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Build your community with other faculty and staff by sharing Knowledge and supporting personal, cultural and social interests.

Staff Groups

Join affinity groups at Stanford and you'll find colleagues who share and support your professional, personal, cultural and social interests and passions.

Note: Staff Groups are owned and maintained by the Diversity and Access Office.

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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.

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IDEAL IT

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

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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

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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

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Stanford Staffers

Stanford Staffers is a partnership of people within the Stanford community. This cross-section of employees and retirees exists to network, connect, learn and to meaningfully contribute to the larger Stanford University community.

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Stanford Staffers Village

A list for staff members to post personal information and questions unrelated to work at Stanford, such as items for sale, vacation rentals, and available housing, as well as vendor recommendations (e.g., doctors, lawyers, contractors, etc.).

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ParentNet

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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Over the Rainbow

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

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SeniorNet

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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