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Learn more about the Stanford programs, centers, institutes and departments that help celebrate and elevate the Black community

Black Community Services Center

The Black Community Services Center embodies inclusive excellence through partnering with and educating the Stanford community about the contributions of the African Diaspora, while ensuring that students can thrive and reach their full potential

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CCSRE)

Our mission is To foster evidence-based teaching and research that advances racial justice through the comparative understanding of race.

Stanford People of Color in Technology (POC-IT)

POC-IT is a university-wide affinity group that advances representation, engagement, and support of people of any color in technology roles at Stanford.

While primarily aimed at university, SLAC, and Stanford Medicine staff who work or have an interest in technology roles, POC-IT also welcomes faculty and students, allies, and those in non-technology roles who are interested in participating.

This program is part of Stanford IDEAL IT, which provides innovative approaches for increasing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access across Stanford IT.

IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in a Learning Environment)

IDEAL is a set of campuswide initiatives that share the following goals:

To ensure that diversity of thought, experience, and approach is represented in all sectors of our education and research enterprise

To ensure that all members of the campus community feel they belong and are supported regardless of their background, identity, or affiliations; and

To ensure that all members of the campus community have broad access to the opportunities and benefits of Stanford.

African & African American Studies (AAAS)

African & African American Studies (AAAS) promotes an understanding of how history informs the present and inspires an engagement with the past in order to collectively dream a more just and equitable future. 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

Building upon the achievements of Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, the King Institute supports a broad range of educational activities illuminating Dr. King's life and the movements he inspired.