About the Division

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. It works with a broad range of student, faculty, staff, and community constituents to help The University of Texas at Austin connect its intellectual resources to communities across Texas and offer education to those who may face the greatest challenges in accessing it. The Division focuses on four core pillars: student success, campus inclusion, community engagement and DEI leadership. Read more about our strategic plan.

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Campus CultureInclusive Campus Culture

The DDCE cultivates an inclusive campus culture that actively and intentionally engages diverse people, ideas, and perspectives to create a vibrant learning and working environment.


Community EngagementCommunity Engagement

UT Austin fulfills its mission by serving the people of Texas as a catalyst for positive social change. The DDCE accomplishes this goal by leveraging its intellectual resources to cultivate partnerships that address significant issues across Texas.


Education PipelineK-12 Education Initiatives

Children from underrepresented groups who are entering the Texas educational pipeline deserve both the opportunity to enroll and thrive in college. The DDCE is committed to increasing the success of students from PreK through 12th grade.


Education PipelineStudent Success Programs

The DDCE offers the academic support, mentoring, and tutoring that students need to succeed at a tier-one university, obtain research experience, and gain exposure to graduate school.