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SACNAS Mission Statement:

We Are the the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter at Stanford. Our Mission is to Foster the Success of Underrepresented Scientists in Attaining Advanced Degrees, Careers, and Positions of Leadership in STEM.

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About SACNAS at Stanford:

SACNAS, or the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, is a national non-profit organization created by scientists for the purpose of creating a community and support network for career and student scientists from underrepresented backgrounds. More information about SACNAS as a national organization can be found on their website

Our local Stanford SACNAS Chapter was established to support Stanford STEM Undergraduates, Graduate students, Post-Bacs and Post-docs. As a chapter, we plan community/social events that celebrate underrepresented identities in STEM, organize professional development programing and help prepare students to attend the yearly SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference.

Importantly, while the SACNAS national organization nominally and particularly supports scientists of Chicano, Hispanic, Latinx, Indigenous, and Native American backgrounds, we are an inclusive, non-discriminatory organization that supports members of all ethnic, racial, national, and cultural backgrounds, as well as members of all genders and other intersecting identities. 

We welcome any one who's values align with the SACNAS mission to join as members!