Statement to our Galveston Campus Community

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."

Texas A&M University at Galveston Commitment Statement

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.

The TAMUG Climate and Inclusion Committee

Dr. Carol Bunch Davis – Chair
Mr. Branston Harris
Captain Augusta Roth
Captain Allan Post
Dr. Paul Potier
Dr. Diego Gil-Agudelo
Mr. Joe Hoff
Mr. Alexander Crouse
Ms. Daisey McCloud
Dr. Katherine Echols
Ms. Laura Kane McElfresh
Ms. Susan Hernandez Lee
Ms. Laurissa Noack
Mr. Derrick Ford