This story contains references to students with thoughts of suicide and self-harm that may be troubling to some readers.
The rally follows a petition circulated by the Stanford Asian American Activism Committee on Feb. 11 demanding that the University change its “discriminatory” Dean’s Leave of Absence policy.
Due to the number of sources who wished to remain anonymous, names of some students in this article have been changed. These students are identified by first-name pseudonyms. Dean of Students Chris Griffith told Karen her behavior was negatively impacting the Stanford community. Jacob and Erik were told they required an unreasonable level of care…
Three more individuals have joined the class-action lawsuit against Stanford — originally filed in May — which claims that the University, in placing students on leaves of absences in the face of severe mental health challenges without seeking sufficient accommodations, has discriminated against students with mental health disabilities.