Category: Safety at Stanford

New judicial process proposed for sexual assault

November 16, 2015 4:30 pm
Faculty, staff and student members of the Stanford community have been invited to comment on a proposed updated process for investigating and adjudicating cases of prohibited sexual conduct brought against students. The new process was proposed last spring by the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices, an 18-member panel of students, faculty,… Read more New judicial process proposed for sexual assault
Laura Wilson

2015 safety report provides crime stats and tips for staying safe

September 29, 2015 11:14 am
Burglaries on campus dropped sharply in 2014, according to the 2015 Safety, Security and Fire Report, issued this week by the Stanford Department of Public Safety. And as it does every year, the report provides information on a range of incidents on campus from stalking to hate crimes. It also offers advice on staying safe… Read more 2015 safety report provides crime stats and tips for staying safe
New Student Orientation

15 FAQs for parents of new Stanford students

July 14, 2015 3:10 pm
Approaching Stanford receives many questions from parents and families planning for their students’ arrival at Stanford in the fall. Below are 15 frequently asked questions and the resulting answers. Don’t see your question here? Email the Parent Helpline at mykidis@stanford.edu or check out the parent FAQ webpage. I plan to buy my son a bike… Read more 15 FAQs for parents of new Stanford students

Stanford seeks student input on campus climate, safety

April 16, 2015 3:39 pm
Stanford is encouraging all students to participate in a survey on campus climate that will be launching next week. The anonymous online survey asks students about their perceptions of campus culture and safety, including their experiences with sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence. The university will use the results to better understand the… Read more Stanford seeks student input on campus climate, safety

Provost's Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices report released

April 15, 2015 11:58 pm
Provost John Etchemendy sent the following letter to the campus community issuing the report of the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices. The task force makes recommendations for enhancing education, support and investigation. April 8, 2015 Dear Members of the Stanford Community: I am writing to provide you with the report, being… Read more Provost's Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices report released

Provost addresses the Stanford community on Ebola

October 24, 2014 4:24 pm
In an Oct. 23 message to the Stanford community regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Provost John Etchemendy and Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, said the university has established protocols to reduce the risks to the community posed by the virus, and to identify, isolate and begin care should the campus… Read more Provost addresses the Stanford community on Ebola
Lisa Lapin

How would Stanford communicate in a crisis?

September 10, 2014 7:57 pm
Stanford continuously works to improve its emergency response systems in preparation for crises administrators hope never occur. Lisa Lapin, vice president for communications, answers questions about how the campus intends to communicate with students and their families should an emergency occur on the Stanford campus. How would students be alerted to emergency situations on campus?… Read more How would Stanford communicate in a crisis?

Provost creates committee to advise on sexual assault issues

June 13, 2014 7:42 pm
A new faculty-student committee will be convened by Provost John Etchemendy to suggest ways of improving educational efforts around sexual assault and to provide advice on Stanford’s disciplinary process for reported cases of sexual assault. The committee will be co-chaired by M. Elizabeth Magill, the Richard E. Lang Professor and Dean of Stanford Law School,… Read more Provost creates committee to advise on sexual assault issues

Provost talks about drinking, bike safety, choosing majors and the myths of college finances

February 25, 2014 11:42 pm
Provost John Etchemendy welcomed parents and other family members to Parents’ Weekend on Feb. 21. In his speech, he asked parents to help curb risky drinking among students, increase bike safety and ensure students pick majors for the right reasons. Following is an edited version of his talk. Thank you to all the family members… Read more Provost talks about drinking, bike safety, choosing majors and the myths of college finances

Abundance of caution closes Stanford campus buildings

February 12, 2014 12:45 am
Out of an abundance of caution, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) closed Tresidder Memorial Union and many of the surrounding buildings Tuesday morning in response to a reported suspicious backpack. By 12:30 p.m., police determined that there was no threat and began the process of reopening the closed buildings. Among the buildings closed were… Read more Abundance of caution closes Stanford campus buildings