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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

The staff of Ujamaa pose with resident fellow Jan Barker-Alexander during move-in day. Barker-Alexander is 2nd from left in middle. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Resident Fellow Program

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Residential Education strongly believes that living and learning should be integrated, not separate. In the residences, we promote an environment that blends formal and informal learning to facilitate intellectual curiosity and personal growth. A key component of this effort is the Resident Fellow program. Resident Fellows, or RFs, are Stanford faculty and senior administrative staff who live in apartments or cottages adjacent to student residences and serve as leaders for their communities.

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Gavilan staff with Resident Fellow, John Barton.
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Learning In the Houses

Resident Fellows work with neighborhood staff to build an environment that synthesizes and contextualizes students’ educational experience and supports students’ personal development.

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Become a Resident Fellow

Learn more about the process of becoming an Resident Fellow in one of Stanford's undergraduate residences and access the interest form.

Stephen Stedman, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Credit Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Expectations for Resident Fellows

Explore the various expectations for Resident Fellows during the course of an academic year.

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Resident Fellow FAQ

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Resident Fellow role.