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Clayman Institute

The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research creates knowledge and seeks to implement change that promotes gender equality at Stanford, nationally, and internationally.

Since its founding in 1974, the Institute has offered many programs to further gender equality. We set a broad research agenda, translate gender research, convene interdisciplinary networks of scholars and advocates, empower women's voices and educate students. The Institute is based at Serra House, which has been its home since 1979.

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LGBTQ Resource Center

Stanford's award-winning center provides a warm and welcoming space for the extremely diverse population of students celebrating, questioning, investigating, and struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The LGBT Community Resources Center is a great place to relax, study, check email, browse books and magazines, watch films, or converse with queer and allied students. Stanford topped the list of Princeton Review's LGBT-friendly campuses and won the President's Award for Excellence through Diversity.

In addition to mentoring student staff and directing the Center's programmatic functions, the LGBT-CRC professional staff partner with appropriate university offices to provide coaching, individual case management, and referrals to students in need. Objectives are to provide direct support to students struggling with the range of academic, familial, psychological, interpersonal, spiritual, and ethical challenges surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity and to ensure that university policies and practices help them to develop intellectually, emotionally, and professionally.

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Women's Community Center

The Stanford Women’s Community Center (WCC), within the division of Student Affairs, is a dynamic and welcoming space that facilitates the success of women students at Stanford by providing innovative opportunities for scholarship, leadership, and activism. Every year, WCC student staff implement a variety of programs and initiatives that address issues of social justice and gender at Stanford and beyond, including the Women at Work series; the Feminist Narratives series; the Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference in early spring; programs supporting women in science, technology, engineering, and math; the Men & Masculinities Project; and many more. The WCC also serves as a hub for Women’s Voluntary Student Organizations (WVSOs), extracurricular academic, political, and social groups focused on needs and issues regarding women and gender.

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