It has gained 126 NCAA team championships,[16] and Stanford has won the NACDA Directors' Cup for 24 consecutive years, beginning in 1994–1995. [8][154] Undergraduates live in 80 different houses, including dormitories, co-ops, row houses, and fraternities and sororities. adjusted for US citizens and permanent residents only since racial breakdown in the Stanford data is not given for students here on temporary visas. [215][better source needed] The latter is intended to build connections among industry, alumni, and student communities. In 2019, phase one of Stanford’s 35-acre Redwood City campusopened and is home to over 2,000 Stanford staff. Some are reserved for freshman, sophomores, or upperclass students and some are open to all four classes. Nine of the Greek organizations were housed (eight in University-owned houses and one, Sigma Chi, in their own house, although the land is owned by the University[202]). The Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden near Roble Hall features includes wood carvings and "totem poles.". Berkeley also has a Uncommon Man/Uncommon Woman: Stanford does not award honorary degrees, Band Run: An annual festivity at the beginning of the school year, where the band picks up freshmen from dorms across campus while stopping to perform at each location, culminating in a finale performance at, Former campus traditions include the Big Game bonfire on, Stanford is home to three unhoused historically, There are also four unhoused Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) sororities on campus (, The Stanford Axe Committee is the official guardian of the. The SAR directory includes organizations that serve atheist, Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, and Sikh groups, though these groups vary year by year. The iconic Nittany Lion Shrine, a gift from the Class of 1940, is the most photographed spot on campus.” — Penn State 6. While modest in size, Stanford's faculty has enormous impact. CAMPUS DRIVE EAST SERRA ST STANFORD AVENUE COLLEGE AVE EMBARCADERO RD HWY 82 EL CAMINO REAL SANTA TERESA LN SEARSVILLE RD SEARSVILLE PATH … The 2019 annual report can be found here: [162] Phi Sigma, at 1018 Campus Drive was formerly Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, but in 1973 became a Self-Op. It concluded on December 31, 2011, having raised a total of $6.23 billion and breaking the previous campaign fundraising record of $3.88 billion held by Yale. Due to Stanford’s relatively small size, contact tracing on campus isn’t nearly as difficult as it is in large cities. [71][72][73][74], Interior of the Stanford Memorial Church at the center of the Main Quad, Lou Henry Hoover House, the official residence of the University President, Hoover Tower, at 285 feet (87 m), the tallest building on campus, The Dish, a 150 feet (46 m) diameter radio telescope on the Stanford foothills overlooking the main campus, The original Golden spike on display at the Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford University, Stanford Quad with Memorial Church in the background, Stanford University is a private, non-profit university that is administered as a corporate trust governed by a privately appointed board of trustees with a maximum membership of 38. 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[207] The student-run radio station, KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM, features freeform music programming, sports commentary, and news segments; it started in 1947 as an AM radio station. August 8, 2008, Jacqueline Lee for Mercury News. Stanford is a self-sustaining community featuring 49 miles of roads, two separate water systems, three dams, three open water reservoirs, 88 miles of water mains and a post office. [213][214] Stanford Finance provides mentoring and internships for students who want to enter a career in finance. Close to 70 percent of students who reported an experience of sexual misconduct involving nonconsensual penetration and/or oral sex indicated the same. Its elected leadership consists of the Undergraduate Senate elected by the undergraduate students, the Graduate Student Council elected by the graduate students, and the President and Vice President elected as a ticket by the entire student body. Inventing the entrepreneurial university: Stanford and the co-evolution of Silicon Valley pp. [101] It also runs the John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists and the Center for Ocean Solutions, which brings together marine science and policy to address challenges facing the ocean.