Student Diversity

The Program Directors, the Executive Committee, the training faculty and the entire University strongly support the recruitment of students from underrepresented groups, including disabled students, to research careers. The President and Provost of Stanford have explicitly funded many diversity efforts, including financial incentives for departments to recruit and hire faculty members from underrepresented groups, and several offices at Stanford, i.e. the office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the Office of Diversity and Leadership at the Stanford School of Medicine, are dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse group of Stanford faculty. Our training faculty attend diversity activities through their professional societies, travel to institutions that serve underrepresented groups and frequently attend the following activities that support diversity in our graduate student population:

  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • American Indians in Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Northern and Southern California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
  • McNair Scholars Conferences
  • Leadership Alliance annual symposium, and individual graduate school academic affairs for universities both in and outside of California

Below are links to some of the many resources available to students:

SSRP-AMGEN Scholars Program

Diversity Recruitment and Visits

Office of Accessible Education

Disability Access

Diversity Resources

Power to Act: Disability Advocates at Stanford

IDEAL:  Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment

Biosciences Commitment to Justice and Action: