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Diversity and Community

The intellectual life at Stanford is enhanced by the contributions of a diverse faculty. To build a broad-based academic community, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity supports a number of faculty groups, community events, and programs. The Vice Provost co-convenes the University's Diversity Cabinet along with the Vice Provosts for Graduate Education and Undergraduate Education.


Work Life

Stanford's commitment to family friendly policies and services is a core to its culture.  The University is committed to hiring and retaining the world’s most accomplished and imaginative teachers and scholars as faculty members. Doing so is integral to fulfilling our research and teaching mission...

WISE Ventures

Stanford WISE Ventures serves as a catalyst connecting research, resources, and innovation to increase the success of women and advance equity in science, engineering, and mathematics fields, across the Stanford community.
WISE Ventures, a joint initiative of the Vice Provost for Faculty...

Assistant Professor of History Allyson Hobbs speaking at a FWF seminar

Stanford Faculty Women's Forum

The Faculty Women's Forum (FWF) provides information and organizes events to promote the success of women faculty at Stanford, with opportunities for women faculty across the University to discuss shared interests and concerns.
The Faculty Women’s Forum is supported through the Office of the Vice...

Peter Stansky, History, and Ken Fields, English

Emeriti Council

The Stanford Emeriti Council provides an ongoing community of Stanford emeriti and their spouses/partners. 
Upcoming Spring Events*
Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m. Talk by William Miller, Co-Director of the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) and Former Stanford...

Distinguished Alumni Scholars Day

The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Day (DAS) was held on November 13, 2013.  This day-long event hosted 16 Stanford graduates who currently hold academic faculty positions across disciplines and post-secondary institutions.  The alums will meet with undergraduate and graduate students, senior university...