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Diversity & Inclusion

Statement of Commitment

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is driven by a core mission: creating the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We are committed to a learning environment that promotes a culture of diversity inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, religion, national origin, political perspective, family educational history, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.  

Barbara Jordan

"If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority."
—Barbara Jordan, former member, U.S. House of Representatives, teacher at the LBJ School

Notes from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The D&I Committee serves as a steward of the LBJ School's commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice. We are made up of faculty and students from a range of backgrounds and policy interests, but all sharing in the core mission of the school.

We work closely with the school's leadership team to ensure that a culture of diversity and inclusion is woven throughout the LBJ experience, in which all members of the LBJ community feel welcome and their voices are heard and respected.

The D&I Committee believes that intentional and collective efforts across the school, university and community are needed to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We look forward to engaging with you, so please contact us!


News See All

News September 20, 2019
Beyond the classroom: Health services in schools and how they pay for them

My first year in the classroom, like those of most teachers, was filled with phlegm. I was managing not only my own cycle of sore throats and stomach bugs, but also those of the class — 22 small bodies with individual allergies, behavioral ticks and swiss-cheese holes of attendance gaps. As the place where these children spent the bulk of their waking hours, school was the discovery point for new ailments as well as the rehabilitation center to put kids back into the flow of learning after a period of illness.

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News September 18, 2019
Promising practice to address child welfare outcome disparities

Based on data collected through its Statewide Intake Division, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) reported racial and ethnic disparities for children referred to and accessing Child Protective Services (CPS) in 2018. The four most populous counties in Texas (Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Bexar) reported slightly higher disproportionality than the state on average, while Travis County had significantly disproportional outcomes: African-American children were 7.6 times more likely to be removed from their homes than Anglo-American children.

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News September 16, 2019
Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) to receive LBJ School outstanding alumni honors

Former Democratic nominee for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams and Plugerville city councilmember and community advocate Rudy Metayer will be honored as outstanding alumni of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Sept. 20.

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Upcoming Events See All

Friday Sep 20
6:00 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, First Floor Lobby

The LBJ School Alumni Weekend will take place Sept. 20–22, 2019, and we invite all LBJ alumni, faculty, staff and students to kickoff the weekend's festivities at the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards.

Wednesday Sep 25
5:30 pm
Bass Lecture Hall

On Sept. 25, 2019, the Intelligence Studies Project, with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Middle Eastern Studies will host Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin for an evening conversation about Middle East security.