Texas Tech University

LGBTQIA Peer Educators Program

The Peer Educators Program is a student volunteer program for undergraduate and/or graduate students who assist with educational programming across the institution. Stipends in the amount of $250 are awarded at the conclusion of a semester upon successful completion of program expectations. Participating students are eligible to apply for future semesters upon successful completion of program expectations. 

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Minimum Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate (enrolled in at least 12 semester hours) or graduate student (enrolled in at least 9 semester hours) at Texas Tech University; 
  • Cumulative 2.50 out of 4.0 grade point average (GPA); 
  • Short Answer Questions (see below under Application Items); 
  • Resume that includes the applicant's extracurricular activities, honors, achievements, memberships, etc.; and 
  • Two (2) references. 

Program Expectations

  • Assist in the delivery of two (2) pre-approved educational programs, including sessions held through IGNITE! Texas Tech's Program for LGBTQIA Allyship. 
  • allyVolunteer 30 hours during the semester with no more than three (3) hours per  week. The deadline for completion of volunteer hours is the last day of regularly scheduled classes.   
  • Participate in three (3) hour-long monthly development opportunities organized for Peer Educators. 

Application Information

Applications will be reviewed by staff members of the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement, with interviews being offered on a rolling basis. Ten (10) openings for this position are available each semester, with priority being given to returning Peer Educators who successfully meet requirements.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2021 semester is Friday, September 17, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Locate the LGBTQIA Peer Educators Program application here.