Stanford's commitment to diversity begins at recruitment. The VPGE office supports departmental efforts to recruit graduate students who participate in and contribute to our diverse community.
Prospective students may want to learn more about campus opportunities by visiting campus and by talking to the school-based Diversity Officers.
School Diversity Officers
Specialized Diversity Officers are available through each school to answer prospective students' questions about graduate student life, admissions, funding, housing, summer opportunities, and more.
Graduate Application Fee Waivers
Students may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Day (GRAD Diversity Day)
Selected students may be invited to visit campus for GRAD Diversity Day, a day of activities to help prospective students make an informed choice about graduate studies at Stanford. This event is for students applying or admitted to the schools of Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, Education, and Earth Sciences.
Recruitment support to departments
Departments or individual faculty members may request up to $500 from VPGE to defray the cost of travel to visit Stanford campus for prospective graduate students who would bring diversity (boadly defined) to the student body.
Considering graduate school at Stanford?
Check out the Prospective Students gateway for general information about graduate life at Stanford.