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Kelsey M Jackson
Mar 23, 2016

WOAHHHH Half-Way There! Check out the events going on today for Diversity Week!!

Mar 23, 2016 by Kelsey M Jackson

We have reached the HALF-WAY point of Texas Tech Diversity Week! Time sure has flown. Check out the amazing events going on today:

Where Are You From Wall 
11:00-2:00 PM 
Hosted by the Tech Activities Board
SUB Main Info
Celebrate your diversity by pinning your location of origin on the world map to help show the diversity we have on campus.

Title IX for Specialized Populations
11:00-12:00 PM
Hosted by Risk Intervention & Safety Education - RISE 
Join Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE), the Dean of Students Office, Student Resolution Center, the Student Counseling Center, and the Gender Equity Council in the TLPDC for a discussion of how Title IX protects and addresses some of our specialized populations on campus, including LGBTQ students, faculty and staff, pregnant students, and others. This event is open to all TTU Faculty & Staff. Registration is required, and lunch is provided. Please register at…

Facilitating Inclusive Conversations with Your Students*
12:00-1:00 PM 
Intended Audience: Faculty or Staff*
SUB Mesa Room
Must RSVP at Join Student Involvement and the RISE office as they provide resources and tools on how to navigate and facilitate inclusive conversations with your students.

Veteran’s Panel
2:00-3:00 PM 
Hosted by TTU MVP (Military & Veterans Program)
SUB Escondido Theater
For decades, the United States military has been at the forefront of social change leading the way in embracing diversity and equality. Come out and learn more from our panel of student veterans, reserve and active duty members who will share their experiences and perspectives on diversity in the military and also the challenges they face in adapting to student life. You are welcome to join us to meet some of the honorable young men and women from the local area who currently serve, and veteran students on campus who have served our nation.

Student Ally Training
3:00-5:00 PM 
Hosted by the TTU Student Counseling Center
SUB Red Raider Lounge
Want to learn to become a more visible and supportive resource for the campus GLBTQ community? Come and join the TTU Student Counseling Center in allies training! Student allies training will be held on Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00-5:00 PM in the SUB Red Raider Lounge. For more information and to register for the training, please contact Dr. Amanda Wheeler,

Quidditch Tournament 
5:00-7:00 PM 
Hosted by the Texas Tech Quidditch Club
Rugby Fields
Join Texas Tech Quidditch Club on Wednesday from 5-7 pm for an on campus tournament. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm for being active! The club leaders will show you how to play and help teach you the rules. Do you already know the sport? Bring your friends and be one of the teams! Any questions for the event, please contact Club President, Katie Moranha at

Passionate Politics: The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch
6:00-8:00 PM 
Hosted by the Women’s Studies Program & the Department of Psychological Sciences
Human Sciences Room 169
In celebration of Women's History Month, PASSIONATE POLITICS brings Charlotte's story to life, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights, front and center, on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.

Drag Show
7:00-10:30 PM 
Hosted by the Texas Tech Residence Halls Association, Texas Tech University - Gay Straight Alliance, Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, PFLAG Lubbock & RISE
SUB Red Raider Ballroom
The TTU Gay-Straight Alliance, Residence Halls Association, RISE, CCAAC, and PFLAG-Lubbock are teaming up to bring you the 7th Annual TTU Drag Show! Come see this amazing show as professional and amateur Lubbock drag queens perform LIVE! The event is open to the TTU and Lubbock community! Gender-neutral restrooms will be available and the TTU Band Lot, just south of the SUB, will be open for parking. General entry is FREE, or you can get early VIP entry at 7:30pm with a TTU Drag Show 2016 wristband ($1 pre-sale, contact, $2 at the door). Donations are highly encouraged as all proceeds with go toward the PFLAG - Lubbock scholarship. Come out and enjoy the TTU Drag Show 2016!

Week Long Events: 
#‎DisplayYourDifferences Poster Display 
Hosted by Student Involvement
How do you #DisplayYourDifferences? Check out how some of the Student Organizations on campus display their differences by looking for the posters displayed throughout the SUB during Diversity Week.- All week long throughout the SUB

What is Recreation to You? 
Hosted by the Rec Center- Student Recreation Center
Come by the TTU Rec Center and tell us what you do for recreation and what it means to you. This prompted wall will be posted throughout the entrance hallway all week during Diversity Week. Questions about the poster, please email Laura Thomas at

What Makes You Different?
Hosted by the Rec Center- Student Recreation Center
Come by the TTU Rec Center and tell us what makes you different and how you build confidence in your differences. This can be in reference to recreation, student organizations, family, background, anything!! This prompted wall will be posted throughout the main hallway all week during Diversity Week. Questions about the poster, please email Laura Thomas at

Cultural Attire 
Hosted by International Student Council
Students do you want to showcase aspects of your culture? Now is your chance. You’re invited to wear your cultural attire throughout Diversity Week 2016. Students send us your pictures via Twitter and Instagram using #‎Diversity2016 and be entered to win a prize. Each student is limited to 1 picture entry.

Diversity Videos
Hosted by the International Student Council
Ever wonder what it is like for international students here at Texas Tech? Now is your chance to find out. ISC will be interviewing international students all throughout Diversity Week, asking them various questions dealing with their culture, their experience, thoughts and perception of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and what makes them diverse.