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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

The IDEAL Learning Journey: Progress and Insights

Jun 14 2022
Stanford staff share their perspectives on the IDEAL Learrning Journey and reflect on what the experience means to them personally.

Qualitative Data Released from 2021 DEI Survey

May 26 2022
Findings include firsthand accounts of discriminatory, harassing, and other harmful behavior that are consistent with previously-released quantitative data.

Stanford announces second cohort of IDEAL Provostial Fellows

Apr 7 2022
Five early-career scholars will join the university in fall 2022 as part of a program to strengthen Stanford’s research and teaching related to race and ethnicity.

Stanford GSB releases annual report on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Mar 30 2022
Stanford Graduate School of Business today released its third annual report on diversity, equity, and inclusion, focusing on stories of impact that describe recent initiatives and progress toward the school’s six DEI goals.

Message to Stanford staff from the President and Provost about the IDEAL Learning Journey

Mar 14 2022
Today, we launch The IDEAL Learning Journey for Stanford staff, one of several initiatives to move us toward fulfilling our goal of creating an inclusive culture with strong values for a respectful, fair and safe environment in which all members can thrive.   
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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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