Texas Tech University

Tunnel of Awareness

Tunnel of Awareness is an immersive experience that brings awareness to contemporary social justice topics impacting the TTU community and our local and global communities. It aspires to develop engaged citizens and leaders in the TTU community, region, and world who serve as engaged representatives for social change.

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About The Tunnel

The Tunnel is a campus grassroots diversity program that originated in 1993 at Western Illinois University. Using the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California as a model, the Tunnel strives to give people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. By engaging the emotions of the participants, it allows for the accounts expressed in the program to be truly effective. People may have never been placed in these types of situations, and they obtain a sense of what it may feel like to experience discrimination or oppression. While the Tunnel may evoke strong emotions, it can be an effective tool used to teach people about how it really feels to be in various situations. After the incredible response and positive feedback we received over the last several years, the Tunnel has now become an annual event.


Campus Clubs and Organizations

Have a club or organization you would like to add? Email Anna Burton at anna.burton@ttu.edu.

Contact Us

Do you have questions? Would you like more information about supporting Tunnel of Awareness at Texas Tech University? Please email the Director for Student Leadership Development, Anna Burton at Anna.Burton@ttu.edu.