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Learn more about how UT System supports creative-thinking around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup

Chancellor Milliken formed the workgroup in 2020. The focus of the group is to support DEI initiatives and engage with leadership in DEI-related conversations.

UT System defines Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as:

Diversity: Recognizing individual and unique differences in the UT System community in the broadest sense. Examples include race, ethnicity, and gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance and diversity of thought.

Equity: Fair and impartial treatment allowing for access, opportunity and advancement for all UT System employees.

Inclusion: Creating an environment in which any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued to fully participate in and contribute to UT System success.

The DEI Workgroup applies the following principles as we amplify existing DEI efforts.

  1. Diversity, in the broadest sense, is good for business.
  2. Our hiring and promotion practices foster equitable, bias-free selection decisions.
  3. We interpret and develop our policies to support DEI.
  4. Our diverse community promotes innovative ideas.