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Texas A&M's Commitment to Diversity
As a major land-grant university, Texas A&M has both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to create and maintain a campus climate that affirms diversity of thought, background, ethnicity, and perspective. Applying the Texas A&M core value of mutual respect is the key ingredient to developing and sustaining a university community in which diversity is valued. As we work together to harness the power of diversity, we provide students, faculty, and staff with a university experience that is rich in perspectives with opportunities to learn from each other and succeed in a diverse world.

President Hussey's 2014 Affirmation (PDF)
Texas A&M University is committed to providing equal opportunity and access to the programs, services and employment offered through our university. A top priority of this administration is to create an environment which supports diversirty campus wide and increases awareness of the globally connected world in which we live for faculty, staff and students. To help meet this priority, all university employees have the responsibility to create an environment in which individuals are treated with dignity and respect and are afforded equal treatment under the law. Moreover, we must all be held accountable for achieving this goal.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Texas A&M University System shall provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, and shall strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout the System for faculty and staff employees. Additionally, we must ensure employees know University and System policies and procedures. Furthermore, we need to encourage and foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds and differences.

University Statement on Harassment and Discrimination
Texas A&M is committed to the fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity. To fulfill its multiple missions as an institution of higher learning, Texas A&M encourages a climate that values and nurtures collegiality, diversity, pluralism and the uniqueness of the individual within our state, nation and world. All decisions and actions involving students and employees should be based on applicable law and individual merit.

Department of Residence Life Diversity Statement - Revised November 2012
The Residence Life community at Texas A&M University is comprised of a diverse group of students and staff living and working together in a residential environment of residence halls, university apartments, and administrative staff offices. Together, we strive to include all members of our community; believe that differences provide opportunities for growth and mutual understanding; are committed to creating a socially just community of respect, caring and support; and seek opportunities to celebrate the community of individuals regardless of ability, religious affiliation, veteran status, socio-economic status, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, age, gender, race or cultural identity.

Student Counseling Services Diversity Statement - Adopted June 22, 1995
Texas A&M University is a diverse community that includes many groups of people, some of whom have been historically discriminated against on the basis of characteristics such as racial, ethnic, and cultural background, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic status. The staff of the Student Counseling Service believes that prejudice and discrimination are detrimental to human development. The staff supports an environment in which everyone is respected, welcomed, and appreciated. The appreciation and valuing of diversity contribute to the development of community in its most ideal sense.