Faculty Council's Equity Statements

FACULTY COUNCIL'S EQUITY STATEMENTS

The Faculty Council is committed to upholding equity in all facets of its work and governance. To that end, the Council has adopted a Land Acknowledgement and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement. 

Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on the Indigenous lands of Turtle Island, the ancestral name for what now is called North America.

Moreover, we would like to acknowledge the Alabama-Coushatta, Caddo, Carrizo/Comecrudo, Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Kickapoo, Lipan Apache, Tonkawa and Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, and all the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples and communities who have been or have become a part of these lands and territories in Texas.

You can read more about UT's land acknowledgement from the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies, or view the Faculty Council's resolution.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

As The University of Texas at Austin strives to prepare future leaders, it is committed to providing equitable access and inclusion in all our activities.

The University is dedicated to attracting highly-qualified students, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, peoples, nationalities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, socioeconomic statuses, disabilities, and health histories, regardless of their marital, parental, age, veteran, or citizenship status.

As a university with a history of denying equitable access to qualified students, staff, and faculty, UT Austin affirms its responsibility to create an environment in which all are respected, equitably included, and enjoy equal opportunities for education, employment, advancement, compensation, recognition, and satisfaction.

UT Austin endeavors to create an inclusive environment of teaching, research, and service in which all can learn from one another. We are all better prepared to succeed in an increasingly diverse state and interconnected society when we share in the many benefits of learning on a diverse campus.

You can read more about the Faculty Council's legislation, which is pending approval by the President.