Equity

On June 4, 2020, the Texas Advertising & Public Relations Equity Student Council issued this call to action against white supremacy.

On November 5, 2020, the Texas Advertising & Public Relations Equity Student Council issued this statement regarding Stan Richards' racist comments. Richards is the namesake for the Advertising & Public Relations School.

Challenging biases, confronting stereotypes and striving for equity in the pursuit of world-changing campaigns and research

Our school continually seeks ways to empower individuals whose identities are historically under-represented in academia and in the advertising and PR professions, and to support individuals who struggle due to personal circumstances.

These individuals may identify as LGBTQ+, Latinx/Hispanic, Black/African/African-American, Asian/Asian-American, international, multi-racial, students with a disability or impairment, and/or first-generation students. They may belong to religious groups that have faced persecution in the U.S. and abroad. They may have families that struggle economically or live in impoverished communities, they may have family members that are incarcerated, they may have grown up in foster care, and/or they may currently be food insecure or homeless.     

To guide our efforts, our faculty and administration actively seek guidance from the school's Equity Student Council to identify ways we can continue to evolve our mission of empowerment and equity. 

To seek support, please reach out to our Inclusion and Equity Officer and/or our Minority Liaisons listed at right. To support our mission, please contact our school's Director.

More equity resources are also available from the Moody College of Communication. 

We promote equity in the following ways:

Environment

We strive to create spaces where students, staff and faculty feel valued, included and empowered to share their ideas.

Individuality

Respecting individual differences and encouraging individual expression through research, creativity and storytelling is vital to our community. Read some of our students' stories at the right.

Resources

If our students need a resource, we will find it. Many great ones are listed at right, but new ones are always popping up. Let us know what you need.

Community

Building relationships with communities outside of The University of Texas to foster unique opportunities for students’ and faculty’s personal and professional growth. Diversity in Advertising & PR (DA&PR), a student-led organization, does an excellent job making connections with the professional advertising and PR community.