Diversity Week: A Time to Celebrate All Walks of Life

Texas Tech will host its third annual Diversity Week, a weeklong event dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity.

As students return to campus from Spring Break, the university's third annual Diversity Week will kick off Monday (March 21) to celebrate the importance of diversity among the Lubbock and Texas Tech University communities. Faculty, staff and students will have the chance to celebrate their roots and better understand what makes everyone unique in today's society with a variety of events throughout the week.

"Diversity Week is a vital component of Texas Tech's strong commitment to inclusive excellence," said Juan Muñoz, senior vice president for the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement and vice provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. "This weeklong celebration serves to further highlight the many personal, cultural and educational benefits of a diverse academic community."

The week will begin with a mixer, hosted by the Division of Institutional Diversity, with food, entertainment and resources from various multicultural student organizations on campus.

Other events throughout the week will include:

  • Performances
  • Activities
  • Panel discussions
  • Lectures
  • Film screenings
  • Trainings
  • Resources and student organizations fairs

"Texas Tech has won state and national diversity awards for its efforts, and the inclusion of students is evident all over our campus," said Claire Maginness, head of the Diversity Week committee and assistant director for Student Union and Activities and Tech Activities Board. "This is a time to focus on and celebrate the people who make up Texas Tech, support our strategic plan and provide information in a fun, educational way. With the help of more than 30 organizations and departments across campus, the third annual Diversity Week will provide students with many different activities to celebrate the very things that make us unique."

For a full list of events, visit the Diversity Week website.

Those who participate in Diversity Week are encouraged to share their experiences on social media with the #TTUDiversity16 hashtag.