Calendar of Events

Spring 2022

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Location:
LBJ Student Center
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Suite 2-20.0
(adjacent to University Bookstore; Suite 2-20.0
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
TXST CORE (Committee on Racial Equality), Texas Rising, League of Women Voters-Hays County, and JOLT-TXST Chapter.
Voter registration drive. Last day to register for mid-term elections.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room 3-6.1; 3-6.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
TXST NAACP Unit 6875-B
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
TXST NAACP Unit 6875-B & Occupy Campus Ministry
TXST NAACP Unit 6875-B & Occupy Campus Ministry host Black History Month Trivia Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - 2nd Floor HUB, Room 3.22-1, and Room 3-21.2; 2nd Floor HUB, LBJSC Room 3.22-1, & LBJSC Room 3-21.2
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Harlan E. Ballard, Ph.D. - Office of Disability Services
ods@txstate.edu
512-245-3451
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services
In recognition of National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day, the Office of Disability Services will partner with the Community Action Group Inc. to provide free HIV/AIDS screenings. The event will be held on Monday, February 7th from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. in LBJSC rooms 3-21.1, 3-21.2, and the HUB. The purpose of National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and encourage use of prevention and treatment methods in the Black community. Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Mall Area
Between LBJSC and Alkek Library
; Mall Area
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Evan Bookman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
National PanHellenic Council - NPHC
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Saturday – Wednesday,
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
See website for location; This conference is located in San Antonio, Texas.
Cost:
For Texas TRIO Members Only - see website for cost per participant
Contact:
Ray Cordero, TXST Senior TRIO Director
TRIOPrograms@txstate.edu
512.245.3838
Campus Sponsor:
TX TRIO Association; Texas State University TRIO Programs
The TX TRIO annual conference hosts up to 400 of the state’s highly skilled college success professionals yearly where partnerships, best practices and innovated programming are shared and introduced to further develop the success of our programs and increase student success.

For TX TRIO Members only. See website for details.
Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room TBD; TBD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Evan Bookman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
African Student Association
African Student Association's Date Auction
Date and time to be updated.
Follow up for more information.
Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual via Zoom
See registration link; Required; Free.; Virtual via Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Valerie Anderson
Faculty Senate
vaio@txstate.edu
512.245.8323
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Faculty and Staff Initiatives, Common Experience
Faculty Senate presents Professor Sirry Alang: Who Fixes Broken Systems? Undoing Legacies of Exclusion in Colleges and Universities
Moderator: Ben Martin, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Racism is an extremely timely topic and of broad interest across the university among faculty, staff, and students. Consistent with the efforts in which Texas State University has invested to address diversity, equity, and inclusion, this presentation will address ways universities contribute to society's inclusion/exclusion.
Higher education is a microcosm of society. Educational institutions are formal sites for knowledge creation. For good, education shape minds. For bad, education shape minds. These minds enter different fields: law enforcement, politics, education, business, science, health care, art, humanities, and others. What happens when the processes of knowledge production, dissemination, and application are grounded in white supremacy? How can colleges and universities contribute meaningfully towards building a just and equitable society?
Professor Sirry Alang (she/her/hers), a medical sociologist and a health services researcher, obtained a PhD from the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She was also trained at Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA, and at the University of Buea, Cameroon.
Dr. Alang's work focuses on the social production of health and disease, including outcomes such as unmet need, access to care, mental health and mental illnesses, help-seeking, assessment, and outcomes of treatment.
She is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Health, Medicine, and Society at Lehigh University, as well as a founding co-director of the Institute of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and chair of the Health Justice Collaborative. Dr. Alang works with her local community to strengthen partnerships necessary to understand and eliminate health inequities using a community-based participatory action research approach. Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, her courses include: Introduction to Public Health; Social Epidemiology; Racism and Health Inequities; HIV/AIDS and Society; Globalization and Health; Gender and Health, and Statistics for Sociological Inquiry.