[102]. Cornell is credited as one of the first American universities to adopt this radical departure from traditional education, and Stanford became an early adopter as well. The main Stanford campus is located in six different governmental jurisdictions: 700buildings that incorporate about 15.4 million square feet, 43,000trees, 25 fountains, and over 800 different species of plants, 140retail stores Focus Houses include Freshman-Sophomore College (Academic Focus), Branner Hall (Community Service), Kimball (Arts & Performing Arts), Crothers (Global Citizenship), and Toyon (Sophomore Priority). [229], In Stanford University's 2015 Campus Climate Survey, 4.7 percent of female undergraduates reported experiencing sexual assault as defined by the university and 32.9 percent reported experiencing sexual misconduct. [179][180] Stanford athletes won 16 medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics (12 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze), and 27 medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[181]. Size: 8,180 acres Fall 201817,381 Stanford is one of the most successful universities in creating companies and licensing its inventions to existing companies; it is often held up as a model for technology transfer. Stanford also subsidizes off-campus apartments in nearby Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Mountain View for graduate students who are guaranteed on-campus housing but are unable to live on campus … These funds include "special fees," which are decided by a Spring Quarter vote by the student body. Most of Stanford University is on an 8,180-acre (12.8 sq mi; 33.1 km 2) [6] campus, one of the largest in the United States. [4] In the 2018 NACUBO-TIAA survey of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, only Harvard University, the University of Texas System, and Yale University had larger endowments than Stanford. Cross-Cultural Themed Houses include Casa Zapata (Chicano/Latino Theme in Stern Hall), Muwekma-tah-ruk (American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Themed House), Okada (Asian-American Themed House in Wilbur Hall), and Ujamaa (Black/African-American Themed House in Lagunita Court). The co-ops on campus are 576 Alvarado Row (formerly Chi Theta Chi), Columbae, Enchanted Broccoli Forest (EBF), Hammarskjöld, Kairos, Terra (the unofficial LGBT house),[161] and Synergy. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. The original 24 trustees were appointed for life in 1885 by the Stanfords as were some of the subsequent replacements. Students and staff at Stanford are of many different religions. The Stanford Daily is a student-run daily newspaper and has been published since the University was founded in 1892. No. [citation needed], Stanford is home to the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute which grew out of and still contains the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project, a collaboration with the King Center to publish the King papers held by the King Center. In 2008, 60% of this land remained undeveloped. "The Inventor and the Pilot". Stanford is home to the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, a museum with 24 galleries, sculpture gardens, terraces, and a courtyard first established in 1891 by Jane and Leland Stanford as a memorial to their only child. [249][250][251][252][253] As of 2019, 122 Stanford students or alumni have been named Rhodes Scholars. [155] Theme houses predating the current "theme" classification system are Columbae (Social Change Through Nonviolence, since 1970),[159] and Synergy (Exploring Alternatives, since 1972). The winner of the annual "Big Game" between the Cal and Cardinal football teams gains custody of the Stanford Axe. As of 2020, Stanford had more than 600 student organizations. As of 2014, Stanford University Libraries (SUL) held a collection of more than 9.3 million volumes, nearly 300,000 rare or special books, 1.5 million e-books, 2.5 million audiovisual materials, 77,000 serials, nearly 6 million microform holdings, and thousands of other digital resources.[103]. See Also Stanford Speak Learn the lingo of "The Farm" (a popular name for [169] The sports teams are now officially referred to as the "Stanford Cardinal," referring to the deep red color, not the cardinal bird. "[94] The university's research expenditure in fiscal year 2018 was $1.157 billion. [196], Some religions have a larger and more formal presence on campus in addition to the student groups; these include the Catholic Community at Stanford[197] and Hillel at Stanford. Stanford University is located on 8,180 acres in the center of the San Francisco Peninsula. Stanford has over 14 million gross square feet of space university-wide in approximately 670 buildings. Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) which hosts the annual Stanford Powwow started in 1971. Replies to: Stanford acreage size #1 stanford_dreamer 167 replies 9 threads Junior Member October 2007 yes, it does have over 8,000 acres but all of the campus is located together. [198], Fraternities and sororities have been active on the Stanford campus since 1891, when the university first opened. The university has 27 ACM fellows. In most residences, men and women live on the same floor, but a few dorms are configured for men and women to live on separate floors (single-gender floors). It offers a common room, an interfaith sanctuary, a seminar room, a student lounge area, and a reading room, as well as offices housing a number of Stanford Associated Religions (SAR) member groups and the Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Religious Life. The Stanford Office for Religious Life's mission is "to guide, nurture and enhance spiritual, religious and ethical life within the Stanford University community" by promoting enriching dialogue, meaningful ritual, and enduring friendships among people of all religious backgrounds. Varian, Dorothy. