The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Diversity Committee is charged with promoting and enhancing the Division of Student Affairs' commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and access (DEIA) and the Texas A&M Diversity Plan. The committee reviews relevant data to inform department and Division-level diversity policies, practices, and processes, as well as identifies and shares Division best practices. The committee works to ensure that evidence of the Division's diversity efforts are aligned with the university's Diversity plan and assessed and reported in a comprehensive manner.
The committee has a three pronged foci:
- Educational Opportunities: to provide educational opportunities with outcomes to increase staff abilities to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across racial, ethnic, and other social identities.
- Engagement Opportunities to sponsor engagement opportunities to shift organizational culture toward more communication, connectedness, and support through respectful and purposeful dialogue and exchange about DEIA topics.
- Accountable Practices to coordinate department level DEIA practices as part of current reporting practices and staff development as they relate to DEIA, and establish standard inclusive practices for recruitment, hiring, retention, and climate/well-being.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PROGRAMMING GRANT
The DSA Diversity Committee sponsors the Diversity & Inclusion Programming (DIP) Grant to help fund programs and events that support and promote campus climate and inclusion initiatives through collaborative programming, workshops, education, and leadership efforts.
DSA staff, committees, departments, and department sponsored student organizations are eligible for DIP funding. Please see the link below for the DIP funding guidelines and application. Please note, DIP funds should supplement programmatic endeavors, not fully fund existing programs.
Maximum award allotment will be up to $10, 000.00
Please contact Dr. Tonya Driver for questions regarding DIP funding.
Dr. Kristen Harrell, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Tonya Driver, Director of Multicultural Services