Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Office of Inclusive Excellence will not be repurposed

Office of Inclusive Excellence will not be repurposed

JANUARY 2, 2024 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from President Taylor Eighmy to all faculty, staff and students at UTSA:

Last December, I shared news on the closure of the Office of Inclusive Excellence to comply with Senate Bill 17 (SB 17). In that message, I also announced the intended creation of a new office — the Office of Campus and Community Belonging — to be launched on January 1, 2024.

After continued and considered evaluation, we decided not to launch the new office. Given our evolving understanding of SB 17 as well as continuing voluntary changes in staffing and personnel reappointments from that office, it no longer made sense to launch the new office.

Instead, we will leverage the strong capabilities of our existing offices and divisions to realign ADA and disability services, campus climate and community engagement activities across various institutional divisions. This integrated approach is more efficient as we continue to serve our campus community.

We will provide further updates to our community about our SB 17 compliance efforts as we progress into the new year.



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UTSA’s Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA’s Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA’s Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

UTSA’S Destinations

UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education .

Our Commitment to Inclusivity

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 promoting access for all. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.