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Stanford's Commitment to Diversity

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Graduate students bring a wide range of academic and life experiences to the Stanford community.

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A wide range of opinions, perspectives, and experiences is essential to educational excellence. Discover ways to participate in, contribute to, and celebrate Stanford’s diversity.

Diversity includes, but is not limited to, categories of culture, socioeconomic background, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, and life experience. A diverse community of scholars asks unexpected questions and contributes divergent insights, pushing the forefront of knowledge further and faster.

VPGE Initiatives

The VPGE office works collaboratively within the University to broaden the participation and promote the academic success of graduate students from a variety of backgrounds, including those underrepresented within research universities. As a result, the Stanford community reaps the educational benefits of diversity, while preparing future generations of leaders for a global society.

Learn more about our Diversity Initiatives

Campus Communities and Resources

Numerous cultural, ethnic, religious, and social student organizations flourish on campus and offer opportunities for students to get involved.

Diversity Officers

Your school’s Diversity Officers are also excellent resources for current and prospective students. They provide advice, help getting acclimated to campus, and funding or research opportunities, and usually offer an open door for you to share your ideas and concerns.