The TAMUG Climate & Inclusion Committee would like to take a moment to affirm to every single student, faculty and staff member of the Galveston Campus that Texas A&M University upholds a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion:
"As a major land-grant university, Texas A&M has both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to create and maintain a campus climate that affirms diversity of thought, background, ethnicity, and perspective. Applying the Texas A&M core value of mutual respect is the key ingredient to developing and sustaining a university community in which diversity is valued. As we work together to harness the power of diversity, we provide students, faculty, and staff with a university experience that is rich in perspectives with opportunities to learn from each other and succeed in a diverse world."
Diversity and inclusion at Texas A&M University at Galveston means we welcome, support, and recognize all individuals or groups that reflect the various characteristics of our campus community regardless of who the individual is or what group s/he represents. Our diversity efforts reflect every characteristic that makes up a person or group. These characteristics can include, but are not limited to: age, background, citizenship, disability, education, ethnicity, family status, gender, gender identity/expression, geographical location, language, military experience, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and work experience. Our Aggie Core Values of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service bind us together stronger than any differences we share.
Diversity efforts at TAMUG provide equal access to opportunity for all campus community members based on individual merit and works from the premise that all campus community members have the intellect and capacity to contribute to the university’s and our nation’s growth and progress. Inclusion reflects honor and respect for all community members, and recognizes the value of a culture of civility. To be discourteous, to dishonor, to disrespect is a reflection on the entire campus community, and undermines the university’s goal to educate leaders and responsible citizens.
In its diversity efforts, TAMUG emphasizes “loyalty and respect” as fundamental Aggie Core Values and as such rejects bigotry, hatred, prejudice, racism, religious intolerance, or any sentiment that degrades or denigrates individuals or groups for their beliefs. Respect is inclusive of courtesy, acknowledgement, and acceptance of who we are as individuals and as members of a nation that believes in the words of the founding fathers “E Pluribus Unum” Out of Many, One. Diversity speaks directly to this concept and consequently, it does not negate a person’s uniqueness, nor deny a person’s association to a specific group; rather, it celebrates the commonality of membership within this country. As such, diversity and inclusion focuses on equitably providing access educational opportunity to all campus community members.
We define diversity as the inclusion and support of individuals from all groups in our community
Diversity is the exploration of differences in a safe, welcoming, and nurturing academic environment.
The educational benefits of diverse learning environments include: Fostering civic learning, engagement, creativity and preparation to live in complex global settings.
If you are subject to or are witness of an act of intolerance or hate, please contact the Office of Student Affairs, Human Resources, or any member of the Climate and Inclusion Committee.
In case of emergency, please contact the TAMUG Police Department first.
The TAMUG Climate and Inclusion Committee’s objective is to work together as a community to advance diversity and to serve as a place of support to all on our campus. Please do reach out to us for support. We are here for you.
Chair - Dr. Donna Lang, Associate VP for Academic Operations
Dr. David Baca, Director of Williams Library & Writing Lab
Mr. Jeff Boyer, Executive Director of Human Resources
Dr. Ed Clancy, MARE Department Head
Dr.. Daisy Dailey, Director of Educational Outreach
Dr. Kenyatta Dawson, Student Diversity Services
Dr. JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz, LIST Department Head
Col. Mike Fossum, Chief Operating Officer (TAMUG) and Vice President (TAMU)
Ms. Susan Hernandez-Lee, Associate VP for Finance & Compliance
Mr. John Kovacevich, Director of Information Services
Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, Executive VP for Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer (TAMUG), Associate Provost (TAMU)
Major General U.S. Army Retired, Bill McClain, External Relations Officer
Dr. Joan Mileski, MARA Department Head
Dr. Kyeong Park, MARS Department Head
Capt. Allan Post, Exec Director Marine Education Support & Safety Operations
Dr. Antonietta Quigg, Associate VP for Research & Graduate Studies
Admiral Mike Rodriguez, Superintendent of Texas A&M Maritime Academy
Capt. Augusta Roth, MART Department Head
Dr. John Schwarz, MARB Department Head
Mr. Grant Shallenberger, Associate Vice President for Administration
Dr. Todd Sutherland, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs