We have a responsibility.
What DEI Means at TCU
Diversity reflects a broad range of identities and perspectives.
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Socioeconomic status
- Religious beliefs
- Disability status
- Political perspective
Greater diversity produces more robust, creative, and relevant outcomes in scholarly processes, academic and social programming, and community engagement.
Diversity reflects a broad range of identities and perspectives (race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, religious beliefs, age, and disability status). Greater diversity produces more robust, creative, and relevant outcomes in scholarly and academic processes, academic and social programming, and community engagement.
Equity is creating opportunities for equal access and success for historically underrepresented populations. It requires proactive steps to identify, address, and eliminate systemic barriers in order to promote meaningful transformation and progress.
Inclusion exists when all members of a community feel welcome, respected, and valued while recognizing that each individual is unique and acknowledging differences across social identities. Inclusion requires listening to other viewpoints and embracing differences. Feeling included and connected elevates engagement and a sense of belonging for everyone on campus.