Affirmative Action Plan



 Under the AAP, UT Austin is obligated to achieve and maintain a workforce that is representative of those in the recruiting area with requisite skills. In order to achieve a representative workforce,  employment and hiring goals are established for each job category based on statistical data in regards to availability pools of applicants.

It is the responsibility of all departments and personnel to insure the university’s compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) policy. In addition to the AAP, the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is charged with other compliance reporting obligations and works in conjunction with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for internal audit assessments of programs for institutional effectiveness. OIE also works with the Department of Education with the Integrated Post-Secondary Data System (IPEDS) at the Federal level. OIE works with the State of Texas Comptroller’s Office for Quarterly New Hire Veterans tracking statistics and the Department of Labor for the Vets100 and Vets100A statistical reporting on an annual basis. As a federal contractor and in support of our strategic vision and compliance mission, OIE partners with diverse groups across our campus community in educational outreach opportunities offering classes, group presentations and instructional workshops as subject matter experts in the targeted area of EEO/AA.


The Office of Institutional Equity is part of the
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE)

DDCE Mission Statement

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement advances socially just learning and working environments that foster a culture of excellence through diverse people, ideas, and perspectives. We engage in dynamic community-university partnerships designed to transform our lives.


Diversity Demographics

Below you will also finds external links to Diversity Demographics that are used to establish availability pools when hiring applicants whether they be from our local metro area or from across the globe.

Austin Race and Ethnicity statistics

Texas County statistics

Texas State Overall statistics

United States statistics

Global statistics