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Asian American Faculty and Staff

"As a former Asian American PhD student at Stanford (’05-’09), I felt the Asian American Activities Center (A³C) played a crucial role in my academic success at Stanford."


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The Stanford community is fortunate to have an active Asian American community at all levels of the institution.


Roughly 22% of the staff employed by the university identify as Asian/Asian American.

Stanford has the following active staff groups.

Asian Staff Forum (ASF)

Asian Staff Forum (ASF) is an informal group of Asian/Pacific/Indian Sub-Continent employees of Stanford University, the Hospital and SLAC. Formed in 1986, ASF seeks to be a vehicle for representing, supporting and promoting the interests of these employees. This is accomplished by sponsoring and funding activities which support the mission of the organization; presenting the concerns of the membership to relevant parties and encouraging appropriate action; developing a supportive network of Asian Americans in the Stanford community; and by participating in the development of a multicultural community at Stanford.

Filipino American Community at Stanford (FACS)

Filipino American Community at Stanford (FACS) is a civic, cultural, educational and nonprofit entity aimed at bringing together the Filipino/Filipino Americans in the Stanford Community to promote Filipino culture, build community, and support the diversity initiatives on campus.  FACS provides an opportunity for members to build skills in leadership and organization that they might not otherwise have in their current job and to gain experience leading groups. FACS is also a community of staffers with a shared coming interest in the Philippines, Filipino/Filipino American issues, and wish to build community here at Stanford.  FACS works closely with the Diversity and Access Office, the Pilipino American Student Union (PASU), Bechtel International Center, Asian American Activities Center, Office of Religious Life, and other staff forums.


Approximately 18% of faculty are Asian American and the majority are housed in the Medical Center and the School of Engineering.

For more information on faculty and staff diversity, visit Stanford’s Diversity and Access Office website or check out Stanford Facts.