Texas Tech University

IGNITE!.Texas Tech's Program for LGBTQIA Allyship

IGNITE! educates on the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people, while networking and providing general support to students, faculty, and staff in their development as authentic allies. Program participants commit to act with compassion, respect, and dignity, and engage with others, including the Office ofLGBTQIA Education & Engagement, to strengthen the inclusivity of Texas Tech University. Further, participants strive to ask questions and be honest in their self-exploration to understand the experiences and issues affecting LGBTQIA individuals. Program participants display an emblem to communicate their commitment to Allyship.

Register by selecting from the following hybrid sessions (all are offered in-person and will be streamed live via Zoom) below. We look forward to having you!   

You can read descriptions of our IGNITE! sessions here.

Spring 2022 Sessions:

IGNITE! Allyship is Not an Identity - February 8

Allyship is Not an Identity: It's a Practice!

February 8 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Register for February 8 - Virtual



IGNITE! Living Authentically: Supporting Transgender Identities - February 16

Living Authentically: Supporting Transgender Identities

February 16 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Register for February 16 - Virtual

Register for February 16 - In-Person


IGNITE! Faculty & Staff Panel - March 24

Faculty & Staff Panel: Supporting LGBTQIA Students

March 24 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Register for March 24 - Virtual Panel



IGNITE! Creating LGBTQIA Allyship Action Plans - April 5Creating LGBTQIA Allyship Action Plans

April 5 | 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Register for April 5 - Virtual

Register for April 5 - In-Person


IGNITE! Navigating Authenticity in Career Preparation - April 13

Navigating Authenticity in Career Preparation

April 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register for April 13 - Virtual

Register for April 13 - In-Person


IGNITE! Home for the Summer - April 19

Home for the Summer: Navigating Identity Concealment

April 19 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Register for April 19 - Virtual

Register for April 19 - In-Person


Asynchronous Sessions

After viewing an online session, please email Stephen Chao to request a commitment form that provides guidance on promising practices in Allyship.

Allyship is not an Identity; It's a Practice!

Additional Resources


To increase access to our IGNITE! Programming, the Office has developed select content into sessions you can view online:

 Request a Guest Speaker

LGBTQIA Support Resources | Support & Resources | Title IX | TTUBring IGNITE! to your classroom, student organization, or academic department!

Nominate an Outstanding Ally

Ted & Betty DottsThe Ted Jim Dotts, Jr. and Betty Shewbert Dotts Ally of the Year Award