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12/19/2008 Emily Rains moves into a studio in a new building in the Munger Graduate Residence. Credit Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Servic

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Academic Resources | Accessibility Support | Career Support | Children and Families | Community Standards | Dispute Resolution and Legal Issues | Financial and Administrative Support and Assistance | Health and Counseling Resources | Housing | Immigration PolicyInternational Students | Office for Military-Affiliated CommunitiesSafety | Student Communities and Groups

Stanford is committed to supporting students’ well-being and offers a broad variety of resources on campus. If you don’t find what you need here, contact us (650-736-7078).

Academic Resources

Accessibility Support

  • The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) is committed to providing support and services that enable students with disabilities to take full advantage of the rich opportunities Stanford has to offer.

Career Support

Children and Families

  • WorkLife Office: helps students, faculty, and staff reach a comfortable balance in their work, study, personal and family lives. Their resources for graduate students focus on child care, elder care, parent education and work/life issues.
  • Stanford Parent-Net Mailing List: As a member of this mailing list, you can post or receive information about child care, parenting advice and tips, playgroups, items for sale and family events and outings.
  • Escondido Village Family Fund: The Escondido Family Fund was established in 1988 by a gift from anonymous donors to provide rent subsidies to graduate student families with two or more children living in Escondido Village.  Since funds are limited, families with the greatest need will be funded first and preference is given to Ph.D. students who will be in the final years of their academic program.
  • Graduate Family Grant: The Graduate Family Grant will provide up to $20,000 per year per family to eligible graduate students with dependent children. Funds may be used flexibly as needed to cover expenses such as childcare, healthcare and rent. Awards will be disbursed via the student’s account and are considered taxable income.

Community Standards

  • The Office of Community Standards is responsible for the student judicial process at Stanford. The office adjudicates cases related to possible student violations of Stanford’s community standards, including the Honor Code and the Fundamental Standard.

Dispute Resolution and Legal Issues

  • Ombuds Office: a confidential resource for students, faculty and staff who need help resolving questions, concerns, disputes or complaints. The Ombuds is a neutral, impartial and independent office responsible for protecting the interests and rights of members of the Stanford community.
  • Legal Counseling Office (LCO): provides free, confidential legal advice and consultation to students at no cost. The LCO gives preliminary advice so that students may be better able to understand the law and seek counseling if necessary.

Financial and Administrative Support and Assistance

Health and Counseling Resources


Student Housing manages all on campus graduate housing.

For information about individual residences check these websites:

Immigration Student Resources and Support

  • Stanford University welcomes students and scholars from all over the world and will continue support students with immigration issues with updated information at The Dean of Students Office can assist international students navigate their unique complex circumstances and connect students to campus resources.  As well, the Bechtel International Center will continue to offer community support. 

Undocumented Student Resources and Support

International Students

Office for Military-Affiliated Communities

  • The Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) focuses on the administration and management of VA financial benefits, coordinates and supports educational opportunities for military-affiliated communities, and conducts outreach to faculty regarding engagement and support for faculty grants or other funding specifically identified for military and veteran communities. 


  • Stanford’s Department of Public Safety provides law enforcement, security, safety, crime prevention and emergency services 24 hours a day from its office on campus.
    • In case of emergency or to report suspicious activity call 9-1-1
  • Your YWCA at Stanford YWCA @Stanford is a program of YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley on Stanford's campus. YWCA @Stanford is an independent community-based nonprofit that provides confidential support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual harassment in the Stanford community.
    • For immediate support, contact the YWCA 24/7 Support Line: 800-572-2782

SHARE Title IX Office

  • SHARE stands for Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Education. The new office merges the Title IX Office, the Sexual Harassment Policy Office (SHPO) and the Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Education and Response Office (SARA).

Student Communities and Groups