Students in front of status of civil rights champion Barbara Jordan

Here at The University of Texas at Austin, we embrace and encourage diversity in many forms, striving to create an inclusive community that fosters an open and supportive learning, teaching and working environment. Our strength as a university draws from our wide range of perspectives and experiences, and we support a free exchange of ideas alongside thoughtful consideration of our differences. The UT Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) offers more than 40 programs and initiatives that support this vision, strengthening diversity on campus and in communities across the state, all while helping to shape the future leaders of Texas and the world beyond.

Multicultural Engagement Center

Multicultural Engagement Center

For 25 years, the Multicultural Engagement Center has developed student leaders and offered a home away from home for students of color.

Office of Institutional Equity

Office for Inclusion and Equity

OIE investigates discrimination complaints, and facilitates inclusive faculty recruitment and diversity planning. Through education and policies, OIE ensures compliance with civil rights laws.

Dr. Cherise Smith

Thematic Faculty Initiative

The thematic faculty initiative aims to foster a robust intellectual community by identifying gaps in scholarship and recruiting and hiring faculty whose research helps to close those gaps.

Student typing at computer

Gateway Scholars

Gateway Scholars serves 500 incoming freshmen, helping them to achieve at high levels through personalized services that include advising, tutoring and mentoring.

Dr. Leonard Moore at SXSWedu

Longhorn Campaign for Students of Color

The Longhorn Campaign for Students of Color (LCSC) is The University of Texas at Austin’s response to the national call to action of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. We pledge to measurably improve the educational and social outcomes for students of color in local, state, and national communities by bringing the intellectual resources of UT Austin to these communities across the full spectrum of engagement, from theory to practice.

Student holding sign saying "I still have a dream" on MLK Day

Campus Culture

Because diverse people, perspectives and ideas create an optimal learning and working environment, we strive to foster an inclusive, accessible and welcoming campus culture.

Diversity Education Initiatives

Diversity Education Initiatives

Diversity Education Initiatives (DEI) promotes learning that fosters a climate of inclusiveness at The University of Texas at Austin.