Institutional Inclusive Excellence offers several academic support services. These include a variety of educational services, methods, and resources with a culturally inclusive approach and supportive staff. We use a relational model in tailoring these opportunities and resources to ensure that students’ needs are validated and met. Our goal is to contribute to students’ educational experience and journey so that they may be learned leaders, critical thinkers, and change agents in resolving the challenges in their community and society.
Institutional Inclusive Excellence offers a variety of programs for students at Texas State University. Each are opportunities to expand their awareness and engage in meaningful dialogue centered on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). IIE-SI’s programs are rooted in social justice, intersectionality, anti-oppression, and asset-minded to assist in the development of students’ skills and competencies. Our goal is to contribute to student’s equity-minded practices so that they may co-create a more equitable and just society and world.
Academic Support Services
IIE-SI provides several celebrations in recognition and honor of various historical events, heritages, people, and movements in the advancement of social justice, civil rights, equity, and inclusion. These are opportunities to learn about the history and legacy of civil rights movements and leaders who advocated and made possible the freedoms and human rights we have today. Additionally, these are opportunities to learn, reflect, and engage within and beyond the Texas Stat to foster greater awareness, respect, and understanding of the needs to support historically minoritized and underrepresented communities.
Beyond being some whose parents or guardians did not complete a four-year college degree, first-generation students are trailblazers and freedom dreamers. At Texas State University, 46% of students are a first-generation college student. Through a tremendous amount of resiliency, support, and community, first-generation students persist and succeed. This page provides several resources and opportunities for first-generation students.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and aromantic (LGBTQiA+) students, staff and faculty are valued and affirmed members of Texas State. As an underrepresented community, LGBTQiA+ persons contribute to and participate in the diversity of Texas State University.
Since 2000, Texas State has created and established programs to promote awareness about sexual and gender identities through education and training.
Students of Color
Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color represent a global majority, rich diaspora, and beautiful manifestation of ancestry. The diversity of our university is made possible to through various identities, statuses, and experiences that our students share with the university community and educational experience. These initiatives and programs provide student of color with educational, personal, professional, and communal development opportunities.
Veterans & Military-Connected
In 2019, Texas State University Ranked #4 in Tier 2 Research Institutions in the Military Friendly® Top 10 Schools.
It is our honor to collectively serve those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Helping our student veterans and their families identify and utilize essential resources on-campus and in the local community is one of our ways of giving back. Please browse our pages to find programs and resources which assist student veterans in succeeding at Texas State University.
Chartered & Registered Orgs
Chartered & Registered Student Organizations
Chartered student organizations are held to a higher standard with higher expectations than other student organizations. Texas State University has over 400 active student organizations on campus and ranging in mission, purpose, and goals. Institutional Inclusive Excellence is proud to serve as home for a number of these chartered and registered organizations.
Unity Graduation Celebration
Each long semester IIE-SI provides a Unity Graduation Celebration which highlights the academic accomplishments of students by allowing them an opportunity to celebrate amongst their family, friends, and supporters.
These celebrations do not replace the official commencement ceremonies, but add a special touch to the official ceremonies.