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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429
(903) 886-5000
Email address
School Information
"Texas A&M University-Commerce transforms lives through its mission to “Educate. Discover. Achieve.” A&M-Commerce is a proud member of The Texas A&M University System. Located just east of Dallas, the university offers 130 superior academic degrees and serves 11,624 students" (Source: Founded in 1889, the university has a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.
General Information
The university has created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. In addition, the university has held events discussing anti-racism. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The university will "recruit, develop, and retain diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators."
Program and Research Funding
  • On March 1, 2021, the university announced: "The Turners, who live in Durham, North Carolina, have established the Rosalie and Frank Turner Race and Reconciliation Endowed Professorship in the Department of Counseling." Furthermore, "The endowment will support experience-based learning opportunities for students, centered on the study of race and reconciliation."
  • The school has a DEI committee which will "foster programs, events, policies, and institutional strategies that are aligned with the university’s mission, vision and strategic plan to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion" and offer resources.
  • The school states that, "The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership promotes a spirit of inclusion and appreciation for diversity."
  • On August 27, 2020, the university held a webinar titled "Race and America's Schools: Creating Anti-Racist Schools and Organizations."
  • On September 24, 2020, the university held a symposium on "systemic racism, trauma in the African-American community, and the national call for equity."
  • The Liberal Studies B.A./B.S. program offers a concentration in Global and Multicultural Issues.
  • Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Learning Technology Leslie Ekpe, Ph.D., "conducts research on anti-racism, DEI and racial equity by analyzing the challenges encountered by marginalized peoples, and investigates equitable practices and policies for institutions and societies to implement and sustain."
Symbolic Actions
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce announced its “Office of the Vice President for Inclusion is seeking nominations for the new 2023 Inclusive Excellence Champion Award.” This award is dedicated to achievements such as “exemplary commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, as expressed through research and creative programming, teaching, mentoring, or curriculum transformation, professional service, or a combination of achievements in these areas.”
Last updated March 5th, 2024
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