If you require an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Faculty Senate office at (512) 245-8323. Accommodation requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Ballroom; Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Evan Bookman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
National PanHellenic Council
NPHC presents Game Night Click here for more information
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Location:
Student Recreation Center - Multipurpose Room D; Multipurpose Room D
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Evan Bookman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
The Golden Elite Dance Team
The Golden Elite hosts tryouts to join the organization. Click here for more information
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Location:
Location TBD - San Marcos Campus; Virtual via Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
John McKiernan-Gonzales, Director, Center for the Study of the Southwest
SwStudies@txstate.edu
512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Study of the Southwest

In 2020 the Mexican government conducted its census and incorporated African descendants into the categories of race and ethnicity, which had not been done since the 1830s. In this census, more than 2.5 million people self-identified as African descendant. Some media outlets and individuals attributed this high number to recent arrivals from West Africa or from the Caribbean especially in places like Mexico City. Dr. Gaitors archival research demonstrates that African descendants have had a significant presence in the nation of Mexico, not only currently but in the colonial period and during the transition to independence. African descendants were not just physically present. They held significant roles socially, impacted economic systems throughout Mexico, were central in political discussion and held a critical space for the African diaspora outside of Mexico’s borders. This talk shows how history is crucial to illuminate the seemingly invisible. And it explores a variety of archival documents such as census records, political discourse, ship records and travel narratives combined with different methodologies to paint a vivid picture of African descendant’s presence in Mexican history allowing for a better understanding of today.

Dr. Beau Gaitors, Assistant Professor in Department of History at University of Tennessee,  a historian of modern Latin America with an emphasis on African descendants in the nineteenth century. His research specifically explores the process of abolition, political and economic positions of African descendants, and the socio-cultural experiences of African descendants in Mexico during this timeframe.  He earned my Ph.D. in Latin American History at Tulane University and spent one year as a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico (COMEXUS 2013-2014) conducting research on African descendants in Mexico.

His current book project examines the history of Afro-Mexicans in the early independence period. The book argues that Mexico’s African descendant population provides a crucial window into the political, social, and economic realities of the African diaspora in the nineteenth century.  His research interests focus on tropical disease and eradication in nineteenth and extends to early twentieth-century Latin America. This research engages the question: How did a variety of political actors discuss tropical diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria, and what specific preventative measures they enacted among varying groups of citizens?

Prior to coming to the University of Tennessee,  he was an Assistant Professor of History at Winston-Salem State University where he taught courses on the African diaspora, Atlantic history, historical methods, and led study abroad experiences to Cuba to explore the island’s African descendant history. At the University of Tennessee, he teaches courses on Afro-Latin America, Mexico, and Modern Latin America.
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Location:
Student Recreation Center - Basketball Courts; Basketball Courts
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Evan Bookman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Black Men United
More information to come. 
Time, date, and location subject to change
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Location:
Flowers Hall - Room 230; Virtual (lecture will be recorded).; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Gloria Martinez-Ramos, Director, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies
cdgs@txstate.edu
512-245-2361
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

Dr. Alberto Rodriguez has published: Mexican American Baseball in the Alamo Region (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2015), “Ponte El Guante! Baseball on the US/Mexican Border: The Game and Community Building, 1920s-1970s,” The Journal of the West(Fall 2015), “Spanish Southern States Recording Expedition,” with Rene Torres, Journal of Texas Music History (Fall 2016) “Africana Aesthetics: Creating a Critical Black Narrative from Photographs in South Texas” in Africana Theory, Policy, and Leadership: A Social Science Analysis edited by James L. Conyers, Jr. (Transaction Publishers: 2016), and “Elena of Avalor and Mama Coco: Latina Sheroes and Knowledge Keepers” in Recasting the Disney Princess in an Era of New Media and Social Movements edited Shearon Roberts, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, 2020). His upcoming projects Urban Borderlands: Anglos, Mexicans, and African Americans in South Texas 1929-1964 and Rancho La Union: A Transnational History of the Borderlands are a comparative multiethnic analysis of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, focusing on race relations in American and Borderland society with a specialty in Mexican American and African American encounters.

Rodriguez holds a PhD from the University of Houston in 20th Century American History with a minor in Women Studies and teaches courses on Latin@ History, Mexican American History, Chican@ History, Texas History and African American History. 

