Diversity Tour

A 6 km walking tour guide in English in Austin featuring 11 highlights.
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Welcome to the University of Texas at Austin! Established in 1883, the University of Texas at Austin has grown to become one of the most diverse universities in the country. Diversity is central to the core mission of the University, and is one of President William Powers Jr.’s four strategic priorities. The university’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated by the establishment of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). Our division embraces and encourages diversity in all its forms. We strive for an inclusive university community that fosters an open, enlightened and robust learning environment. A free exchange of ideas requires mutual respect and consideration for our differences. It is important to think of diversity not as a path toward uniformity but as a way to acknowledge and value everyone’s varied experiences and backgrounds. This is especially vital in the increasingly multicultural state of Texas and the global marketplace. All students, faculty and staff—regardless of their backgrounds—benefit from a diverse learning environment.

This Self-Guided Tour introduces you to the diversity that is represented on campus through various academic units, programs, notable buildings, statues and collections. I invite you to experience the campus and see some of the changes that have taken place over the past 125 years, since the establishment of this flagship university. We hope you enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the historical background of The University of Texas as it continues to serve all people in the state of Texas through a culture of inclusive excellence.

Stops on the UT Austin Diversity Tour Our campus is quite large and several spots include steps and hills that can be challenging. If you decide to walk from one area of campus to another, please keep in mind that a tour of the entire campus can take an hour or more. Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. A detailed map of campus and information about locations are available at the General Information Desk on the first floor of the Main Building (the Tower).

Coverimage: by Joseph Wingenfeld (CC BY 2.0)

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Red River Street 1793-1813
78701, Austin
Texas, US

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