External Relations embraces and celebrates the diversity of Stanford’s constituencies and aligns the work of Stanford's externally facing teams. The group’s five distinct functions collaborate with partners across the university to enhance existing programs and develop new strategies for communications, engagement, philanthropy, and service. Our goal is to support the university’s mission of teaching and research; to advance solutions for many of the challenges facing our world including affordability, accessibility, education, health, and sustainability; and to enhance goodwill in the communities in which we touch and engage.
The Office of Development works with alumni, parents, and friends to support the university’s mission of excellence in teaching, research, and patient care, and to help accelerate Stanford’s purposeful impact in the world.
University Communications is the central resource for communications strategies that advance and protect the reputation of Stanford University. We help Stanford influence and inspire a changing world by broadly sharing discoveries, expertise, and ideas in compelling ways to multiple audiences.
The Office of Government Affairs supports the university’s academic mission of teaching and research by serving as the primary point of contact between the University and our partners in federal, state, and local governments.
The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) creates a more purposeful and organized engagement between Stanford and the external communities with which the university interacts.
The External Relations Chief Administration Office coordinates and manages Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Training activities, Finance, Facilities, and operational IT for the External Relations organization.