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Texas State Inclusive Excellence Showcase 2021

A Welcome from the President

The second annual Inclusive Excellence Showcase offers a glimpse into all the wonderful diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility programs and activities that we hold at Texas State. These projects reflect the breadth of our commitment to foster a community that is equitable and inclusive for all. They speak to our values, our belief system. They amplify the many ways we honor our diverse community with acts of inclusion. As you peruse the projects, you’ll see bold, forward motion that inspires change, serves our community, and makes us better.

Denise M. Trauth


The Counseling Center

Theater and Dance

If We All Rise Up

The Wittliff Collections

Nepantla Familias

The Wittliff Collections

Devotion: Our Lady of Guadalupe in Photographs

University College

HSI Programs

The Department of Athletics

The Creation of CORE

The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Faculty & Staff

The Bobcat J.E.D.I. Program

Office of Disability Services

Theater and Dance

Through a Lens

Alkek Library

The 1619 Project

University College

First Gen Proud

The Honors College

STEM Communities

Faculty Development

School of Art and Design

Hostile Terrain 94 at Texas State Galleries

LBJ Student Center

Amphitheater Mural

Career Services

Navigating Your Workplace Identity: Panel Series

Student Affairs Technology

Jessica Soukup: Coming Out at Work

The College of Education

Equity Action for Student Thriving

The Monarch Center for Immigrant Students

Human Development and Family Sciences


Texas State Institutional Inclusive Excellence Showcase Awards

Awards were selected by a subgroup of the Council for Inclusive Excellence, with the exception of the People's Choice Award. All monetary awards will be used for future diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility programming and will be highlighted in future showcases.


  • Best Inclusive Program ($1500): University College - First Gen Proud 
  • Best Funding Proposal ($750): University College - SURE Program 
  • Best in Show ($750): Department of Theatre and Dance - Boy 
  • Most Innovative Program ($500): Counseling Center: Digital Outreach for Diverse Populations 
  • People’s Choice ($500): University Performing Arts Committee - Diversity in the Performance Arts


  • Best Inclusive Program ($1500): Career Services - Navigating Your Workplace Identity: Panel Series
  • Best Funding Proposal ($750): Our Human Development and Family Services (HDFS)
  • Best in Show ($750): Theatre and Dance: If We All Rise Up
  • Most Innovative Program ($500): School of Art and Design: Hostile Terrain 94 at TXST Galleries
  • People’s Choice ($500): Theatre and Dance - If We All Rise Up

Celebrating authentic diverse perspectives is so important in establishing a sense of belonging and connecting to each other as a global family.
Dr. Stella Silva
Interim Chief Diversity Officer