Resolving Workplace Issues

Below are offices at Stanford University and the School of Medicine to support reporting discrimination and resolving workplace issues. For discrimination reporting and resolving workplace issues, School of Medicine staff can reach out to the School of Medicine Employee Labor & Relations and/or the Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Shaila Kotadia at 

Stanford University policy for Harassment & Discrimination has further details. Concerns can be submitted anonymously through the Stanford University Ethics & Compliance Helpline. Please note that the Ethics & Compliance Helpline is not a 24-hour or emergency service. For more information, please visit the Address Concerns page on the Cardinal at Work website.

Stanford University and School of Medicine Offices

Stanford University Discrimination Support & Resources

The offices within the Institutional Equity & Access division are responsible for ensuring compliance with the non-discrimination policies of Stanford University. These offices can assist with clarifying issues and identifying the appropriate resources and procedures to help students, staff, faculty, and members of the community resolve any concerns regarding unfair treatment. 

School of Medicine Employee Labor & Relations

The Employee Relations staff work to provide equitable treatment for staff through consistent application of University policies and procedures. We are a resource for all staff on a broad range of issues, policies, and concerns. 

SHARE Title IX Office

The Title IX Office collaborates with the Stanford community to stop, prevent, and remedy interpersonal violence and gender-based discrimination through education, culture change, accountability, and empowerment. We offer options and resources to all students affected by these issues and are committed to providing a fair, thorough, and prompt investigation and adjudication process.

Non-Retaliation Policy

The university’s existing non-retaliation section of the Code of Conduct (AGM 1.1.1) has now been incorporated into a stand-alone policy (AGM 1.1.2). Having a separate non-retaliation policy highlights the importance of providing an environment in which employees can raise concerns without fear of retaliation.  

Conflict Resolution Fellow Toolkit

In January of 2021, Carson Smith, MPhil (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) joined Stanford as the Conflict Resolution Fellow. In this position, she supported the Stanford community in conflict resolution and community building efforts. Her efforts as the Conflict Resolution Fellow were curated in the Conflict Resolution Fellow online toolkit. The online toolkit includes information and materials on peacemaking, peer mediation, and the conflict resolution policy lab.