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Mailing Address:
The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement,
The University of Texas at Dallas,
800 W. Campbell Road, AD26,
Richardson, TX 75080

Physical Location:
Administration Building AD 3.207
Phone: (972) 883-4566
Fax: (972) 883-4565

News and Events


Fair Appointed to Serve as VP for Diversity and Community Engagement

Public education advocate Dr. George Fair, who has served as dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies since 1994, has been appointed to the position of vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Dallas.

In addition to continuing his role as dean, Fair will oversee The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, which includes Faculty Diversity, Institutional Diversity Initiatives, Community Engagement, the Multicultural Center and the Galerstein Women's Center. Read More...


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Call to Service Echoed at Breakfast

On Feb. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a sermon titled "The Drum Major Instinct." King encouraged his audience to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love.

To bring the speech to life and to celebrate the civil rights leader's birthday, UT Dallas students created a program involving dance, song and video at the University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast. Read More...


University Celebrates Achievements in Diversity at Fifth Annual Gala

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From left: Jasmine Johnson BA'12 of Sertec Corp., Rita Cloman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., keynote speaker Cheryl Brown Henderson and LaToya Mitchell, one of the first diversity scholars, were featured at the gala.

When graduating senior LaToya Mitchell started at UT Dallas, she dreamed about what her legacy would be.
Now, she knows. She was one of the University's first diversity scholars.

Mitchell shared her story during the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE) Diversity Awards ceremony on April 25.”

“In 2010-11, Mitchell was among the first cohort of 20 University students to receive a Diversity Scholarship from ODEC, and, eventually, she became the cheerleading team's captain.

"I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and you should consider every challenge a new opportunity for growth," said Mitchell, a speech pathology and child learning development major from Austin. Read More...





Students, TI Employees Encourage Girls to Explore STEM Fields


In 2009, the first freshmen class at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School, an all-girls school in the Dallas Independent School District, visited UT Dallas to learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields and careers in engineering. Read More...






UT Dallas: One of Nation's Most Diverse Campuses


UT Dallas has one of the top 25 most ethnically diverse student populations in the country, according to recent data from U.S. News and World Report.>

The publication created an index comparing national colleges and universities to identify those "where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own." Read More...




Spring 2014 Diversity Lecture Series


"Each year the student body, faculty and staff continue to become more diverse," said Dr. George Fair, interim vice president of Diversity and Community Engagement. "The goal of the lecture series is to build a stronger community and to develop a deeper understanding of issues related to diversity." Read More...





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