Stanford Graduate Student Handbook – Section 3: Important University Policies – Other Policies – Graduate Student Affirmative Action

Relevant excerpt

'Effective action' - to cite President Hennessy again - 'requires the personal involvement of all members of the Stanford community.' It depends especially on the enthusiasm and everyday efforts of individual faculty, staff members, and students. We must not only work diligently to encourage applications from and to recruit those who would bring such diversity to the graduate student body, but we also need to create a hospitable and supportive environment for all - and especially for newcomers whose social and educational backgrounds may differ from those of the majority of our students.

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