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University Affirmative Action Plans

Identifier: AS36.T4 A14

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of planning documents about the university's commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and sets out the efforts it will make to ensure compliance with applicable laws and guidelines. There are gaps between 1978 and 1989, between 1990 and 1991, and between 1995 and 2011. Arranged chronologically.


  • 1978-1995, 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives.

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Affirmative Action Plans

'Affirmative Action' is a term that encompasses any measures adopted by the university to correct or to compensate for past or present discrimination or to prevent discrimination from occurring in the future. The Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) encompasses minorities identifying as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Two or More Races, as well as women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The AAP has been designed to bring women, men, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities into all levels and segments of the university's workforce in proportion to their representation in the relevant labor market.

Because Texas State University has $50,000 or more in annual contracts with the federal government, they are considered a federal government supply and service contractor and therefore subject to the affirmative action requirements of Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). Per these regulations, we are required to prepare an annual written report.

See also university policy UPPS No. 04.04.04.

Information taken from the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX at Texas State University website.

Texas State University

Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 313 pupils were enrolled in 1903-04, the first year classes were held.

The school name changed to Southwest Texas State Normal College in 1918, to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1925, to Southwest Texas State College in 1959, to Southwest Texas State University in 1969, to Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003, and to Texas State University in 2013.


11 Volumes

3 Megabytes

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List of Affirmative Action Plans held by the University Archives, Texas State University.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the library by Affirmative Action Office and then later Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX at unknown date.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021-04: Revised for ArchivesSpace and materials added, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Alkek Library Room 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA