From its earliest days, Stanford University has been committed to founder Jane Stanford’s promise to “resist the tendency of stratification of society [by] keeping open an avenue whereby the deserving and the exceptional may rise through their own efforts.”
We believe that the degrees of variation in all campus life is what makes Stanford a special institution. Each person who arrives here brings a unique story, perspective, passion, and overall gift to the campus community. The very discourses, collaborations, and relationships that shapes one's experience on the Farm are made possible by a multitude of perspectives. This is why we celebrate our diversity and recognize it as a core value. Increasing and sustaining diversity at Stanford is an intention that students, staff, faculty, and neighboring communities will all contribute to and hold us accountable to.