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Our Mission

With its focus on discovery, excellence and public service, the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to address the critical societal problems of our time. Our faculty, staff and students know that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to achieving our mission.

Who We Are

We are a diverse community of faculty, students and staff who aim to live by our Aggie Core Values and make our college, campus and community an inclusive and welcoming place for all. Together, we:

  • Foster a culture that values and respects the diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of our students, staff and faculty.
  • Engage a diverse and inclusive community in cross-disciplinary and world-class research, teaching, and outreach.
  • Identify and remove barriers that affect the academic and professional success of individuals from minoritized or underrepresented groups.

Valuing diversity means we include, welcome, and support individuals with varied characteristics, experiences and backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National or ethnic origin
  • Religious or spiritual identity
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veteran status

What We Do

We recruit and retain a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and encourage open dialogue and mutual respect through the focused efforts of our Faculty Affairs, Equity and Inclusion Team, the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, and Student Success Initiatives.

The College of Arts and Sciences houses interdisciplinary programs and an Institute that contribute to its DEI mission:

  • Africana Studies
  • Latino/Mexican American Studies
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Race and Ethnicity Studies Institute

These efforts are grounded in inclusive principles that advance educational equity for all our students.