Diversity has been a core value at Stanford since the university's founding in 1891. That year, Stanford opened its doors to men and women from diverse religious, national, and racial backgrounds in its quest to train useful citizens. The diversity of Stanford’s first class reflects our commitment to provide opportunities for advancement to any deserving student. We value the rich perspectives, skills, and ideas people from varied backgrounds bring to the Stanford community.
FLIP’s mission is to build a community of FLI (first generation and/or low income) students and supporters in order to empower FLI students and raise awareness of class issues.
We seek to foster an open and respectful campus environment by advocating on behalf of the FLI community and engaging in cross-class dialogue.
The Bechtel Center serves the international community at Stanford, as well as U.S. students interested in scholarships for study and research abroad. Our goal is to provide efficient, effective and respectful advising and programming support that is engaging and illustrative of the diversity of cultures at Stanford.
The Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) focuses on the administration and management of VA financial benefits, coordinates and supports educational opportunities for military-affiliated communities, and conducts outreach to faculty regarding engagement and support for faculty grants or other funding specifically identified for military and veteran communities.
Whatever help you need, whether it's with this week's paper assignment, a course concept, or getting your academic life organized, Stanford offers you expert coaching and advice. Community and wellness resources are shown here, too.
The Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) provides Stanford students one-on-one academic coaching and resources throughout your time on campus. Working hard in high school doesn’t always prepare you for the pace, volume, and complexity of a Stanford education. Use these resources to address time management, procrastination, reading comprehension and retention, and other skill sets to help you become a more sophisticated and effective learner.