Institutional Diversity

Save the date May 3, 2018

Welcome to the Department of Institutional Diversity Initiatives’ homepage.

The Department of Institutional Diversity Initiatives supports and enhances the communication infrastructure within the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. This website is designed to improve public awareness of UT Dallas' institutional diversity initiatives throughout the year, including but not limited to, the diversity lecture series, diversity awareness trainings and other educational activities. We recognize UT Dallas’ achievements in diversity on campus and in the larger community with an annual program, highlighting faculty, staff and students.

We strive to continually improve the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement’s marketing materials and online presence to uphold the University’s level of excellence as valued members of the UT Dallas family.

Thanks for your support.

Rosie M. Peterson

Rosie M. Peterson, BS, PAHM
Director, Institutional Diversity Initiatives
Office of Diversity and Community Engagement
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road MP26
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: 972-883-4560
FAX: 972-883-4565
Email: [email protected]

Featured Articles

Dealing with death and grief in a diverse world

By Terry Howard, award-winning writer and senior associate with Diversity Wealth.

This week it was David Bowie last week it was Natalie Cole. And it seems that every year a number of news sources will publish a list consisting of "those we lost last year."

Now like so many others, I got an uneasy reminder of the reality of death in 2015 with the loss of my brother and, before that, vicariously through related stories of others.

Employee Networking Groups (ENG) Can Add Value to an Institution's Bottom Line

By Rosie M. Peterson, BS, PAHM, Director, Institutional Diversity Initiatives

Employee networking groups can be beneficial to the culture of an organization and its bottom line. Many of these groups often start because of an employee's need to network with other employees with similar interests and needs. Many of these groups quickly become a model of service to the institution in the area of recruitment of talent, morale boosting, retention and professional development. In addition to all of the aforementioned benefits for the institution, employee networking groups help to provide a positive image of the institution in the community.