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Centers for Equity, Community & Leadership

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One Goal. Distinct Approach. The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership is a Student Affairs unit that is composed of eight community and cultural centers on campus.

More About the Centers for Equity, Community & Leadership

Our mission is grounded in values of justice, equity, and belonging at Stanford and beyond.  As educators, advocates, and thought leaders, we empower students to be bold collaborators and innovative leaders preparing them to navigate a complex world with the most vulnerable in mind.


Shonté Thomas, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethography

Shonté Thomas

Shonté Thomas is the assistant vice provost for Inclusion and Community and executive director of Equity, Community, and Leadership within the Division of Student Affairs at Stanford. She joined Stanford in August 2023 with over 24 years of experience in education.

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