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IDEAL serves as a “North Star” that guides transformative change in our campus environment by fostering alignment and collaborative efforts, university-wide.

IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in a Learning Environment) is a set of campuswide initiatives that share the following goals:

  • To ensure that diversity of thought, experience, and approach is represented in all sectors of our education and research enterprise
  • To ensure that all members of the campus community feel they belong and are supported regardless of their background, identity, or affiliations; and
  • To ensure that all members of the campus community have broad access to the opportunities and benefits of Stanford.

The work of IDEAL is focused on four cross-campus areas that affect students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and staff:

  • Recruitment
  • Research
  • Education
  • Engagement

Read about the IDEAL leadership team.

IDEAL also focuses the university’s research and educational endeavors on helping the society more broadly fight the scourge of racism. Read more.