Texas Tech University

Diversity & Inclusion

We celebrate the diverse perspectives and experiences of our students, faculty, and staff to foster deeper discussions and develop a better understanding of the world.

Texas Tech University is committed to the inherent dignity of all individuals and the celebration of diversity. We foster an environment of mutual respect, appreciation, and tolerance for differing values, beliefs, and backgrounds. We encourage the application of ethical practices and policies that ensure all are welcome on the campus and extended the same privileges of academic life. We value the cultural and intellectual diversity of our university because it enriches our lives and the community as a whole—promoting access, equity, and excellence.

Diversity Initiatives

Pathway from Community College Program

The College of Architecture has numerous partnerships with state and regional community colleges to provide transfer opportunities to students who would like to attend TTU CoA.

Partnerships currently exist with these colleges: El Paso Community College, San Antonio Community College, the Dona Ana Branch of New Mexico State University, and the University of Texas in Brownsville.

Study Abroad

The CoA offers off-campus international and domestic learning opportunities. The programs are organized and led by the College of Architecture and encourage students to develop an inclusive understanding and appreciation of global and regional cultures and how our experiences and heritage can affect the space in which we live.

Past destinations have included cities in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Chile, and Korea.

Curtis W. Clerkley, Jr. Architecture Academy

The Curtis W. Clerkley Jr. Architecture Academy is two-week long summer experience designed for historically underrepresented students who are rising juniors and seniors in high school. During the academy, students will gain insight into the profession of architecture—the discipline and practice, its culture, and the type of education they'd receive as architectural majors. The first week of the academy is held in Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio; the final week is held at Texas Tech in Lubbock.

National Association of Minority Architect Students (NOMAS)

The National Association of Minority Architect Students is an assemblage of students who bring greater awareness to the problems affecting minority groups within the architecture community through the use of provocative but constructive dialogue. Working within a larger national network, NOMAS seeks to address the issues of discrimination, professional relationships, culture, and public policy as they relate to minorities in the architecture community.

Ethnicity by the Numbers, 2018-2019

Ethnicity # of Undergrad # of Graduate
African American, multi-racial 2 0
Asian 10 1
Black, not of Hispanic origin 35 2
Hispanic 222 29
Multiple 8 2
Non-Resident Alien 18 16
Unknown 3 0
White 171 30
Total 469 80

Gender by the Numbers, 2018-2019

Gender # of Undergrad # of Graduate
Men 306 41
Women 163 39
Total 469 80