SDG Observatory

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.


Reduced Inequalities Globally

When working towards achieving all of the Sustainable Development Goals, it is important that SDG 10 [Sustainable Development Goal 10] : Reduced Inequalities is kept in mind. The United Nations recognizes that there are areas within countries that have had drastic improvement in equality, including reducing income inequality and preferential trade status to benefit lower-income countries. That being said, many parts of the world still have a far way to go in achieving gender, racial, socioeconomic, and LGBTQ+ equality.


Reduced Inequalities Locally

The Dallas economy has grown dramatically over the past decade. Unfortunately, inequality has, too. According to the Dallas Morning News, economic growth and low unemployment rates have not prevented a huge growth in the metroplex’s racial wealth gap. Many households in the Dallas Metro Area remain segregated by race and income, driven by historical tax incentives that kept low-income individuals in high poverty areas. DFW [Dallas / Fort Worth] ’s complex inequality issues require multifaceted solutions that are just starting to be addressed in plans such as the Dallas Housing Policy 2033.

At the University of Texas at Dallas, we value our diverse campus community and the experiences individuals from each background bring to the table. In our engagement, academics, and campus resources, we strive to reduce inequalities and provide all students with an environment to thrive.



Student Organizations

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Under the Student Organization Center at UT Dallas, there are a variety of student cultural and advocacy organizations dedicated to reducing inequalities. This list includes, bus is not limited to, the: Black Student Alliance, Indian Students Association, African Student Union, and Native American Student Association. You can learn more about student organizations at the Student Organization Center at UT Dallas or view the full list on Presence.


Teach-In Collective

SDG 1: No Poverty
SDG 4: Quality Education
Six people in a video chat.

Photo Source: UTD Anti-Racist Teach-In Series

The Teach-In Collective at UT Dallas is a coalition of students, staff and faculty that put on monthly virtual teach-ins on topics primarily related to topics of reducing inequalities. Some examples of topics include environmental justice, housing insecurity on campus and beyond, confronting AAPI [Asian American and Pacific Islander] violence and discrimination, and reproductive justice. You can view past teach-ins on the Bass School YouTube channel.


Multicultural Center

SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

The Multicultural Center is a branch of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion dedicated to helping diverse students be successful on campus. The Multicultural Center provides a range of sponsored programs and events, support services, and activities that enhance the cultural and educational development of UT Dallas students. The center is also home to the Student Success Assistants, Diversity Peer Educator, and Multicultural Peer Advocates, who are all students available to assist other students’ while at UTD.

Learn more about the Multicultural Center.


Assessing Diversity and Equity

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals
A man receiving an award.

Photo Source: UTD Press Release

In 2022, UT Dallas released its most recent campus climate survey, which had several focus areas including diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, effectiveness of leadership, growth and retention, recognition, communication, COVID-19 impact to work, caregiving needs, physical and mental wellbeing, and accessibility and accommodation. 53% percent of campus employees participated and provided more than 7,500 comments on employee climate. The survey found that 7 out of 10 UT Dallas employees are happy working at UT Dallas and would recommend UT Dallas as a great place to work and identified several focus areas overall and by demographic for UT Dallas to improve upon.


Non-Discrimination Statement

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the University community. An environment that is free of discrimination and harassment allows members of the University community to excel in their academic and professional careers. To that end, to the extent provided by applicable federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. In addition, the University’s commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression where not protected by applicable law.

View the full Non-Discrimination Policy Statement.


Academic Programs

SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The University of Texas at Dallas offers several scholarship and cohort programs for members of underrepresented groups, such as the Comet Scholars Program. The Comet Scholars Program is a student success program that includes a scholarship for students with a record of academic excellence and financial need. The program supports freshmen and transfer students enrolling at UT Dallas.


Goals / Future Work

Incorporate efforts to reduce inequalities into Office of Sustainability initiatives.


Learn More

  • Take the online courses regarding Reduced Inequalities from SDG Academy
  • Learn more about the targets and indicators at the UN Global Goals website

Compliance with Texas Senate Bill 17
The information on this page predates the signing into law of Texas Senate Bill 17 (SB17Senate Bill 17), and as such, should be considered an obsolete historical document which will either be changed or purged from this site in a future iteration, following the guidance of The University of Texas System.