Stanford University

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Our mission is to promote a unified community of inclusion, respect, and excellence through the development of a student body, staff, and faculty that reflects the diversity of our national communities and international partners.

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DEI Director Lupe Carrillo

From the dean and director

Welcome to our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.


We hope you find resources of value here. It includes some of the many voices at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability in our #StanfordEarthCelebrates identity series. You can source materials in our new DEI library to educate yourself on DEI areas such as inclusive teaching, land acknowledgments, and gender harassment, among other DEI topics. Finally, there are resource pages for faculty and staff, current students, prospective students, and postdocs. There are also avenues through which you can participate in events, monitor our progress, give feedback, report issues, and find support.



The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability aims to integrate diversity, equity & inclusion throughout the fabric of its educational mission. As we consider plans for a new school focused on climate and sustainability, we aim to build a community of students, postdocs, staff, and faculty that reflects the demographics of our society and values empathy and well-being along with academic and professional achievement.


With diversity, this community will reflect different worldviews and be attuned to the environmental justice and social issues that are fundamental to fruitful learning and lead to better scientific solutions for our planet.


By embedding DEI concepts and actions within all our programs and processes— from research, mentoring, and teaching to planning fieldwork and making curriculum choices—we hope to dissolve the social and cultural barriers that obstruct educational opportunity and equity for many, and in particular BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals, along with women, persons with disabilities, first-gen, low-income students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented individuals in the sciences. We believe that paying attention to the experiences of those historically underrepresented in our community will help us build a more inclusive school for everyone.


From vision to practice

Building on the work created by our Respectful & Inclusive Workshop program (2006) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (2010) established by Professor Emeritus Jerry Harris to diversify the geosciences pipeline, our 2021-2024 DEI Vision, Goals and Action Plan was developed under the heightened awareness of racial injustices and the legacy of systemic structures of discrimination in society and within our academic community. Against this backdrop, we are determined to improve and expand Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability DEI practices and to create an inclusive school for all.


The plan is a roadmap outlining current and future efforts around diversity curricula and training, broad enhancements to the student, faculty, and staff experience, improved engagement, expanded hiring outreach and student recruitment, and measures for progress. I hope you will take the time to read the full report and peruse this website. Both are organized around four areas that inform our DEI efforts:

  1. Educate more members of our community about DEI issues and practices.
  2. Enhance support and resources to create an inclusive environment, particularly for historically underrepresented groups in the Earth sciences.
  3. Engage and partner with minority-serving institutions, organizations, and diverse networks to recruit and share educational and career opportunities.
  4. Expect accountability for DEI across research groups, departments/programs, and administrative units.


The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability is adopting the DEI programs and practices of the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, which is one of the units coming together to form the new school. We can all play a role in making the future of this school more inclusive and ensuring that our vision is realized and sustained.


Lupe Carrillo, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability


Our DEI action plan

Read about our values and goals -- and our three-year roadmap for accelerating diversity and inclusion at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. This is a living document we will continue to refine with future feedback and input from our community. Please share your feedback and comments here.


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We believe in accountability

As we strive for a diverse, equitable and  inclusive community, we are committed to transparent processes and measures to support  hiring, admissions, and performance; as well as reports on school demographics and reporting structures for grievances. To view our Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability's current demographics click on the Stanford IDEAL dashboard's pull down menu and select the school name. To monitor our progress on processes and activities see our milestones chart. To report a grievance, contact Lupe Carrillo at

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Look for our icon on events

We offer a number of events and opportunities to engage in order to foster awareness, illuminate diverse identities within our school, and meet others. Watch for our icon to recognize at a glance our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion events.

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Contact DEI

397 Panama Mall
Mitchell 139
Stanford, CA 94305-2210
Phone: 650-724-6250

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