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Texas State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Phone
(512) 245-2111
School Information
"One is an important number at Texas State. There are thousands of us, but we’re united by one shared purpose: to make a positive impact in our world. More than 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students choose from more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs — from biology to music to business to geography and more. And each student finds the personalized support and opportunities they need to succeed beyond the classroom. One is never a lonely number at Texas State, because each one of us has thousands of Bobcats guiding and inspiring us on the way." The university offers over 200 academic programs and enrolls over 38,000 students. (Source: https://www.txstate.edu/about.html)
General Information
In addition to creating new, senior-level Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leadership positions, Texas State University has also been considering implementing mandatory DEI training for faculty, staff, and student employees. No Critical Race Training sessions are required of students yet. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The president's DEI Training Task Force will "1) inventory current DEI training at Texas State for faculty, staff, and student employees; 2) explore and determine if DEI training should be mandatory for all faculty, staff, and student employees; 3) if the recommendation is to require this training, determine what form(s) it should take; 4) engage in benchmarking with peer institutions that have implemented similar training; and 5) submit recommendations to the Council for Inclusive Excellence for review and feedback, and then to my Cabinet and me for final review and approval."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute had its annual meeting May 23-27, 2022. Faculty are encouraged to attend and change their course curriculum to have the MULT designation which signifies 60 percent multicultural content. “To date, over 200 courses at Texas State have been transformed through the institute.”
Resources
  • The Department of Fine Arts website reads, "Our mission as a community of artists: to combat and dismantle racism, sexism, and heteronormative cisgender dominance in theater and in theater training. Formalizing our goals in our syllabi, our classrooms, and our stages to breakdown and disrupt traditional theater training hierarchies; to hold space in creative collaboration in our classrooms and rehearsal spaces promoting and utilizing Antiracist Pedagogy and Culturally Responsive Teaching Methods."
  • On April 14, 2021, as part of the TXST Social Justice Speaker Series, “civil rights advocate and lawyer, legal scholar, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Michelle Alexander shared her “recommendations for promoting practices to achieve diversity, equity, inclusion, and healing” and helped to “raise awareness about the experiences of historically marginalized and underrepresented communities due to structural, systemic, and institutional forms of discrimination and inequities.”
  • The Center of Institutional Inclusive Excellence Student Initiatives provides a number of services and programs “to retain underrepresented students through degree completion and success through retention initiatives.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The university president "approved the creation of an Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) position.
  • On May 11, 2022, the university held a separate “Unity Graduation Celebration” that “recognizes the academic achievements of historically underrepresented students through an intersectional approach of solidarity, inclusivity, and representation.”
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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