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Megan Ballengee
Undergraduate Instruction & Outreach Librarian
Alkek Library
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This guide is for a Library collection display of books, DVDS, databases, virtual and streaming resources on the topic of riots & protests confronting racial inequality experienced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in the United States.   

The purpose of the display is to support the mission of diversity and inclusion, which are part of the mission statements of the university, university libraries, Office of Equity and Inclusion and Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI).  In light of President Trauth's email addressing the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, now is the time to provide materials that support education about systemic racism and its impact on the lives of BIPOC in the United States, within Texas and here within our Bobcat family.
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For all diversity events, visit our full Texas State Diversity Calendar.

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

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


February 22, 2019

Message from Chief Diversity Officer Ameerah McBride

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.

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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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