"We prepare students to be outstanding contributors and leaders in a multicultural interdependent world; where we cultivate safe, respectful, inclusive communities that value diversity. We want students to find their place at Stanford; to be connected to the many communities that exist. In essence, to build a platform that further supports and celebrates diversity while cultivating a strong sense of community that is Stanford University."
— Vice Provost Undergraduate Education Greg Boardman, February 2013
“Stanford University has a commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty. This commitment is based, first and foremost, on the belief that a more diverse faculty enhances the breadth, depth and quality of our research and teaching by increasing the variety of experiences, perspectives and scholarly interests among the faculty.”