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Tarleton State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1333 W. Washington
Tarleton Center, Room 101
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9125
Email address
School Information
"With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within seven academic colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, Education and Human Development, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology" (Source: Tarleton State University was established in 1899 and joined the Texas A&M System in 1917. The school has an enrollment of over 14,000, with 603 staff and 694 faculty. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. The university offers 2 Associate, 73 Bachelor's, 30 Master's, and 2 Doctorate degrees.
General Information
Tarleton has enacted numerous DEI initiatives, including diversity training for student leaders. The school offers various DEI programs and events. Furthermore, Tarleton has begun an optional Diversity Challenge for its faculty to incorporate DEI into the curriculum. Several classes discussing diversity are offered. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Tarleton has a Diversity Training Institute for student leaders.
  • Tarleton states that its Joe R. and Dr. Teresa Lozano Long Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and International Programs is "committed to celebrating diversity, promoting inclusion, and pursuing equity for the whole Tarleton community" with "advocacy, training, and affirmation."
  • Tarleton states that the "Joe R. and Dr. Teresa Lozano Long Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and International Programs offers a variety of diversity-related topic sessions as well as Ally training for current Tarleton State University classes and organizations and other groups of students, faculty, and staff." Tarleton also offers consultations for student organizations to "develop inclusive programs and practices."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Tarleton states that, "Through its Academic Diversity Initiative, Academic Affairs at Tarleton State University is committed to supporting diverse faculty and for providing students with in-classroom experiences focused on diversity, equity, and/or inclusion."
  • Tarleton has created Academic DEI Working Groups. One such working group is the "Diversity and Careers Initiative focused on the Curriculum." Other working groups are dedicated to faculty recruitment and innovation.
  • On April 7, 2021, the university held an event titled "Leaders for Diversity." This is an annual event.
  • Tarleton has created a Diversity Challenge for Tarleton Faculty, which entails an optional challenge to "sign a pledge to integrate at least one diversity, equity, and inclusion assignment in the Fall 2021 semester."
  • Tarleton's Academic Diversity Initiative includes two affinity groups.
  • Tarleton offers resources for diverse faculty.
  • The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and International Programs has a video library of its content.
  • TSU has released the following statement in response to Texas' SB 17 law which outlaws diversity offices from its public universities and colleges: "In an effort to comply with SB17 from the 88th Session of the Texas Legislature, we have removed content from this website. We are currently assessing how best to proceed on related matters while still adhering to the law. There will be ongoing updates in the weeks to come. Thank you for your patience." The law was signed in June of 2023 and took effect as of January 1, 2024.
Last updated January 23rd, 2024
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