Texas Tech University

Sirviendo a los Estudiantes, Title V Part A


Our Mission

Sirviendo a los Estudiantes is a federally funded Department of Education Title V, part A DHSI grant. The project number is P031S220173.

In 2022, Texas Tech University received the Department of Education's Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI), Title V, part A grant, a multimillion-dollar, five-year project. The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides federal funds to assist HSIs in expanding educational opportunities for and improving the attainment of Hispanic students. The grant funds enable HSIs to expand and enhance their institutional capacity building to support academic offerings, program quality and overall student support.

Our Vision

Sirviendo Estudiantes: When Texas Tech became a Hispanic-Serving Institution (Sirviendo a los Estudiantes), this grant provided federal funds to expand and increase the retention, graduation, career and graduate school pathways for Texas Tech first-generation, low-income, Hispanic, and other underserved students.

Sirviendo a los Estudiantes provides the Texas Tech community with enhanced academic advising, professional development, retention support, and student success support. Services offered by the grant will expand an assets-based model of holistic advising, peer mentorship, financial aid literacy and counseling services for undergraduate and graduate students.

Services Offered by Sirviendo a los Estudiantes, Title V Part A

  • Professional development for advisors on holistic and culturally relevant advising to improve retention and graduation rates for all students
  • Workshops, presentations, symposiums and conferences on Hispanic-Serving Institution emerging practices and research
  • Individual and group counseling sessions for students
  • Expansion of Raider Success Hub at TTU to enhance academic, financial, career and non-academic retention interventions
  • Raider Ready course curriculum enhancements and course offerings
  • Expand staffing in the First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs, Student Counseling Center, Intercultural Education & Engagement, College of Arts & Sciences, and the Graduate School towards increased outreach and retention for all students with a focus on first-generation, low-income, rural, and underserved undergraduate and graduate students
  • Creation and implementation of a Graduate Student Summer Bridge Program focused on graduate and professional school completion for first-generation, low-income, and underserved students
  • Creation and implementation of a Faculty & Staff Fellows Program focused on mentorship with graduate students, HSI projects, teaching and learning enhancements
  • Graduate student research stipends for projects focused on Hispanic-Serving Institutions

For additional information, please contact:

Jarett T. Lujan, Ph.D.

Sara Martinez, M.Ed
Title V. HSI Grant Program Manager

Campus Access & Engagement