From its earliest days, Stanford University has been committed to founder Jane Stanford’s promise to “resist the tendency of stratification of society [by] keeping open an avenue whereby the deserving and the exceptional may rise through their own efforts.” We believe that the richness of our backgrounds, cultures, talents and interests has made Stanford University one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions.
Today, our commitment to diversity is stronger than ever before. That commitment is reflected in the wide range of offices, services, policies and programs that help us attract and retain faculty, students and staff who bring a multiplicity of experiences, perspectives and interests. We realize that a variety of approaches are necessary to foster diversity throughout the university, and we will continue to give careful attention to these important efforts. In doing so, Stanford will remain on the cutting edge in the search for new knowledge and in creating leaders for the next century.
President John Hennessy