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University Culture

University CultureCreating and maintaining a healthy campus culture is a foundation pillar for the DDCE and the University of Texas to make sure all members of the university community feel welcomed, valued and respected.

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. Contact: Helen Wormington


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. Contact: Liz Elsen



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


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. Contact: Brandelyn Franks Flunder


SSDServices for Students with Disabilities

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. Contact: Kelli Bradley


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. Contact: Helen Wormington


OIE thumbnailThe Office for Inclusion and Equity

The 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. Contact: Marquita Booker


Diversity logoUniversity Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

UT Austin is actively working to improve diversity, inclusion and equity within the campus community. Students, faculty members and administrators spent the 2016-17 academic year developing the University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (UDIAP), which was adopted in spring 2017. The plan is a reflection upon how we can provide the best education possible for students from all backgrounds, especially those that have been historically marginalized.


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.