The Texas A&M University at Galveston Civic Literacy, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee (CLIDE) leads our campus’ inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability (IDEA) efforts.

Appointed by Executive Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (TAMUG), Associate Provost (TAMU) Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, the CLIDE committee’s 14 members will serve a two-year term.

Housed within the Office of the CAO, the committee develops an annual report delivered by the Texas A&M University Office for Diversity detailing our campus’ progress on IDEA work. The committee’s mission and functions are as follows:


  • To educate the campus community about civic literacy, intercultural competency and the importance of a culture of diversity and inclusion of all community members.
  • To develop a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible and accountable campus for all Texas A&M-Galveston campus community members.
  • To promote our Aggie Core Values of Loyalty, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Respect, and Selfless Service through campus inclusion, diversity, equity, access and accountability.


  • To support Texas A&M-Galveston’s aspirations and vision;
  • To enhance student, faculty and staff well-being and retention;
  • To develop Texas A&M-Galveston’s annual diversity plan accountability report;
  • To sustain inclusion, diversity, equity, access and accountability at Texas A&M-Galveston.

With the mission’s focus on educating the campus community in mind, CLIDE shares news briefs that offer information about inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability on campus, including workshops and other opportunities to learn more about our IDEA work.

Additionally, CLIDE hosts group events like Coffee with CLIDE, where a member will host an open discussion at the campus’ coffee shop, Mugdown, and Wind Down Wednesdays, a group gathering generally held at an outdoor location on campus featuring live music.

A key aspect of CLIDE’s work involves hosting visiting scholars and presenters. The Texas A&M-Galveston CLIDE Core Values & Cultural Competency Series brings presentations and workshops to campus emphasizing our Aggie Core Values as a foundation to cultivate civic literacy.


April is Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

In recognition of the month's focus on educating the campus community about sexual harassment and violence, TAMUG's Chief Operating Officer Col. Mike Fossum introduces Dr. Keith Edwards' powerful presentation "Creating a Culture of Consent."

Dr. Edwards' talk defines and explores the realities of sexual assault, critiques traditional approaches on campus and in broader culture, and offers proactive approaches to preventing sexual violence. He has also provided a discussion guide and completion quiz to support the presentation.


Support Resources for AAPI Community Members and Allies

The tragedy in Atlanta which resulted in the senseless murders of eight people, six of whom were Asian and Asian American women, is the latest in numerous incidents of anti-Asian violence over the past year.  While we mourn the lives tragically lost to hatred, we stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American students, faculty, and staff, many of whom are grieving both the events in Atlanta and other places across the U.S.

Below is a list of mental wellness and education resources including bystander intervention training opportunities.




Anti-Racism Allyship Meetings 

Spring 2021

April 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. 

May 5, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.

May 19, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.




CLIDE Leadership    

Photo of Dr. Carol Bunch-Davis

Dr. Carol Bunch-Davis 
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of English
Department of Liberal Studies
CLIDE Committee Chair
Marine Education Support and Safety Operations
Campus Conduct, Engagement & Communication Subcommittee Chair
Photo of Kathryn Falvo

Kathryn Falvo 
Instructional Assistant Professor of History,
Department of Liberal Studies
Ant-Racism Allyship Subcommittee Chair

2019 Diversity Plan Accountability Report Poster