating systemic racism in America today and asking how we can imagine a more equitable society.

Stanford receives foundational gift for Asian American Activities Center

Feb 2 2021
In honoring their father, alums Will and Angie Hsu have created a fund to support diverse needs of Asian and Asian American students.

A Circle of Notable Native American Scholars

Feb 1 2021
Event Details: Join us for a panel discussion with five phenomenal Indigenous scholars to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Harvard and Stanford Native American Programs.  Thursday, February 11, 2021 (3-5pm PST / 6-8pm EST) 
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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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