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Statement on Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement

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 promote inclusion, to instill a global perspective in its students, and to nurture sensitivity, dialogue and mutual respect. Discrimination against or harassment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veterans' status, gender identity or expression are inconsistent with the purposes of the university.

At CDGS we value:

  • A diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global and international perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life;
  • The cultivation of character and the modeling of honesty, integrity, compassion, fairness, respect, and ethical behavior, both in the classroom and beyond; and
  • Engaged teaching and learning based in dialogue, student involvement, and the free exchange of ideas.