Taylor 2 Dancers

Following a three-year application process, Texas Tech University will serve as home to a new Phi Beta Kappa honors society chapter.

Texas Tech University joined the ranks of America’s top schools after the Triennial Council of The Phi Beta Kappa Society voted that the university could shelter a new chapter.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honors society with chapters at 276 U.S. universities. More than 600,000 members, including students, faculty and alumni, make up the membership. It is considered one of the nation’s leading advocates for excellence in education, particularly in the liberal arts and sciences. [more]

A Red Raider Sole Finalist for Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System

Kent Hance

Find out more about Texas Tech alum Kent Hance. [more]




Campus Connection

Texas Tech Shows Increase in Research Funding

Texas Tech University is showing a 19 percent increase in grants coming into the university to support research and instruction. [more]

AT&T Continues its Financial Support of Texas Tech Academics

A telecommunications giant lends a multi-million dollar helping hand to Texas Tech’s academic endeavors. [more]

Texas Tech Professor Named Award Finalist for Book of Short Stories

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Stephen Graham Jones helps readers understand and envision the continued prejudices against American Indians in his recent book of short stories. [more]

Upcoming Events

See what’s going on around campus in our new Upcoming Events section. [more]

For Accomplishments on the Football Field, in the Classroom and the Executive Office

Mike Leach and Windy Sitton

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents presented Interim Chancellor Donald Haragan and Head Football Coach Mike Leach with special resolutions at its Oct. 27 meeting. Haragan was honored for his tireless support of Texas Tech and his service as interim chancellor. Leach was honored for the outstanding academic performance of his student athletes.

Read Dr. Haragan's Resolution

Read Coach Leach's Resolution

Congressional Internship Program Gives Inside Look At Government

U.S. Capitol

Texas Tech students learn real-life lessons during internships in Washington, D.C. [more]

Legal Partners

Texas Tech and Estacado High School team up to expand legal program. [more]


Check ‘em Tech!

Texas Tech received the 2006 Chess College of the Year Award from the United States Chess Federation. [more]

Climate Expert

Katharine Hayhoe, a research associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech, has been receiving a lot of attention for her work on national climatology studies.

Northeastern U.S. Can Expect Southern-Style Summers if Fossil Fuel-Use Continues as Primary Energy Source

Katharine Hayhoe, a research associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at TTU, said summer temperatures in the Northeast could be 6.5 to 13.5 degrees Fahrenheit hotter if use of fossil fuels continues to grow. [more]

Climate Change: Computer Models Predict Temperature Extremes, Dramatic Precipitation

The summer heat waves, prolonged droughts and heavy rainfall events that have occurred across much of the U.S. and Europe over the past few years are a preview of what we can expect in the future thanks to climate change, according to one Texas Tech University researcher. [more]

Texas Tech Official Ornament On Sale

The perfect way to show your Texas Tech pride. [more]

Stay Connected

Is spam filling up your in box? Are important messages MIA?

Look to the junk filter in your e-mail for help. [more]

Athletic News

Before the Game

See what it takes to get ready for Red Raider game day. [launch video]

November Book Review

A famous showgirl gives hope and Christmas spirit back to children who can’t afford Christmas wishes, in a new book from Texas Tech University Press. [more]


Alumni News

Texas Tech Alumni Association Endorses Raider Ranch

Calling all Red Raider retirees, a new community just for you is under construction in Lubbock. [more]

Carol of Lights Pre-Lighting Festival

Make the Frazier Alumni Pavilion your destination for festivities leading up to the Dec. 1 Carol of Lights. Join the Alumni Association in a cozy environment to enjoy food, drinks, entertainment and of course, Santa Claus. [more]

Alumni Association Sets Class Ring Ceremonies

Wear the symbol of a very exclusive club, Texas Tech graduates. [more]