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In recent years, the Stanford community shared perspectives about our future as part of the long-range planning effort. Based on the ideas shared, the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) initiative was established. There are many projects across the university to ensure greater diversity, inclusion and equity in academics, in research, and in the workplace. Learn more about IDEAL and some of the campus initiatives.

Recent News

IDEAL or diversity, equity, and inclusion updates that recently appeared online:

In May 2021, the IDEAL DEI Survey was conducted to ask community members to share their experiences. Visit the DEI Survey website.

The IDEAL website includes other recent news.

Staff initiatives

Because staff comprise a significant portion of the university's workplace and are pivotal to forging transformational culture change, there are many initiatives and projects that foster the IDEAL vision among the staff community.  A brief summary of several initiatives is on the IDEAL website. Also view resources in the "Guidance and Support" section.

Note: Each school and unit may also have local initiatives for the benefit of those employees. Initiatives listed here are university-wide.