Problem Solving

Campus Resources

The Well-Being at Stanford features resources that connect students to immediate help, health and wellness, and communities of support. Resources for faculty, staff and families are also featured.


If you are uncomfortable contacting the instructor directly, contact Jory Steele, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at 650 723.6203,


Emergency exam rescheduling is possible. Contact Jory Steele, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at 650 723.6203, or Alberto Martin, Registrar, 650 725.0147,, before the exam is scheduled to begin. Further exam information is available in the Student Handbook or on the Student Affairs web page.


If you question a particular grade, the first thing to do is contact the instructor who gave you that grade. If, after that, you still feel the grade was unwarranted, you may file a grade grievance pursuant to Stanford’s Student Academic Grievance Procedure. That procedure can be found in the SLS Student Handbook and at

Honor Code/Fundamental Standard

Jory Steele, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, can answer many questions about the Honor Code and the Fundamental Standard. You may also contact the Office of Community Standards at 650 725.2485.


If you have roommate or other housing issues, contact your residence office or the Graduate Life Office 650 736.7078 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)


Brenda Berlin is the University Ombuds. She is a confidential resource for students, faculty, and staff to assist in resolving conflicts. She can be reached at or 650 497.1542. For more information, visit

Personal Issues

Jory Steele, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, can provide advice and perspective. Her number is 650 723.6203.
Other options are:

  • Vaden Health Center’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The CAPS office is open 8:30-5:00 and the phone is answered 24 hours a day. The number is 650 723.3785.
  • The Bridge Peer Counseling Center, which provides free confidential counseling to the Stanford community 24 hours a day, by phone and on a drop-in basis. Call 650 723.3392 or visit in person at 581 Capistrano Way (near the Faculty Club and the International Center)
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

The Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Office (SARA) offers appointment hours, as well as a dedicated 24-hour telephone line.  YWCA Stanford Rape Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day at 650-725-9955.

Sexual Harassment

The SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Education) Title IX Office is the University’s central resource for redressing and preventing sexual harassment and violence issues experienced by all Stanford community members. Formed in September of 2020, the SHARE Title IX Office brings together in collaboration the teams of the former Title IX, SHPO, and SARA Offices. See their website for a full list of resources.