Programming and Events
Multicultural Student Welcome
A Roadrunner Days event that connects new and returning students, faculty, and staff who share historically marginalized identities. Student organizations, and faculty/staff affinity groups with a cultural and/or identity focus can sign up to have an info table. It's a great opportunity to network and meet new people in a fun and welcoming environment. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.
Structured Dialogue Series
Structured dialogues are an opportunity to have a small group discussion in a format that allows for experiences to be shared and everyone to be heard. The format is not a debate, it is not meant to persuade anyone to any viewpoint; only to share your experiences.
Calle UTSA is a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Open to all UTSA students, faculty, and staff, Calle UTSA is typically held in the Paseo. The event includes information booths, activities, performances, and refreshments. Student organizations that have a connection or focus on Hispanic/Latina/o/x culture and/or identity can have an information table at Calle UTSA to connect and educate the UTSA population about their culture and organization.
All Different. All Roadrunners. Celebrate UTSA is an event that celebrates and recognizes UTSA’s rich and diverse cultures and community. Celebrate UTSA is a street fair style event that will feature food from around the world, performances by various Student Organizations, and information booths to learn about UTSA’s cultural identity. This event is held in partnership with Light the Paseo event by the Student Union.
National Coming Out Day Celebration
In celebration of National Coming Out Day an event is held to provide the opportunity for sharing coming out stories from members of the UTSA community and will host a Coming Out Door (both virtually and in-person). The Coming Out Door will provide roadrunners a safe anonymous place to “come-out” and also allow for roadrunners to provide messages of support for those who are in the process of coming out.
Racial Justice Book Club
The Racial Justice Book Club (RJBC) is coordinated in partnership with the UTSA Libraries and is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. A book or collection is selected for reading, weekly discussions are held virtually to discuss the book and the concepts therein. The goal is to educate ourselves about racial justice and share that education forward to create positive change in our community and the world around us. Books are purchased for members who are current students; faculty, staff, and alumni purchase the books for themselves in whatever format they choose. Communications to the membership of the RJBC takes place primarily through email. If you would like to be added to the membership list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversations and Gatherings
Community Conversations are a series of conversations to explore important topics as a UTSA community. Some conversations are planned and some are in response to events happening on and off campus that impact our Roadrunner community. Together, we can help foster an inclusive and socially just campus through listening, learning, and understanding.
Sometimes things happen that impact our community in these times, Community Gatherings are planned to come together to talk, process, and heal from these incidents. Similar to the Community Conversations, we can foster an inclusive, socially just, and compassionate campus through listening, learning, and understanding.
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