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The President and Provost have stated that increasing the diversity of students, staff, and faculty at Stanford University is critical. A diverse and inclusive community offers different perspectives, experiences and cultures that enrich the educational experience.

Demographic Data

Stanford University collects demographic data of its community, including students, faculty, and staff. As a federal contractor, the University is required to request information and periodically report on employees' gender, race, ethnicity, veteran, and disability status. This data assists with assessing the effectiveness of the University's equal employment opportunity and affirmative action efforts. Visit the IDEAL Dashboard for information.


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Staff Groups

Staff Groups were established to provide community members with opportunities for professional, educational and social support.