Rodriguez currently is an Associate Professor of History, managing editor of The Journal of South Texas History and Coordinator of Publications for the Institute for Architectural Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Ballroom; Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tabitha Walker, Student Development Specialist II, Fraternity and Sorority Life
DOS-FSL@txstate.edu
512-245-8268
Campus Sponsor:
National Panhellenic Council
National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) will host a Meet the Greeks.
 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - 3rd Floor Gallery Space; 3rd Floor Gallery Space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bemenet Assefa, Student Curator, LBJ Student Center
(512) 245-8686
Campus Sponsor:
LBJSC Fine Arts Program and Black Art Association
The LBJ Student Center Fine Arts Program regularly rotates both open and themed art exhibitions hosting work from students, staff, and the San Marcos community. This exhibit will feature art from Black Arts Association.  Click here for more information
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Location:
Lampasas Building - Room 407 & 407A; 407/407A
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, African American Minor Studies, Alliance of Texas State, Black Men United, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Hispanic Policy Network, Honors College, JOLT-Texas State Chapter, LBJ Student Center, League of Women Voters - Hays County, Office of Disability Services, Office of President, Student Involvement, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
Participants will create posters and signs to be used in the MLK Solidarity March as part of 38th Annual MLK Commemoration Celebration. March from Old Main to Performing Arts Center to follow. Then a formal program and reception at Performing Arts Center. Click here for more information
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Location:
Old Main (march starts) to Performing Arts Center (march ends); March from Old Main to Performing Arts Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Veteran Programs
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, African American Minor Studies, Alliance of Texas State, Black Men United, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Hispanic Policy Network, Honors College, JOLT-Texas State Chapter, LBJ Student Center, League of Women Voters - Hays County, Office of Disability Services, Office of President, Student Involvement, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
MLK Solidarity March will begin at Old Main and end at Performing Arts Center. Formal program and reception to follow.  Click here for more information
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Location:
Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, African American Minor Studies, Alliance of Texas State, Black Men United, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Hispanic Policy Network, Honors College, JOLT-Texas State Chapter, LBJ Student Center, League of Women Voters - Hays County, Office of Disability Services, Office of President, Student Involvement, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
MLK Solidarity March will begin at Old Main and end at Performing Arts Center at 5:00 PM. Formal program and reception to follow and begin at 5:30 PM. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room TBD; TBD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Toni Moreno, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Student Initiatives
The Womxn of Color program provides a space for women to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities.  The forum meets monthly during the fall semester in September, October, and November. During spring semester meetings are held in February, March, and concludes the year with an annual retreat.  This culminating experience typically features activities, dialogue, fellowship, speakers, small group facilitated discussion, yoga, meditation and journaling.  Also, if you seek additional opportunities to fellowship and build community with other women of color across campus, feel free to reach out to our organizations. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Evan Bookman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Black Men United
Black Men United will host the 3rd Annual Black History Month Trivia Bowl Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Ballroom; Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Evan Bookman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Black Student Alliance
Black Student Alliance presents Mr. Black Texas State Click here for more information
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Location:
San Marcos High School - 2601 Rattler Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666; San Marcos High School
Cost:
Prices vary - see link for information
Contact:
Dr. Terrance McClain, Advisor for Gospel Expressions Association
tmac90@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Gospel Expressions Association
Texas State Gospel Fest featuring Jekalyn Carr. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room 3-3.1; 3-3.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Veteran Programs
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives, Veterans Advisory Council
Lunches are informal meet-and-greets with peers, representatives of various on- and off-campus resources, and faculty and staff. 
We understand that student veterans may be in-between classes, work, studying or other responsibilities, we encourage you to stay, but understand if you must come-and-go.
Click here for more information
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Location:
Location TBD; TBD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
John McKiernan-Gonzalez, Director, Center for the Study of the Southwest
SwStudies@txstate.edu
512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
Dr. Kris Klein Hernández's talk on 'Trans Lives and US Empire' will focus on the experience of Cathay Williams, an enslaved conscript who made their way across Texas through New Mexico, serving in during some of the more horrific experiences with Dine' and Apache insurgencies/resistances.

