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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 celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with four-day festival

Jan 13 2021
Stanford will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year with a free, four-day webinar and documentary film festival that will open on Friday evening, Jan. 15, and extend through Monday, Jan. 18, the federal holiday marking the birth of the civil rights leader. At the festival, the King...

Community Board on Public Safety works to address issues of safety at Stanford

Nov 19 2020
Co-chairs Patrick H. Dunkley and Claude M. Steele announce board composition and outline workplan for the academic year.  

Stanford receives gift to support the university’s Black Community Services Center and Ujamaa student residence

Nov 18 2020
A gift from Stanford alumnus Evan Spiegel will expand programs and create a permanent source of funding.

Stanford trustee Charles Young appointed to chair newly established Black Community Council; council members selected

Nov 9 2020
The Black Community Council will engage Black alumni, students, staff and faculty for oversight of initiatives focused on supporting Stanford’s Black community.  

Stanford launches IDEAL Provostial Fellows Program to bring early-career scholars of race and ethnicity to the university

Oct 8 2020
Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement C. Matthew Snipp talks about the new program and the challenge of diversifying Stanford’s faculty.
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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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