Texas Tech Recognized for its Efforts to Promote Diversity

The university was selected for a third-straight year based on efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

HEED Award 2013

Texas Tech University is one of 82 higher learning institutions in the nation to receive the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

“Texas Tech works extremely hard toward creating an environment that supports diversity and inclusion,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “The HEED award directly reflects the university’s initiatives to promote diversity, and I am proud of the commitment Texas Tech makes to include students from all different backgrounds.”

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, INSIGHT Into Diversity is the largest and oldest diversity publication in higher education today. Known for its annual HEED award, this is the only national award recognizing colleges and universities for its diversity efforts across campuses.


Texas Tech was selected based on its exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and its ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on campus, including race and ethnicity, gender, age, veteran status, people from the LGBT communities, people with disabilities and other areas of diversity among college students.

The university will be featured in the November 2014 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine along with the other institutions selected for the award.

“It is a distinct honor to receive the HEED Award for the third year in a row,” said Juan Muñoz, senior vice president for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement and vice provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. “This recognition is a testament to the incredible work Texas Tech does to promote diversity and inclusive excellence on our campus for all faculty, staff and students.”

For more information about the HEED award, visit INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s website at www.insightintodiversity.com.