- Mailing Address
1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas 78228
- (210) 436-3126
- Email address
- School Information
- "St. Mary's University, founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. Personal attention and powerful academic programs have made St. Mary's, located on 135 acres northwest of downtown San Antonio, a nationally recognized liberal arts institution. With a diverse student population of about 4,000 of all faiths and backgrounds, St. Mary's is home to four schools: Humanities and Social Sciences; Greehey School of Business; Science, Engineering and Technology; and Law. The University provides a Catholic education experience that evokes academic excellence while integrating liberal studies, professional preparation and ethical commitment. St. Mary’s has more than 75 academic programs, including graduate studies and law. The student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1 permits small classes and promotes active learning" (Source: https://www.linkedin.com/school/st--mary's-university/).
- General Information
- St. Mary's has created a President's Council on DEI. The university plans on incorporating DEI concepts into the way community members are educated. It is likely that these concepts will be implemented into the curriculum. See developments below:
On April 20, 2021, the university released a statement in response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, saying, "There are a few points we hope we all can collectively agree on: systemic racism has been and continues to be pervasive in this country’s history and current reality; we have a responsibility to actively work toward being anti-racist, as individuals and as a community; our criminal justice system is a man-made construct, implemented by human beings. Sometimes we get things right. Sometimes we get things wrong. We have seen evidence of both over the years. Today, justice was served for George Floyd. Yet, our work to eradicate racism, abuse of power and systemic injustice is not over."
On June 1, 2020, St. Mary's released a statement in response to the death of George Floyd, saying, "The legacy of slavery and racism continues to this very day, and we fool ourselves if we believe that we can stand off to the side and let others solve this problem."
Critical Race Training Courses Offered
- LW 8218 Race, Racism in American Law
- AE 6310 Race, Class and Gender in Community-based Research
- PO 3313 Ethnicity, Race, and Class
- PS 2310 Race, Class, Gender: Intersections and Conflicts
- PS 6310 Race, Class and Gender in Community-based Research
- SC 3371 Race and Ethnic Relations
- TH 3358 Race and Racism
- ED 2330 Teaching Diverse Populations