Supporting the Community
Stanford’s commitment to improving where we live, work, learn, and play is expressed in many ways. Below are a few examples of how we support our communities.
The Stanford Teacher Education Program at the Graduate School of Education works with local school districts to place teachers in Bay Area schools – most of them in public schools and more than half in schools with large concentrations of low-income students.Learn more
Stanford Transportation’s award-winning sustainable commute programs help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions generated by the university community while reducing local traffic congestion. In 2022, the drive-alone rate was 36% for commuting students, faculty, and staff, representing a reduction of nearly 50% from 2003, when the rate was 67%.
Stanford’s free Marguerite shuttle service, featuring mostly electric buses, provided 1.2 million rides to university affiliates and community members in 2022.Learn more
Stanford has been committed to housing since its founding. In recognition of the wide regional impact of the housing crisis, Stanford joins community leadership in efforts to create or preserve housing for the broader community. See fact sheets and more
In fall 2022, Stanford launched the new Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability to advance knowledge critical to sustaining life on Earth, prepare students as future sustainability leaders, and engage with partners to co-create and scale local, national, and global solutions.Learn more
Stanford welcomed a combined 275,000 visitors to its four free campus art galleries and museums in 2019, and an additional 115,000 people attended performances presented by Stanford Live and the Department of Music.Learn more
Community Engagement Hubs
Stanford has over 135 community engagement hubs across the university that connect faculty and students with communities at the local, regional, national and international levels. These hubs work in direct partnership with communities to jointly address shared challenges.Learn more