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Mailing Address:
The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement,
The University of Texas at Dallas,
800 W. Campbell Road, AD26,
Richardson, TX 75080

Physical Location:
Administration Building AD 3.207
Phone: (972) 883-4566
Fax: (972) 883-4565

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Upcoming Events

Download the 2014 Diversity Awards Flyer Register for the 2014 Diversity Awards

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Cheryl Brown Henderson

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets prices - $10.00 per seat & sponsorships are available

Attire – Dressy Business

Reception Soiree will follow in the UT Dallas Alexander Clark Center Lobby

The University of Texas at Dallas

800 West Campbell Road, CN1.112

Richardson, TX 75080

Diversity Soiree Menu


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Call to Service Echoed at Breakfast

On Feb. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a sermon titled "The Drum Major Instinct." King encouraged his audience to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love.

To bring the speech to life and to celebrate the civil rights leader's birthday, UT Dallas students created a program involving dance, song and video at the University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast. Read More...


4th Annual Diversity Award Gala Emphasized Commitment to Diversity

Eric Shanteau

Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau, who overcame cancer and won a gold medal at the 2012 London Games, spoke at the Diversity Awards Gala.

Olympic swimmer and cancer survivor Eric Shanteau held up his gold medal, urging audience members to become champions in their own right – champions of diversity.

Shanteau was speaking as master of ceremonies for the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement’s 4th annual Diversity Awards Gala, which honors students, staff, faculty and community members for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. This year’s theme was “Creating the Future: Diversity, a Pathway to Excellence.”

“Diversity is not just about the way you look. It’s not just about race or ethnicity. To me, diversity is anything that makes a person unique. What makes me unique is my experience as a swimmer and as an athlete – and that’s why I’m here with you today,” said Shanteau.

Shanteau was diagnosed with cancer 10 days before he would go to the 2008 Olympic trials. Read More...


Girls Encouraged to Consider STEM Careers


High school students visiting UT Dallas for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day received a first-hand look at some of the latest trends in engineering. Read More...


Powerful Women Are…Leadership Dialogues Across Workplace and Study Space


Ninety people gathered in the McDermott Suite to dine and network at the event, Powerful Women Are…Leadership Dialogues Across Workplace and Study Space, hosted by the Galerstein Women's Center, Office of Diversity and Community Engagement on November 29th. Read More...


UT Dallas Strives to Encourage, Support Female STEM Students


UT Dallas' doctoral student Ana Salas-Villasenor spends her days in a laboratory researching materials to create more flexible electronic devices. Pursuing engineering was difficult at first because the field has traditionally been geared toward men. Read More...


Gala Event Recognizes Champions of Diversity


It was a gala in every sense of the word: a live jazz band, a capella performances, high heels and dark suits, a choice of filet mignon or salmon and hosted by a prime time TV actress. But the real stars of the night were the recipients of scholarships provided by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. Read More...


Student Inspires Refugees to Study Human Rights

Brittany Ellenberg


A project on documenting work conditions in the rubber plantations of south-west Thailand landed political science senior Brittany Ellenberg at the forefront of a human rights campaign for Myanmar's refugees last fall. Read More...


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For more information contact: Rosie Peterson (972) 883-4560