Stanford People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) is a university-wide affinity group that advances representation, engagement, and support of people of any color in technology roles at Stanford.

While primarily aimed at university, SLAC, and Stanford Medicine staff who work or have an interest in technology roles, POC-IT also welcomes faculty and students, allies, and those in non-technology roles who are interested in participating.

This program is part of Stanford IDEAL IT, which provides innovative approaches for increasing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access across Stanford IT.

Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Action

The Stanford CIO Council (CIOC) and the Stanford People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) affinity group stand in solidarity with the Black community at large and, specifically, at Stanford. Furthermore, we support transformative measures to increase representation and opportunities across the Stanford IT community for Blacks and other people of color.

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Exploring “The Self” in the Latest ExCITE

The fourth Explore Careers in Technology Event (ExCITE) was held on Nov. 16. The theme of this ExCITE was “the self” including self-empowerment, self-improvement, self-advocacy, and self-compassion.

POC-IT ExCITE Pulse Check

An ExCITE-ing Pulse Check

Sixteen participants from nine of the 15 organizations represented on the CIO Council attended the  Explore Careers in Technology Event (ExCITE) Pulse Check on July 28. Check out what was discussed. 

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Perspectives from a second-generation Asian American: Cindy Cho

Stanford’s People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May with guest speaker Cindy Cho, chair of the Asian Staff Forum and senior human resources manager in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

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We are partnering with the Year Up Internship Program at Stanford to offer a mentoring program for the Year Up Interns at Stanford. IDEAL IT members can take an active role in a young person's life to help guide and support them as they start their career in technology.

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