Category: Living at Stanford

Mona Hicks

Mona Hicks is named Stanford dean of students

October 25, 2019 12:15 am
Mona Hicks, dean of students at Saint Louis University, has been appointed Stanford’s senior associate vice provost and dean of students by Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for student affairs. Hicks will begin at Stanford at the start of winter quarter 2020. Before joining Saint Louis University a decade ago, Hicks served at Rice University, Vanderbilt… Read more Mona Hicks is named Stanford dean of students

Stanford releases 2019 Safety, Security and Fire Report

September 27, 2019 10:54 pm
Stanford has released its 2019 Safety, Security & Fire Report, an annual publication that promotes personal safety and crime prevention on campus, and provides statistics about specified crimes that were reported during the 2018 calendar year. The report covers crimes that occurred on the main campus and other locations used by students that are immediately… Read more Stanford releases 2019 Safety, Security and Fire Report

Managing food allergies at Stanford

September 25, 2019 10:16 pm
The Food Allergies@Stanford program offers accommodations to support the more than 300 Stanford undergraduates with medically-documented food allergies and special dietary needs. Cassidy Willingham, dining food allergy program nutritionist, answers questions about how students can manage a food allergy while at Stanford. What does Stanford do to support students with food allergies? At Residential &… Read more Managing food allergies at Stanford
Emelyn dela Pena

Stanford Student Affairs adds three new staff members

May 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Three staff positions that serve Stanford students were recently filled. Two are newly appointed associate deans of students who will also oversee the Black Community Services Center and El Centro Chicano y Latino. The third is an associate vice provost position, which was newly created to promote inclusion, community and integrative learning. Emelyn dela Peña… Read more Stanford Student Affairs adds three new staff members
Brubaker-Cole

A future vision for Stanford's Greek system

February 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole is initiating a series of discussions aimed at developing the future of Greek life at Stanford. In a letter sent to student leaders of fraternities and sororities, Brubaker-Cole said she will be convening and appointing members to a small steering committee of students, alumni, administrators and professional staff.… Read more A future vision for Stanford's Greek system
Brenda Berlin

As Stanford ombudsperson, Brenda Berlin is a confidential resource

February 8, 2019 12:21 am
Since arriving at Stanford in September as the university’s new ombudsperson, Brenda Berlin is on a mission to tell members of the campus community what she does. The role of ombudsperson is not well understood, Berlin admits, noting the challenge of educating the university community about the neutral nature of the office and the services offered… Read more As Stanford ombudsperson, Brenda Berlin is a confidential resource

Stanford cancels classes because of air quality concerns

November 16, 2018 4:11 pm
In the message below to the campus community on Thursday, Nov. 15, Provost Persis Drell explained the decision to cancel classes at Stanford today, Friday, Nov. 16, because of air quality concerns. Since that time, the Big Game against Cal has been rescheduled to Dec. 1 because of air quality concerns. Learn more about the Big… Read more Stanford cancels classes because of air quality concerns
Meier Hall

Residential education is in the spotlight

November 1, 2018 11:02 pm
Stanford’s undergraduate residential education program is undergoing a comprehensive review with the goal of improving the experience of living and learning on campus for all undergraduate students, according to leaders of the ResX initiative, who recently talked about their progress at a Faculty Senate meeting. Launched last spring, ResX is one of the first initiatives… Read more Residential education is in the spotlight
Roble Hall

Roble Hall celebrates 100 years as a student residence

October 4, 2018 9:36 pm
Roble Hall, the oldest continuously used residence hall on the Stanford campus, turns 100 this fall. Much has changed at Stanford since Roble opened as a women’s residence on Sept. 28, 1918. But even as the campus has grown up around it, the ivy-covered Beaux-Arts icon has remained relatively unchanged. It still houses students –… Read more Roble Hall celebrates 100 years as a student residence
Soto Hall

Residence staff welcome first-year students to the punny Farm

September 21, 2018 11:19 pm
The Stanford autumn quarter tradition of adopting witty and memorable themes for residence halls was on full display Thursday when first-year students moved into their new homes. Each year, resident assistants and other staff – upperclass students whose job is to help build community in the university’s dorms and houses – strive to select a… Read more Residence staff welcome first-year students to the punny Farm