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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

IDEAL fellows eager to engage, inspire undergraduates in race and ethnicity studies

Apr 20 2021

IDEAL Staff Advisory Committee seeks to enhance staff experience related to diversity, equity and inclusion

Apr 12 2021
The work of the committee is focused on five areas: diversity and leadership, HR policies and procedures, engagement and culture, learning and development and community engagement.

Community Board on Public Safety seeks input from Stanford community

Mar 19 2021
Virtual meetings will be held March 26 and April 12 to hear from community members about their experiences with safety on campus.

Stanford announces IDEAL Provostial Fellows appointments

Mar 18 2021
Catherine Duarte is one of five early-career scholars who will join Stanford this fall as part of a program to increase research and teaching in race and ethnicity.

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.
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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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