The Power of Diversity publication highlights UT Arlington’s commitment to diversity.

The Power of Diversity

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The University of Texas at Arlington embraces diversity among its students, staff, faculty and administration. Diversity is essential in the achievement of the University’s academic mission. Diversity means sustaining an intellectual, ethical, cultural and sociological environment that embraces and fosters academic freedom without prejudice, intimidation, intolerance, or discrimination. UT Arlington promotes an environment that accepts and appreciates every individual’s uniqueness and characteristics regardless of race, gender, gender identity, language, age, ethnicity, physical abilities, sexual orientation, spirituality, socioeconomic status, or national origin.

The University recognizes the value of diversity in preparing students for employment upon graduation. Students are encouraged to be receptive to unique and differing points of view. Thereby, the University recognizes the value of diversity in its curriculum.

There is commitment to attracting and retaining a critical mass of diverse faculty and staff. This provides an environment that ensures unique work and educational experiences that occurs with interactions of people with diverse backgrounds, different perspectives, life experiences, beliefs and ideology. The University leadership acknowledges the importance of diversity on an academic campus and therefore supports the following:

  • an annual lecture series on diversity
  • identification and support of minority student, faculty and staff organizations
  • recommends a course that emphasizes the value/importance of diversity for every student

Provided by the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion


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Princeton Review names UT Arlington one of the Best in the West

UT Arlington named a "Great Place to Work" by Dallas Morning News

U.S. News and World Report
named The University of Texas at Arlington in the top 10 percent of the 200 national universities listed in its 2008 report card on racial diversity.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities recognized The University of Texas at Arlington in 2007 as a trailblazer in “closing the gap” between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white students in college.

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine selected UT Arlington as one of the top 100 four-year colleges for Hispanics in 2006.