The University of Texas at Austin is a Tier 1 Research Institution in receipt of federal grants and contracts thereby making UT Austin a federal contractor. The University is required to develop Affirmative Action Plan(s) (AAP) under Executive Order 11246 as amended, which prohibits discrimination by federal contractors with respect to women and minorities. The purpose is to provide all applicants and employees an equal opportunity and to further maintain a bias-free work environment. Additionally UT is required as a federal contractor to have a Rehabilitation Act and Vietnam Era Veterans Affirmative Action Program.
At The University of Texas at Austin, diversity and excellence are mutually reinforcing goals that support our core purpose to transform lives for the benefit of society. Diverse people, ideas, and perspectives within our university community advance our mission to achieve preeminence in teaching, research, and service. As president, I strongly reaffirm our institutional commitment to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all aspects of our operations. Read more.