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Stanford Centers for Equity, Community, & Leadership (ECL)

The Centers for Equity, Community, & Leadership (ECL) include the following University departments:

The Asian American Activities Center, A³C, is a department under the Vice Provost of Student Affairs and serves as Stanford’s primary resource for Asian and Asian American student affairs and community development.  The A³C contributes to the academic mission of the University through its partnerships and collaborative work with faculty, departments and academic programs.  Through programming and advising, the center facilitates the multicultural education of all students and the development of leaders who are able to negotiate an increasingly diverse and complex workplace and global environment.


The Black Community Services Center focuses on supporting the total advancement and excellence of Black students and Black student groups within the Stanford community. The guidance and support of the BCSC encompasses the academic, social, cultural, and collective totality of each and every Black experience.

As a vibrant student center, El Centro Chicano y Latino works to support students academically, personally, socially and culturally. We focus on creating mature, aware and socially responsible individuals who advocate and dialogue for equity and social justice. 

The Markaz is a resource center dedicated to uplifting student voices from the diverse Muslim community at Stanford University. With timely programming and accessible resources, we provide opportunities for all Stanford students to better engage with and learn from the complex and varied cultural, political and social dimensions of Muslim identities and experiences. 

Ours is a history of working to improve the quality of life for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Indigenous Pacific Islanders. Our community reaches out to new students and their families to help them adjust to life at Stanford—to help them realize goals and prepare for the future.

Queer Student Resources works to make Stanford a place where students of all genders and sexualities flourish.

The WCC exists to facilitate growth and engagement for Stanford students around issues of gender, identity, equity, and justice. We do this by building community and providing innovative opportunities to explore scholarship, leadership, and activismOur approach is inclusive, intersectional, and welcoming of people of any background or level of prior engagement with these issues.