Dr. Kris Klein Hernández is a Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, and Lecturer on History, at Harvard University. His scholarship, which explores comparative racialization and militarization within the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. Southwest, is situated at the nexus of Latinx Studies and Borderlands History. Klein Hernández teaches courses on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latinx history; U.S. imperialism and empire; race, gender, and sexuality from the early republic to the present; and the history of the military.
 
He is currently working on a book project based upon his dissertation, “Militarizing the Mexican Border: A Study of U.S. Army Forts as Contact Zones.” It examines how racial anxieties emanating from military bases and its officers affected ethnic Mexicans, freed African Americans, and Native peoples residing within their orbits, causing cultural and material change through Texas, the New Mexico Territory, and Mexico. Through an analysis of writings (travel literature, diaries, letters, publications) that army personnel produced while in federal forts, it shows how early militarization was shaped through ethnological knowledge and the comparative racialization of border communities.
 
Klein Hernández’s research has received funding from the Ford Foundation, Yale University’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity & Transnational Migration, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Organization of American Historians. Klein Hernández received his PhD in American Culture from the University of Michigan, a MA in History from the University of Texas, El Paso, and his A.B. in Latin American Studies cum laude and Spanish from Bowdoin College. Prior to arriving at Harvard University, he taught at Yale University and Bowdoin College.
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Friday – Sunday,
Location:
Location TBA; Virtual via Zoom; TBD
Cost:
See website for registration cost
Contact:
Omari Souza, Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design
oas21@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Art and Design, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
The State of Black Design Family Reunion is A three-day hybrid conference hosted by Texas State University. This event aims to provide networking, development, and career opportunities for young designers, focusing on student designers of color. Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Location:
JCK Building - Room 460; 460
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Elizabeth Cruz
ec1310@txstate.edu
5.7899
Campus Sponsor:
The Monarch Center for Immigrant Students, Attorney for Students, and Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Student Initiatives
Presenter(s): Jesse Silva, Associate Director, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives; Michelle Sotolongo, Student Development Specialist, Honors College; Dr. Angelica Coronado, Director of Attorney for Students, Alex Puente, Graduate Assistant, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Faculty and Staff Initiatives

Undocumented students are attending colleges and universities, and are an underrecognized demographic. To produce educated members of society, regardless of legal status, this presentation identifies available resources for these students who most likely did not make the choice to come to the U.S.

This training provides an overview of undocumented and DACAmented students including issues related to undocumented and DACAmented status, experiences on college campuses, and admission and financial aid.
Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room 3-13.1; 3-13.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, Male Initiatives Committee, Dean of Students, School of Social Work, Campus Recreation, Academic Student Services - Round Rock Campus, Department of Housing and Residential Life, Institutional Research, and International Student and Scholar Services
Join us for our upcoming interactive workshop on personal and academic success, creating a network of support, resiliency and University resources and services.  Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Location:
JCK Building - Room 460; 460
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, Male Initiatives Committee, Dean of Students, School of Social Work, Campus Recreation, Academic Student Services - Round Rock Campus, Department of Housing and Residential Life, Institutional Research, and International Student and Scholar Services

3-Hour Professional Development Opportunity for Faculty and Staff. Objectives: Increase awareness of male student success in higher education; Review national enrollment and graduation data on male students; Increase awareness of barriers and issues impacting male students in higher education; Increase awareness of programs, practices and initiatives that positively impact male retention. 

Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room 3-3.1; 3-3.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Program Services
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, Veterans Advisory Council
The Military Connected Social is an informal gathering which brings together Texas State student, faculty and staff veterans, and those associated with the military, to fellowship and learn more about services and programs that provide support and opportunities for student veterans at the university. Click here for more information
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Location:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence
LBJ Student Center, Suite 2-20.0; Suite 2-20.0
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
512-245-2278
excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence
All Texas State University Staff in Custodial Operations, Facilities, Facilities Management, Facilities Operations, Facilities Planning Design, Grounds & Waste Management Operations, Utility Operations and essential staff in supportive and laborer related roles are invited to attend. This is an open invitation. The goal of this day-long program is to demonstrate our collective appreciation for maintaining a safe, inclusive, and productive learning environment for our students day-in and day-out throughout the year.

