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Texas State Inclusive Excellence Showcase 2020

A Welcome from the President

Achieving true inclusivity at Texas State University is our collective responsibility - - it’s not the work of one team, or office, or division.  These showcase projects reflect the breadth and depth of our university’s desire to co-create a community that is equitable and inclusive for all.  They speak to our values, our creativity, and our commitment to honor our diverse community with acts of inclusion.  Thank you to all who submitted projects for the showcase, and brought them to life for our Texas State community.

Denise M. Trauth


Dos Familias

College of Liberal Arts

Police Reform

Social Work and Criminal Justice

Ache, Grieve, Yearn, Heal, Love

Department of Theatre and Dance

First Gen Proud

University College

MALE Network

University College

Digital Outreach for Diverse Populations

The Counseling Center

Diversity Day

Dept. of Communication Disorders

Alliance at Texas State

This Southwest Moment

Diversity & Gender Studies

MLK Celebration

Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives

Unity Tribute

Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives

Bobcats Breaking the Stigma

Office of Disability Services

Alumni Networks Program

Alumni Relations

Diversity in Performing Arts

University Performing Arts Committee

Common Experience

University College


Dept. of Communication Studies

The State of California v Ezzard Charles Ellis

Department of Theatre and Dance


LBJSC Fine Arts Advisory Board

Model Arab League

PowerPoint Submissions

Various Organizations Across Campus

Veterans Virtual Salute

Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives

Day of Reflection & Solidarity

Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives

Unsettling Stories

Center for the Study of the Southwest


Department of Theatre and Dance

SURE Program

University College

DHSI Programs

University College

Trans Day of Visibility

The University Libraries

Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

College of Science and Engineering

Our HDFS Fellowship Program

Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Liberal Arts

First-Gen Initiative

The Graduate College

Womxn of Color Retreat 2018

Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives

Restorative Justice Town Hall

Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives

Gratitude from Dr. Silva

Dr. Stella Silva

Dr. Stella Silva

Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Vice President, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Faculty and Staff Initiatives

Access PPT Presentation

A full PowerPoint presentation with more information for each of our submissions and a link to their video, if applicable, can be viewed HERE.

This is a strange time as well as a unique opportunity to build community, establish connections, and provide a sense of belonging.  As you can imagine, connecting to one another in the midst of a pandemic is very difficult as we strive to stay apart for our personal safety and the greater good of our community. As you know, this was not always our reality.  Our university community has a history of engaging in hard conversations, celebrating break throughs, and re-imagining Texas State University as a place where we are all valued in our chosen identities. This Showcase is just a snapshot of all the wonderful diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and activities that take place at Texas State University every year.  We wanted to capture these moments in videos that you could go back and watch over and over. As you can see, we have a lot to celebrate.  I want to thank everyone who submitted a video and contributed to the story of who we are.  I hope you found, just as I did, that we are a community that values our connections to one another.

Institutional Inclusive Excellence joins our colleagues in cultivating these connections. One of the ways we do this is through our Capacity Building Action Plan which documents and measures our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.  Additionally, Bring It Up Bobcats, our bias reporting protocol, offers support for university community members who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident.  Our Bobcat J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) program helps shine a light on the wonderful and innovative training that are offered across our campuses and also provides recognition in the form of a Certificate of Completion.  The Diversity Hiring Toolkit provides resources for hiring managers to assist them in our endeavor to recruit and retain a more diverse Texas State faculty and staff. And, the Texas State Diversity Calendar provides our Texas State community members an opportunity to share information and communicate about our diversity and inclusion programs. 

I am deeply grateful to the Institutional Inclusive Excellence staff, specifically Annalisa Turner, who spearheaded this project along with assistance from Carol Alvarez, our Administrative Assistant, Cleighton Schedule, our Graduate Assistant, and Ahmad Islam, our student worker.

We look forward to highlighting many more diversity and inclusion related programs, activities, and events next year. Have a wonderful semester!


Thank you all for supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at Texas State University!