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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

Convocation. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

How We Got Here

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Explore the ResX timeline and find more on the journey to neighborhoods.

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  • Spring 2018: Provost Drell commissions ResX Task Force as part of the Stanford’s long-range planning process.
  • Summer-Fall 2018: Over the course of six months, the task force meets with more than 500 students, alumni, faculty, and staff and it receives some 600 pieces of unique feedback through an online portal in addition to reviewing 493 long-range planning proposals. The group also visits peer campuses and reviews prior Stanford studies and presentations on the residences.
  • December 2018: The ResX Task Force submits its final report to the provost. 
  • Spring-Fall 2019: The university forms implementation teams with student, staff and faculty members to work through the many details that will help bring this vision to life. The teams begin their work, conducting focus groups and interviews with students. Through these implementation teams, we were able to: 
    • Equalize student staff pay
    • Increase staffing ratios to 1:15 for houses with frosh and 1:20 for houses with upperclass students
    • Increase the number of residence deans supporting students from 6 to 10
    • Create the community coordinator role in Residential Education to provide localized support to student staff and resident fellows
    • Create the Undergraduate Residences Governance Council to oversee the changes going forward.
  • Winter 2019: First implementation teams finalize work, file reports and recommendations. Think tank sessions and individual follow-up meetings are held with student leaders and alumni to consider how to connect fraternities and sororities, co-ops and ethnic theme houses to the ResX vision.
  • Fall 2020: Student and alumni advisory groups are launched.