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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

Health & Well-Being

Frosh Field Day, 2024. Credit: Nikolas Liepins/Ethography
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Welcome to the Dean of Students!

We serve as the compass for undergraduate and graduate students' lived experiences, guiding them toward finding their own sense of purpose and belonging. Our mission is to foster an accessible and meaningful educational environment for students by providing individualized student support, responding to impactful incidents, and cultivating the conditions for learning, development, and success in a residential community.

2023-24 James W. Lyons Award for Service. Credit: Thomas Yim/Ethography

Eight Students Receive the 2023-24 James W. Lyons Award for Service

The annual honor goes to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to service to and on behalf of Stanford University. This year’s recipients of the James W. Lyons Award for Service were honored by the Division of Student Affairs at a dinner event held May 30 at Tresidder Memorial Union.4 James W. Lyons Award for Service

IMAGE: FestiFall, 2022. Credit: Micaela Go

Share a Concern

Learn more about how to get help for yourself or someone you are concerned about.

Campus scenes, 2023. Credit: Andrew Brodhead /

Resources for campus events, safety, and well-being

During a time of heightened anxiety and concern in light of events in Israel and Gaza, we are committed to providing for the safety and well-being of the campus community. 

Magnolia County Fair, 2024. Credit: Michelle Zheng


Neighborhoods were designed to be your home at Stanford, and now is the time to truly make it yours. Explore more information about the neighborhoods, connect with local staff, find out what events are happening and explore the types of houses found within each one.

GOALIE, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins/Ethography

Graduate Life Office

We are a division of the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and is guided by Our Most Important Work. We serve the entire graduate student population at Stanford and their families. GLO deans are a source of comprehensive, impartial guidance and information related to all aspects of your life as a graduate student.

Frosh Field Day, 2024. Credit: Nikolas Liepins/Ethography