Diversity

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 facilitate the learning and development of traditionally underserved students; offer programs that educate the campus about diversity, multiculturalism, and interaction across differences in a global society; convene departments across campus to facilitate intercultural dialogue; and work with on- and off-campus stakeholders to create an institutional community climate of justice, access, and equity.

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.

Our Office is an institutional advocate for cultural and identity-based programs, resources, and services that support the retention, persistence, and overall success of underrepresented/underserved students, such as: first-generation students; students of color; international students; LGBT+ students, and; student veterans.

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 identity formation, a community of respect, and building cross-cultural relationships.
  • 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.

Contact Info:

Building: Seibel Student Services Center
Office Suite: 102
Phone: 409-740-4582
General Email: studentdiversity@tamug.edu
International Student General Email: internationalstudents@tamug.edu

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