Category: Living at Stanford

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Making the perfect first-year roommate match

August 10, 2017 1:02 pm
For Stanford’s first-year students, meeting their new roommates is one of the highlights and most anticipated moments of New Student Orientation. Unlike many peer colleges and universities, Stanford doesn’t share with first-year students who their new roommates will be in advance of their first day on campus at New Student Orientation (NSO), which this year… Read more Making the perfect first-year roommate match
Persis Drell

Provost reports on Title IX process

May 31, 2017 10:00 am
Earlier this year, I said I would provide a progress report to the Stanford community this spring on the first year of the Student Title IX Process, our new pilot process for hearing cases of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence and sexual violence involving students. I’m writing now to do that. This is the first… Read more Provost reports on Title IX process
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Stanford increases the number of all-gender restrooms on campus

May 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Single-user restrooms throughout the university are being converted to all-gender facilities in recognition of the needs of people who are transgender, gender fluid and gender non-conforming. Although the university’s efforts predate the passage of a California law that mandates such conversion in public buildings, it is in concert with the law’s intent and implementation. Gov.… Read more Stanford increases the number of all-gender restrooms on campus
Roble Hall

Making Roble Hall sustainable for its second century

April 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Venerable, ivy-covered Roble Hall will turn 100 in 2018. Roble resident fellow Jeffrey Ball hopes that, in its second century, the dorm known as Stanford University’s “La Grande Dame” will stand as a symbol and embodiment of sustainable living. Ball is a writer on energy and the environment, scholar-in-residence at Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy… Read more Making Roble Hall sustainable for its second century
Greg Boardman

Boardman to retire at the end of August

March 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Greg Boardman, Stanford’s vice provost for student affairs, who has led the division for more than a decade, will retire Aug. 31. Provost Persis Drell will share plans for a search committee early in spring quarter. Since 2005, Boardman has provided leadership to a division that currently includes nearly 30 0 professional staff and encompasses… Read more Boardman to retire at the end of August

Stanford continues working to provide support to international and immigrant communities

March 7, 2017 4:18 pm
Stanford is working to provide information and services – and to continue emphasizing the university’s support for all members of the campus community – as events continue to unfold around federal immigration policy. A working group with representatives from across the campus is meeting regularly to coordinate the university’s response to new developments and to… Read more Stanford continues working to provide support to international and immigrant communities
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Stanford’s support for our international and undocumented community

January 30, 2017 8:51 am
Recent events have brought anxiety, dismay and confusion for people in the academic community nationally and internationally as an executive order with new federal restrictions on travel to the United States was implemented. A letter emailed Saturday evening to the Stanford community from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost John Etchemendy and incoming Provost Persis Drell expressed… Read more Stanford’s support for our international and undocumented community

President and Provost write letters welcoming the Stanford community back for Winter Quarter

January 12, 2017 3:41 pm
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has sent a letter to members of the Stanford campus community, welcoming them back for Winter Quarter. The president’s letter includes news of appointments he has made and initiatives he is pursuing, including new open office hours for students. Provost John Etchemendy’s letter addresses issues that have been on the minds of… Read more President and Provost write letters welcoming the Stanford community back for Winter Quarter

Stanford updates its student alcohol policy

August 22, 2016 2:36 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability and accessibility of hard alcohol, Stanford University has updated its student alcohol policy to prohibit high-volume distilled liquor containers for all undergraduate and coterminal students living in undergraduate housing. It also prohibits hard alcohol at all categories of on-campus parties, with the exception of parties hosted by student… Read more Stanford updates its student alcohol policy

Public Service at Stanford

August 2, 2016 8:56 am
At Stanford, students are offered many ways to incorporate public service into their lives. They can live in Branner Hall, whose residents – sophomores, juniors and seniors – have made a commitment to incorporate public service into their lives. They can participate in Cardinal Service, a university-wide initiative designed to elevate and expand service as… Read more Public Service at Stanford