If there is a reported emergency on campus, AlertSU, Stanford's emergency notification system, will deliver time-sensitive emergency notifications to faculty, staff, students, postdocs and other members of the Stanford community via voice mail, email and text-messaging. Status updates will also be available online and through a recorded phone message.

Stanford's emergency website is: emergency.stanford.edu

Stanford's emergency information hotline is: 650-725-5555.

Post Doctoral Scholar Resources

Do you feel threatened or concerned about a person or situation on campus?

 If it's an emergency:

 Get to a safe place.

 Call 9-1-1 (or 9-911 from any campus phone).

 Tell the police the emergency, the location, who is involved, and your location.

 Safely notify others who might be endangered.

 If the situation is not urgent:

 Recognize the warning signs.

 Utilize the university resources listed below.

 Report the situation as soon as possible to Public Safety or a university resource that you are comfortable with.

Even if you are questioning or unsure, it's always better to talk to someone about a person or situation of concern. Recognizing and reporting early signs of a potentially dangerous situation is crucial to violence prevention. Your participation is the first step to keeping our campus safe.

We offer many resources to help, whether you want to:

  • Talk to someone about a person or situation
  • Report a threatening or potentially dangerous person or situation
  • Help a friend
  • Seek counseling
  • Pursue police action, personal protection or disciplinary measures
  • Find resources to help you out of a threatening and potentially violent situation, including violent or abusive relationships.

No matter the situation, we highly encourage you to talk to one of our reporting & counseling resources.

Resources on Campus

Stanford offers a variety of options for post doctoral scholars concerned about the potential threat brought by another person or situation on campus. These resources are availalable for discussing anything that is on your mind. All of the resources listed below are valid options. Confidential counseling and disciplinary action is also available through many of these resources. We encourage Stanford postdocs to utilize these resources to better enjoy a safe, healthy and fulfilling time at Stanford.

Counseling & Guidance

   Faculty & Staff Help Center (FSHC)
(650) 723-4577 (M-F, 9-5)
Mariposa House, 2nd Flr, 585 Capistrano Way

The Stanford Faculty & Staff Help Center (FSHC) provides professional, confidential, brief counseling to the faculty and staff of Stanford University. This service is offered by appointment, for eligible faculty, staff, postdocs and their significant others at no cost.

David Rasch Stanford Ombuds
   Office of the Ombuds
(650) 723-3682 (M-F, 8-5)
Building 310 - Room 104


The Office of the Ombuds provides information about University policies and refers you to other university services and programs. The Ombuds is an impartial dispute resolver who strives to see that faculty, staff and students at the university are treated fairly and equitably. Any Stanford faculty, student, postdoc or staff can seek the advice of the Ombuds Office. The Ombuds is impartial, neutral, and confidential.

   Office of Religious Life
(650) 723-1762 (M-F, 8-5)
Memorial Church Round Room


The Office of Religious Life at Stanford offers counseling and guidance geared especially towards those with spiritual concerns to assist students with challenging moments in their lives. This free counseling service is available to people of all faith backgrounds.

   Bechtel International Center
(650) 723-1831 (M-F, 8:30-5)
584 Capistrano Way


The Bechtel Inernational Center believes that international educational exchange nurtures a lifelong global perspective and aspire to play a key role in increasing Stanford's visibility around the world, strengthening Stanford's position as a global university of consequence.

   Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs
(650) 725-5075 (M-F, 9-5; walk-ins from 1:30pm)
1265 Welch Road, X100

The Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs is a resource for all university postdocs who provides consultation and advocacy in difficult situations, and can provide referral to confidential resources for counseling and further assistance.

Chris Griffith
Assoc Vice Provost
   Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Dean of Student Life

(650) 723-9929
Tressider Memorial Union, 2nd Flr, Student Life Office,
459 Lagunita Drive, Ste 9


The Associate Vice Provost is a source of support and referrals to University resources.

Human Resources

Human Resources is a good resource for any number of work-related issues. Although they are not a confidential resource, human resources can help you assess your current situation and put you in touch with the appropriate resources that will help address your concerns.

   Human Resources
320 Panama St.

Human Resources can help you pursue disciplinary action against faculty or staff who have violated University policy. Human Resources can also provide you with needed workplace accommodations. They are also available to advise and consult staff and can provide referrals to confidential resources.

Public Safety

   Stanford Department of Public Safety
(650) 723-9633 or 9-1-1
711 Serra St (across from the campus gas station)

In an emergency or to report anything suspicious dial 911 from a cell phone, 9-911 from a campus phone or activate a blue 911 emergency tower. The Stanford Department of Public Safety provides law enforcement, security, safety, crime prevention and emergency services on the Stanford Campus 24 hours a day.

Relationship Abuse, Stalking and Sexual Assault

If you are concerned about your personal safety or the safety of others, we highly encourage you to call the police immediately. A specially trained officer can address your concerns about safety and personal protection. Please dial 9-1-1 (or 9-9-1-1 from any campus phone).

   Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response(SARA)
(650) 725-1056 or 9-1-1 in an emergency (24 hours)
Mariposa House, 2nd Flr, 585 Capistrano Way, Rm. 208-209

The Stanford Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA) facilitates the coordinated, comprehensive, & consistent response to interpersonal relationship violence. With a focus on prevention education, intervention, and outreach, we collaborate with all members of the campus community to increase awareness and promote a culture of safety and respect.

Title IX

Diversity & Access Office, Title IX
(650) 721-0755
Mariposa House, 585 Capistrano Way

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Stanford University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. The University provides many resources to students, faculty, staff, and members of the Stanford community to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual harassment, including acts of sexual violence, all of which are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Rosa Gonzalez, Director of the Diversity & Access Office, is the Title IX Coordinator for Stanford University.

Sexual Harassment

   Sexual Harassment Policy Office
(650) 724-2120
Drell Residence, 556 O'Connor Lane

The Sexual Harassment Policy Office (SHPO) provides resources that can help you with concerns about sexual harassment.