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Diversity Week

 Diversity Week 2022 logo

"We all should know that DIVERSITY makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color." Maya Angelou

March 21-25, 2022

Diversity Week is a week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity throughout the community and Texas Tech University. Events, both fun and educational, will be planned throughout the entire week. 

Follow @TexasTechSAB on Instagram for event updates!


Monday, March 21 

Kick Off
12 - 2 PM
SUB North Plaza (Rain Out: Courtyard) 

Join us to kick off Diversity Week with a multicultural student organization fair, various activities, and learn about various language programs on campus. Free t-shirt with TTU student ID while supplies last.

Org Fair graphic 

Mental Health Panel featuring Dr. Amanda Wheeler and Dr. Megan Thoen
12 - 1 PM
SUB Red Raider Lounge
Hosted by President's Gender Equity Council's Climate Committee

Mental Health Panel info

Drag 101
6:30-8:30 PM
SUB Playa Room
Hosted by RHA

Tuesday, March 22 

Faculty Panel: Navigating Religious Diversity in the Classroom
2 - 3 PM
TLPDC 151 (Library 1st Floor)
Hosted by TLPDC 

Wednesday, March 23 

RISE tabling with SILC
11 AM - 1 PM
SUB West Plaza
Hosted by RISE & SILC 

Inclusive Leadership on Campus Seminar
2-3:30 PM
SUB Traditions Room
Hosted by Raider Education

Classroom to Career Series: Networking Reception
5:30 - 8:30 PM
SUB Ballroom
Hosted by Mentor Tech and University Career Center

Networking ReceptionIndustry attendees

Rawls Diversity Symposium 
5:30 - 9 PM
Rawls Room 105
Hosted by Rawls College of Business Administration 

5:30-6:00 PM: Welcoming remarks
6:00-7:00 PM: Keynote speech with Q&A
7:00-8:00 PM: Student panel discussion
8:00-9:00 PM: Reception

Thursday, March 24 

Aussie Art
11 AM - 2 PM
SUB North Plaza (Rain out: Courtyard)
Hosted by SAB

Come paint your very own boomerang and learn the history of Australia's aboriginal art! We will also be giving out free Diversity Week t-shirts with TTU Student ID while supplies last.

Arch+Fem Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
11 AM - 3 PM -
Register at https://artandfeminism.org/edit_a_thon/architecturefeminism-2/
Hosted by Architecture Library 

Creating Inclusive Organizational Culture Workshop
2-3:30 PM
Rawls Atrium
Hosted by Raider Education

Rawls Diversity Symposium 
5:30 - 8 PM
Rawls Room NW112
Hosted by Rawls College of Business Administration 

5:30-7:00 PM: PwC's “Inclusive Leadership and Belonging” session
7:00-7:30 PM: Dinner buffet
7:30-8:30 PM: Employer panel discussion
8:30-9:00 PM: Reception

Public lecture by sujatha baliga at the School of Law
5:30 - 7 PM
Lanier Auditorium, Law School Room 153 + live streaming option

sujatha baliga speaks on the relationship of restorative justice to legal systems in the U.S., followed by Q&A. Register at https://ttu.elementlms.com/all-events/ 

sujatha event 1

Celebration of Recovery
7 PM
CCRC Building

Celebration of Recovery is an all-recovery support meeting focused on celebrating individuals and their time in recovery within the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.  At this meeting, participants receive chips and share them experience, strength, and hope. 

Friday, March 25 

sujatha baliga speaks on the value of restorative justice for Latinx and other BIPOC/immigrant communities at the Harris Institute for Hispanic and Intercultural Communication
9 - 9:50 AM
MCOM, Room 156 + live streaming option 
Register at https://ttu.elementlms.com/all-events/  

sujatha event 2

“Fill the Pantry” Food Drive
11 AM - 1 PM
SUB North Plaza
Hosted by College of Arts & Sciences and Red Raider Food Pantry

Bring a dry good or canned food item for Red Raider Food Pantry and get a free Diversity Week t-shirt while supplies last!  TIP: Students with dining plans may use their Dining Bucks at Sam's Places on campus to purchase pre-packaged food to donate to the pantry!

11 AM - 1 PM
SUB North Plaza
Hosted by RISE  

11 AM - 1 PM
SUB North Plaza
Hosted by LGBTQIA+ E&E and Student Involvement

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Being Blind in a Visual World
2 - 3 PM
SUB Caprock Room & on Zoom
hosted by TTU Staff and Student Disability Services

Panel of visually impaired staff and faculty members share their experience being visually impaired at TTU and highlight a blind person's role in adding diversity and strength to Texas Tech.


Meeting ID: 932 7087 2465

Passcode: 291541

Participants can join virtually or in-person.


Related Events:

Wednesday, March 30

Women in STEM: Promising Practices for Persistence
1-3 PM
TTU Library Room 309



Kristin A Miller