The Equity and Access Committee has identified funds that are available on a one-time-only basis for programming or initiatives that support Goal 4 of the University Plan. One-time-only funds will be allocated for programs and/or activities that involve and impact the largest number of students, faculty, and staff in FY 2015. It is the responsibility of the individuals requesting funds to provide as much information as possible when seeking support. In addition, supporting materials should be attached to all requests to better define activities, functions, or programs. Below, please find specific criteria, which should be reviewed prior to submitting requests.
This request is primarily for proposals for events that will take place in Fall 2014. For more information please visit us at www.txstate.edu/oea.
In order to facilitate planning and programming, the committee will review requests that are received by 5:00 p.m. on April 25, 2014, no exceptions will be made.
Individuals, departments, offices or student/university organizations interested in submitting funding proposals for Fall 2014 must use the One-Time-only Funding Request Form attached below. Forms and related materials must be submitted electronically to the Equity and Access Committee c/o Dr. Gilda Garcia at email@example.com. Dr. Garcia will notify all funding requesters following the committee’s final funding decisions. Funds must be expended by August 31, 2015. Allocated funds not spent by this date will be returned to the Equity and Access Committee. Please contact Cynthia Prado at the Office of Equity and Access at 512.245.2539 for further information.
The Equity and Access Committee offers the following additional information to assist applicants in preparing proposals:
Texas State believes that freedom of thought, innovation and creativity are fundamental characteristics of a community of scholars. To promote such a learning environment, the university has a special responsibility to seek diversity, to instill a global perspective in its students, and to nurture sensitivity, tolerance (acceptance) and mutual respect. Discrimination against or harassment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veterans’ status or disability are inconsistent with the purposes of the university.
Mr. Lee and Ms. Prado recieve their awards from Dr. Trauth and Dr. Watson
(Left to Right: Dr. Watson, Ms. Prado, Mr. Lee, Dr. Trauth)
Mr. Eugeene Lee
|Mr. Eugene Lee makes his acceptance speech at the 2013 Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony|
Ms. Patricia Prado makes her acceptance speech at the 2013 Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony
Ms Patricia Prado
Posted by University News Service
March 24, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education has granted Texas State University-San Marcos official recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
To receive the HSI designation, an institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate full-time-equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. Texas State surpassed the 25 percent Hispanic undergraduate enrollment level in September 2010.
“We are proud that our enrollment reflects the true changing face of Texas. We have achieved this important outcome because of the efforts of many individuals across the university, and I sincerely appreciate those efforts,” said Texas State President Denise Trauth.
Achieving HSI status will mean the establishment of new goals, said Trauth.
“It has been our goal for several years to become an HSI. Now it is time we direct our efforts toward becoming the best HSI in the state,” said Trauth. “It is not enough to recruit talented students from all ethnicities – we must also continue to retain those students and see that they graduate. We will continue to deliver exceptional educational opportunities for all of our students.”
In 2010, Texas State was one of four institutions nationally cited for academic policies and programs that better serve Latino students. Texas State is the fourth – and the largest – HSI in Texas.
The Department of Education HSI program provides grants that allow schools to expand educational opportunities for Hispanic students. HSI grants also allow schools to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability. Texas State is now eligible to apply for grants under the HSI program. In 2010, the Department of Education awarded grants totaling more than $60 million to HSIs.
Funds may be used for scientific or laboratory equipment for teaching, construction or renovation of instructional facilities, faculty development, purchase of educational materials, academic tutoring or counseling programs, distance learning programs, teacher education, student support services and other activities and purposes.
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. We are proud to reflect the various backgrounds found in our great state of Texas. The office of Equity and Access is committed to enriching Texas State’s learning and working environments by attracting and supporting a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body; one in which each person is valued equally and celebrated for their contributions.
1 justice according to natural law or right ; specifically : freedom from bias or favoritism
2 a: permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to and from a place or to approach or communicate with a person or thing b: freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something c: a way or means of access
Diversity \də-vər-sə-tē, dī-\–noun
1: the condition of being diverse : variety ; especially : the inclusion of diverse people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization <programs intended to promote diversity in schools>