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The latest publications and general announcements from the Office of the Provost.

International Travel Policy

November 2015

An updated policy has been posted regarding international travel.

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Stanford Campus Climate Survey

october 2015

Stanford University administered a campus climate survey in the spring of 2015, encouraging all undergraduate and graduate students to participate and provide their perspectives. The survey asked students about their perceptions of campus community, culture and safety as well as their experiences with prohibited sexual conduct.

Results of the survey were issued in fall 2015.

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Letter to the Campus Community

april 8, 2015

Provost John Etchemendy announced in May 2014 the creation of a student-faculty-staff task force to recommend ways to enhance Stanford's educational efforts around sexual assault, to improve support for those who have experienced sexual violence, and to improve its policies and disciplinary processes for reported cases of sexual assault. The committee, chaired by M. Elizabeth Magill (Dean of the Law School) and Elizabeth Woodson (2014-15 ASSU President ) issued its report in April 2015.


Message from Provost Etchemendy and Dr. Friedman

October 23, 2014

In a recent letter to the Stanford community regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Provost John Etchemendy said the university has established protocols to reduce the risks to the community posed by the virus, and to identify, isolate and begin care should the campus have a case in the Stanford Health Care network.



Combating Sexual Violence at Stanford

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy have issued a letter to the campus community, providing an update on Stanford's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and calling on all members of the Stanford community to play a role.

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Stanford Student-Athletes on Sexual Assault

september 17, 2014

Student-athletes at Stanford talk about how “It’s On Us,” as a community, to prevent sexual assault and relationship violence.

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Message from Provost Etchemendy

MAY 30, 2014