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Resources for Post-docs

Several sources of help and support are available to members of the Stanford community.

A note about confidentiality

All reasonable steps will be taken to safeguard privacy and confidentiality. Click on the Confidential tab to quickly find those who can legally offer confidentiality. Some federal and state laws limit the level of confidentiality that can be maintained. It is always a good idea to review this subject before sharing the details of your concern. In special situations, reporting may be required.

External Reporting to a government agency is also an option. Read more

Resource Role Services Available to Level of Confidentiality
SHARE (includes staff from the office formerly known as SHPO)

Harassment and Discrimination Education and Prevention Training


Educate the university community

  • Information
  • Education and prevention
  • Harassment Prevention programs
  • Technical support for mandated training programs
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Private to the extent possible
Sexual Harassment Advisers

Provide consultation and information about policy and ways to resolve concerns about sexual harassment

  • Consultation
  • Advice
  • Information
  • Support
  • Receive complaints
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Private to the extent possible
Stanford Ombudspersons:

Main Campus

School of Medicine

Provide neutral and impartial conflict resolution, and assistance with work-related, academic or administrative concerns.

  • Help identify and evaluate options to resolve problems
  • Help to coordinate informal resolution of concerns and disputes
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Confidential
Stanford Dept. of Public Safety (Police)

Emergency: 911
Main business line: 650.723.9633
Safety/threat assessment

Provide a safe, secure atmosphere at Stanford within the constraints of federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

Informational reporting available

  • Law enforcement
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Crime prevention
  • Emergency services
  • Personal safety advice
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff, Available 24/7 Anonymous
Faculty and Staff Help Center


Provide professional, confidential short-term counseling to Faculty & Staff

  • Professional short-term counseling
Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Confidential
Office for Religious Life, Deans


To guide, nurture and enhance spiritual, religious and ethical life within the Stanford community

  • Advice
  • Consultation
  • Information
  • Support
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Confidential
Title IX Coordinator



Sexual Violence Support & Resources


Title IX compliance, including reporting, investigating, monitoring reports re: gender equity, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship abuse.

  • Consultation
  • Information
  • Interim safety accommodation
  • Title IX Investigation
  • Non-academic grievance filing
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Private to the extent possible
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Guidance Resources Online

Help with personal issues, life events, and managing daily life

Confidential counseling

Postdocs Confidential