Every year, the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement celebrates diversity as a driver of innovation and educational excellence and honors campus and community diversity champions for their efforts in maintaining diversity at all levels through the Diversity Awards Ceremony. We invite organizations to sponsor our office in these ceremonies to help us continue our mission to embrace, enhance and celebrate diversity in the University and our community.

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Diversity Advisory Committees

Student Diversity Advisory Council

The purpose of the advisory council is to provide the students' perspective, input and advice to the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. The council will address the elements of student diversity, concerns, activities and programs to increase awareness and understanding of each other, and to move beyond simple tolerance to embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

Community Diversity Advisory Council

By strengthening partnerships with prominent community leaders, the Community Diversity Advisory Council provides the UT Dallas Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE) with an external voice, advice and assistance to ensure that the University's diversity goals are strongly aligned with, and supported by, the greater Dallas community. The Council offers input on the University's many diversity initiatives and fosters a broader perspective on diversity issues as they relate to specific communities and industries.

Diversity & Equity Support Committee

The Committee for the Support of Diversity and Equity is a University-wide standing committee reporting directly to the president of The University of Texas at Dallas. The committee meets regularly to review and discuss issues that affect the institutional status, professional effectiveness and personal morale of women, minorities and members of other underrepresented groups in full and part-time faculty and staff positions.