Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

University of Texas at Austin Department of Psychology Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Society (IDEAS) Initiative

The Department of Psychology at UT Austin has had limited success in recruiting Black, Brown and Indigenous students and faculty.  We need to be more directed and effective in our efforts to create an academic and social environment that will attract diverse students and faculty and a plan to implement changes to recruitment, admissions and hiring that will address this expression of institutional racism.  We also need to create a communication infrastructure to effectively receive input and suggestions and communicate efforts and plans.  The Department of Psychology at UT Austin proposes to implement a REACT(Recruitment, Empowerment, Admissions, Conversation, Training) strategy. The actions outlined in REACT are intended to be steps that create an infrastructure that better supports the objectives of addressing institutional racism.  Evaluation of the effectiveness of this strategy will be conducted annually.

See the main REACT 2020 page or click through the Recruitment, Empowerment, Admissions, Conversation, and Training tabs on the left to read more detail on each aspect of the strategy.  You can also use the link below to provide feedback on the REACT initiative.


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    Austin, TX 78712-1043