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Texas A&M University Galveston

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, Texas 77553
Phone
(409) 740-4414
Email address
admissions@tamug.edu
School Information
"Texas A&M University at Galveston is the source for all things “ocean-oriented” at Texas A&M University. TAMUG offers a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation" (Source: https://www.tamug.edu/about/). Founded in 1962, the university has an enrollment of approximately 2,400 and a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Over 130 undergraduate degrees are offered in addition to 268 graduate and professional degrees.
General Information
TAMUG has engaged in several DEI initiatives, including the creation of a Civic Literacy, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee. In addition, DEI training and workshops are offered. The university is working towards developing further DEI initiatives. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university announced that, "TAMUG Core Values and Cultural Competency Workshop Series launched in September 2019 offering interactive, inclusion and diversity oriented, professional development opportunities to faculty and staff."
  • The university will "enhance campus climate and retention through expanding Diversity Plan Award supported programming including a Professional Learning Community linked to the Core Values and Cultural Competencies Workshops, offering local seed grant opportunities to support training and initiatives, and a week-long immersive IDEA training workshop to increase our existing cohort of IDEA advocates on campus."
  • The university will provide "diversity education and programs that allow dialogue and intersecting discussions regarding age, citizenship, disability/ability, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, geographical location, language, military experience, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and/or thought to aid with developing students’ understanding of themselves and other cultures."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The university states that, "TAMUG's 18-member Executive Team completed the Intercultural Development Inventory Assessment (IDI) and individual debriefing sessions that provided an Intercultural Development Plan in December 2019. Student Success Initiative faculty and staff will be assessed in February 2020.
  • The university will "explore avenues for collaborating with internal and external partners to amplify and advance our recruitment, retention, equity, and climate goals in the coming year."
Program and Research Funding
  • The university had a Diversity Matters Seed Grant from the TAMU Office for Diversity in 2019.
Resources
  • The university states that its "Civic Literacy, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee (CLIDE) leads our campus’ inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability (IDEA) efforts." Resources for AAPI individuals are offered in addition to anti-racism allyship meetings.
  • The university will "plan and implement programs and dialogues to enhance diversity and inclusion on campus" which will "include programs sponsored by Aggies United alone as well as those in partnership with existing university and student organizations and committees." Terms and definitions related to diversity are also provided.
  • The school has an Office of Student Diversity Initiatives.
  • In September 2018, the school hosted a TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education.
Symbolic Actions
  • The university has crafted a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • On November 18, 2020, the school announced the creation of the "1973 Center" as a symbolic act of solidarity for DEI.
  • On June 3, 2020, the school released a statement saying, "I share your outrage and horror at the tragic death of George Floyd last week while in Minneapolis Police custody. His death highlights those individuals - far, far too many individuals - who have needlessly lost their lives due to the blatant systemic and societal racism that exists in America."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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