UT Diversity Statement
As The University of Texas at Austin strives to meet its mission of unlocking potential and preparing future leaders of the state, it embraces diversity in many forms. The university is dedicated to attracting highly-qualified students, faculty and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas and viewpoints. This includes those from all races and ethnicities; first-generation college students; women; and others who have been historically underrepresented on campus.
As a university with a past history of denying equitable access to qualified students, UT recognizes the profound benefits of creating an inclusive environment in which students can learn from one another. All students are better prepared to succeed in an increasingly diverse state and interconnected society when they receive the educational benefits of learning on a diverse campus.
A message from President Fenves
"For half of UT’s 135-year existence, the university did not admit African American students. Our history of exclusion and segregation gives us a responsibility to stand as champions of the educational benefits of diversity. It is vital, not only that qualified students have access to UT, but that once here, they have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, a diverse group of students, faculty and staff who reflect the world and workforce they will soon enter into."
— President Gregory L. Fenves
UT by the Numbers
Undergraduates by Race
|Hispanic (any combination)||23|
|Black (2 or more, excl. Hisp.)||.08|
|American Indian only||.2|
|Hawaiian/Pac. Islander only||.1|
|2 or more (excl. Hisp./Black)||2.8|
Graduates by Race
|Hispanic (any combination)||10.9|
|Black (2 or more, excl. Hisp.)||0.5|
|American Indian only||0.2|
|Hawaiian/Pac. Islander only||0|
|2 or more (excl. Hisp./Black)||1.5|
Faculty by Race
|Hispanic (any combination)||8.1|
|Black (2 or more, excl. Hisp.)||0.3|
|American Indian only||0.2|
|Hawaiian/Pac. Islander only||not provided|
|2 or more (excl. Hisp./Black)||not provided|
Undergraduates by Gender
Graduates by Gender
Faculty by Gender
Students by Residence
Diversity Programs, Offices, Centers, and Initiatives
For 25 years, the Multicultural Engagement Center has developed student leaders and offered a home away from home for students of color.
OIE investigates discrimination complaints, and facilitates inclusive faculty recruitment and diversity planning. Through education and policies, OIE ensures compliance with civil rights laws.
The Council for LGBTQ+ Access, Equity, and Inclusion (Q+AEI) works to address issues of access, equity, and inclusion among faculty based on gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Q+AEI supports the development of programs to improve the campus-wide climate and institutional reputation for equity relating to gender and sexuality, including queer people of color.
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide 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.
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. We also engage in outreach across campus in order to make campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.
We are a learning community that empowers students personally, academically, and professionally to become innovative, productive and engaged global citizens who are committed to social responsibility and promoting a diverse community of people, ideas, and perspectives.
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 University Faculty Gender Equity Council annually conducts an analysis of faculty salaries to document gender pay inequities. The council also conducts an analysis of gender inequities in time to promotion for tenure and to full professor and the number of endowments given to male versus female faculty. Additionally, the council presents best practices for creating an equitable and inclusive environment for faculty.
The University of Texas at Austin is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized independent organization dedicated to supporting faculty, particularly under-represented faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers. NCFDD provides online career development, training, and mentoring resources.
UT Austin employees can learn more about managing diverse teams and working with students, staff and faculty from all backgrounds as well as how campus climate, Title IX, and implicit bias can affect our culture at work.