Diversity Commitment News

Call for Participants in Black Storytelling Event with Raised BIPOC Hands

FAS Storytelling: Black Staff Experience

February 22, 2022

The FAS EDI Committee will host a virtual event for staff who identify as Black to share their personal stories about their contributions and experiences at work and within their communities. The forum will also explore ways we can support and elevate an inclusive workplace for all.


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FAS EDI Committee Partners with HealthPoint on “Deserving of Joy: The Impact of Trauma on the Black Community and the Quest for Keeping the Joy”

January 26, 2022

To commemorate Black History Month, the FAS Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee and HealthPoint are hosting their third gathering of the Building Community During Times of Change series.

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    National Native American Heritage Month serves as reminder of campus diversity and environmental stewardship

    November 23, 2021

    Great strides have been made in recent years to recognize more formally the history of the Americas prior to European colonization. In 2020, UT Austin’s Native American and Indigenous Studies program released a Land Acknowledgement for use across the university to demonstrate respect for the historic and current presence of Indigenous Peoples in the Greater Austin area and statewide.

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    EDI Committee collaborates with IRRIS to provide meaningful EDI Learning Survey results

    November 16, 2021

    In September 2021, the FAS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee launched a survey of FAS staff to gather ideas for enhancing EDI awareness and education for the portfolio. The committee developed questions for the FAS EDI Learning Survey and sought advice on how to refine them from FAS Leadership, Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems (IRRIS), and Learning and Development.

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    West façade of the renovated Chase Building, future home of the DDCE Center for Community Engagement

    PMCS embraces honor of restoring the John S. and Drucie Chase Building

    November 1, 2021

    John Saunders Chase, the first African American student to graduate from the UT School of Architecture and the first licensed Black architect in Texas, designed a 1,450 square-foot building in central east Austin that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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