Stanford monogram

Founding Grant established

The Leland Stanford Junior University was founded by Jane and Leland Stanford in memory of their son as “a university for both sexes, with the colleges, schools, seminaries of learning, mechanical institutes, museums, galleries of art, and all other things necessary and appropriate to a university of high degree.”  The amendment of 1902 stipulated that the university be “forever maintained upon a strictly nonpartisan and nonsectarian basis.”