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Note: Housekeeping changes are in the following section at the bottom of the page.

October 12, 2020

AGM 10.2.2: Graduate Student Hourly Employment

  • Clarified that the policy applies to matriculated graduate students.
  • Section 1.d.: Distinctions from hourly employment: New; added section on Student Residence Roles and added that international students should consult with Bechtel International Center before engaging in any off-campus employment or unpaid opportunity.
  • Section 2.b.: Limits on Hours of Employment: Clarified hours for International Students on F-1 or J-1 Visas, and that international students must consult with Bechtel International Center. Added specific limits during Thanksgiving break, between quarter breaks, and summer quarter, and clarified that university holidays to not constitute a break.
  • Section 2.c.: Clarified that international students on Visas are subject to general policies. Updated Table 1: Maximum Number of Hours of Hourly Employment Permitted per Week to clarify student status and funding status; changes throughout the table.

September 24, 2020

AGM 1.5.1: Political, Campaign and Lobbying Activities

  • Throughout: Updated the names of the offices/roles responsible for the interpretation and application of the policy; updated links to policies managed by the Office of Student Education, Office of Special Events & Protocol, and Office of Government Affairs.
  • Clarified the relationship of prohibited activities and Stanford’s status as a non-profit (501(c)(3) entity.
  • Section 2: Prohibited and Restricted Political, Campaign and Lobbying Activities: Clarified the types of University resources that are included in this policy as prohibited for use.
  • Section 3: Permissible Political Activities
    • 3.a.(1): Clarified the use of Stanford areas, such as White Plaza.
    • 3.a.(2): Included reference to existing, related policies, and added that the policies apply to virtual events, webinars and symposia. Added guidelines for press/media participation for non-Stanford entities as well as Stanford schools, institutes, recognized departments, and registered student organizations.

September 9, 2020

AGM 1.7.1: Sexual Harassment

The federal government allows for ensuring policies are in alignment with the significant law changes that took place recently, so there is an update to the policy previously published on 8/24/2020:

  • Section 2.b.: Policy Violations: Sexual Assault (applies to all community members): Updated the definition of Incapacitation.

September 1, 2020

AGM 9.2.1: Organization Chart: Provost

  • Updates throughout to reflect changes in organizations reporting to the Provost.

August 24, 2020

AGM 1.7.1: Sexual Harassment

  • The federal government allows for ensuring policies are in alignment with the significant law changes that took place recently, so there are several updates to the policy previously published on 8/14/2020:
    • Section 2.b.: Sexual Assault: Title IX and University Sexual Assault: Adopts a more trauma-informed definition of sexual assault, and specific acts that are required to be included by federal law have now been moved from within the text of the subsection to footnote #3.
    • Section 2.c.: Relationship Violence: A new definition of University Relationship Violence was added to cover psychological abuse within relationships.
    • Section 5. Privacy and Confidentiality: A new footnote was added that specifies the laws related to the duty to report statutory rape.
  • Due to the footnote changes, all footnotes after #3 have been renumbered.

August 15, 2020

AGM 1.7.1: Sexual Harassment

  • Significant updates throughout to comply with new Title IX regulations effective August 14, 2020. The policy update conveys requirements applicable within our community, and addresses policy violations; immediate steps/emergency resources; reporting prohibited sexual conduct or other policy violations; privacy and confidentiality; required prevention education/training programs; sanctions; and procedures for policy violations.
  • Aligns definitions with offenses classified as a forcible or nonforcible sex offense under the uniform crime reporting system of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, derived from the FBI’s Summary Reporting System and/or National Incident-Based Reporting System.
  • Includes definitions of Title IX harassment and employment-related harassment, including definitions of specific types of sexual harassment.
  • Sets forth immediate steps and emergency resources.
  • Specifies reporting requirements, including the university organizations and those who have a duty to report, called Responsible Employees, whose roles require prompt reporting.
  • Defines the distinction between Privacy and Confidentiality.
  • Stipulates the required training for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students.
  • Identifies the sanctions that may be applied for Policy violations.
  • Describes the required procedures for Policy violations.

See the Stanford Report article, “Stanford revises Title IX policies and procedures” for additional context.


AGM 1.7.3: Prohibited Sexual Conduct: Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Relationship Violence, Violation of University or Court Directives, Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

  • This policy was removed due to contents now incorporated into AGM 1.7.1: Sexual Harassment.


Housekeeping Changes

Changes do not affect policy content, but may include corrected cross-references to other policies, corrected titles, change of authority for the policy, changed URLs, addresses, and phone numbers or very minor text changes for clarity. Policies are not re-dated when housekeeping edits are made; the date is only updated if the policy content is changed.

October 7, 2020

4.2.5: Naming Facilities and Land Features

  • Section 1.b.: In the second sentence, inserted "if necessary" to clarify the intent for the consideration of renaming as outlined in the Principles.

October 25, 2019

For both policies, replaced the name of the Title IX Coordinator throughout.

June 19, 2019

Added "Academic Staff – Teaching" to the Applicability section and also updated the link for “Academic Staff – Research” to point to the correct policy in the Research handbook.