WHAT TO EXPECT?
Café y Pan Dulce, Somos Tejas State T-Shirt, Popcorn and view documentaries about the César Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Worker Movement; Reading nook with books focused on César Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Worker Movement will also be provided for leisure reading in the Unity Lounge - Books are on loan from Alkek Library; Certificates of Appreciation with Photo Station. * All items are first-come, first-serve. 

Texas State University honors, remembers and celebrates César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta, co-founders of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). The UFW transformed from a workers' rights organizations into a union as a result of a series of strikes in 1965.

Through self-sacrifice, a commitment to nonviolence, and their spirituality, César Chávez and Dolores Huerta changed a nation. Together they fought against agribusiness, and organized thousands of laborers so they could earn a living wage and have humane working conditions.

The U.S. President proclaims March 31st - César E. Chávez Day in the United States.  Individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate in service to the community to honor Chávez's life and work.  Just as importantly, we celebrate and honor Dolores Huerta, co-founder of UFW and activist, for her role in the success in the movement. The life and work of Dolores Huerta is observed as an official holiday in US states of Arizona, California, and Washington, on April 10th, Dolores' birthday, as Dolores Huerta Day.
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Location:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence
LBJ Student Center, Suite 2-20.0
Unity Lounge; LBJ Student Center, Suite 2-20.0, Unity Lounge
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lorenzo Aleman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Student Initiatives
Poetry Workshop. Every name has a story whether it was given, earned or even a nickname. Have you ever thought about the story that your name carries or the story you want to tell through your name? 
Join us as we explore the story behind your name through poetry.

Time, date, and location to be determined
Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Mall Area; Mall Area
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lorenzo Aleman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Student Initiatives
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Location:
New Braunfels, Texas
The Bandit Golf Club
6019 FM 725, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Cost:
See website for details for cost of registration and sponsorship
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Veteran Programs
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Veterans Alliance of Texas State
Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS) is a chartered student organization made up of US military veterans and their supporters with the mission of assisting our military members with the transition from service to student. VATS provides an extensive social and professional network in addition to connecting other veterans with the various resources available to them.

This event is a great way to interact with the veteran community in a friendly and competitive way opportunity, and an opportunity to financially contribute to a veteran’s organizations. Our goal is to meet and exceed our goal of $15,000.00 to support Texas State student veterans and veterans in the local community.
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Location:
Meadows Center; Meadows Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Toni Moreno, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence
WOC Retreat provides a space for womxn to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple and intersecting identities.
The Meadows Center is located at 211 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. Parking is available on site. 
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Location:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence
LBJ Student Center, Suite 2-20.0
Unity Lounge; LBJSC Suite 2-20.0
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lorenzo Aleman, Graduate Assistant
512-245-2278
excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence
Tea is enjoyed around the world and especially within the countries of Asia. Although different customs and traditions are observed, they share certain similarities. Prosperi-Tea is a bit of a modern twist of tea time/culture. We'll serve up some tea and sip and spill it with what is happening on campus, in society and in the world. More importantly, we'll also discuss ways to prosper and grow. Click here for more information
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Location:
San Marcos Campus; 3-13.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, Male Initiatives Committee, Dean of Students, School of Social Work, Campus Recreation, Academic Student Services - Round Rock Campus, Department of Housing and Residential Life, Institutional Research, and International Student and Scholar Services
Join us for our upcoming interactive workshop on personal and academic success, creating a network of support, resiliency and University resources and services.  Click here for more information
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Location:
TBD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lorenzo Aleman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
More information to come Click here for more information
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Location:
JCK Building - Room 460; 460
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Veteran Programs
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives, Veterans Advisory Council
This course for faculty and staff focuses on the unique needs of Student Veterans, and offers insight on how to assist them in a smooth transition from military service to academic life. The goal of the course is to make Texas State a more “Veteran Supportive” campus while helping Student Veterans realize their potential as scholars from matriculation through graduation.The three hour session covers topics such as:
Today’s demographic of student Veterans
Transitioning home from deployment challenges
Student Veterans’ needs and risk factors
Programs, resources and services for Texas State student Veterans
Update about the Veteran Friendly Office Program
How you as an individual faculty or staff member can help our Student Veterans succeed!
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Grand Ballroom; TBD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lorenzo Aleman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Our 3rd annual Asian Cultural Celebration is an event full of culture and entertainment featuring talented performances from Texas State's Asian student organizations. Join us as we celebrate the various Asian cultures of our students through dance, song, demonstration, and more.

