Finding Community at Stanford


We are a collection of departments with students and staff committed to ensuring that all students have community, access, and resources to thrive at Stanford. We work to provide a sense of belonging for students from historically marginalized communities, and to foster a more inclusive environment for all students on campus. All of our websites are linked below, along with recordings of several information sessions hosted for newly admitted students throughout the month of April. Not all of our information sessions were recorded.

You can also watch a panel discussion from our Virtual Admit Weekend on April 25, 2020 with representatives from the Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership (ECL) community and cultural centers and the First Gen and/or Low Income (FLI) Office addressing how they found and continue to foster community at Stanford. The panel featured eight Stanford students and was moderated by Jan Barker-Alexander, Assistant Vice Provost of Student Affairs Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership (ECL) & Offices of First Generation/Low Income Programs and Military Affiliated Communities.

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  • Another Reason to Choose Stanford: Asian American Activities Center

    Come learn about how the Asian American Activities Center can be a resource for you and spend time with our student leaders to understand why the Center and community are important to them!

  • Another Reason to Choose Stanford: Black Community Services Center

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    Come experience Black@Stanford and the diversity within our community at this year’s Black Community Welcome! It’ll be a time for admits and family members to connect and fellowship with world-renowned faculty and administrators and engage with current students from our Black Volunteer Student Organizations (BVSOs).

  • Another Reason to Choose Stanford: El Centro Chicano y Latino

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    Professional staff and students from El Centro Chicano y Latino will be live to answer all your questions about Latina/o/x student life at Stanford. Come and connect with us!

  • Another Reason to Choose Stanford: The Markaz Resource Center

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    Join us on Zoom to learn about the Muslim community at Stanford from diverse panel of students, including current frosh and upperclassmen.

  • Another Reason to Choose Stanford: Native American Cultural Center

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    Join Stanford indigenous students and staff in a lively discussion about what Community means to us; how we celebrate culture and identity in organizations, programs and events; how Natives are thriving inside and outside of the classroom; and why you should join us!

  • Muwekma Native Theme House & Stanford Powwow

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    Conversation with Muwekma Resident Fellow Shoney Blake and student staff about living in the Native Theme House and with Powwow Co-Chairs about how to get involved in the 50th Annual Stanford Powwow.

  • Native Hawaiian Sustainability Class and Native Languages

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    Join students as they lead a virtual class on Native Hawaiian Sustainability followed by a conversation with students about Stanford’s Native Language classes (Cherokee, Navajo, Lakota, Native Hawaiian, Yupik).


  • Conversation with Native Families and Stanford American Indian Organization

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    Conversation with NACC staff and Native Families answering some of your Stanford questions and a conversation with Stanford American Indian Organization student leaders about how to get involved.


  • Another Reason to Choose Stanford: Women's Community Center

    Come and join us for a virtual hangout where you will get to mingle with current WCC staff, interns, and WVSO leaders and learn more about ways you can engage with the WCC community, space, and programming next year!

  • Women in STEM Panel

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    Join the Women’s Community Center for a student panel of women in STEM fields to learn about opportunities in science and engineering, classes, majors, research and internships.

  • Another Reason to Choose Stanford: FLI Office

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    During this session, you will have the opportunity to hear from first-generation and/or low-income (FLI) administrators and students.

  • Another Reason to Choose Stanford: Hillel

    For a quick and friendly overview of the Jewish community open house, please contact Jason Kuperberg at