Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.19
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Texas at Austin
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deborah Duval
Director of Communications
Diversity and Community Engagement
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

In spring of 2003, President Powers formed a Taskforce for Racial Respect and Fairness in response to a series of racially-charged incidents on campus. In 2005, this Taskforce’s work resulted in the creation of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and the Taskforce itself was disbanded. The only committees working now are internal to the DDCE and do not have broad campus representation; stakeholders are now engaged through the extensive programming offered by the DDCE.

Members of the committee, including affiliations :

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:

Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The DDCE has four major subdivisions: Community Engagement, School Partnerships, Institutional Equity, and Academic Diversity Initiatives and Pre-College Youth Development.

These divisions cover the university's work on volunteer engagement, support of economically disadvantaged students, community partnerships, and ensuring an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. The DDCE also contributes to the funding of numerous student organizations and has six student agencies within its Multicultural Information Center: Afrikan American Affairs, Queer People of Color and Allies, Latino Leadership Council, Longhorn American Indian Leadership Council, Students for Equity and Diversity, and the Asian/Desi Pacific American Collective.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Linda Millstone

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Workforce Diversity

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

At this university, Equal Opportunity Services has been established since 1973 to investigate allegations of discrimination. Equal Opportunity Services at UT Austin, also:
• serves as liaison between the university and community action organizations concerned with minorities and women;
• provides confidential counseling to those who feel they have experienced unlawful discrimination at the university; and,
• acts as a liaison with external agencies including the Texas Workforce Commission: Civil Rights Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the Department of Labor.
Most importantly, EOS serves as an internal administrative review for The University. Equal Opportunity Services is a university office, and is not connected with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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