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Office of Equity and Access

Texas State University Title IX Coordinator


Dr. Gilda Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer and
Director of Equity and Access

J.C. Kellam, Room 164



Phone: 512.245.2539

Fax: 512.245.7616





At this website, you can file a report for any of the following categories of sexual misconduct:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Intimidation (Cyber-stalking, Indecent Exposure, etc.)

You can file a report for someone else.

You can file a report anonymously.

You can file a report using a pseudonym.

Office of Equity and Access


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.

"The most universal quality is diversity.” -Michel de Montaigne

Diverse students in a circle

Equity \e-kwə-tē\–noun
1 justice according to natural law or right ; specifically : freedom from bias or favoritism

Access \ak-ses\–noun
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>


The 2015 Excellence in Diversity Awards


The 2015 Excellence in Diversity Faculty Award recipient is Dr. Roque Mendez, Department of Psychology.

The 2015 Excellence in Diversity Staff Award recipient is Ms. Jonnie Wilson, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion.

The 2015 Excellence in Diversity Team Award recipients are Ms. Alba Melgar and Ms. Gloria Velasquez, Department of Modern Languages.

These awards are given annually to one faculty member, one staff member, and one team who provide exceptional commitment to diversity at Texas State University by promoting the university's diversity goals.