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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
Stanford , California 94305

Disability Resource Office

Office of Accessible Education
563 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305-8601
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About Stanford University

Stanford University, a prestigious private research institution located in Stanford, California, is renowned for its academic excellence and innovative approach to education. Established in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, the university has evolved into one of the world’s leading centers for higher learning and intellectual growth.

On the cusp of Silicon Valley, Stanford University has become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship, and cutting-edge technology. Its proximity to renowned tech companies, startups, and venture capitalists has fostered an environment of collaboration and exploration, making it a magnet for aspiring innovators and enthusiasts alike. The university’s influence on the technology industry is undeniable, with many successful companies tracing their roots back to its campus.

Spanning over 8,000 acres of beautiful campus grounds, Stanford offers a diverse range of academic programs across multiple disciplines. The university consists of seven schools: Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Education, Business, Law, and Medicine. Each school houses numerous departments and research centers, providing students with a wealth of opportunities to explore their intellectual passions.

Stanford’s commitment to academic excellence is evident through its esteemed faculty, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Faculty members are known for their exceptional research contributions, which translate into cutting-edge coursework and groundbreaking discoveries within their respective disciplines. The close-knit community of scholars and visionaries fosters a vibrant intellectual environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and sparks creative thinking.

For undergraduate students, Stanford offers a transformative and holistic education. The university’s undergraduate program aims to instill a broad base of knowledge while encouraging specialization through major courses of study. Academic rigor is balanced with a myriad of extracurricular activities, including a rich array of clubs, organizations, and athletic teams. Stanford’s commitment to promoting mental and physical well-being is reinforced through state-of-the-art recreational facilities and comprehensive support services.

Graduate students at Stanford benefit from the university’s steadfast dedication to fostering research and innovation. Vibrant graduate programs attract the brightest minds from around the globe, creating a multidisciplinary community engaged in pushing the boundaries of knowledge. The university’s cutting-edge research centers and institutes provide a conducive environment for in-depth exploration and collaboration, further augmenting the educational experience.

Moreover, Stanford is dedicated to enriching the lives of its students beyond the classroom. The university boasts a thriving arts scene, with world-class performances, exhibitions, and galleries. Cultural events, talks by renowned speakers, and community engagement initiatives are regular occurrences on campus, amplifying the intellectual and social vitality of the university.

It is important to note that Stanford University, as a not-for-profit institution, operates with a mission to contribute to society through education, research, and public service. This commitment extends globally through various outreach programs, interdisciplinary research initiatives, and collaborations with partner institutions across the world.

In conclusion, Stanford University stands as a beacon of intellectual curiosity, melding academic excellence and innovation. With its location in Stanford, California, at the heart of the technology-driven Silicon Valley, the university provides a unique and inspiring environment for students, faculty, and researchers. Through its multifaceted programs, extensive resources, and vibrant campus community, Stanford University continues to shape the future of education, research, and innovation in unparalleled ways.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations