Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice & Diversity

Two students examine their books, Race in the Classroom

Our Commitment 

The College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin is committed to a culture of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in which students, faculty, staff, and visitors engage in an environment that is welcoming and respectful of all people. The Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee serves as a steward of this facet of the college’s mission. 

We believe that diversity is inextricably linked to excellence. We believe that embracing diversity and social justice—in our faculty, staff, students, research, curricula, and service to the community — creates a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning, and inquiry and is a necessary condition for preparing our graduates to succeed in a diverse world and to change it for the better. We recognize a history of oppression, inequity, and structural discrimination in the university, local, state, and national context. We leverage diversity and interdisciplinarity as critical components in our innovative research, inclusive and empowering curricula, and professional leadership.


We view inclusiveness and excellence as being interconnected.  Our college welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences.  These values are reflected in the work we do.

How Racism and White Supremacy Impact Children’s Early Schooling

Jennifer Keys Adair discusses her book and offers ways to raise anti-racist children.

Deafverse World One: Duel of the Bots

Created by the National Deaf Center for Postsecondary Outcomes, Deafverse is an online choose-your-own-adventure game designed for deaf teenagers to build confidence, learn their rights, and develop skills to succeed in their transition from high school to adult life.