Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
During the summer of 2020, President Hartzell announced steps to promote diversity and equity and to recruit, attract, retain and support more Black students, faculty and staff on campus. These actions will include expanding programs that provide opportunities for future Black leaders, changing the names of campus buildings, and establishing historical context about the university’s history.
In 2017, The University of Texas at Austin adopted the University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (UDIAP) to track our ongoing work to improve diversity, inclusion and equity within the campus community. The UDIAP standing committee reviews and updates the plan biannually to ensure we are actively engaged in diversity work in real and tangible ways. The plan is a reflection upon how we can provide the best education possible for students from all backgrounds, especially those that have been historically marginalized.
A Message from President Jay Hartzell
“UT can be a world-class university only if we embrace the ideas and perspectives of a truly diverse set of talented people — of every background, race and life experience. That is how we can solve the hardest problems facing Texas, our country and the world. It is also how we can best enable our students to learn, develop and lead while they are on our campus, in their careers and throughout their lives. But it goes even deeper than that. Our university has made great strides in its commitment to diversity and inclusion in recent years, but we have much more progress to make. Our goal is to create an environment on the Forty Acres where all community members — students, faculty and staff — are empowered to be true to themselves, to participate fully in our vibrant university and to thrive as individuals. We won’t rest until we reach that goal.”
— Jay Hartzell, President
The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
DDCE is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. The division focuses on four core pillars: campus culture, community engagement, education pipeline and research.
Gender and Sexuality Center
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT 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.
UT Student Body Diversity
A diverse student body is critical to the learning experience. We continue to recruit and retain the best and brightest students who aspire to change the world.
|Black or African American||5.3%|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||0.1%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0.1%|
|Multiracial (excl. Black or Hispanic)||2.7%|
|Unknown or Blank||1.2%|
*Athough UT currently collects gender binary data, we support all students and provide resources for our LGBTQIA+ identifying students.
Students From All Over the World
Students from 123 countries and all 50 states attend UT. Recruiting students from all over the world is essential to our success as a learning community.
There is Something Here for Everyone
UT has nearly 1000 organizations that support various cultures, religions and interests — encouraging students to explore and build community.
The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to attracting highly qualified faculty with a wide range of backgrounds and ideas.
|Faculty Diversity||Full Professor||Associate Professor||Assistant Professor||Non-tenure track|
|Black or African American||3.6%||6.0%||5.3%||3.3%|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||0.4%||0.0%||0.0%||0.1%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander only||0.0%||0.0%||0.3%||0.0%|
|Two or more (excluding Hispanic)||0.8%||1.7%||1.2%||1.8%|
|Unknown or Blank||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.7%|
The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to attracting highly qualified staff with a wide range of backgrounds and ideas.
|Black or African American||6.73%|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||0.25%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander only||0.07%|
|Two or more (excluding Hispanic)||1.84%|
|Unknown or Blank||0.17%|