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Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Texas State is committed to building and supporting an increasingly diverse campus community. To that end, the university supports a variety of strategic initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion.

Efforts include:

  • Employee Professional Development Certification for Inclusion (Scheduled Launch September 2019)
  • Increasing the academic success and retention of historically underrepresented students.
  • Funding over $70,000 per year in grant funding for programs and projects that incorporate the strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. 
  • Implementing strategies that will support diversity learning in the classroom
  • Recruiting and retaining a highly qualified, diverse workforce of faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Creating a system of oversight, assessment and accountability to ensure that strategic goals are met and exceeded. 
  • Using Texas State’s internally and externally projected image to promote our commitment to diversity
  • Annual recommendation of faculty and staff nominees for the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award to the university president

Council on Inclusive Excellence

The Council on Inclusive Excellence provides oversight, advice and support for the university’s goal to enrich our learning and working environment by attracting and supporting a more diverse faculty, staff and student body.

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Funding Proposals

Funded Proposals

Below is a list of Diversity Proposals approved for funding in Fall 2019.

The Langston Hughes Project

Art & Design Lecture Series: Artist Lecture and Printmaking Workshop by Visiting Artist Miguel A. Aragón

Financial Literacy That is Engaging

Artistic Residency Rosely Conz

Janet Helms: Racial Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion on Campus

Star Stories: True Stories of Life at TXST

Migrar-é by Angela Cubillan Arteritano

Embracing First-Generation Students at Texas State: Overcoming Barriers and Creating New Spaces

Ryan Sallans Keynote and Campus Visit

Neighbors by Onix X Mejias-Rodriguez

Academic Freedom, Diversity, and Inclusion

Project Know Your WORTH (Women Offering Resources, Truth and Heart)

Asian Culture Showcase

Diversity Week: Living in our Truths

Asian Culture Showcase

The 2019 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards

View Award Details and Nomination Form




Faculty Award

Dr. Russell G. Moses

Lecturer, Philosophy

Staff Award

Michelle Sotolongo

Student Development Specialist, Honors College