Signature Events

UTSA has been committed to diversity since our beginning. The Office of Inclusive Excellence brings together faculty, staff and students from across the university to advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez Parade planning committee leads the implementation of these historical programs as they are a vital role in furthering diversity and inclusion throughout the University.

If you are looking to help in the planning of diversity programs, you might be interested in joining the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez Parade planning committee. This committee and the implementation of these historical programs play a vital role in furthering diversity and inclusion throughout the University.

Martin Luther King, Jr. March

The annual San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. march and celebration is the largest in the country. UTSA students, faculty, staff and families are welcomed to march as a unified community to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King's dream.

Register for the MLK March

If you would like to join the UTSA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez Parade planning committee please complete form below.

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Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice

The Cesar Chavez March for Justice has been a day our San Antonio community to unite, celebrate, and remember a great humanitarian. Equally important, it is a day to never forget the Si Se Puede Spirit Cesar Chavez encouraged us to embrace so that we can overcome the injustices and inequalities our community faces. UTSA students, faculty, staff and families are welcomed to march as a unified community to commemorate the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez.

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If you would like to join the UTSA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez Parade planning committee please complete form below.

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Additional Events

Networking Socials

The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion hosts a series of Networking Socials during Roadrunner Days, UTSA Welcome Week in August. Affinity groups gather to provide students’ networking opportunities with faculty and staff that share an identity or life perspective. Groups included Latnix, African-American/Black, LGBTQ+, First Generation, Post-Traditional and Military Affiliate. To learn more contact or engaged@utsa.edu or 210-458-4770.

Light the Paseo

Light the Paseo is an annual UTSA event sponsored by the Student Union where the campus community comes together to celebrate various cultural winter holidays and enjoy live performances by more than a dozen student organizations. The event includes the traditional lighting of the paseo including building lights and the Student Union Tower.

Calle UTSA

Calle UTSA, part of Hispanic Heritage Month, is a street fair organized by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Student Union, recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans with a variety of fun activities including games, food, and music. To learn more contact engaged@utsa.edu or 210-458-4770.

Juneteenth

The Student Union Juneteenth celebration, in collaboration with the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion and the African American Studies Program, provides a meaningful way for communities to acknowledge the history of slavery in America while celebrating freedom and progress.

Tunnel of Oppression

Housing and Residence Life hosts the Tunnel of Oppression, an experiential program that is open to all UTSA students. The objectives are to provide students with an opportunity to encounter different examples of oppression, discrimination, and prejudice; facilitate meaningful reflection for all students who experienced Tunnel; and encourage students to continue the dialogue. For more information, please contact Em de la Rosa (Marietta.delarosa@utsa.edu) or 210-458-6208.

The Defamation Experience

The Defamation Experience, a nationally touring event, is a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. It visited campus in spring 2018 and was a collaboration between Student Activities, Student Union, Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion and Student Life Initiatives. It was a unique opportunity for our UTSA community to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day.