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Texas A&M University College of Architecture



What is diversity?

     . . . in the College of Architecture

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.

—Diversity Council, 2011

The Diversity Council, faculty, staff, and students of the College of Architecture want to reassure our commitment to diversity. We seek, welcome, and support diversity of all races, genders, and backgrounds. Diversity is essential to your and our continued success.

—Diversity Council, 2016





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.



Events & Programs

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.




We remain committed to building an inclusive environment through our special projects, which focus on supporting community development, fostering cultural connectivity, and encouraging dialogue between our many communities.



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

Cecilia Giusti
Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity
Dean's Office
College of Architecture
Langford A202

Shanielle Veazie
Assistant to the Dean for Outreach and Diversity