Faculty Council’s Resolutions on Campus Life

Faculty Council’s Resolutions on Campus Life

Faculty Council has operated, albeit under different names, since 1928 and been a key voice on campus issues and experiences. Collected on this page are a range of historical documents.

Land Acknowledgment (Adopted September 2020)

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 (Revised September 2022)

As The University of Texas at Austin prepares future leaders, it is committed to providing equitable access and inclusion in all our activities and to creating an inclusive environment of teaching, research, and service in which all can learn from each other.

As an institution with a history of denying equitable access to qualified students, staff, and faculty, The University of Texas at Austin affirms its responsibility to create an environment in which all of its members are respected, equitably included, and afforded equal opportunities for education, employment, advancement, compensation, recognition, and satisfaction.

The University is dedicated to attracting highly qualified students, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, peoples, nationalities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, ages, gender identities and expressions, disabilities, and health histories, as well as marital, parental, veteran, citizenship or socioeconomic status. The University also welcomes a wide range of ideas and viewpoints.

The University of Texas wholeheartedly believes that students are better prepared to succeed in an increasingly diverse state and interconnected society when they receive the many educational benefits of a diverse learning environment.

You can read more about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, which was initially adopted by the Faculty Council in June 2020 (D 18263-18267) and revised in fall 2022 (D 19358-19359).