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Updates and Initiatives

We are working to make Texas State more inclusive. Our efforts include long-term planned initiatives and responses to emerging needs. We’ll share our progress here.

What we’re working on:

Response to the Social and Racial Inequality Crisis

View our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Repository, which provides a timeline of actions taken since September 1, 2019.

Capacity Building

Creating lines of communication that are effective and consistent, including sustained dialogue with students, active listening, and responding to events in a timely manner; promoting the participation of faculty and staff in professional development opportunities that increase cultural fluency, including an internal certificate program; and reviewing the goals of the 2017-2023 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, including reorganizing the framework to clearly define institutional priorities. More about capacity building here.

Highlights

We've been working hard on developing several high impact practices that will assist the campus in building our capacity for Inclusive Excellence.

We are happy to announce the build out and implementation of the Bias Reporting form which went llive on October 1, 2019!

Congratulations to the Excellence in Diversity Award Winners:

STAFF:  Michelle Sotolongo, Student Development Specialist (Honors College)

FACULTY:  Dr. Russell G. Moses, Lecturer (Philosophy)

Congratulations to Dr. Sherri Benn, Dr. Stella Silva, and Robert Garcia for being elected to serve as the Chair, Co-Chair and Treasurer respectively of the Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (TADOHE).

Reports and Data

The following information illustrates the current facts about Texas State, informing our strategies for improvement.