Brought to you by APID/A Student Council, Filipino Student Association, Indian Student Association, Korean Culture Club, Vietnamese Student Association and Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
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Location:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence
LBJ Student Center, Suite 2-20.0
Unity Lounge; Unity Lounge - Institutional Inclusive Excellence - LBJSC Suite 2-20.0
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lorenzo Aleman, Graduate Assistant
512-245-2278
excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence
Substance & Dim Sum is a student/faculty led panel discussion. Providing students and faculty a chance to connect with one another through a common way many of our cultures connect: over a meal! Dim Sum, traditionally a Chinese meal, is made up of small plates of various snack dishes and dumplings, and it is often shared among family and friends. As we bring students and faculty together over a meal and to discuss topics affecting the Asian community along with having room for attendees to join in on the discussion. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Grand Ballroom; Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
All graduates, students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to register, attend, and/or participate. This includes any one that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Family, friends, and loved ones welcome to attend.
This graduation celebration recognizes the academic achievements of historically underrepresented students through an intersectional approach of solidarity, inclusivity, and representation. 
We especially encourage students of color (Black, Hispanic/Latinx/a/o, APID/A, multiracial, biracial); LGBTQIA+ students; student veterans and military connected students; first-generation students; students with disabilities; international students; undocumented/DACAmented and immigrant students; and students who have a lived experience in the foster care system. 
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Fall 2021

Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room 3-14.1; 3-14.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Toni Moreno, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Are you the first in your family to attend college? We are excited to have you be a part of a growing and supported first-gen community here at Texas State! We understand being the first in your family to attend college can be challenging as you navigate additional obstacles in addition to being a first-year student. Come meet other first-gen faculty, staff, and students who are here to help you be successful. **Free first-gen t-shirt!** Click here for more information
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Thursday – Friday,
Location:
LBJ Student Center - Grand Ballroom; Grand Ballrom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Student Involvement, Bobcat Preview, Hip Hop Congress, Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Student Initiatives
As part of Bobcat Preview, the Diversity Presentation is a humorous and thought-provoking presentation that focuses on diversity. Hip Hop Congress facilitates 18 presentations to over 5,500 incoming and new students as part of Bobcat Preview every year.  The Diversity Presentation includes original skits and live performances in an "edutainment" format.  Participants learn what diversity is, how history has made diversity complex and challenging, and how diversity is valued at Texas State. Click here for more information
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Location:
Sewell Park
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Institutional Inclusive Excellence- Student Initiatives invites you to join us at our Unity Festival. The Unity  Fest is a celebration of diversity, people, cultures and community. The program includes welcome remarks, live performances, food, activities fellowship and student organizational browse session. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Suite 2-20.0; Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Suite 2-20.0
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Dana Fitzpatrick, Coordinator
excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Forum provides a space for womxn to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities. Click here for more information
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Location:
Sewell Park
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Veteran Programs
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Veterans Advisory Council, Veterans Alliance of Texas State, Student Affairs, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Office of University Registrar, Office of Veterans Affairs, The Graduate College, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Counseling Center, ITAC, the Applied Arts Advising Center, Veterans Academic Success Center, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Career Services, Office of Disability Services, Attorney for Students, TXST Round Rock Campus, Faculty Senate and Student Government
New and transfer Military Connected Students (Veteran and Dependents of Veterans) are invited to attend. This opportunity connects student veterans and their family with resources, services, Veteran Friendly Offices, and fellow military connected students. The MilCon Welcome BBQ is a great opportunity to meet the Veteran Alliance of Texas State (VATS), Students with the Veterans Academic Success Center (VASC), connect with prospective mentors, and learn about resources and opportunities at Texas State.  Food and refreshments are provided.  Click here for more information
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center - Arch; Arch
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Toni Moreno, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Texas Commission on the Arts
A day of celebration for our students, communities, and land where students and campus members were invited to partake in food, music, and dance as we celebrated our Hispanic and diverse heritage. Click here for more information
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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Toni Moreno, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Familia and cultural heritage are points of pride for our Hispanic, Latina/o/x, Mexican American, Chicano/a/x students. Unconstrained by one singular label, location, and language, our identities reside in the various places from which we come, the languages we speak, and the means by which we retain and celebrate our culture.
This mezcla is celebrated with our students as co-conspirators of the work of liberation.  Visit website for resources and organizations that open or specific to Hispanic/Latinx students.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Grand Ballroom; Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Toni Moreno, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
The 10th Anniversary banquet recognizes Texas State University's HSI designation achieved in 2011 and celebrates the accomplishments of the last ten years in supporting and serving Latinx students, faculty, and staff. Further, the banquet establishes a platform recognizing the benefits of our HSI designation to all Texas State students and faculty and opportunities for the next decade to come.

