K-12 & Outreach & Engagement Efforts
K-12 & Undergraduate Engagement supports the commitment of The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement students, staff and faculty to be civically engaged by fostering a college-achieving culture. This is accomplished through the development, expansion and delivery of a nexus of programs, partnerships and opportunities which serve the community, promote learning and enrich lives.
Division of Institutional Diversity Units
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The goal of the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners
(IDEAL) is to provide curriculum based programming distinctly designed to challenge
and engage students in fields such as science, technology, engineering and math. In
support of this goal IDEAL offers a variety of summer programming in conjunction with
numerous financial and academic partners to students from the 4th grade through the
Office of Academic Enrichment
The purpose of the Office of Academic Enrichment (OAE) is to support student academic
success and retention through interdisciplinary integration of proven academic strategy
programs, co-curricular activities and academic support services. To accomplish this,
OAE has created a network of partners, staff, instructors and tutors who communicate
and collaborate with current and future students to create strong and focused learning
environments that enable students to address issues, strengthen understanding and
define and achieve educational goals. In addition to academic pursuits, OAE is committed
to assisting students in developing their professional skill set including a strong
global awareness that is evident in their communication and interaction. Designated
as the University’s home department for the AVID for Higher Education initiative,
OAE supports the continuation of the AVID construct from secondary education to higher
education by providing an AVID based success course and tutoring.
Office of Community Engagement
The Office of Community Engagement is focused on impacting the K-20 community by fostering
a college achieving culture. This is accomplished by providing programs, activities
and events that are built on the concepts of college readiness and college achievement.
Through local, regional, state and national partnerships OCE is able to provide students
and families with the information, resources and skills they need to be successful
in the pursuit of higher education.
TTU Chess Program
Texas Tech Chess Scholarship Program brings outstanding students to the University.
We offer chess scholarships to qualified applicants at both the undergraduate or graduate
level. Since we compete at all division levels, the program is able to provide opportunities
for Texas Tech chess players from international grandmasters to club players.
University Interscholastic League
The Texas Tech UIL department supports advancing the awareness of and increasing the
enrollment of the University by hosting regional academic and athletic competitions
which enable many of the top high school students from across the state the opportunity
to visit the Texas Tech campus. UIL is dedicated to providing high school students
with unbiased competitions; quality venues; and promoting partnerships and collaborations
with local and regional educators and business establishments.
Upward Bound Programs
Upward Bound is a dynamic, academic enrichment program designed to prepare first-generation
high school students for college by providing opportunities for various experiences,
career options, and diverse cultural activities. Along with providing the previous
services to our students we assist our students with the financial aid process. By
guiding our students we enhance their opportunities to pursue a degree and continue
on with their academic careers.