Black Convocation (formerly known as Black Grad) was re-established in 2014 by Beneita
Ilesanmi and fellow students, as an effort to highlight the successes of the Black students at Texas Tech University. The purpose of this event is to serve as a pre-commencement celebration of the Black students at Texas Tech University. This celebration is to highlight their determination, commitment, academic and social success throughout their time at this amazing institution. This ceremony reinforces the importance of minority students perusing a higher education degree all while celebrating diversity. Students receiving their bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees are all celebrated & gifted with a Kente Stole in the presence of their family, friends, instructors, mentors, etc.
Kente is considered to be the most famous of all African textiles and one of the worlds most complicated weaving. A genuine Kente cloth is made by weavers in Ghana. According to tradition, black represents Africa, Red represents the blood of fore-fathers, yellow represents Gold and Green represents the richness of the land.
The vision of this event is to not only highlight graduating candidates, but also shine light on
alumni who have come before them to make a difference.
The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
The purpose of the Black Student Association of Texas Tech University is to establish a proactive and supportive assembly for black students. We shall endeavor to promote interaction among all members of the Texas Tech Community. The Black Student Association will arrange venues. As a means to meet the needs of the common goals, organize events, and hold meetings.
ASO is an organization open to all Texas Tech students that strives to educate our members and the community of Lubbock about African culture and current issues that are going on in our country.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization of historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The nine NPHC organizations are sometimes collectively referred to as the "Divine Nine".