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,996, its setting is suburban, and … Stanford University, one of the world's leading teaching and research institutions, is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. It lies within area code 650. [235] Two years later the judge in the case, Stanford graduate Aaron Persky, was recalled by the voters. Sworn officers are reserve Deputy Sheriffs with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and are empowered to enforce the law in the State of California pursuant to Penal Code 836. [227], Murder is rare on the campus though a few of the cases have been notorious including Theodore Streleski's murder of his professor in 1978 and the unsolved 1974 murder of Arlis Perry in Stanford Memorial Church. [88], The university's endowment, managed by the Stanford Management Company, was valued at $27.7 billion as of August 31, 2019. [129] In 2019, it ranked 4th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings. Ricard Joncas, David Neumann, and Paul V. Turner. The powers and authority of the faculty are vested in the Academic Council, which is made up of tenure and non-tenure line faculty, research faculty, senior fellows in some policy centers and institutes, the president of the university, and some other academic administrators, but most matters are handled by the Faculty Senate, made up of 55 elected representatives of the faculty. As of 2018, the university was organized into seven academic schools. [75] The Stanford trustees also oversee the Stanford Research Park, the Stanford Shopping Center, the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University Medical Center, and many associated medical facilities (including the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital).[78]. Virtual Campus Walk Follow the path for a virtual self-guided walking tour featuring photos and information about many sites of central campus. In 1970 another petition was successfully made to have the number raised to a maximum of 35 (with a minimum of 25), that all trustees would be regular trustees, and that the university president would be a trustee. This is the largest student run event on campus and the largest student run powwow in the country. This program would have been on campus but also went virtual this year because of the pandemic. More than 97% of Stanford undergraduates live on campus, with housing guaranteed for four years. The average undergraduate student body at Princeton University is about 5,200. With a campus spread over more than 8,000 acres on the San Francisco Peninsula, Stanford might have seemed like a great candidate to host large numbers of students in the fall. in the 70-acre Stanford Shopping Center, 150companies in the 700-acre Stanford Research Park, 900owner-occupied housing units for faculty. Weddings happen most Saturdays and the university has for over 20 years allowed blessings of same-gender relationships and now legal weddings. [212] Stanford Marketing is a student group that provides students hands-on training through research and strategy consulting projects with Fortune 500 clients, as well as workshops led by people from industry and professors in the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Its deputy sheriffs are peace officers by arrangement with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. [164] First-year graduate students are guaranteed on-campus housing. 88–128 in Building Technology Transfer within Research Universities: An Entrepreneurial Approach Edited by Thomas J. Allen and Rory P. O'Shea. Chueh, who has mentored high school and college students since joining Stanford in 2012, said the steady flow of inquisitive box mail. [8] The relatively low four-year graduation rate is a function of the university's coterminal degree (or "coterm") program, which allows students to earn a master's degree as a 1-to-2-year extension of their undergraduate program. [209] The Fountain Hopper (FoHo) is a financially independent, anonymous student-run campus rag publication, notable for having broken the Brock Turner story. [citation needed] It is staffed primarily by students. The academic central campus is adjacent to Palo Alto, bounded by El Camino Real, Stanford Avenue, Jane Stanford Way, and Sand Hill Road. Berkeley’s size is difficult to evaluate, as FORMER Berkeley areas (eg. $10 Credit with Online Order Get $10 off your next spirit or supplies purchase of $25 or more* with your online order. [8] Eighty percent of students receive some form of financial aid. The center's collection of works by Rodin is among the largest in the world. The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (E&PH) is Stanford’s academic and organizational home for such activities, offering expertise, research, and training on study design, data collection, analysis and proper [15], The university is organized around seven schools: three schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate level as well as four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in law, medicine, education, and business. [92][93] In 2012, the university raised $1.035 billion, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year. [152], As of 2010, fifteen percent of undergraduates were first-generation students. [note 2] It is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, in the northwest part of the Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley) approximately 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles (30 km) northwest of San Jose. The campus also includes much land in unincorporated San Mateo County (including the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve), as well as in the city limits of Menlo Park (Stanford Hills neighborhood), Woodside, and Portola Valley.