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Equity & Affirmative Action

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The President and Provost have delegated responsibilities for the implementation of equal employment opportunity to the director of the Diversity and Access Office. The director is responsible for developing the University's Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) for women and minorities. Likewise, the director is responsible for developing the University's AAP for veterans and individuals with disabilities (available upon request –

Affirmative Action Program

The Diversity & Access Office develops annual affirmative action reports and plans in accordance with federal regulations. The reports and plans assist with assessing the effectiveness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and includes policies, procedures, and practices that further the University's commitment to equal employment opportunities. The reports include Stanford's workforce summaries by school and unit, providing detailed demographic information. Furthermore, analysis of each job group is conducted to identify where Stanford is underrepresented with regard to women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. This determines the affirmative action goals and the action-oriented plans to be implemented for the following year.