Skip to content Skip to navigation
IDEAL Banner

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEAL)

IDEAL – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment – is about the future of Stanford. IDEAL’s objective is to move the institution culturally to the future. The success of our teaching and research missions depend on doing this well. And if we can create positive change in these areas, then we will make Stanford better for everyone.

Read the Provost’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

News & Updates

Community Board on Public Safety works to address issues of safety at Stanford

November 19, 2020

Co-chairs Patrick H. Dunkley and Claude M. Steele announce board composition and outline workplan for the academic year.

Stanford receives gift to support the university’s Black Community Services Center and Ujamaa student residence

November 18, 2020

A gift from Stanford alumnus Evan Spiegel will expand programs and create a permanent source of funding.

Stanford trustee Charles Young appointed to chair newly established Black Community Council; council members selected

November 9, 2020

The Black Community Council will engage Black alumni, students, staff and faculty for oversight of initiatives focused on supporting Stanford’s Black community.


Framework Task Force formed to recommend new infrastructure for the study of race and the impacts of race on society

October 8, 2020

Provost Persis Drell announced today the formation of a committee charged with looking at how Stanford is structured for the study of race and the impacts of race on society.

Stanford launches IDEAL Provostial Fellows Program to bring early-career scholars of race and ethnicity to the university

October 8, 2020

Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement C. Matthew Snipp talks about the new program and the challenge of diversifying Stanford’s faculty.

Update on IDEAL and Racial Justice Initiatives

September 23, 2020

In a message to the community, Provost Persis Drell givers an update on some of the efforts the university is taking to advance diversity, inclusion, access and racial justice.

President Tessier-Lavigne appoints co-chairs of Community Board on Public Safety

July 30, 2020

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has appointed Patrick H. Dunkley, deputy athletic director, and Claude M. Steele, a professor emeritus of psychology, as co-chairs of the Community Board on Public Safety, which is expected to hold its first meeting in early fall quarter.