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 of LGBTQIA 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.

Request a Guest Speaker

​NEW! Bring IGNITE! to your classroom or organization meeting! Request our office staff to present on an LGBTQIA topic of your choice:

  • Allyship is not an Identity; It's a Practice!
  • Allyship in the Academy: Best Practices for Faculty & Staff
  • Navigating Multiple Identities
  • Living Authentically: Promising Allyship for Transgender & Gender non-Conforming Individuals
  • Career Preparation and Supporting LGBTQIA Employees
  • Home for the Holidays / Summer: Strategies, Resources & Support
  • and more!

You can read descriptions of our IGNITE! sessions here.

Nominate an Outstanding Ally:

The Ted Jim Dotts, Jr. and Betty Shewbert Dotts Ally of the Year


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