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Campus Culture

DDCE cultivates an inclusive campus culture that actively and intentionally engages diverse people, ideas, and perspectives to create a vibrant learning and working environment. DDCE accomplishes this by sustaining and advancing efforts to develop a pervasive culture of inclusion in all facets of life at The University of Texas at Austin. By breaking down barriers and challenging injustices, DDCE transforms campus culture to one in which all individuals draw strength from the university’s collective diversity. This transformation fosters success and a greater sense of belonging and respect.

Three students standing and talking to each otherInclusive Campus Support

Inclusive Campus Support provides an online anonymous tool for university community members to share their campus climate experiences and receive peer support with information about university/community resources. Contact: Betty Jeanne Taylor


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The Inclusive Classrooms Leadership Certificate Seminar engages groups of university instructors (faculty, teaching assistants, assistant instructors, etc.) in discussions about strategies for developing and sustaining an inclusive classroom climate where all feel supported and encouraged.


We are first-genFirst-Gen Longhorns

The DDCE First Generation Initiative helps students who are the first in their families to attend or finish college by connecting them with a robust support network comprised of prominent first-gen UT alumni, staff, faculty and friends to ensure a positive college experience.


GSC thumbnailGender and Sexuality Center

The GSC provides opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality.


MEC thumbnailMulticultural Engagement Center

The MEC educates and empowers students to be leaders and agents of social change. Through activities and education, the MEC transforms lives by providing diverse educational opportunities and support services for students.


SSDDisability and Access

D&A (formerly SSD) determines eligibility and helps implement reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities, while also engaging in outreach across UT Austin in order to make the campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming campus.


SOF thumbnailStudent Org Co-Sponsorship Program

SOF supports a wide variety of student-run events, endeavors, and diversity-related programming offered by registered student organizations.


OIE thumbnailCenter for Equity and Inclusion

The CEI (formerly OIE) promotes and advances a diverse, equitable, and supportive campus culture through its commitment to fulfilling the spirit of equal opportunity laws and policies, as well as building awareness within the university community.


URGsUniversity Resource Groups

University Resource Groups (URGs) provide an organized voice on campus for diverse communities within The University of Texas at Austin and also an outlet to celebrate the voices, identities, experiences, and talents of the groups.