Mission Statement

Consistent with the core values of Texas A&M University the mission of the Office of Student Diversity Initiatives at Texas A&M at Galveston (TAMUG) is to provide programs and services that encourages members of our community to gain a deeper understanding, awareness, and appreciation for their own culture, as well as embracing the sacred dignity of all cultures from our global society.

The Office of Student Diversity Initiatives and Multicultural Services is committed to creating an inclusive community of respect that positively encourages and attracts diverse populations to join and contribute to the university community as a student, faculty, and/or staff member.

Vision Statement        

Our vision is to be a model of inclusion and cultural competency that empowers holistic student development, transformational learning through inter-cultural dialogue, and collaborative networks that advocates for social justice in a diverse university community.

We plan to fulfill our mission by offering programs and services that:

  • Advocates and supports students and cultural groups in their identities.
  • Collaborates with campus and community entities to ensure a positive university climate that advocates for justice, access, equity, and transformative learning for all students, with special focus on underserved students.
  • Provides student support by building relationships of commitment and trust.
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop as leaders by fostering a community of respect and building cross-cultural relationships.
  • Provides mentoring programs for underserved students of color.
  • Provides diversity education and programs that allow dialogue and intersecting discussions regarding age, citizenship, disability/ability, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, geographical location, language, military experience, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and/or thought to aid with developing students’ understanding of themselves and other cultures.

It is our mission to serve ALL students, but recognize the need to be especially attentive to the needs of those identifying themselves as African American/Black, Asian/Asian American, Hispanic/Latino(a), LGBT, Native American/American Indian, Multi-Racial, and/or Student Veterans.

Contact Info:

Building: Seibel Student Services Center
Room: 101H
Phone: 409-740-4582

Diversity at TAMUG

Rear Admiral Robert Smith III, USN (Ret.)Developing 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