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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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We aim to build a community that reflects the demographics of our society and that values empathy and well-being along with academic and professional achievement. Find here the information, programs and resources to support you and our aspiration for a community that recognizes, celebrates and embraces all worldviews. 

Educate

We educate our community about DEI issues and best practices.

Courses

We support Diversity in the Geosciences, a course that prepares students to address the participation and inclusion challenges uniquely faced in the geosciences, along with other courses in environmental justice.

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DEI library

The first step toward a diverse and inclusive community is awareness. Dig into our DEI library to find articles and books on topics from equity in the classroom to land acknowledgment, anti-Black racism, sexual harassment, environmental justice, and more.

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Best practice workshops

Learn more about our workshops for faculty, staff and students on DEI best practices including inclusive teaching, upstander training, and anti-racism sensitivity.

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Enhance

We support activities and connections to build  an inclusive and equitable community.

Stanford Earth Postdoc Fellowship program

Learn more about postdoc positions for scholars who advance diversity in the Earth, energy, and environmental sciences.

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Dean's Graduate Scholars program

Find out about our first-year tuition for underrepresented students, along with other financial support for conferences and educational needs throughout the graduate career. 

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Intersections: Identities @ Stanford Earth

Our #StanfordEarthCelebrates interview series illuminates how our many identities intersect with our work in the geosciences. 

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Professional development

Learn more about our professional development programs.

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Diversity and access

Resources for individuals with disabilities.

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Concerns and grievances

If you encounter a problem,  there are avenues for you to report it or express a concern. 

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Engage

We partner with minority-serving institutions, organizations, and diverse networks to recruit and share educational and career opportunities.

SURGE

Apply to our Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program for non-Stanford college students interested in Earth sciences and sustainability.

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Community centers & affinity groups

Engage with organizations across campus through expanded planning, events and resources. Or join an affinity group.

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Outreach beyond Stanford

We reach out to targeted institutions and conferences to support diversity in student, faculty and staff recruitment.

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Expect

We hold ourselves accountable across departments, programs, and administrative units.

Our goals

We have big goals. Read our complete strategic plan. 

 

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Our demographics

Track our changing community on the Stanford IDEAL dashboard by using the pull down menu for Stanford Earth.

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Our Milestones

Learn more about how we measure progress through our activities and processes.

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Careers in Geoscience

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News

Q&A: Why discuss disability in the geosciences?

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, four Stanford Earth community members talk about how disability, neurodivergence, and chronic illness have informed and impacted their careers.

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Panel event probes hidden disabilities at Stanford

Stanford Earth's Isabel Carrera, Rosie Ries and Allegra Scheirer discussed living with disabilities that might not be visually perceived and how the university could make campus more welcoming.

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Q&A: Why environmental justice motivates geoscientists

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss diverse experience, six Stanford Earth community members talk about how they center and uplift environmental justice in their work and life.

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Q&A: Why discuss mental health in academia?

Stanford Earth transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative in 2020. As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, five Stanford Earth community members talk about how mental health has informed and impacted their careers.

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