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Collage of photos of the diversity of programs at Stanford, including dancers at Multicultural Springfest, Powwow, students graduating and people in a meeting

The Diversity and Access Office was created to advance Stanford's commitment to diversity, and equal opportunity and affirmative action goals.

The Diversity and Access Office (D&A Office) ensures University-wide compliance with federal, state and local regulations concerning non-discrimination and disability access. To accomplish this mission, the office works collaboratively with vice presidents, deans, department chairs, administrative managers and human resources professionals who have direct responsibility for achieving the University's objectives. The D&A Office provides an array of services and resources designed to ensure equal opportunity and equal access, and to address bias and discrimination prohibited by law or official University policy. The D&A Office also assists individuals with disabilities who have requests for accommodations in the workplace and access to Stanford facilities, programs and activities. This office is within the division of Institutional Equity & Access which also includes the office of the Ombuds and SHARE Title IX office. 


  • As Stanford University continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 the Diversity & Access Office will remain open and available during normal business hours for remote or telephone meetings and consultations. Contact the Diversity & Access to schedule a meeting as needed. For fastest response, email or equalopportunity@stanford.eduFor University updates on COVID-19, visit

  • Ensure that your online learning, meetings, programming and activites are accessible for individuals with disabilities by reviewing this Digital Inclusion Checklist.

  • Disability Staff Forum Reboot: The Disability Staff Forum (DSF) is excited to announce their recent roboot with a newly launched website and is inviting employees with disabilities and/or disabiliy allies to join their list serv to learn more about disability-related topics, events and activities occurring on campus and beyond. DSF will be hosting regular meetings to build and foster community. Please visit the website and sign up for the mailing list for updates.