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Stanford’s IDEAL initiative makes substantial progress toward goals

The campus-wide efforts to promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion have expanded significantly in the academic year 2020-21.

When Stanford launched its IDEAL initiative (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment) in 2018, Provost Persis Drell set three ambitious goals: to make sure that diversity of thought, experience, approach and identity is represented in all aspects of the education and research mission; to ensure that all members of the campus community feel they belong and are supported; and to provide equality of access within the community to the opportunities and benefits of Stanford.

Since then, multiple IDEAL efforts have been initiated and advanced in the broad areas of recruitment, education, engagement and research, touching all Stanford populations: undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty, staff and alumni.

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