Inclusivity Statement

The inclusivity statement, intended to go hand-in-hand with the university's mission and core values, recognizes UTSA's heritage, woven into the fabric of our institution, and reaffirms our commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

The Statement

The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery, and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

The Process

Developing the Inclusivity statement was an inclusive process that involved many meetings and input from constituent groups throughout UTSA. Below are many of the groups invited to provide input to the statement.

Student Government Association 

President’s Cabinet

University Council

Association of Chinese Professors

Black Faculty and Staff Association

Faculty Parents Network

First Generation Faculty

Indigenous Faculty, Community, and Allies Coalition

International Faculty

La Raza Faculty and Administration

Pride Faculty and Staff Association

Women of Color Faculty Activist Association

Women’s Professional Development and Synergy Academy (WPASA) 

Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board 

Faculty Senate

Staff Senate

UTSA was born from a uniquely diverse and inclusive American city. Our university has a special mission to link that history to our nation’s future and to make this a place where that direction is affirmed." - John Phillip Santos.

The Task Force

This task force will review the draft “Diversity Statement” developed by the past Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board (DIAC), infuse the philosophies of Inclusive Excellence, and finalize an “Inclusivity” statement that aligns with the mission of UTSA. This statement will be presented to the Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board (IEAB) for review, ratification, and recommendation to senior leadership to serve as the “Inclusivity” statement for UTSA.

Initiative Lead:

  • Roger Enriquez, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice


  • Carolyn Ellis, Assistant Dean, UTSA Libraries
  • Norma Guerra, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development
  • John Phillip Santos, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Honors College