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Our vision is to create a community in which we all thrive in an equitable, safe, caring, and just environment that supports diversity and promotes inclusion.

Institutional Equity & Access is a division at Stanford led by Patrick Dunkley, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Access, and Community, and is comprised of three offices: Diversity & Access, Ombuds, the SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Education).  Our offices are committed to ensuring that Stanford community members thrive in a just and safe environment, free of violence and harassment.  Collectively, our offices serve the entire campus community by engaging in four primary activities:  prevention – educating our campus community on sexual violence and all forms of harassment; inclusion – supporting affinity staff groups and leading trainings on diversity, inclusion, and bias; support – providing disability accommodations and helping community members who have experienced harassment or violence; and response – problem solving, investigating, and redressing allegations of harassment and violence.


The Diversity and Access Office was created to advance Stanford’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. The Office is responsible for University wide compliance of the nondiscrimination policies and equal access for individuals with disabilities. We provide technical assistance, training and resources to foster a respectful and inclusive Stanford community.

The Ombuds is a confidential, impartial dispute resolver who strives to see that faculty, postdocs, staff, students, and others are treated fairly and equitably. The Ombuds Office assists any members of the Stanford community who are experiencing conflicts, concerns, or other challenges in their professional or academic lives.

The SHARE Title IX Office is the University’s central resource for combating, redressing, and preventing sexual harassment and violence experienced by Stanford community members. The SHARE Title IX Office brings together in collaboration the teams of the former Title IX, SHPO (Sexual Harassment Policy Office), and SARA (Sexual Assault Relationship Abuse Education & Response) offices.

Peacemaking is an Indigenous form of community building and dispute resolution that specifically focuses on strengthening and healing relationships. Led by our new Conflict Resolution Fellow, Peacemaking provides opportunities to navigate difficult conversations, especially those that relate to community well-being and continuing relationships.