The Diversity Awards recognizes the efforts and contributions of students, student organizations, staff, faculty and community members in advancing the UT Dallas commitment to embrace, enhance, and celebrate diversity at all levels of the University and our community. The Diversity Awards ceremony is the culmination of ODCE's many programs and initiatives throughout the year. This year, the 2015 Diversity Awards Ceremony celebrated its sixth anniversary where it brought together 300 guests in the UT Dallas Alexander Clark Center.
Diversity Lecture Series
The Department of Institutional Diversity Initiatives (DIDI) ? in collaboration with the Committee for Diversity and Equity, the Office of Human Resources Management, the Galerstein Women's Center, and the Multicultural Center ? host a series of diversity lectures and seminars. Such events are made available at least once a semester. The focus of the lecture series is to provide diversity information opportunities for faculty, students and staff. In addition, the series includes at least one major public lecture that presents the work of a prominent official, educator, researcher, author or artist whose efforts have had a significant impact upon diversity and/or equity.
The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement in partnership with the Office of Student AccessAbility, the Office of Human Resources and Procurement Management are collaborating to address the educational needs and diversity challenges of the community with disabilities. Professionals from the community, faculty, staff, students and caregivers are invited to attend UT Dallas' first AccessAbility Summit.
The event encompassed accessibility standards in Texas and at UT Dallas and includes a panel discussion, an overview of state accessibility laws and an update on the laws that require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.