Texas Tech University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Campus Inclusion

A dynamic mix of people, cultures, backgrounds, nationalities, ideas, and ways of seeing the world is the foundation of our commitment to equity and inclusion at Texas Tech University. Our students come from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, religious, global, political, and academic backgrounds. From first-generation college students to students from more than 100 different countries across the globe, we create opportunities for you to find your community as a Red Raider. Ultimately, it's our goal that the interactions and discussions that happen here may be the most important lessons you will learn as you go through this journey.

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Division of Enrollment Management, have devoted a number of resources dedicated to your success at Texas Tech.


The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships is ready to assist you and your family financially through need-based aid, scholarships, or our Red Raider Guarantee Program which assures mandatory tuition and fees to students whose family's adjusted gross inccome is $65,000 or less. Learn more here

As a prospective student to Texas Tech University, we provide you with a dedicated admissions counselor who can assist you and your family as you navigate the enrollment process. Your admissions counselor is ready to assist you at any stage or grade level. From course preparation in high school or community college to essay writing tips, we encourage you to connect with them soon! Find your admissions counselor here

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.

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 Transition & Mentoring Programs is dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rates of first-generation college students. All admitted first-generation college students are automatically admitted into FGTMP! Each student will be guided by a Peer Coach to focus on the academic and social transition throughout your first-year at Texas Tech University and beyond. 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.

AVID First Year Experience (AFYE) supports incoming first-year students as they transition into Texas Tech University by offering a one (1) credit hour course that will enhance students academic success skills for in and out of the classroom experiences. Students enroll in RRP 1100 course under the AVID First Year Experience section and begin their journey towards connecting with a wide-range of resources. Explore more here!

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.

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 Black Cultural Center provides an educationally immersive experience and sanctuary space to celebrate, honor, and engage across the multiple and diverse intersections of the African and Black diaspora. On a mission to empower and cultivate futures of tomorrow, the Center enriches the Red Raider community through fostering academic enrichment, elevating research, leadership development, community engagement, co-curricular experiences, signature events, and experience of cultural arts.

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.


Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

233 Administration Building
Box 45024
Lubbock, Texas 79409
(806) 742-7025