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Too Busy Flourishing, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethography

Policies & Protocols

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Stanford University is committed to the safety, health and well-being of the campus community. Here you can access information regarding protected identity harm reporting, involuntary leave of absence, the Stanford Group Accountability Process, Campus Security Authorities, and more.

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Certification Forms

This page describes Stanford’s process for Dean’s Certification, the certification process typically requested for law schools, FIPC, State Boards of Law Examiners, medical/veterinary school, etc.

Campus scenes, 2023. Credit: Micaela Go

Involuntary Leave of Absence and Return Policy

Stanford University is committed to the safety, health and well-being of the campus community. The University recognizes that students may experience situations that significantly limit their ability to function successfully or safely in their role as students. 

James W. Lyons Award

The James W. Lyons Award for Service was established in 1981 and named in honor of the late Jim Lyons who served as Stanford's dean of student affairs from 1972-1990. 

Campus scenes, 2023. Credit: Micaela Go

Protected Identity Harm Reporting

We envision a process that will create an environment where students who report harm feel heard and supported. 

Stanford Group Accountability Process (SGAP)

In Winter quarter 2022, the Stanford Group Accountability Process (SGAP) replaced the Organization Conduct Board (OCB) as the accountability process for student groups. Facilitated by the Office of Community Standards (OCS), SGAP addresses alleged violations of university policies by student groups, which includes all voluntary student organizations, Row Houses, sports teams (both club and varsity), fraternities, and sororities (“Groups”)*.

Ice Cream Social, 2022. Credit: Micaela Go

Clery Act: Your Role as a Campus Security Authority

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) have a duty to report certain crimes and prohibited sexual conduct.

Chem 31B in STLC, 2023. Credit: Micaela Go