Texas Tech University

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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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.

Be Bold.

Take the first step. Your future awaits you. 

Be Fearless.

Explore new possibilities.

Be You.

Make your mark and leave your legacy at Texas Tech University. 

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AVID First Year Experience

The Office of Academic Enrichment (OAE) provides guidance, support, and enhances students' first year college experience through the AVID Student Success course curriculum, academic support, and resources. The mission of OAE is to aid students in identifying barriers and needs, while increasing their academic engagement and social interactions through college readiness initiatives and professional preparation. Enroll in IS 1102 at orientation and discover more! Learn more.

The Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program (Mentor Tech)

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.

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McNair Explorers & Scholars Program

The McNair Explorers Program is a year-long exploratory program for first-year and sophomore students to introduce them to undergraduate research and graduate school resources, while also preparing them for applying to the McNair Scholars Program and other undergraduate research programs and opportunities at Texas Tech. Explorers participate in workshops and seminars to prepare historically underrepresented students for exploration of graduate school possibilities and a basic understanding of research, so that they can be competitive applicants for the McNair Scholars Program and other undergraduate research programs on and off campus. Learn more.

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First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs (FGTMP)

First Generation College Students are students who neither parent(s) or guardian(s) attained a bachelor's degree from a university within the United States. First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs is dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rates of first-generation students. FGTMP utilizes Peer Coaches to focus on the academic and social transition of first-generation college students at Texas Tech University. Learn more.

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TRIO Student Support Services

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.

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Black Cultural Center

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 the experience of cultural arts. Learn more.

Office of LGBTQIA Education and Engagement

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.

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Student Intersectional Leadership Council (SILC)

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. Learn more.

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TTU Chess Program

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. Learn more.

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Through the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Texas Tech University offers a variety of student support services, student leadership opportunities, heritage & cultural celebrations, peer education and transition & mentoring experiences for you to learn, engage and build your network of support.

Now is the perfect time for you to explore these unique opportunities!

Start your exploration with our website units above.

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We can't wait to see you this fall! 


Wreck ‘Em,

Jade Silva Tovar, M.Ed.
Assistant Vice President
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion