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Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership

The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership is a unit in Student Affairs comprising the seven community and cultural centers on campus. Our mission is grounded in values of justice, equity, and belonging at Stanford and beyond.  As educators, advocates, and thought leaders, we empower students to be bold collaborators and innovative leaders preparing them to navigate a complex world with the most vulnerable in mind.

Asian American Activities Center

The A³C builds a community of Asian and Asian American students, faculty, staff, and alumni that fosters greater understanding and awareness of the Asian experience in America. We offer Grad Life, a series that aims to provide Asian/Asian American graduate students with resources to sustain a healthy and balanced life while at Stanford. Contact Assistant Director Latana Thaviseth.

Black Community Services Center

The Black Community Services Center embodies inclusive excellence through partnering with and educating the Stanford community about the contributions of the African Diaspora, while ensuring that students can thrive and reach their full potential. Contact us by email.

El Centro Chicano y Latino

As a vibrant student center, El Centro Chicano y Latino works to support students academically, personally, socially, and culturally. We focus on creating mature, aware and socially responsible individuals who advocate and dialogue for equity and social justice. Email us at El Centro.

The Markaz: Resource Center

The Markaz offers community and resources for Stanford Muslim students, via social activities, academic events, mental health resources, and political advocacy. Our programming caters to both undergraduates and graduates, with some overlap and other specific events/activities for graduates. Contact Associate Director Cassie Garcia.

Native American Cultural Center

We invite you to join with us at the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawai'ian Program/Native American Cultural Center (AIANNHP/NACC)—students, staff, faculty, alumni, families, and friends—and share your unique abilities as we strive to make a difference throughout Native America. Contact us by phone: 650-725-6944.

Queer Student Resources

Queer Student Resources, or QSR, is a community center located on the second floor of the Firetruck House in a space that we call “QSpot.” QSR is a community center for students who are celebrating, questioning, investigating, and/or struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Contact QSR by email.

Women’s Community Center (WCC)

The WCC is dedicated to meeting the needs of all feminists at Stanford, and we host a variety of programs specifically designed for graduate feminists. Contact WCC staff.