Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
IN-9: Diversity and Equity Recognition

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Bhargavi Jeyarajah
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution been formally recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion during the previous three years by a national or international program? :
Yes

A brief description of the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:

UTA is a among the top universities in terms of conferring degrees to minority students and has various awards to prove it. Some of these awards are detailed in this article by the Fort Worth Business Press: https://fortworthbusiness.com/education/uta-among-nations-most-diverse-colleges/

Additionally it was the inaugural recipient of the Urban Serving Universities (USU) Racial Justice and Equity Program Award in 2021: https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15109694/coalition-of-urban-serving-universities-names-ut-arlington-first-2021-racial-justice-and-equity-award-winner

Here is a complete list of rankings on UTA's website, many of which are related to it's role as a minority-serving institution: https://www.uta.edu/about/rankings

UTA also received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award, open to all colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, programs, and outreach; student recruitment, retention, and completion; and hiring practices for faculty and staff.

Applications are comprehensive, covering all aspects of campus diversity and inclusion. One of the goals of the application process is to help institutions of higher education assess their diversity efforts in order to build on their success and improve where necessary.
https://www.insightintodiversity.com/about-the-heed-award/


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