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Build your community with colleagues by sharing knowledge and supporting professional, personal, cultural, and social interests. The following is a listing of some of the many groups staff can join at Stanford.

American Indian Staff Forum (AISF)

AISF is a fellowship of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders who work at or are affiliated with, Stanford University, Stanford Medical Center, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The goal of AISF is to promote social, cultural, and educational opportunities for members, and to provide opportunities for the non-Native community at Stanford to learn more about their rich heritage and diverse cultures. Forum membership is automatically extended to all Native American employees at Stanford.

Greg Graves, (650) 725-6947
Maija Cruz, (650) 723-0821

Asian Staff Forum (ASF)

ASF is an informal group of Asian/Pacific/Indian Sub-Continent employees of Stanford University, the Hospital and SLAC. Formed in 1986, ASF seeks to be a vehicle for representing, supporting, and promoting the interests of these employees. This is accomplished by sponsoring and funding activities that support the mission of the organization; presenting the concerns of the membership to relevant parties and encouraging appropriate action; developing a supportive network of Asian Americans in the Stanford community, and participating in the development of a multicultural community at Stanford.

Cindy Cho, (650) 725-8836

Black Staff Alliance

BSA serves as a source of support for all Black employees at Stanford. The BSA seeks to address the individual and collective concerns of Black staff on campus. They strive to promote a culture that stresses upward mobility and advancement in the workplace by creating an environment that enables networking, collaboration and mentorship, and by promoting a tradition of lifelong learning as part of professional development. The BSA, formerly the African-American staff group, encourages cooperative and interactive relationships with all members of the Stanford community.

Kevin Hutcherson, (650) 723-6072
Mia Love, (650) 862-9609

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Communities of Practice

Directory of the Stanford's collaborative communities and communities of practice that you can utilize to expand your and Stanford's capabilities.

Learn more about the DEIB Community of Practice (DCP) groups offered by the UHR-DEIB office.


Disability Staff Forum (DSF)

DSF's mission is to help facilitate communication among Stanford community members with and without disabilities. We are a diverse group of staff and faculty interested in promoting awareness of disability issues and encourage people to gain support, gain access, and gain knowledge to explore and develop opportunities for individuals with disabilities. You are invited to share your insights and experiences about accessibility challenges and to help build our community.

Alyssa Goya, (650) 724-9656
Cat Sanchez

Filipino American Community at Stanford (FACS)

FACS is a civic, cultural, and educational campus entity aimed at bringing together staff at Stanford who are interested in centering F/Pilipinx  and F/Pilipinx American culture and issues, building community, and supporting the diversity initiatives on campus. FACS provides an opportunity for members to gain experience in leading groups and to build skills in leadership and organization that they might not otherwise have in their current job. FACS is also a community of staff members that share common interest in the Philippines and wish to build community here at Stanford.

Jerald Adamos
Curie Sevilla
Imee Diego DuBose, (650) 725-3780


Join with other members of the IT community to create opportunities where individuals with diverse backgrounds can collaborate, grow, and excel across different functions and disciplines. Part of the presidential IDEAL initiative. Groups include Accessibility in IT, Neurodiversity in IT, People of Color in IT, Women in Technology, and Year Up Internship Program.

View all programs within the IDEAL for the IT Community webpage

Intramural Sports

Over 20 individual and team sports are offered throughout the year, with flag football in the fall, basketball in the winter, outdoor soccer in the spring, and softball in the summer. All leagues are open with no gender restrictions.

View the Intramural Sports site

La Raza Staff Association (LRSA)

LRSA was formed in 1981 to improve the status and presence of Chicano/Latino staff at all levels in the Stanford community. LRSA continues to work toward the development of an environment conducive to the welfare of Chicano/Latino staff, students and faculty. LRSA holds monthly meetings throughout the year where speakers are invited for informal discussions on various topics of interest, such as cultural issues and professional development. LRSA also co-sponsors various events and activities with other staff groups, El Centro Chicano y Latino and El Guiding Concilio.

Victor Madrigal, (650) 725-4220

Over the Rainbow

A list for alternative families—including adoptive, LGBT and multiracial families—to share information and resources.

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A list for Stanford-affiliated parents to post and receive information on childcare, parenting tips, items for sale, play groups, family outings and university events.

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Queer University Employees at Stanford (QUEST)

QUEST is a network of Stanford LGBT staff and faculty who work to foster and support a diverse LGBT campus community by addressing social issues, as well as, assisting the University with individual, group and political concerns of the LGBT staff and faculty. Through programming, QUEST works to support Stanford in its effort to become a model institution on LGBT issues, provide opportunities to connect and network with Stanford community members and to have fun. Membership is open to all LGBT Stanford staff and faculty, as well as their friends, partners and allies. QUEST is closely allied with two other campus LGBT organizations, the LGBT CRC (students) and Stanford Pride (LGBTQQl alumni/ae).

Marly LeSene, (650) 723-9749

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A list for seniors and caregivers to post and receive information related to eldercare resources, caregiving advice, work-life and other related campus events, affordable senior care assistance equipment and Family Caregivers’ Group meetings.

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Slack workspaces

Stanford has an enterprise contract to use Slack; you must authenticate to view a list of workspaces. Ask colleagues about what channels to join, too.

Slack workspace directory

Stanford Staffers

Stanford Staffers was established in 1951 and is a partnership of staff members with the purpose to provide career support, share resources, broaden networks, work together on community service endeavors, develop a diverse workplace, and enjoy co-workers socially through special events, brown bag lectures and other special activities.

Marjorie Powell, (650) 724-1243
Karen Saltzman, (650) 723-5121
Jessica Meyer, (650) 498-6140
Maria Fabroni

Join a Stanford Staffers listserv today:

  • Stanford Staffers Business list is a listserv for Stanford business-related activities only: Stanford events/questions/departmental information/Stanford job posting/Stanford staff/lost on campus items, etc.
  • Staffers-Village list was created in November 2012 in an effort to continue to support Stanford Staffers in building community. Personal posts related to housing, items for sale, tickets, fundraising, non-Stanford resumes, non-Stanford job posting, etc.