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University Student Academic Grievance Procedure

A Stanford undergraduate or graduate student who believes that he, she or they have been subject to an improper decision on an academic matter may file a formal grievance with their School.


University Student Non-Academic Grievance Procedure

A Stanford undergraduate or graduate student who believes that he, she or they have been subject to an unfair, improper or discriminatory decision, action or treatment that does not fall within the academic or ADA grievance process may file a grievance with Diversity & Access Office.


Protected Identity Harm Reporting


School of Medicine Reporting Mistreatment

If you are a Medical Student in Stanford’s School of Medicine, and you have experienced or witnessed mistreatment, you are encouraged to report it through one of the options provided in the website below:


On-Campus Confidential Resources

Confidential Counseling Resources

Stanford recognizes that individuals who have experienced gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking often want and need a confidential person to talk to who can help them process what has happened, understand the support and resources available to them, and consider their options. Under state and federal law, only certain individuals who have professional status (e.g., mental health professionals and clergy) are in legally protected roles that permit them to guarantee confidentially to those who consult them. A Stanford student may contact the following offices for confidential counseling and support:

Organization Purpose How to Contact

Confidential Support Team (24/7)

The Confidential Support Team (CST) offers confidential support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking and sexual or gender-based harassment. CST services include information and help accessing resources, short-term emotional support and ongoing individual counseling. There is no charge for Stanford students. For more information about CST’s 24/7 hotline, hours and support services, please visit the CST web page.

Business Hours Line: (650) 736-6933

24 Hour Urgent Hotline: (650) 725-9955

Vaden Health Center

Vaden provides care, support, and education to Stanford students.

(650) 498-2336, ext. 1

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is the University’s counseling center available to help undergraduate and graduate students who experience a wide variety of personal, academic, and relationship concerns. They offer free evaluation and brief counseling, including individual, couples, and group therapy. The CAPS staff can help you address whatever it is that may be of concern to you in a confidential setting.

24 Hour Hotline: (650) 723-3785

Office for Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL)

The Office for Religious & Spiritual Life provides confidential services to all students, staff, and faculty. The multifaith team of clergy offers support and spiritual care to Stanford community members from diverse religious and non-religious traditions, including those without a faith affiliation. 

(650) 723-1762

Office of the Ombudsperson – University (Brenda Berlin)

The Ombudsperson provides confidential services to faculty, students, and staff to informally resolve and cope more effectively with tough situations that may arise in your academic or workplace environment.


(650) 497-1542

Office of the Ombudsperson – School of Medicine (James Laflin)

The Office of the Ombudsperson at Stanford University School of Medicine provides confidential services to faculty, residents, postdoctoral scholars, and students to informally resolve and cope more effectively with tough situations that may arise in your academic or workplace environment.


(650) 498-5744

On-Campus Non-Confidential Resources

Organization Purpose How to Contact

Diversity and Access Office

The Diversity and Access Office (D&A) provides university-wide oversight of Stanford University's non-discrimination policies. D&A can assist with clarifying the issues and identifying the appropriate procedures and processes for resolving discrimination concerns.

(650) 723-0755

Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Education and Response (SARA Office)

SARA provides comprehensive resources to Stanford students regarding reported incidents of sexual assault and relationship abuse. The SARA Office also provides information and referrals to services on and off-campus and assists with educational outreach and training.

(650) 725-9129

SHARE Title IX Office

The Title IX Office collaborates with the Stanford community to stop, prevent, and remedy interpersonal violence and gender-based discrimination through education, culture change, accountability, and empowerment. We offer options and resources to all students affected by these issues and are committed to providing a fair, thorough, and prompt investigation and adjudication process.

(650) 497-4955

Residence Dean (RD)

RDs are available for students to contact for assistance and support through difficult or challenging times. RDs know the options and resources available across campus to address whatever issue may be interfering with a student's success at Stanford.

(650) 725-2800

If there is no answer or if you have an urgent, after-hours issue, contact the campus operator at (650) 723-2300 and ask to be connected to the undergraduate RD on call.

Graduate Life Office (GLO)

GLO serves the entire graduate student population at Stanford and their families. GLO Deans are a source of comprehensive, impartial guidance and information related to all aspects of life as a graduate student.

(650) 736-7078

If there is no answer or if you have an urgent, after-hours issue, call the 24-hour pager at (650) 723-8222, Ext. 25085

Other Campus Resources 

Organization Purpose How to Contact

Stanford Well-Being Resources for Students

Well-being resources available to students wherever they are.


School of Medicine Wellness Resources for Students

The Office of Medical Student Wellness provides student life advising, wellness programming, and learning environment initiatives to enable students to thrive academically and personally throughout their medical school experience. 


Office for Inclusion, Belonging, and Intergroup Communication

Stanford University’s Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication (IBIC) works to build communication and understanding across differences. Our programs include curricular and co-curricular courses, educational workshops, training, and consulting.


Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership (Community Centers)

The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership (ECL) provide a gateway to intellectual, cultural and leadership opportunities for all Stanford students. Each center has its own mission. Yet students seeking academic enrichment, connection to a broader community, and/or individual services and support will find excellent resources in the Community Centers.


See additional information on other campus resources available to undergraduate and graduate students.