Once enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin, DDCE programs offer the academic support, mentoring, and tutoring students need to succeed at a tier-one university, obtain research experience, and gain exposure to graduate school. Together these aligned initiatives provide a continuous pathway for students to achieve their highest post-secondary goals.
Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males
The Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males (formerly known as the African American Male Research Initiative) is a faculty-led academic initiative rooted in evidence-based practices to promote African American male academic excellence. AAMRI also informs the public on how best to create and maintain a culture of Black male excellence in K-16 settings.
College to Career: Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program
Available to rising sophomores and juniors at UT Austin and Huston-Tillotson University, this program is a five-week residential course designed to help students learn more about the legal profession and what is needed to earn a law degree.
Fearless Leadership Institute
FLI serves women of color through academic excellence, professional development, and personal growth. FLI empowers students through bi-weekly workshops, special events, and an annual leadership retreat.
The Gateway Scholars Program
Gateway Scholars is a DDCE signature program and one of the largest student success programs on campus. It engages students from all undergraduate schools and colleges to facilitate and enhance students’ transition through college.
Gender 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.
Global Leadership and Social Impact
Following on the success of study abroad trips hosted by the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence, the GLSI seeks to expand these opportunities for students to develop a global mindset and prepare for the global workforce.
Multicultural 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.
Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence
The LCAE is a learning community that empowers students personally, academically, and professionally to become engaged members of the university community. It includes numerous support programs including the federally funded TRiO programs.
Longhorn Link is a federally funded TRiO program. The program provides opportunities for academic development and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education.
The McNair Scholars Program
The MSP is a federally funded TRiO program. The program goal is to increase the number of students in doctoral degree programs who are low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented in graduate programs.
Monarch Student Program
The Monarch Student Program advises, advocates, and raises awareness for the academic rights of undocumented students at UT Austin so that they can thrive academically, personally, and professionally through their college experience.
Project MALES is a multi-faceted research and mentoring initiative that is working to increase retention and graduation rates of Latino male students (and other males of color) enrolled at UT Austin and partner institutions.