Students Participate in Matador Ethics Video Challenge

The winning submission featured statements from students about diversity on campus.

A group of four Texas Tech University students won a recent video challenge hosted by the Texas Tech University Ethics Center called the Matador Ethics Video Challenge. The contest, currently in its fourth year, features a theme from the Texas Tech Statement of Ethical Principles. This year’s theme was “diversity.”

Yi-Hui Lee, unit coordinator at the Ethics Center, manages the video challenge.

“Students make a short film on their interpretation of the chosen theme and the videos are judged by a panel of faculty, students and community members,” Lee said.

The winning submission, featuring statements from students about diversity on the Texas Tech campus, was written and directed by Xavier Salinas. Group members included Theresa Malicki, Rylan Lujan and Jenabeth Gunter.

“I really think that once we, society, come to accept and appreciate the diversity all around us, we can start to pool our resources and work together as equals, which in turn will create a better place to live and work,” Salinas said. “By showing this on campus and getting the student body involved, our outside community, which has a watchful eye over Texas Tech, will follow by example.”

The winning video was shown at Jones AT&T Stadium during the Texas Tech football game versus Kansas on Nov. 10.