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Current Student Life

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Student life on campus is expansive with a number of events and programs dedicated to engaging the Stanford community throughout the year. These include programs such as Cardinal Nights which provides non-alcoholic centered activities on the weekends in addition to events that student organizations plan on such as the Stanford African Students Association’s annual cultural show or that community centers lead, such as Queer Student Resources’ weekly program called Trans&. Dorm leaders and class cabinets (for undergraduates) and CAs and the GSC Programming Board (for graduate students) also organize activities including intramural sports events, social events, and of course, fountain hopping!

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The following spaces and resources are for developing community on campus for both undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Student Immigrant Empowerment Project at Stanford (SIEPS), the premiere outreach organization for the immigrant community. This Stanford Daily article from 2018 describes its inception. You can find them on Instagram or more information in CardinalEngage. Though the organization tends to be more undergraduate heavy, it is open to both undergraduates and graduates. 
  • The First-Generation/Low-Income (FLI) office seeks to assist students in seeking out academic guidance, co-curricular resources, networks, and other support systems to help FLI students establish success during their time at Stanford. Throughout the year, they partner with various organizations, such as the Haas Center, CareerEd, and Academic Advising (for undergrads) to give FLI students individualized access to offices throughout campus. 
  • Bechtel International Center is a student advising center that helps international students navigate legal, financial, and cultural components of their Stanford experience. In doing so, they offer an extensive variety of programming, events, and advisory services for students and their families year-round. Members of the undocumented community should reach out to For Dreamers for any resources, but may find some community connections with the international student population.  
  • The Office of Student Engagement. The Office of Student Engagement supports students in developing their interests and passions outside of the classroom. Their work includes offering guidance and assistance to volunteer student organizations, helping students connect to communities and groups on and off campus, as well as cultivating an inclusive and respectful larger student community on campus. 
  • The Haas Center for Public Service inspires Stanford University to realize a just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. It is the hub of Cardinal Service, a university-wide effort to make service an essential feature of a Stanford education.
  • Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership. Stanford University features various community centers that support students from a variety of identities. These centers include the:

The Diversity & Access Office ensures University-wide compliance with federal, state and local regulations concerning non-discrimination and disability access. The Diversity & Access Office works closely with the university offices requesting disability-related accommodations. Discrimination support and resources are also available. The Diversity & Access Office is within the division ofInstitutional Equity & Access which also includes the office of the Ombuds and SHARE Title IX office.