Texas Tech University

Sirviendo Estudiantes: Moving Texas Tech from Hispanic Enrolling to a Hispanic Serving Institution

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.

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

  • 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 to increase outreach and retention for all students with a focus on first-generation, low-income, rural, and underserved undergraduate and graduate students
  • Graduate Student Summer Bridge Program focused on graduate and professional school completion for first-generation, low-income, and underserved students
  • Faculty & Staff Fellows Program focused on mentorship with graduate students, HSI projects, teaching and learning enhancements 

For additional information, please contact:

Jarett T. Lujan, Ph.D.

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

Campus Access & Engagement