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Stanford University’s Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication (IBIC, pronounced I-B-I-C) works to build communication and understanding across difference.

Learn more about LINKS Workshops for Students and request a workshop today! (Videographer: Shirley Yumeng He)

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Approaching Challenging Conversations

When Navigating Differences in Background, Identity and Perspectives. This resource offers suggestions for approaching conversations with others in your community across differences in background/identity, perspectives and/or experiences. These may be useful in a range of settings, including residential spaces and in class, and across both formal and informal settings.


IBIC Newsletter

Every month, our office sends out a newsletter full of student spotlights, announcements and engagement opportunities.

To see past newsletters, click on the links below.

To receive our monthly newsletter in your inbox, sign up to our listserv.

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Request a Workshop

If your student community – your residence, organization, group, lab, etc.– is interested in creating a more inclusive environment, LINKS workshops are for you! Designed and led by our trained Peer Facilitators, LINKS workshops are custom-tailored to engage Stanford students in intergroup dialogue, experiential learning, identity exploration and community building. 

Sophia Ramsey, Daniel Servando Estupinan, Erick Abioa, Ziyad Gawish and Mariane Mousa. Credit: Andrew Brodhead /