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.

Register by selecting the according buttons below! Online attendance will be offered, but we highly recommend coming in person to more easily discuss with and meet fellow attendees!

You can read descriptions of our IGNITE! sessions here.

If you have any questions about sessions or anything related to the IGNITE! series, please direct your questions to Kaity Swecker.

Fall 2022 Sessions:

IGNITE! Session Dates and Times

IGNTIE! Session Descriptions

Allyship Basics

September 15th and 16th | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Human Sciences 222



The Gender Spectrum

September 22nd and 23rd | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Human Sciences 222



Ignite Sessions Faculty Staff Panel and Navigating career authenticity

Faculty & Staff Panel

October 14th | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Human Sciences 222


Navigating Career Authenticity

October 21st| 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Human Sciences 222



Pride Week: Intersectionality and Learning in the Community

Pride Week IGNITE! Social

October 25th| 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
SUB Canyon Room



The Community & Health, Home for the Holidays

The Community & Health

November 3rd & 4th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Human Sciences 222




Home for the Holidays

November 10th & 11th | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Human Sciences 222



Asynchronous Sessions

After viewing an online session, please email Office of LGBTQIA 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