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President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Awards

Faculty Excellence Fund

The Faculty Excellence Fund supports the hiring of faculty who contribute to the diversity of the University. Each year, the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI) awards more than $250,000 to support new faculty hires, research, and professional development opportunities for faculty. Funding is awarded through partnerships with DDEI and academic units.

Promoting Inclusive Excellence Organization Support

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI) provides faculty, staff, and student organizations with resources and funding to support a campus climate that celebrates the many cultures and populations that make-up Texas Tech. The program has assisted in the development of organizations such as the Arab-American Faculty Forum, the Chinese Faculty and Staff Association, and the Latino/Hispanic Faculty Staff Association. Awards are given throughout the year until allocated funds are exhausted.

If you would like to request funding, apply using the designated application:

Faculty & Staff Application for funding is currently open.

Faculty And Staff Application

Student Application

Awards

Celebrate Diversity Dinner

Each Fall, the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosts the Celebrate Diversity Dinner to recognize those within the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities who exemplify Inclusive Excellence. Additionally, the recipients of the Senator Robert L. Duncan Community Champion Award are recognized. Learn More>>

President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Awards

The President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Awards were created in order to recognize students, staff, and faculty for engagement in activities that promote the value of diversity and the importance of equity at Texas Tech University. The President's Excellence in Gender Equity Awards are intended to recognize individuals for their substantial contributions to activities and programs that advance the academic and professional climate of gender equity at Texas Tech.

Nominations for both awards are now open.

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR A DIVERSITY OR GENDER EQUITY AWARD


Student Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Equity
Students nominated for this award will be evaluated on their efforts to engage in activities that promote the value of diversity and the importance of equity and inclusion at Texas Tech University. Up to three (3) students will each be awarded a $500 scholarship for their contributions to the Texas Tech community as related to advancement in research, community building, engagement, and advocacy that advances the climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Tech. Nominated students must have demonstrated a strong record of engagement, mentorship, campus change, and/or outreach that positively impacts the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Texas Tech. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Award for Excellence in Diversity and Equity
Staff members nominated for this award will be evaluated on their efforts to engage in activities that promote the value of diversity and the importance of equity and inclusion at Texas Tech University. A $1,500 professional development award will be given to a staff member in recognition of their contributions to the Texas Tech community as related to advancement in research, community building, engagement, and advocacy that advances the climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Tech that would be considered above and beyond the scope of their general duties and responsibilities. Nominated staff members must have demonstrated a strong record of engagement, mentorship, administration, and/or outreach that positively impacts the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Faculty Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Equity

Faculty members nominated for this award will be evaluated on their efforts to engage in activities that promote the value of diversity and the importance of equity and inclusion at Texas Tech University. A $2,500 research award will be given to a one tenured faculty member and one tenure-track faculty member who have demonstrated a strong record of published research academic visibility, teaching, mentorship, and/or outreach that positively impacts the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The award is based on recognition of nominated faculty members' contributions to the Texas Tech community as related to advancement in research, community building, engagement, and advocacy that advances the climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Tech that would be considered above and beyond the scope of their role or general research activity.
Nominations for the President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Awards can be made here until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020.


Faculty Award for Excellence in Gender Equity

Faculty nominees will be evaluated on their efforts, both within and outside of their instructional duties, to engage in activities that promote gender equity and the importance of gender equity at all academic levels. The $750 stipend award will be based on contributions to Texas Tech that are "beyond the call of duty" in relation to activities that advance the climate of gender equity at Tech.
Staff Award for Excellence in Gender Equity
Staff nominees will be evaluated on their efforts to engage in activities that promote gender equity at Texas Tech University. The $750 stipend award will be based on contributions to Texas Tech that are "beyond the call of duty" in relation to activities that advance the climate of gender equity at Tech.

Nomination forms for the President's Diversity in Gender Equity Awards can be found here and are due on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

ALL AWARD RECIPIENTS AND NOMINEES WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT AN AWARDS LUNCHEON HELD AT THE McKENZIE-MERKET ALUMNI CENTER ON APRIL 15, 2020.

 

 

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion