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What is Stanford 10?

The undergrad classes of ’11–’20 form a pretty unique group; you’ve seen and journeyed through things no other cohort has ever experienced (global pandemic, anyone?). Stanford 10 is a new project designed by alumni volunteers and SAA to better understand your alumni experience and how you want to relate to Stanford.

A group of your classmates and SAA have already implemented the initial phases of Stanford 10 (see the completed tasks below), and now we need your input. The more “10-years” (that’s alums who graduated between ’11 and ’20) we hear from, the more effective we can be in partnering with you to create an alumnihood that speaks to your specific needs and goals. We hope you’ll join your classmates and share your thoughts. Let’s work together and explore the university-alumni relationship.

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How does Stanford 10 work?

Stanford 10 isn’t the typical one-and-done survey that you send off into the great mysterious nothingness, never to be acknowledged or mentioned again. While a community survey is a small part of it, it’s only your first step in a robust, strategic plan of action that includes... 

  • Selection of 11 alumni project co-creators
  • In-depth alumni interviews
  • Community survey (←where you step in!)
  • Open call for ideas
  • Pilot projects
  • Long-term efforts

What’s done

Selection of alumni co-creators

Our first step was to team up with 11 alumni volunteers. These project co-creators conducted the majority of the alumni interviews and have been giving us feedback and vetting every phase of the project plan.

Alumni interviews

The alumni co-creators conducted in-depth interviews with over 35 of your fellow 10-year alums. This process reframed and strengthened our understanding of the alumni-Stanford relationship.

What's next

Timeline of Stanford 10 project
Community Survey

Community survey

Designed in collaboration with alumni co-creators, the survey starts April 26 and runs through May 17. Keep an eye out for an email from David Mejias (tenyearsout@alumni.stanford.edu.) with your link to the survey. Once we analyze the survey results, we’ll share what we’ve learned with you and your fellow alums.

Can't find our email and want to take the survey? Let us know.

Open Call

Open call for ideas

You've shared your opinions and experiences, now what? We’ll need your help coming up with ideas and programs for SAA to test out.

Pilot Project

Pilot projects

The team of alumni volunteers will be working with SAA to pilot a few programs. These programs will stem directly from the feedback we receive from alums from the classes of ’11–’20.

A big thank-you to our alumni co-creators!

Alisa Finn, ’13 • Christian Angulo, ’14 • Kennan Murphy-Sierra, ’14 • Bell Wilkins, ’17 • Allison Martin, ’18 • Carson Smith, ’19 • Tashrima Hossain, ’19 • Oscar Ambrocio Ramirez, ’20 • Sheck Mulbah, ’20 • A.J. Aldana, ’20 • JuJu Hallum ’20

Interested in learning more? Have questions or comments? Contact us at tenyearsout@alumni.stanford.edu.