On Tuesday, members of Stanford’s disability community and their allies gathered in Tresidder Memorial Union to demand disability equity during Student Affairs office hours being held there.
On Thursday, the Undergraduate Senate held a Mental Health Town Hall that brought together students and administrators to discuss mental health resources and concerns on campus.
Community centers’ push for increased resources – a perennial issue raised by student groups and representatives – has a long history. Challenges over the years range from a lack of professional staff and space for student groups to the threat of budget cuts affecting hours of operation and programming. This has led to a cycle of activism among students who hope to maintain and grow the community centers.
Since January of 1977, the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), established through student-led community organizing, has supported a community of undergraduate and graduate scholars, organizers, artists, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. The A3C, like other community centers, is not a place for self-segregation – the A3C is a place for congregation, identity and intellectual development…
Freshman blues are an integral part of the Stanford college experience. From homesickness to culture shock, these feelings vary across a wide spectrum, and it is often hard to find an optimal way of dealing with them.
Undergraduate representatives of the Asian American Activities Center recently sent out a new student survey on faculty diversity in an effort to inform and advance advocacy efforts for a broader range of backgrounds within the faculty body, according to involved students.
When it was founded in 1891, Stanford was ahead of its time: The school did not charge tuition fees, it admitted women and it had no religious affiliation. There were Asian American and Native American students in the first classes. But despite these measures, Stanford was, for the first 70 years of its history, overwhelmingly male – and even more overwhelmingly white.
For the first time in their 40-plus year history, Stanford’s six community centers are undergoing a review and assessment by Student Affairs.