Referrals: Where can I refer a student who...

...may need resources or reporting options for survivors of sexual assault and/or relationship abuse?

Stanford has created this  new brochure outlining student resources and reporting options for survivors of sexual assault and/or relationship abuse. It is a good idea to print out a copy or two to have on hand should you find yourself in a situation with a student needing such resources. If you would like copies of the printed brochure you may contact the Title IX Office (650.497.4955) or stop by their office on the second floor of the Mariposa House. seeking to connect with a supportive first-generation and/or low-income community?

Stanford's First Generation, ow Income Partnership (FLIP) is committed to raising awareness about class issues and to building and empowering a first-generation and/or low-income community, fostering an open and respectful campus environment, engaging in a cross-class dialogue, and to leading service projects pertaining to these issues. You can learn more here.

…expresses an interested in research opportunities?

UAR has abundant information about how your advisees can get started, focus on a research topic, talk to faculty, apply for a grant, and build a foundation for future endeavors. You can learn more here.

…could use some help navigating his/her first year at Stanford?

Cardinal Compass is a tool designed to help freshmen navigate their first year at Stanford. It contains  useful information, including sections on Finding Frosh-Friendly Courses, Meet Your Advisors, and Secrets to Stanford Success.

…asks for suggestions as to what classes to take?

Browse the IntroSem catalog! Remember that Introductory Seminars are small classes of 14-16 students that provide the opportunity for freshmen and sophomores to work closely with faculty, explore interests in depth, and get insight into faculty research.

You can also show your advisee how to do a targeted search using Explore Courses. Explore Courses allows users to search classes by department or subject, WAYS or GERS, key words, or instructor in addition to framing search by quarter or day/time.

If your student is interested in the Humanities, you can send him/her to peruse a menu of brochures related to various programs within the Humanities here: Exploring the Humanities at Stanford University. These brochures highlight the learning goals, courses, requirements, opportunities and applications of various programs of study.

Thinking Matters courses are designed specifically to engage first-year students in the rich intellectual life of the university by exploring some of the most exciting and eduring unresolved questions in wide range of fields, with many team-taught courses introducing multi-disciplinary perspectives. While every student will have a formal Thinking Matters reservation, any student can enroll in additional Thinking Matters classes via Axess.

...wants to study abroad?

The Bing Overseas Studies Program offers the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford and is considered an integral part of the Stanford curriculum. Every Stanford undergraduate should give serious consideration to studying overseas. 

…has questions, concerns or need of help regarding fair access to Stanford resources?

The Office of Accessible Education is the go-to resource on the services, policies and procedures related to meeting the needs of all Stanford students.

…is looking for help with a resume, cover letter, finding an internship, or wants to learn more about career opportunities in a given field?

The Career Development Center has many great assessment tools, meet-ups, resources and special workshops.

…needs academic support?

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) offers free tutoring in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Human Biology, Math, Physics, and Statistics. In addition, students enrolled in foreign language classes can practice their conversation skills in one-to-one appointments with qualified speakers known as Language Conversation Partners (LCPs). You can find more information here.

The Hume Center provides resources to undergraduate and graduate students for every stage of their academic career and for any kind of writing and speaking.

Students can meet with an academic skills coach who will observe his/her strategies and techniques, suggesting improvements and providing encouragement as he/she implements new ways of learning. Students can also take an academic skills here.

Other campus resources are listed here.

You may also help your advisee by encouraging him/her to take advantage of office hours or to contact the Teaching Assistant (TA) or Teaching Fellow (TF) for their course. Many students feel shy about approaching faculty in a class when they are struggling, but their outreach is often rewarded with insight, helpful conversation and most importantly, the understanding that their instructors are genuinely invested in their learning.

…is interested in service opportunities?

The Haas Center has abundant information for students,  including information about funding public service, tutoring opportunities, incorporating  service work into his/her academic plan, a database of associated organizations and programs, and more.