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Student Affairs Initiatives

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Student Affairs is constantly evolving and growing to meet the needs of our diverse communities. Here you can find more information about what we are working on along with recent updates.

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Social Life FAQ

Read this FAQ and a related message to learn more about efforts to support students in creating social opportunities that are fun, inclusive, and truly safe in the best traditions of Stanford.

Committee of 12

The Committee of 12 (C-12) — composed of students, faculty, instructors, and staff — was charged with examining the Honor Code, Judicial Charter and Process, and interpretations of the Fundamental Standard, and then developing recommendations, updates, and revisions to these policies and documents. The committee has submitted its proposals as required, and has concluded its work. 

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Core 10 Student Org Policies

Brief, clear, consistent guidance streamlines more the 45 policies covering membership, events, travel, financial management and more. 

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An update on alcohol and other drugs

We are committed to continuously evaluating what we are doing – and responding in a timely way to emerging issues. Here are our plans for winter 2022.

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Mental Health & Well-Being Initiatives

Student Affairs aims to create a culture of physical, emotional, and social well-being to promote student flourishing. 

Neighborhoods Task Force

Enhancements to Neighborhood Housing Assignments and Residence Configurations. This Task Force is charged with recommending longer-term changes and enhancements to the neighborhood model that will strike an optimal balance between student choice and community cohesion.

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Protected Identity Harm Reporting

We envision a process that will create an environment where students who report harm feel heard and supported. 

Social Life Accelerator Task Force

Stanford’s long been known for its fun, irreverent, whimsical social scene. Yet it just hasn’t felt as vibrant as it could be. Now, a group of alumni, students, staff and families are getting together to accelerate undergrad social life on The Farm.

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Stanford Group Accountability Process

Simplified  policies and a common accountability process for all student orgs and groups.

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Task Force on Students with Disabilities

This task force will examine the educational experience of the broad community of students with disabilities and recommend steps Stanford could take to further advance equitable access to opportunities.

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Stanford Against Hate

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, more attention and awareness has grown around long standing issues of oppression and injustice.