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Stanford ChEM-H is committed to promoting diversity both in graduate studies and in the workforce beyond.

The CBI Training Program seeks to recruit and encourage diverse students in the sciences and engineering, including students with disabilities and underrepresented minorities. The Program's primary mission is to foster an inclusive environment that will afford all students to expand their perspectives and experiences both across the chemistry/biology interface as well as the wide range of personal and cultural interfaces.

This page provides information and links to University programs and some of the general and discipline-specific student groups available to promote and support a diverse community at Stanford. In addition, the Graduate Diversity website is a great resource. If there is something you do not see on this page, contact the Program Manager (



Stanford Preview Day: Stanford Preview Day is a three-day program designed to introduce diverse sophomores and juniors to the Stanford University campus and provide guidance in the graduate school addmissions process. Eligible applicants should be interested in pursing a PhD in the Biosciences. Program participates receieve overnight accomodations, meals, travel to and from Stanford, and free access to the full schedule of events. 

Graduate Pathways to STEM: The Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) Conference is a one day conference where students attend informative workshops addressing the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree, both MS and PhD, while also preparing for graduate school. GPS promotes graduate school opportunities to underrepresented minorities (URM), first generation and low income students at Bay Area, Northern California and select Southern California universities.

Fee Waivers: If you are interested in applying to Stanford graduate programs and need assistance with the application fees, consider applying for fee waivers. Contact ChEM-H Program Manager ( if you require assistance with the fee waiver process.

GRAD Diversity Day: A chance for prospective students from diverse backgrounds who have applied to Stanford to visit campus and see how they would fit. 



Diversity and Access Office: Provides an array of services and resources designed to ensure equal opportunity and address bias and discrimination, as well as assists individuals with disabilities who have requests for accommodations in the workplace and access to Stanford facilities, programs, and activities.

Office of Accessible Education: The campus office designated to work with Stanford students with disabilities, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (including the professional schools). The OAC provides a wide array of support services, accommodations, and programs to remove barriers to full participation in the life of the University.

Schwab Learning Center: Offers students with learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder a wide array of state-of-the-art services and resources to enrich the learning and research opportunities at Stanford.



Each of Stanford's seven Schools has diversity officers who can answer questions about graduate studies in their school. For the three Schools involved in this Program those individuals are:

ENGINEERING: Noe Lozano, Ph.D. (

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES: Joseph Brown, Ph.D. ( 

MEDICINE: Samar Fahmy ( and Ayodele Thomas, Ph.D. (



Biomedical Association for the Interest of Minority Students

Black Community Services Center

Black Graduate Student Association

El Centro Chicano y Latino

Grad Student Council Diversity Advocacy Committee

LGBT Community Resources Center

Native American Cultural Center


Stanford American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Stanford Society of Black Scientists and Engineers

Stanford Society of Latino Engineers

Stanford Society of Women Engineers

Women's Community Center

School of Medicine Diversity Center

A complete list of Stanford community and ethnic centers: LEARN MORE