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Stanford University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, California 94305
Phone
(650) 723-2300
Email address
admission@stanford.edu
School Information
"Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanford University is a place of learning, discovery, expression and innovation. Founded in 1885, Stanford’s areas of excellence span seven schools along with research institutes, the arts and athletics. Stanford’s faculty, staff and students work to improve the health and wellbeing of people around the world through the discovery and application of knowledge." The university enrolls over 16,300 students and has over 2,200 faculty across its seven schools. (Source: https://facts.stanford.edu/)
General Information
In addition to mandating anti-bias training for staff and incoming students, Stanford University has financially supported anti-racist initiatives through its research grants for the IDEAL fellow program, as well as a new Center for Racial Justice in the Stanford Law School. Additionally, official university resources/literature encourage continued “protests,” and anti-racist mindset changes to combat and dismantle “systemic racism.” See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Creating Anti-Bias training for staff and Anti-Racism orientation requirements for incoming students.
  • The Law School announced, "1L Pro bono training in Cultural Humility expanded." It also announced the, "Expansion of Orientation including DE&I session for all 1Ls."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The Law School announced, "Annual Cultural Humility Training for Clinical Faculty redesigned and expanded."
  • The law school announced, "Unanimous faculty vote approving mandatory training on classroom management, including diversity and inclusion, for all SLS Instructors." Trainings will begin during the 2020-21 academic year.
Program and Research Funding
  • Research grants for the IDEAL fellows program and new Center for Racial Justice (Stanford Law School) will be given to research societal problems, injustices, and race/ethnicity.
  • The Center for Racial Justice aims to "to address some of the most challenging problems in our country resulting from the history and persistence of racism." The center focuses on "economic insecurity, including income and wealth disparities; educational opportunity; and reimagining public safety."
  • The law school announced, "Stanford Law School creates policy lab to support student contributions to the Clearinghouse on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion."
Resources
  • Official University Resources/literature encourage “allyship,” continued “protests,” and anti-racist mindset changes to combat and dismantle “systemic racism.”
  • Stanford Business School launched a seven-week program on race, unconscious or implicit bias, anti-racism, intersectionality and allyship.
  • Stanford University is “offering a Certificate in Critical Consciousness and Anti-Oppressive Praxis (CCC&AOP) to graduate students and postdocs, specifically targeted to those individuals in STEM.”
  • Stanford Medicine's Department of Nephrology compiled "Racial Justice Resources," including "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo.
  • The Center for Racial Justice also offers resources such as "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
  • The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute offers resources on "Anti-Racism Education," including Ibram X. Kendi's "How to be an Anti-Racist."
  • The Office of Student Affairs offered educational materials including a link to “Anti-racism resources."
  • The Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication offered resources on "Exploring Racism & Anti-Racism," such as Kimberle Crenshaw's talk titled "The Urgency of Intersectionality" and the "Seeing White" podcast.
  • The Stanford Libraries started the KNOW Systemic Racism (KSR) project. Using the project, users will know: "Systemic Racism Actually Does Exist; How Systemic Racism Interconnects; How to Help Fight Systemic Racism."
  • At Stanford Law School, the The Stanford National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent first-year law students "a guide to how to persist while learning 'how evil the US legal system is,'" according to media reports.
  • In 2020, a "New Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion position approved" for the law school.
Symbolic Actions
  • University apologized to its departments for following president's order against diversity training.
Last updated October 15th, 2022
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