DDCE Student Programs

Inclusive campus programs

Gender and Sexuality Center

The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin 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.

Longhorn Center for Academic Equity

LCAE is a learning community that empowers students personally, academically, and professionally to become innovative, productive and engaged global citizens who are committed to social responsibility and promoting a diverse community of people, ideas, and perspectives.

Multicultural Engagement Center

The Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) is a student resource office that supports a culturally diverse campus and helps cultivate a positive campus climate.

Services for Students with Disabilities

SSD ensures students with disabilities have equal access to their academic experiences at the University of Texas at Austin by determining eligibility and approving reasonable accommodations. We also engage in outreach across campus in order to make campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement offers many leadership development programs for under-represented students at the University of Texas. Our programs span a wide range of interests from global leadership to social innovation.

Student success programs

Fearless Leadership Institute – The Fearless Leadership Institute (FLI) is an academic, professional and personal development initiative for African American women and Latinas.

First-Gen Longhorns – Providing first-generation students and their families are aware of and have access to the many resources available to them on campus ensuring their success.

Gateway Scholars – Gateway is a student success program designed to facilitate and enhance students’ transition to and through college.

Global Leadership and Social Impact – Our award-winning global programs give students a project-based academic internship with real-world work experience in three dynamic and rapidly changing cities — Beijing, Cape Town and San Jose, Costa Rica.

Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males – The center is an innovative academic community consisting of professors, administrators, graduate, and undergraduate students committed to contributing to your academic success and acclimation to the University of Texas at Austin.

Latina/x and Indigenous Leadership Institute – The Latina/x and Indigenous Leadership Institute (LILI) is a program for students to have a space to engage in critical conversations and empower one another through their identities.

Longhorn Link – The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education.

McNair Scholars – The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program mandated by Congress. McNair Scholars is one of eight TRIO education programs housed in the U.S. Department of Education, and the only one primarily focused on students’ post-baccalaureate success.

Product Prodigy – The Product Prodigy Institute is a two semester-long program spanning spring and fall semesters that takes students from underprivileged and underrepresented backgrounds through the process of learning the skills to launch their own venture.

Project Males – Project MALES includes three initiatives with national, state and local impact: a research institute that disseminates emerging research on males of color in education.

RGV Familia – RGV Familia is a transformative personal and professional development initiative providing UT students from the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) empowerment through programming, events and training, while also incorporating parent and family programming to provide holistic support for students.

WIELD – The Women’s Initiative for Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development – Texas (WIELD Texas) is a career incubator program launched by the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University at Texas at Austin. Work will begin with the program’s inaugural cohort in the spring of 2020.

XP3 – An innovative year-long professional development fellowship providing students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills, experiences and networks to thrive in the 21st-century global workforce.

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