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Diversity

Diversity is meant to encompass the full spectrum of characteristics of our community, including (but not limited to) ethnic background, religious beliefs, age, political beliefs, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, physical ability, and gender.

We believe that a diverse college is one that embraces the richness of this variety and provides an environment in which each individual is respected and celebrated.


November is National American Indian Heritage Month. The College of Architecture joins in paying tribute to the rich traditions and ancestry of Native Americans. The Native American and Indigenous Student Organization at Texas A&M provided the statement below, which expresses our commitment to honor and support American Indians.

We acknowledge that Texas A&M University (College Station) is situated on the land of multiple Native nations, past and present. These original homelands are the territory of Indigenous peoples who were largely dispossessed and removed. We specifically acknowledge the traditional stewardship of this land by the Tonkawa, Tawakoni, Hueco, Sana, Wichita, and Coahuiltecan peoples. We pledge to support and advocate for the histories, cultures, languages, and territorial rights of historic Indigenous peoples of Texas and the Indigenous people that live here now. This statement affirms continuous Indigenous presence and rights, acknowledges the ongoing effects of settler colonization, and supports Indigenous struggles for political, legal, and cultural sovereignty.

 


 

Diversity Council

The Diversity Council for the College of Architecture is an executive advisory council composed of faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students who represent every department housed in the college. We are a hands-on committee dedicated to equal treatment of all, despite ethnic background, religious beliefs, age, political beliefs, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender, and more. The council convences biweekly, and since its establishment in 2011, it has emerged as an integral part of the COA's discussion, planning, and execution of diversity initiatives.

 


 

Initiatives

Throughout the year, our Diversity Council hosts and facilitates events and programs within the College of Architecture, including our Diversity Certificate program, our Excellence in Diversity Awards, our annual Hackathon and Conversation Partners events.

 


 

Wright Gallery

The Wright Gallery, located in the College of Architecture, is dedicated to showcasing the visual arts with a commitment to honoring diversity in all its forms. The gallery provides a venue for emerging and established artists, for architects and designers of local, regional, national, and international acclaim. We feature works by women artists and artists from other underrepresented groups whose works promote dialogue on topics of social and cultural importance, as well as artists whose work challenges conventional art practice.

 


 

Diversity Certificate

The College of Liberal Arts, College of Architecture, and Department of Multicultural Services have joined together for the creation of a Diversity Certificate Program for Texas A&M University. Drawing from existing courses, programs, and associations within the university, the Diversity Certificate Program enables students to create, synthesize, and integrate academic coursework, co-curricular experience, and service learning engagement in order to demonstrate their preparedness for participation in the modern global economy.

Contact Us

diversity@arch.tamu.edu

Cecilia Giusti
Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity
Dean's Office
College of Architecture
Langford A202
cgiusti@arch.tamu.edu
979.458.4304

Shanielle Veazie
Assistant to the Dean for Outreach and Diversity
sveazie@arch.tamu.edu
979.458.0539

 

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