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ResX Timeline

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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 

Launch student and alumni advisory groups.

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What Happens Next

The Designing Neighborhood Boundaries group will make recommendations on what houses will be in neighborhoods together.In addition, the Committee on Residential Learning will be working to review and recommend which themes we should have in our houses. 

After those processes are complete, we will start forming our community councils, launch student staff selection and start the housing assignments process and you will be placed in your new home!

Learn about the Advisory Groups and Implementation Teams that brought together students, faculty, staff and more to expand upon the vision of ResX.