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Inclusion and Diversity

The Importance of Inclusion

Texas is diverse. Texas State University reflects the population of Texas and it is up to us as a public institution to be actively inclusive of that diversity. Our mission is to create new knowledge and prepare graduates to excel as citizens of the world, and to achieve that mission we must ensure equitable opportunities for all members of the university community. Within this site, you’ll find information about how we hold ourselves accountable to that responsibility.

Our Strategic Plan Goals

Learn more about our goals

  1. Strengthen Our Culture of Respect and Inclusion
  2. Strengthen Our Efforts to Better Identify and Overcome Barriers to Inclusion
  3. Strengthen Our Ability to Better Understand and Define Our University Community
  4. Strengthen Our Efforts to Maintain a Safe University Environment Free From Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct
  5. Strengthen the Diversity of Faculty and Senior-level Administrators (Director & above)

Updates and Initiatives

November 2019

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program launched!

 

October 2019

Immigration Policy and Law Relating to the Students site is now live!

Bring it up Bobcats! Texas State University Bias Response Protocol site is now complete! Visit our page for more information on ways to report incidents of hate and bias that occur on campus.

 

August 2019

Capacity Building Action Plan is launched.

 

April 2019

Cuentos and Testimonies: Diversity and Inclusion at Texas State

 

February 22, 2019

Message from Chief Diversity Officer Ameerah McBride

Two Week Outlook

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until Dec. 11
Location:
Alkek Library, 3rd floor exhibit; 3rd floor exhibit
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Arlene V. Salazar
Alkek Library
as33@txstate.edu
512.245.3844
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Official Common Experience Exhibit
 
Alkek Library's third-floor material on display relates to the The New York Times' 1619 Project essay by Nikole Hannah Jones. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
 
Web Guide
https://guides.library.txstate.edu/AAST
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until Dec. 13
Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3rd Floor Gallery Space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bri McDonald
Student Curator
bcm82@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
LBJSC Fine Arts Advisory Board
The LBJSC Gallery presents an exhibition showcasing artwork that encompasses the diversity so unique to our campus. The exhibition titled, 'The Many Faces of Texas State Bobcats,' will showcase recently complete artwork by current students at the university. Come enjoy a variety of artwork that accentuates the many perspectives of the Bobcat experience. 



Exhibition runs from Nov.13 - Dec.13
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Location:
TXST Recreation Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Victoria Gonzales
512 245 7966
intlevents@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
International Student and Scholar Services and Student Recreation Center
Hosted by International Student and Scholar Services every Reading Day, this event allows students to engage in friendly competitions before taking their finals. Students will have the opportunity to play in badminton (doubles), table tennis, basketball (3 vs 3), and soccer (6 vs 6) tournaments. Join us at the Student Rec Center for sports, a free sack lunch, and the chance to win prizes!

This event is free of charge and open to the Texas State University Community.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Student Diversity and Inclusion
osdi@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Multicultural Graduation Reception recognizes the academic achievements and contributions of underrepresented students at Texas State. Registration required for participation. Click here for more information
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For all diversity events, visit our full Texas State Diversity Calendar.

Diversity Connections Directory

Diversity Connections is a directory that gives students the opportunity to search faculty and staff based on their racial/ethnic background, Ally  status (Ally of Texas State, Trans Ally, Veteran Friendly Ally, and  Dreamer Ally), Department/Office, and Veteran Status. The goal of the  Diversity Connections directory is to help students connect with Texas State faculty and staff who can serve as mentors, advocates, and a support system.

Visit the Diversity Connections Directory

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Student Resources

Students are the essence of any university. Texas State has a variety of services, academic programs and organizations for and by the student body, joining together to form an inclusive community. Student resources include:

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Faculty and Staff Resources

As leaders and mentors inside the classroom and out, the university’s faculty and staff have a large role in shaping the Texas State community. We offer programs to support many affinity groups and guide inclusive practices. Faculty and Staff Resources include:

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