[56]. Most residences are co-ed; seven are all-male fraternities, three are all-female sororities, and there is also one all-female non-sorority house, Roth House. Senator from California and former Mayor of San Francisco (BA, 1955), Cory Booker, U.S. [153], As of 2013, 89% of undergraduate students lived in on-campus university housing. [17] In addition, Stanford students and alumni have won 270 Olympic medals including 139 gold medals. While this is physically large, it is almost completely offset by the fact that the main mode of transportation at Stanford is the bicycle. Despite being impacted by earthquakes in both 1906 and 1989, the campus was rebuilt each time. [254], "Stanford" redirects here. [8] Stanford has a no-loan policy. [citation needed] StartX is a non-profit startup accelerator for student and faculty-led startups[211] that over 12% of the study body has applied to. The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) provides law enforcement, security, safety, crime prevention and emergency services on campus 24 hours a day. Flat-Rate Shipping. [238] Lonsdale challenged Stanford's finding that he had had sexually assaulted and harassed her and Stanford rescinded that finding and the campus ban in the fall of 2015. The Stanford Improvisors (SIMPS for short) teach and perform improvisational theatre on campus and in the surrounding community. Stanford Memorial Church, in the center of campus, has a Sunday University Public Worship service (UPW) usually in the "Protestant Ecumenical Christian" tradition where the Memorial Church Choir sings and a sermon is preached usually by one of the Stanford deans for Religious Life. Senator and former Governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. [231], On the night of January 17–18, 2015, 22-year-old Chanel Miller, who had visited campus to attend a party at the Kappa Alpha fraternity, was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, a freshman who had a swimming scholarship. Senator from Oregon (BA, 1979), Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative from California (BA, 1982), Philippe of Belgium, 7th King of the Belgians (MA, 1985), Yukio Hatoyama, 93rd Prime Minister of Japan (PhD, 1976), Rishi Sunak, British politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer (MBA, 2006), Sally Ride, astronaut and physicist; first woman in space (MS, 1975; PhD, 1978), Tom Steyer, billionaire hedge fund manager and former presidential candidate (MBA, 1983), Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, former presidential candidate (BA, 1976), Mukesh Ambani, billionaire business magnate and chairman of Reliance Industries (Did not graduate), Peter Thiel, billionaire venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal (BA, 1989; JD, 1992), Larry Page, co-founder and former CEO of Google (MS, 1997), Jerry Yang, co-founder and CEO of Yahoo! [69] El Camino Park, the oldest Palo Alto city park (established 1914), is also on Stanford land. Stanford awarded 1,819 undergraduate degrees, 2,393 master's degrees, 770 doctoral degrees, and 3270 professional degrees in the 2018–2019 school year. [82] The schools of Humanities and Sciences (27 departments),[83] Engineering (9 departments),[84] and Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (4 departments)[85] have both graduate and undergraduate programs while the Schools of Law, Medicine, Education and Business have graduate programs only. * University commuters include Stanford University employees and commuting students. (BS, MS, 1990), Elon Musk, billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX (Did not graduate), Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix (MS 1988), Sam Harris, author and public intellectual (BA, 2000), Gretchen Carlson, broadcast journalist and former host of Fox & Friends (BA, 1990), Rachel Maddow, journalist and host of The Rachel Maddow Show (BA, 1994), Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award-winning actress (Did not graduate), Jennifer Connelly, Academy Award-winning actress (Did not graduate), Sterling K. Brown, Emmy Award-winning actor (BA, 1998), Alexander Payne, Academy Award-winning film director (BA, 1983), John Elway, former football quarterback and general manager of the Denver Broncos (BS, 1983), John McEnroe, tennis player (Did not graduate), John Steinbeck, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men (Did not graduate), As of 2020, 15 Stanford alumni have won the Nobel Prize. 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