West Texas A&M University’s Office for 多元化和包容性 is an effort to enhance the University experience for all qualified students, faculty, staff, and visitors, including those who are multicultural, first-generation, female, and LGBTQ.
West Texas A&M University is a University that is open to all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or veteran status.
In addition to the University’s 平等机会/非歧视 statement, the University uses the definitions that the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) created to define inclusion and diversity.
The AAC&U defines inclusion as "the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical) with which individuals might connect-in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathetic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions".
According to the AAC&U, diversity is defined as "individual differences (e.g., personality, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations".