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The IDEAL Learning Journey

This learning experience for all staff began in March 2022. Learn more about The IDEAL Learning Journey.


Staff DEIB brand resources

Stanford maintains a set of guidelines that addresses the best ways to use the Stanford staff diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging messaging logo, tagline, and purpose statement. This information is intended for Stanford communications professionals and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging professionals to encourage consistent messaging across the university for initiatives, programs, services, and projects that are aligned with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for Stanford staff.

Stanford staff can access a resource folder intended for both communications professionals and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practitioners. Within this Google Folder, staff are able to access these items:

  • DEIB marks (logo + tagline): These marks are the visual identity created by the IDEAL Staff Advisory Committee for local use for staff activities that are aligned with the university’s IDEAL vision and goals.
  • Use guidelines: This PDF document reviews the guidelines for using the Stanford staff diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging messaging logo, tagline, and purpose statement (below). 

“We aim to transform Stanford’s culture by embracing and expanding the diversity that strengthens the university. We will intentionally lead with equity to ensure access, and cultivate inclusion, all grounded in the principles of social justice, in order for staff to be valued as an essential part of the university and show up as their authentic selves.”

  • Virtual backgrounds: These virtual backgrounds incorporate the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging mark, giving us expanded ways to represent diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Stanford when in virtual meetings or events. 

View the Google Folder at:

Should you have questions about how to best use the staff DEIB mark and messaging, please email us at


Brave Spaces sessions

In 2020, Stanford staff from across campus participated in Brave Spaces, a virtual forum to openly discuss the realities of inequality and anti-Black racism and how to confront them. The goal of these conversations was to broaden our understanding, help us become better allies, and discuss ways we can create a more inclusive and equitable culture.

View the Brave Spaces Presentation

Read the Stanford Report article, "Brave Spaces engages Stanford staff in discussions of anti-Black racism and inequality".


Guides for HR professionals