The Lone Star Graduate Diversity Colloquium was established in 2006 as one means to further the statewide Closing the Gaps initiative. It is a collective effort by all colleges and universities in Texas to encourage more underrepresented minorities, women, and first generation college students currently enrolled at Texas colleges and universities to stay in Texas to complete their graduate education.

The 2012 Diversity Colloquium was hosted

by the University of North Texas.

The 2011 Diversity Colloquium was hosted

by The University of Texas at Arlington.

The 2010 Diversity Colloquium was hosted

by The University of Texas at Dallas.

The 2009 Diversity Colloquium was hosted

by The University of Texas at San Antonio.