Diversity at TAMUG

SmithDeveloping leaders of character that will go out and serve the greater good is a fundamental mission of Texas A&M University at Galveston.  To accomplish this, we must master living cooperatively in a diverse community.  As students and graduates of the ocean campus, we serve throughout the world and how we learn to live with one another in cultural pluralism will determine our ability to serve that greater good. The differences among us are real and challenging. Contemporary life requires more than ever the skills and wisdom of our Aggie values of personal integrity and respect for others.

 Encouragement of excellence, serving others before self, living the Aggie values and respect for diversity are all hallmarks of Texas A&M University at Galveston’s character as an institution. The university strives to develop a diverse student body that fosters in those students a respect for difference and a commitment to common purposes. We are increasing efforts to maintain and support a distinguished and diverse faculty that embraces the diversity of the student body. We seek to promote gender and racial equality with a global perspective and to nurture an active concern for the well-being of society. 

Texas A&M University at Galveston is committed to working toward a more just, diverse, egalitarian and inclusive maritime and marine academic community where all members feel valued and are fully empowered to claim a place in—and responsibility for—our shared working, living, and learning environment.  The university affirms the inherent value of a diverse campus.

Rear Admiral Robert Smith III, USN(Ret)
Chief Executive Officer, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Superintendent, Texas A&M Maritime Academy
Vice President, Texas A&M University