SONIA DIAZ, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Senior Vice President of Balsera Communications & TXST Class of 2006
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Grand Ballroom; Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Toni Moreno, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
The HSI Symposium brings together students, faculty, and staff from Texas State University to discuss Hispanic student success, evidence-based programming, research achievement, and more. We will commemorate Texas State University's 10 year anniversary as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Includes Student Panel, Faculty, Panel, and Research Poster Presentation. Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room 3-3.1; 3-3.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Veteran Programs
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives, Veterans Advisory Council
Lunches are informal meet-and-greets with peers, representatives of various on- and off-campus resources, and faculty and staff. 
We understand that student veterans may be in-between classes, work, studying or other responsibilities, we encourage you to stay, but understand if you must come-and-go.
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Location:
JCK Building - Room 460; 460
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, Male Initiatives Committee, Dean of Students, School of Social Work, Campus Recreation, Academic Student Services - Round Rock Campus, Department of Housing and Residential Life, Institutional Research, and International Student and Scholar Services

3-Hour Professional Development Opportunity for Faculty and Staff. Objectives: Increase awareness of male student success in higher education; Review national enrollment and graduation data on male students; Increase awareness of barriers and issues impacting male students in higher education; Increase awareness of programs, practices and initiatives that positively impact male retention. 

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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Grand Ballroom; Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives and Vice President for University Administration
Following a rigorous national search, Dr. Sherri Benn has been named Tarleton State University’s inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and International Programs, effective October 11, 2021.
As a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet, Dr. Benn will play a crucial role in cultivating a climate that encourages diversity and inclusion throughout the Tarleton community, aligning with the university’s core values and 10-year strategic plan.
“We are honored to welcome an innovator like Dr. Benn,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “Our path to become the premier comprehensive university in the country requires an inclusive learning and working environment. I’m confident she will lead the way.” 
Dr. Benn began her 20-year career at Texas State University in the Dean of Students Office and served as an adjunct faculty member for eight years, advancing to Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and her current role as Assistant VP for Institutional Inclusive Excellence.
At Tarleton she will lead the Joe R. and Dr. Teresa Lozano Long Office of Diversity, Inclusion and International Programs, supporting students from almost three dozen countries, 43 states and 228 Texas counties. She’ll help create policies, programs and events that celebrate and embrace the entire Tarleton family.
“Tarleton is on the move, advancing its reputation as a destination campus for students, faculty and staff, while demonstrating an intentional commitment to inclusive excellence,” Dr. Benn said. “I am excited about joining the Texan family. This is an amazing opportunity to contribute to the great work already being done and the legacy of academic accessibility and excellence within a student-centric community.”
She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s in education administration from Texas State University. She earned her PhD in higher education administration at UT Austin.
A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for almost 14,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, at RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Suite 2-20.0; Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Suite 2-20.0
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Dana Fitzpatrick, Coordinator
excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Forum provides a space for womxn to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities. Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual via Zoom; Virtual
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Elizabeth Cruz
ec1310@txstate.edu
5.7899
Campus Sponsor:
The Monarch Center for Immigrant Students, Attorney for Students, and Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Student Initiatives
Presenter(s): Jesse Silva, Associate Director, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives; Michelle Sotolongo, Student Development Specialist, Honors College; Dr. Angelica Coronado, Director of Attorney for Students, Alex Puente, Graduate Assistant, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Faculty and Staff Initiatives

Undocumented students are attending colleges and universities, and are an underrecognized demographic. To produce educated members of society, regardless of legal status, this presentation identifies available resources for these students who most likely did not make the choice to come to the U.S.

This training provides an overview of undocumented and DACAmented students including issues related to undocumented and DACAmented status, experiences on college campuses, and admission and financial aid.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center - Room 3-14.1; 3-14.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lorenzo Aleman, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Workshop Description
Fay Lee, Professor of Education at Lone Star College – CyFair, shares her experiences and perspective as an Asian American, scholar, educator, and first-generation doctoral student. Professor Lee weaves generational experiences of her family, the history of Asian and Asian Americans, and immigrants in the United States and as a response to anti-Asian racism. Professor Lee offers an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to connect, reflect, and discuss their own experiences in navigating the realities. Additionally, Professor Lee illustrates how the Model Minority Myth perpetuates stereotypes and prejudices about the Asian and Asian American community.
Presenter Biography
Fay Lee is a Professor of Education at Lone Star College-CyFair (LSC-CF), located in the greater Houston area. She has been teaching for over 25 years, starting her career as a paraprofessional at a Title I school in Houston. Her teaching career experiences spans from pre-school to higher education.
She began at Lone Star College in 2007 as a Professor of English, teaching Composition and Rhetoric I, II, and Literature courses. She was appointed to lead the Teacher Education Department in 2013-2019, until she was elected to be the Faculty Senate President from 2019-2021.
Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. Her research focuses on State Transfer Policies and Practices from the Community College to the University. She hopes that her study will inform decisions made by administrators of both community colleges and universities concerning transfer agreements and educational partnership pathways for students, particularly underrepresented populations.
She is an equity-minded leader, and was given the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award in 2020, representing the faculty for entire Lone Star College System.
She has served on several boards concerning teacher education. She enjoys spending time with her family, and she has a heart for students.   
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Monday – Tuesday,
Location:
Virtual; Online; Virtual
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Syd Rodriguez, Graduate Assistant for DEI
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives, HSI STEM and Honors College
Join the Community of Celebration. Our friends at HSI STEM and Honors College have encouraged members of the Texas State University community to create and host altars on campus. The goals of this campus celebration is to increase a sense of belonging for Hispanic and Latinx students and improve non-Hispanic and Latinx individuals' appreciation of a beloved tradition of Hispanic and Latinx cultures. For more information or learn where the altars are on campus, visit: hsi.txstate.edu… Click here for more information
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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Location:
Unity Lounge
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Womxn of Color program provides a space for women to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities.  The forum meets monthly during the fall semester in September, October, and November. During spring semester meetings are held in February, March, and concludes the year with an annual retreat.  This culminating experience typically features activities, dialogue, fellowship, speakers, small group facilitated discussion, yoga, meditation and journaling.  Also, if you seek additional opportunities to fellowship and build community with other women of color across campus, feel free to reach out to our organizations.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom
109 Student Center Drive
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas 78666; Grand Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives; Division of University Administration
Equality University is a diversity, equity, and inclusion conference that brings individuals and communities together to participate in a day of dialogue and features national speakers. 
An opportunity for you and/or your organization to engage in authentic peer connections, explore and understand how identities impact individual relationships, groups and social dynamics, and prepare you for success in a global society. Equality U is a student educational co-curricular program. TXST Faculty and Staff participation is on a voluntary basis.

Keynote speaker:  Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez
Storyteller. Speaker. Author. Feminist. 
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is a writer and activist working to shift the national conversation on race. The founder of Latina Rebels, her work has been featured by NPR, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Telemundo, and Univision. She was invited to the White House in 2016.  She uses the power of storytelling as resistance against racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism. She is author of the new book titled, "For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts". 

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is a writer and scholar activist working to shift the national conversation on race. The founder of Latina Rebels, her work has been featured by NPR, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Telemundo, and Univision. She was invited to the White House in 2016.  She uses the power of storytelling as resistance against racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism. She is author of the new book titled, "For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts". 
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Location:
Virtual; Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Individuals who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training. At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally.  Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Institutional Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust.  They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Click here for more information
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