Strategic Plan

“History isn’t something that you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions… [T]hose moments are cumulative realities.”- Marsha P. Johnson


The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement educates, connects and engages the diverse communities and individuals that the university serves to each other and to UT Austin while leading the university’s strategy around diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging.


The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will be a national model for successfully leading diversity, equity, inclusion efforts and ensuring that diversity and community engagement are intentionally woven into the fabric of UT Austin to inspire positive change within the university and the community.

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Empower student success

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Build a welcoming and inclusive campus

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Develop meaningful and engaging community relationships

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Lead the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion

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The following values are what guide and inspire us all to make a positive impact with our work every single day.

  • DEI
  • Community Service
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Education


Behaviors are how we conduct ourselves to reliably complete each and every task.

  • Integrity
  • Passion for Mission
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Building Relationships
  • Delivering High-Quality Work

Leadership Behaviors

Leaders are expected to exhibit these additional behaviors in order to support our people and areas.

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leading & Adapting to Change
  • Inspiring Others
  • Managing Diverse Teams
  • Demonstrating Courage

Download the Plan

Condensed Plan

Stat plan 1-pager thumbnailIn order to internalize and be ready to talk about our plan, download and print out this one-page version to have it handy or put it on the wall.

One-page Plan (PDF)

Full Plan

Strategic Plan CoverDownload the full plan including objectives for the first three years.

Full Plan (PDF)

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