University Profile

Land Acknowledgement Statement

We collectively acknowledge that Southwestern University is located within the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Native peoples. The University resides on land that was cared for and called home by the sovereign nations of the Tonkawa, Comanche and Jumano people. It was also a site of trade, travel, gathering and healing for the Sana, Wichita, Kickapoo and Lipan Apache, among other Native peoples, from time immemorial. This land still holds great historical, spiritual, and personal significance for its original stewards.

As part of our commitment to diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity, we as a University commit to work towards building stronger relationships with Native communities, increasing visibility in the curriculum and investing in Native student success.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on April 12, 2024