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Student Resources

Stanford Graduate School of Education students have access to a wealth of resources available to the university community.

Graduate student support

Graduate Life Office

Graduate Life Office is available to help graduate students navigate issues and challenges that students face in both their personal and academic lives.

Health and wellness

Vaden Health Center

Vaden Health Center has medical services, a pharmacy and a counseling center open to students.

Vaden also maintains a list of health insurance resources.

The Bridge Peer Counseling Center

The Bridge Peer Counseling Center offers confidential counseling 24 hours/day by phone or in person. Counselors are trained students and services are free and completely confidential.

Stanford Health Library

Stanford Health Library is free, open to the public, and offers health information designed to help you make informed decisions about health and health care.


Office of Accessible Education

Office of Accessible Education works to mitigate physical and attitudinal barriers students with disabilities might face. They coordinate accommodations and provide grievance and complaint resolution.

Community and cultural centers

Stanford Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership

The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership is a unit in Student Affairs comprised of the seven community and cultural centers on campus.

  • 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.
  • Black Community Services Center The Black Community Services Center works to ensure that students thrive and reach their full potential by focusing on five pillars: academic / intellectual, alumni engagement, community building, leadership development, and mental health and well-being.
  • 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.
  • Queer Student Resources QSR is a community center for students who are celebrating, questioning, investigating and/or struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
  • The Markaz: Resource Center The Markaz, whose name comes from the Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Turkish and Urdu word for "center," is unique in its cultural focus and goal of serving all students interested in Africa, the Middle East, and central, south and southeast Asia, as well as the American Muslim experience.
  • Native American Cultural Center The Native American Cultural Center works to improve the quality of life for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders. The center’s community reaches out to new students and their families to help them adjust to life at Stanford, realize goals, and prepare for the future.
  • Women's Community Center The Women's Community Center exists to facilitate growth and engagement for Stanford students around issues of gender, equity, identity, and justice. The center builds community and provides opportunities to explore scholarship, leadership, and activism.

Religious and spiritual life

Office for Religious and Spiritual Life

A home for people of all religious and non-religious traditions, the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life cultivates meaningful spaces to explore who you are and want to become for the sake of the world.


Hillel at Stanford aims to empower Jewish students at Stanford to explore and deepen their Jewish identities, and to envision their futures with choices inspired by Jewish values and commitments.

Addressing concerns

On any matters or questions of diversity and inclusion at the GSE, Eric Abrams would be happy to hear from you at To discuss something that has taken place in association with the GSE that concerns you, reach out to Eric Abrams at this dedicated account: .

Stanford Ombuds

Stanford Ombuds provides confidential services to help you resolve and cope more effectively with tough situations that may arise in your academic or workplace environment.

Title IX Office

Title IX Office provides students with broad protections from unlawful sexual harassment and sexual misconduct

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