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, learn from, and alongside, a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff. People 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.
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.