Office of Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence moves beyond numbers and involves embedding practices and philosophies that encourage diversity in every aspect of an organization (Kathleen Nalty, 2007). The term "diversity" is often linked to numerical representation; however, the term “Inclusive Excellence” promotes institutionalization of systemic practices and philosophies, generating a broader outcome with numerical representation serving as a byproduct of inclusive excellence.

Inclusive Excellence shifts the responsibilities of bolstering diversity toward the whole institution instead of one unit or area having the sole responsibility of understanding and implementing the diversity mission. Inclusive Excellence moves an institution, organization, or program from valuing diversity – with access and cultural competence as its primary goals – to ensure through structural interventions that all groups achieve the desired outcomes at equitable rates.

The University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to promote an inclusive community of learners, an awareness and appreciation of multicultural perspectives, and the establishment of policies, practices, programs, and resources designed to embrace and support diversity.

At UTSA, inclusiveness and excellence are two of the core values. The Office of Inclusive Excellence serves as an agent and resource to provide leadership on issues related to diversity. Our goal is to support and promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life by developing initiatives that encourage diversity and “Inclusive Excellence.”



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Jun 1, 2022

Pride Month Events

Pride Month is an entire month dedicated to uplifting LGBTQIA+ voices, celebrating LGBTQIA+ culture, and supporting LGBTQIA+ rights. Throughout June, we celebrate the promotion of self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people as a social group.

May 26, 2022

Community Gathering - Uvalde, TX

Community Gathering to process and reflect after the tragic and violent incident in Uvalde, TX at Robb Elementary School. Log in to RowdyLink to get the zoom link. Friday, May 27 at noon.

Mar 21, 2022

Cesar E. Chavez Breakfast Kick-Off

Join us on March 26, 2022, at 8 am - 9:45 am at the Westside Community Center for some light refreshments as we get ready for the march.

Inclusive Excellence is at the core of all that we do as an institution of higher learning.

I believe that you can have diversity without excellence but you can’t have excellence without diversity.

-Dr. Myron Anderson, UTSA Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

 

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