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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 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...

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.
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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.

Office of the Provost