Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is comprised of programs, services and resources that are led by staff and student leaders who work to help students navigate the university. We encourage you to explore our programs and services below.
Enhance your experience at TTU through a faculty or staff mentor relationship. Mentor Tech enhances the quality of the education experience through a mentor/protégé relationship to assist students with going through the educational journey and career exploration. Learn more and join here.
First Generation College Students are students who neither parent(s) or guardian(s) attained a bachelor's degree from a university within the United States. First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs is dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rates of first-generation students. FGTMP utilizes Peer Coaches to focus on the academic and social transition of first-generation college students at Texas Tech University. Learn more and get involved here.
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is designed to increase persistence and graduation rates through services and resources. TRIO SSS provides academic advising, tutoring, financial literacy development, graduate school and career preparation, and exposure to cultural activities. Students who are first-generation, demonstrate a financial need, or are registered with TTU Student Disability Services are eligible to apply for the program here.
The Office of Academic Enrichment (OAE) provides guidance, support, and enhances students' first year college experience through the AVID Student Success course curriculum, academic support, and resources. The mission of OAE is to aid students in identifying barriers and needs, while increasing their academic engagement and social interactions through college readiness initiatives and professional preparation. Enroll in IS 1102 at orientation and discover more!
The Office serves the Texas Tech community through facilitation and leadership of programming and advocacy efforts. These initiatives are aimed at strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community, as well as serving as a resource for the ally community. Together, this work sustains an inclusive campus that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Find out more here.
The Student Intersectional Leadership Council provides leadership opportunities focusing on intersectionality, interpersonal, and intercultural leadership development. SILC builds inclusive communities of students through education, advocacy, social justice, heritage celebrations, cultural competence, and global engagement. Students lead the university in organizing and celebrating cultural and heritage programs, events, weeks and months that create the diverse community at Texas Tech. Get involved and be a part of positive change.
Military & Veterans Programs is here to assist veterans and their families in achieving academic, personal, and professional success. We assist individuals in a seamless transition from military to civilian life by establishing educational benefits, encouraging campus and community engagement, and helping to provide a positive experience through degree completion and on to a successful future.
The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need or embers of a group that is historically underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. McNair provides a series of workshops on research methods, data collection, research writing, and maintaining research budgets. These workshops culminate in an eight-week research summer program where students with their Faculty Mentor complete a research project that simulates graduate school level work.
The Chess Program brings outstanding students from all over the world to Texas Tech University. Competing at all division levels, the program provides opportunities for all ratings from International Grandmasters to club players in addition to offering scholarships at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
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