This school year, the Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity — which advises the Provost on how to recruit and retain diverse faculty — is focusing on studying the status of Hispanics at UT and is looking into the possibility of UT becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
This is the second time Cowboys have been suspended from campus for hazing. In 1995 then-pledge Gabe Higgins died from hazing injuries sustained during that year’s same initiation retreat and the Cowboys were suspended for five years.
An investigation into the Cowboys 2018 fall retreat found new members were subjected to many forms of hazing including animal cruelty,physical brutality, forced ingestion of unwanted substances and coerced consumption of alcohol.
A committee of higher education leaders and faculty from across the U.S. released a list of recommendations to the Department of Education March 13, enumerating ways to help students enroll in, pay for and graduate from college.
First-gen and low-income students often have to navigate the complex college admissions and financial aid process on their own. They often work multiple jobs, on top of going into debt, to pay for college. Help us highlight those stories.