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Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusive Excellence Showcase

The inaugural Showcase 2020 tells a compelling story of diversity, equity and inclusion from a Texas State community perspective through virtual highlights of projects, events, activities, and initiatives from across the university community.
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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.

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Texas State Diversity Calendar - Upcoming Events

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Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

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

December 2019

President's statement about Elevating the Chief Diversity Officer to a Cabinet-level position

Q&A with Interim Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Stella Silva on the role and its impact.

 

November 2019

The Bobcat J.E.D.I 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

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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