UT Centers/Campus Organizations

Below is a list of some of the many centers and campus organizations that are involved in promoting diverstiy, equity and inclusion at The University of Texas at Austin.

- The Graduate School is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in the graduate student experience at The University of Texas at Austin.  Information about diversity from the graduate school and the College of Natural Sciences can be found at:  https://gradschool.utexas.edu/about/diversity and https://cns.utexas.edu/graduate-education/resources-for-grad-students/safe-inclusive-campus

- The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) advances socially just learning and working environments that foster a culture of excellence through diverse people, ideas and perspectives. For more information, email: ddce@utexas.edu 

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is a department of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. SSD ensures students with disabilities have equal access to their academic experiences at the University of Texas at Austin by determining eligibility and approving reasonable accommodations. They also engage in outreach across campus in order to make campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.  See also   https://diversity.utexas.edu/disability/graduate-students/

- The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) provides opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the LGBTQIA+ communities through education, outreach, and advocacy. For more information, email mailto:gsc@austin.utexas.edu
           - The GSC is affilated with several student groups that support diversity in the UT Austin community, including the Queer         Graduate Student Association (QGSA). For more information, email utqgsa@gmail.com or visit thier FB page https://www.facebook.com/QGSAatUT

- The Black Graduate Students Association (BGSA) is an interdisciplinary organization that aims to empower and provide support to Black graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. Through academic programming, professional development, community engagement, and social events, BGSA addresses the needs of Black graduate students while also serving as a safe space for learning and discussion. They recognize the richness and diversity of African and African American cultures, and celebrate the varying expressions of all graduate students on UT’s campus that descend from Africa and the African diaspora.  Students of all majors and backgrounds are welcome. Email: bgsa@uts.cc.utexas.edu for more information. 

- The Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) is a student resource office which is a part of Student Diversity Initiatives, a unit within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, that supports a culturally diverse campus and helps cultivate a positive campus climate. The MEC houses six student-run agencies, provides leadership development opportunities, presents peer-facilitated social justice and education trainings, offers a number of support services to student organizations, and hosts community outreach programs such as culturally relevant campus tours and student panels. For many students, the MEC is a great place to access resources and for others, it is a home away from home.

- The Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CREED) began work in the fall of 2015 to fulfill its mission to advise the provost on best practices in recruiting, retaining, and advancing faculty members who are racially, ethnically, gender, or in other ways diverse. CREED also works in collaboration with colleges and departments to develop initiatives and programs to improve the campus climate for diverse faculty. 

- The Title IX Office is committed to supporting the University’s mission to create and maintain an educational and work environment free from all forms of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, exploitation and intimidation where all students, faculty, and staff can learn, work and thrive.

- The Office for Inclusion and Equity advances a diverse, equitable, and supportive campus culture through our commitment to fulfilling the spirit of equal opportunity laws and policies, as well as building awareness within the University community. As outlined in OIE’s mission statement, this office serves as a vital resource and leader in promoting and furthering the University’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all members of its community.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides services to international students and scholars and supports departments and colleges in hiring international researchers and faculty.