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Stanford Slack Grid

Chat live online and keep conversations organized and accessible from anywhere, anytime

On Dec.19, 2023, Slack released a redesign that brings significant changes to the organization of the interface and layout of workspaces. We've created this web guide to help you learn more about the new experience and what's changed.

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Slack is a tool that enhances work group communications. It provides a platform for individuals and groups to chat live online and keep conversations organized and accessible from anywhere, anytime. Stanford Slack Grid, or Stanford Slack, is the enterprise version of Slack.  It allows teams within Stanford to have separate, but connected, workspaces across the university.

With Stanford Slack it's easy to discover and join other workspaces that are central to your work, although some workspaces require approval to join. You'll also be able to send a direct message to almost anyone at Stanford.

First time logging into Stanford Slack? Follow these instructions.


  • Message broadly — Stanford Slack is an enterprise-wide version allowing you to easily instant message individuals and groups, and share topic channels with any of your Stanford colleagues (that have Slack accounts), not just those in your local workspace.  
  • Connect easily and securely — Stanford Slack lets you quickly log in and authenticate with your SUNet ID.  
  • Find colleagues easily — Stanford Slack is fully integrated with the Stanford directory, letting you to easily find the account of any of your colleagues using Stanford Slack, not just those in your local workspace.  
  • Open communication channels to other Stanford workspaces — Stanford Slack allows you to share your channels with other workspaces in Stanford Slack.

Designed for

Faculty, staff, and students


Base or full SUNet ID

Data security

Stanford Slack is approved for Low, Moderate, and High Risk Data, other than protected health information (PHI). Non-PHI High Risk data should be shared in private channels or direct messages only.


Stanford Slack Grid is provided at no cost to Stanford University faculty, staff, and students.

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Last modified January 5, 2024