GENERAL: Where do I find the basic policies and procedures governing students at Stanford?
FUNDAMENTAL STANDARD: What should occur if a student has violated the fundamental standard?
PRIVACY: What rules govern the privacy of student records?
DISABILITY: If I need a service or accommodation due to a disability, whom do I contact?
LEGAL COUNSELING: If I need legal advice, whom can I contact?
SEXUAL HARASSMENT: What is the University's policy on sexual harassment? What resources are available on campus?
ARREST POLICY: There was an incident at Stanford that led to an arrest. What will Stanford do now?
RALLIES & PROTESTS: What do I need to know to organize a rally at Stanford?
FILE-SHARING: Is it OK to download and distribute music or movies from the internet without paying for them?
The basic policies and procedures governing students are found primarily in the Stanford Bulletin http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/bulletin, including the following topics: academic standing, computer security, disability services, discipline, financial aid, grievances, immigration, political activity, records/privacy, domestic partners, weapons on campus, controlled substances and alcohol and smoking.Back to top
In addition, students should contact the Office of the Dean of Students at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/DOS or (650) 723-2733
- the Stanford Graduate Student Handbook at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/DoR/GSH/print.html;
- the Fundamental Standard, located at
- a collection of student policies including alcohol & controlled substances, computer usage, sexual assault and sexual harassment, in addition to the Honor Code and Fundamental Standard, is located on the Judicial Affairs Office website at http://www.stanford.edu/ dept/vpsa/judicialaffairs/ or (650) 725-2485.
Contact the Office of Judicial Affairs at (650) 725-2485 and/or the Office of the General Counsel at (650) 723-9611.Back to top
FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education, including Stanford University. For more information please refer to the Stanford Bulletin.Back to top
The ASSU offers FREE legal advice to any student who needs it. Please refer to the ASSU Legal Counseling Office at http://assu.stanford.edu/ or (650) 375-2481 to schedule an appointment.Back to top
Please refer to the ADA/ Section 504 Compliance Office at http://www.stanford.edu/group/dsf/ or (650) 723-0755.Back to top
Stanford University strives to provide a place of work and study free of sexual harassment, intimidation, or exploitation. It is expected that students, faculty, and staff will treat each other with respect.Back to top
Please refer to the Sexual Harassment Policy Office for links to the University's policy and for options to redress sexual harassment. http://harass.stanford.edu/. The Office may be contacted directly at (650) 723-1583 or Harass@stanford.edu.
The University has long adhered to a policy of non-interference once an arrest has been made. For more details, please review Stanford University's Policy on Arrests and Prosecutions.Back to top
Stanford University has designated White Plaza as the designated University area available to University recognized departments and student groups for programs, speeches, rallies, information tables, banners and posters and can be scheduled through the Office of Student Activities (OSA), 723-2733 (except for information, all events and banner space must be scheduled with the OSA). White Plaza is also the designated area for free speech on campus. For more information, please review the Guidelines for Use of White Plaza, http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/sal/planning/white-plaza-posting. The Main Quad and the Oval are NOT available for rallies or protests; please see University Policy Regarding Use Of The Oval and Policy On Use Of Main Quadrangle And Memorial Court. Additionally, all rallies, protests or student gatherings must comply with the University's Policy Regarding Noise and Amplified Sound.Back to top
Sharing music, videos, software and other copyrighted material in violation of copyright laws may expose you and others to significant legal and University sanctions. Residential Computing has put together an excellent overview of file-sharing and its consequences, at http://rescomp.stanford.edu/info/dmca/. Please also refer to the Provost's letter affirming Stanford's commitment to the protection of copyrights,http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/gradadmissions/admitted/patent-copyright.Back to top