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Climate & Diversity

A climate of excellence requires diverse perspectives.

A culture of excellence requires collaboration as well as input, participation and support from many different sources and viewpoints. Just as the College of Science represents the scientific backbone of Texas A&M University, diversity and its promotion have long served as the unspoken underpinning of our core missions of teaching, research and service. As a college, we pledge to welcome and support individuals from all backgrounds, respecting and reflecting differences in discipline, national origin, race, ethnicity, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion and beliefs. To learn more about diversity-related resources at Texas A&M University, visit http://diversity.tamu.edu.


College Resources

Undergraduate Research

Committees

We have both faculty and staff diversity committees — contact either to convey your suggestions and ideas on any diversity or climate-related issue.

Financial Aid

Diverse. Accountable. Respectful. Equitable.

The faculty of the Texas A&M University College of Science are dedicated to academic excellence in learning and scholarship and to serving society through research, teaching, and public service.

Financial Aid

Funding/Activities

The college is committed to using its financial reasources to improve climate & diversity.

Financial Aid

Presentations & Reports

Each year the college produces a report highlighting our diversity and climate activities and successes. A summary of the report is presented to the Council on Climate and Diversity (CCD).

University Resources

Advance Center

The mission of the ADVANCE Center is to transform Texas A&M University by enhancing and sustaining gender equity and improving representation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Aggie Ally

Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University who display an Ally placard outside their office or residence hall room. This sign identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center

The GLBT Resource Center is a resource and referral center dedicated to providing a safe and affirming location on campus for all students regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Faculty Ombuds Officer

The Faculty Ombuds Officer serves as an independent, confidential, and impartial resource for faculty. The primary responsibility of the ombuds officer will be to raise and clarify issues and concerns, identify opinions, and request assistance to informally resolve workplace conflicts.

Ombuds Officer for Graduate and Professional Education

The Ombuds Officer serves as an informal, neutral and confidential resource for graduate students to discuss questions and concerns related to their graduate experience.

Department of Multicultural Services

The Department of Multicultural Services is located in Suite 2200 of the Memorial Student Center. Their goals are to assist underrepresented students transitioning to Texas A&M University while providing academic and educational services for all students.

University Staff Council

The University Staff Council (USC) stated mission is to represent the interests of and address the issues impacting both classified and non-classified staff employees under the leadership of the Texas A&M University President.

Office for Diversity

The mission of the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity is to facilitate, coordinate, advance, amplify, inform, and monitor the University and its many units as we develop our strength in — and evidence of — respect for diversity.

Tell Somebody

If a member of the University community observes any behavior that is concerning and needs to be brought to the attention of the Special Situations Team, individuals may go to http://tellsomebody.tamu.edu

Alternatively, individuals may call the following numbers during business hours:

  • In reference to student behavior: 979-845-3111
  • In reference to staff behavior: 979-845-3711
  • In reference to faculty behavior: 979-845-4274

Professional Organizations

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.

Texas A&M contact for NCFDD is Dr. Blanca Lupiani, Associate Dean of Faculties, blupiani@tamu.edu

Texas A&M National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

The Texas A&M NOBCChE chapter was established in 2012 to stimulate interest and promote awareness in chemistry, chemical engineering and related areas for under-represented students. The chapter’s main focus is to encourage these students to pursue advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.