Equity

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

Our school is committed to a culture of inclusion and equity in which all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcomed and respected. 

We 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.  

Please view our Strategic Action Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to see the ways in which we are actively working towards a more inclusive school environment.

To guide our ongoing efforts, we convene an Equity Student Council to identify ways we can continue to evolve our mission of empowerment and equity. During the 2021-22 school year, the council will be meeting on Zoom from 6-7 p.m. on the second Wednesdays of each month. Please email Lee Ann Kahlor for the link - new members are always welcome.

To seek support, please reach out to our Inclusion and Equity Officer and/or our Minority Liaisons listed below/right.

To support our mission through donations, please contact our school's Director, Natalie Tindall.

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

Contacts

Lee Ann Kahlor and Guan Soon Khoo, School Inclusion and Equity Officers

Deena Kemp, School Minority Liaison

Rohitash Rao, School Minority Liaison

Natalie Tindall, School Director


In February 2021, The UT Office for Inclusion and Equity (OIE) in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) was designated as the university unit where individuals can receive advice regarding potential university policy and rule violations and where those matters could be reported. Here is an online reporting survey to share concerns.