A DDCE vice presidential initiative to advance diversity, achievement and access
The Longhorn Campaign for Men of Color within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin commits to dedicate resources, produce innovative research, establish community partnerships, and share evidence-based practices to advance diversity, achievement, and access. In response to the national call to action of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, UT Austin pledges to develop models for success and advance knowledge to effectively transform the lives of boys and young men of color at the local, state, and national levels.
- The representation of African American and Latino men in higher education is the worst it has been in 30 years.
- Nationwide, African American men comprise 7.9% of 18-24 year-olds, yet the average Black male enrollment rate at the nation’s 50 public flagship universities is only 2.8% of undergraduates.
- Latino males have the lowest high school graduation rates as well as the lowest college enrollment and completion rates of any subgroup.