Diversity & Inclusion at UT Southwestern

Our Vision

We Are Diverse

Diversity is the full range of human differences, including, but not limited to, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, veteran status, age, and generational compositions. Diversity also embraces cultural, political, social class, or religious affiliations, as well as individual differences such as personality, learning style, and life experiences.

We Are Inclusive

Inclusion promotes and sustains a sense of belonging; it values and practices respect for the talents, beliefs, and backgrounds of the entire university community through intentional and ongoing engagement that allows individuals to connect in ways that raise awareness, knowledge, and empathic understanding, such as personality, learning style, and life experiences.

Workforce Representation at UT Southwestern

Workforce 2020

Gender

Pie graph showing gender of UT Southwestern's workforce in 2020 at 67.4 percent female and 32.6 percent male

Ethnicity

Chart showing UT Southwestern ethnicity in 2019 as 21.3 percent African American, 0.3 percent American Indian, 21.8 percent Asian, 15.1 percent Hispanic, 2.2 percent Multiracial, 0.1 percent Pacific Islander, 38 percent White, and 1.4 percent Unspecified

Workforce 2019

Gender

Pie graph showing gender of UT Southwestern's workforce in 2018 and 2019 at 66.5 percent female and 33.5 percent male

Ethnicity

Chart showing UT Southwestern ethnicity in 2019 as 21.1 percent African American, 0.3 percent American Indian, 21.3 percent Asian, 14.3 percent Hispanic, 1.8 percent Multiracial, 0.1 percent Pacific Islander, 38.7 percent White, and 2.3 percent Unspecified

Workforce 2018

Gender

Pie graph showing gender of UT Southwestern's workforce in 2018 and 2019 at 66.5 percent female and 33.5 percent male

Ethnicity

Chart showing UT Southwestern ethnicity in 2018 as 20.9 percent African American, 0.4 percent American Indian, 21 percent Asian, 13.8 percent Hispanic, 1.5 percent Multiracial, 0.1 percent Pacific Islander, 39.9 percent White, and 2.4 percent Unspecified

Workforce 2017

Gender

Pie chart showing the gender of UT Southwestern's workforce in 2017 at 65.7 percent female and 34.3 percent male

Ethnicity

Chart showing UT Southwestern ethnicity in 2017 as 20.8 percent African American, 0.4 percent American Indian, 20.7 percent Asian, 13.1 percent Hispanic, 1.2 percent Multiracial, 0.2 percent Pacific Islander, 40.8 percent White, and 2.9 percent Unspecified

We invite you to learn more about UT Southwestern Careers.

Diversity in Action

Impact on the Community

Signature events throughout the year

 

Taking Action Against Racial Injustices

An Inclusive Path Forward

A Fireside Chat with Chief Lewis

Diversity Within

President’s Executive Council on Diversity & Inclusion

The Council was formed in 2016 to engage faculty, staff and the student body through education and training to ensure that they develop the cultural awareness competency required to effectively serve the mission of UT Southwestern.

Business Resource Groups

The vision of our voluntary, employee-led Business Resource Groups at UT Southwestern is to embrace a diverse culture of care, trust, integrity, and inclusion.

Diversity Recognized

Forbes logo - 2018 Best Employers for Diversity
Logo for Top 100 Best Hospitals for Work For by Hospital Careers
Logo of the Healthcare Equality Index LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer 2019 Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Logo for Top Colleges for Diversity: Insight into Discovery, Health Professions, Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 2019
Logo for Mother-Friendly Worksite: Breastfeeding Supported
Bronze medallion for the Lex Frieden Employment Award: Texas Works Best When All Texans Work
Logo for 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from Insight into Diversity

Institutional Diversity Awards

  • Corporate Citizen Award – LaunchAbility
  • Celebration of Diversity Award Finalist – Ernst & Young and the Dallas Arboretum
  • Top 10 Best Organizations for Leadership Development Award – National Center for Healthcare Leadership

Worksite/Employer Awards

  • Best Places to Work – Dallas Business Journal
  • Best Places to Work Postdocs – The Scientist
  • Lex Frieden Employment Award – Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
  • Mother-Friendly Worksite – Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Start! Fit Friendly Worksite Award – American Heart Association
  • Employer of the Year – Association for Independent Living
  • A top healthcare company Black EOE Journal (May 2020)
  • A top healthcare company HISPANIC Network Magazine (August 2020)

LGBTQ+ Awards

  • A top LGBTQ+-friendly company Black EOE Journal (July 2020)
  • A top LGBTQ+-friendly company HISPANIC Network Magazine (August 2020)
  • A top LGBTQ+-friendly company by Professional Woman’s Magazine (September 2020)
  • A top performer in the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index – Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Veterans Awards

  • A top veteran-friendly company by U.S. Veterans Magazine (August 2020)

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