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Texas Southern University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3100 Cleburne Street -TSU Box 1855
Office of Admissions Bell Building #200
Houston, Texas 77004
Phone
(713) 313-7071
Email address
admissions@tsu.edu
School Information
"Texas Southern University, one of the nation’s largest HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), possesses an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, 80-plus student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Texas Southern University is located in Houston, TX, the fourth largest city in the US, and one of the fastest-growing and forward-moving cities in the world. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socio-economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds. More than 9,700 students, along with nearly 1,500 faculty and staff comprise the University’s community, and like its curricula, the student body is characterized by diversity. While many of the undergraduate and graduate students enrolled are native Texans, the student and faculty population is represented by almost every state in the country, including the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, and by more than 50 nations. Texas Southern's international student population hails from such places as Africa, Canada, the Canal Zone, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, Mexico, South Asia, and the West Indies" (Source: https://www.linkedin.com/school/texas-southern-university/). Founded in 1927, TSU has a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The university has 10 colleges and schools, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.
General Information
Texas Southern University is engaging in diversity training for employees. Furthermore, the Office of DEI offers numerous diversity workshops and programs for students. At this time, such training appears to be optional yet encouraged. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • On September 8, 2021, the school announced that it has "been awarded $4 million from the Bezos Earth Fund to support the Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice.
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • TSU states that, "The Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University combines scholarship and action to dismantle systemic inequality and structural racism that cause disproportionate pain, suffering and death in Black and other people of color communities."
Program and Research Funding
  • On February 2, 2021, TSU announced that the school has "been awarded funding totaling $4.75 million from Houston Endowment for several academic, arts and social justice initiatives" and "grants were awarded to TSU’s Center for Justice Research (CJR), the University Museum, Earl Carl Institute (ECI) and establishment of the Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice (CECJ)."
Resources
  • TSU offers diversity related resources.
  • TSU has an Office of DEI which functions in "providing intercultural dialogues, university programs partnerships, and highlighting organizations and services that promote diversity, equity and inclusion," "offering transformative diverse campus programming and by providing leadership experiences that maximize their potential," and "offering meaningful educational programs, lecture series, and workshops that advance diversity education and cultural competence."
Symbolic Actions
  • On June 5, 2020, TSU released a statement in response to the death of George Floyd, saying, "TSU’s work around inclusion and equality continues in our administration as we create a place of inclusiveness and respect for thousands of students each year."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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