Intercultural Student Engagement Center

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Who We Are

The Intercultural Student Engagement Center is a catalyst for inclusive and equitable practices through intentional discussions, facilitation and student development. Our mission is to not only make UT-Arlington a more equitable place but to prepare our students, staff and faculty to become social change agents that will make positive and inclusive impacts world-wide.

Culturally Relevant Terminology

Gender inclusive language is a defined as a way of speaking that does not perpetuate gender-based stereotypes and includes all gender identities (Sczesny et al. 2016; Nissen 2013).


“is a gender neutral form of the work Latino, created by the LGBTQIA+, gender non-binary, and feminist communities in Spanish speaking countries”


“Latinx is the gender neutral alternative to Latino, Latina and Latin@”


“a woman (used especially in intersectional feminism, as an alternative spelling to avoid the suggestion of sexism perceived in the sequences m-a-n and m-e-n, and to be inclusive of trans and nonbinary women).”

DACA Resources

Your success is dependent upon creating a campus community where all students feel they are welcome, safe, and that they belong at UTA.

Get Involved

Intercultural Student Engagement Center has a variety of programs and organizations that can help you connect to other students, expose you to new cultures, and educate you on important social and...

Social Justice Education

Social Justice Peer Educators and Staff provide in classroom and office facilitations around social justice topics and advocacy.

Student Stories

Learn more about what we do through our students stories.

Meet Rigoberto -

Rigoberto Dubon

Hello my name is Rigoberto Dubon, I am a first-generation college student born in El Salvador and from Houston, Tx. I am a junior at UTA . The part I...

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Meet Blaize -

Blaize Lafleur

Participating in Maverick Conversations has given me the space to discuss issues with like-minded individuals. I felt confident and comfortable that I...

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Meet Colette -

Colette Grubman

I have been a part of the Social Justice Peer Educator program for a year. Through the program, both undergraduate and graduate students gain...

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Meet Dylan -

Dylan Ngo

Joining VSA has been one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made and has had a significant impact on who I am today. Growing up, I ate...

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