Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Stanford University Land Acknowledgement

This land acknowledgment may be written or spoken at the beginning of an event, meeting, or program. If spoken, the order should be: (1) Welcome and words about the event, (2) Land Acknowledgement, (3) Scheduled program. View video here: https://youtu.be/6G4-iI3jrmY 

Stanford University Land Acknowledgment “We recognize that Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples”

H&S Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision 

The School of Humanities & Sciences affirms its commitment to fostering a community that actively addresses issues of power and inclusion by forwarding social justice and equity at Stanford and beyond. We seek to uplift the thriving and belonging of all members through our practices, policies, and programs.

Meet our Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Bianca Tonantzin Zamora (She/Her)

Bianca Tonantzin Zamora

“In alignment with our vision statement, belonging is so critical to the success and thriving of staff. It takes a collective effort to dismantle inequitable power structures, and nurture environments where all staff are capable of showing up as their authentic selves and are provided the support to thrive in their roles. It is imperative as we acknowledge the strengths of H&S professionals, that we also understand the ways that systems of oppression shape the personal and professional realities of staff and managers. Experiences of microaggressions, racism, and other forms of oppression have been shown to negatively impact the physiological and psychological well-being of members in higher education. Therefore, we all have the responsibility to take actionable steps that address oppressive acts, structures, and processes. Through empathy, critical reflection, and advocacy, we can collectively carve pathways that uplift the success and thriving of all members. I am hopeful that our collective efforts will strengthen our capacities for equitable and inclusive practices at Stanford and beyond.”

Contactbtzamora [at] stanford.edu (Bianca Zamora) (she/her) Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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H&S Strategic Plan for DEI Staff Initiatives

Phase 1: 2021-2022

  • DEI training for all H&S staff and managers
  • Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate
  • Professional development DEI workshops
  • DEI newsletter & staff highlights
  • DEI online resources

Phase 2: 2022-2023

  • Mentorship and professional pathways programming
  • School-wide DEI staff collective
  • Expand anti-bias education in recruitment
  • Inform equitable policies and processes
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DEIB Collective - COMING SOON!

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Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

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Department Training/Workshop Request

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Stanford University Employee Affinity Groups

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DEI Best Practices & Learning

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University Resources & Reporting