A. Aclohol Policy & Information
Alcohol Policy & Information
B. Academic Integrity
a. Texas Tech University Statement of Academic Integrity
Academic integrity is taking responsibility for one’s own class and/or course work,
being individually accountable, and demonstrating intellectual honesty
and ethical behavior. Academic integrity is a personal choice to abide by the standards
of intellectual honesty and responsibility. Because education is a shared
effort to achieve learning through the exchange of ideas, students, faculty, and
staff have the collective responsibility to build mutual trust and respect.
Ethical behavior and independent thought are essential for the highest level of
academic achievement, which then must be measured. Academic achievement includes
scholarship, teaching, and learning, all of which are shared endeavors. Grades are
a device used to quantify the successful accumulation of knowledge through
learning. Adhering to the standards of academic integrity ensures grades are earned
honestly. Academic integrity is the foundation upon which students, faculty,
and staff build their educational and professional careers. [Texas Tech University
(“University”) Quality Enhancement Plan, Academic Integrity Task Force, 2010]
b. Academic Dishonesty Definitions
Students must understand the principles of academic integrity, and abide by them in
all class and/or course work at the University.
Academic dishonesty violations are outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. If there are questions of interpretation of academic integrity
policies or about what might constitute an academic integrity violation, students
are responsible for seeking guidance from the faculty member
teaching the course in question.
c. Academic Integrity Policy Committee
The Academic Integrity Policy Committee formed by the Associate Vice Provost for Student
Affairs will conduct an annual review of the
Policy and make written recommendations to the Senior Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Provost or a Vice Provost designated by the
Provost to serve as Chief Academic Officer regarding omissions, clarifications,
constructive changes and other matters relevant to the proper
interpretation and operation of the Policy. Such written recommendations will be
received annually by the CAO no later than March 1.
d. Instructor Responsibilities
Any person becoming aware of alleged violations of academic integrity should report
the allegation to the instructor of record in the course.
The instructor in a course is responsible for initiating action in each case of
dishonesty or plagiarism that occurs in that class. The instructor
should contact the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the nature of the violation
and the student’s record of academic integrity violations.
Instructions for reporting allegations of academic dishonesty are available in the Code of Student Conduct.The instructor should attempt to discuss
the matter with the student and receive a response from the student about the allegations.
Then, the instructor may notify the student of possible
academic sanctions including, but not limited to assigning a paper or research project
related to academic integrity, make-up assignment that is
different than the original assignment, issue no credit for the original assignment,
reduce the grade for the assignment and/or course, issue a
failing grade on the assignment, and/or issue a failing grade for the course. The
academic sanction will not be implemented or assigned until all
disciplinary procedures are complete. All academic integrity violations should be
referred to the Office of Student Conduct Programs as a central
clearinghouse of violations and for adjudication as a Code of Student Conduct violation where disciplinary sanctions, conditions, and/or restrictions
will be assigned.
e. Withdrawal and Assignment of Grades
- Once a student has been notified of an academic integrity violation, the student may
not drop the course until the academic integrity processes
are complete. A student should continue attending class and participating in course
work until the disciplinary process is complete. If it is
determined that the student was not responsible for academic integrity violations,
the student may file a request with the Associate Vice Provost
for Student Affairs for approval to drop the course or withdraw from the University
retroactively, without academic and financial penalty.
- If a referring faculty member must submit a final course grade before an Academic
Integrity Violation allegation is resolved, the faculty
member should notify the Department Chair and the Associate Academic Dean of the
intention to assign a grade of F and/or leave the final grade blank.
The involved student may be given a temporary grade of X by the Office of the
Registrar, which does not affect the student’s GPA, until the academic
integrity adjudication process is complete. When the academic integrity adjudication
process is complete, the final grade will be assigned through
the appropriate academic channels and the completion of a grade change form. All
appeals related to academic integrity violations should follow the
process outlined in Part X.E: Code of Student Conduct: Disciplinary Appeals Procedures.
f. Academic and Disciplinary Penalties
The academic and disciplinary penalties will not be implemented until the disciplinary
procedure and appeal process has been exhausted.
In cases in which a student is found not responsible for academic dishonesty, the
student will be entitled to the grade he/she would have
received in the absence of an academic integrity violation. In addition, the student
will be allowed to continue in the particular course
g. Referrals to the Office of Student Conduct
In addition to the assignment of academic sanctions by the instructor of record, a
referral of the academic integrity violation should
also be made to the Office of Student Conduct for the assignment of disciplinary
sanctions. Instructions for reporting academic dishonesty
violations are available in the Code of Student Conduct. A student referred to the Office of
Student Conduct for alleged violations of academic
misconduct is entitled to all substantive and procedural guarantees provided in
the Code of Student Conduct. Law students are subject to discipline
procedures as described in the Honor Code of the School of Law. Instructors of record
of the course where the violation occurred and the associate
academic dean of the college where the student is enrolled or of the college housing
the course where the violation occurred may participate in the
adjudication of the violation and assignment of additional sanctions, conditions
and/or restrictions with the Office of Student Conduct as outlined
in the Code of Student Conduct.
NOTE: Additional Academic Integrity information is available from the Office of Student Conduct
and TTU Ethics Center
C. Anti-Discrimination Policy
Texas Tech University does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of students based
on or related to sex, race, national origin, religion, age,
disability, status as a covered veteran, or other protected categories, classes,
or characteristics. While sexual orientation is not a protected
category under state or federal law, it is Texas Tech University policy not to discriminate
on this basis. Actions related to admission, discipline,
housing, extracurricular and academic opportunities shall not be made based on a
student’s protected status. Discriminatory behavior is prohibited
regardless of the manner in which it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing,
or electronically displayed or conveyed. Individuals who violate
these policies and laws are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including
1. Discriminatory Harassment
Discriminatory harassment is verbal or physical conduct based on a student’s sex,
race, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation,
or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics and is so severe, persistent,
or pervasive it adversely affects the victim’s education or
creates an intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive educational environment
which interferes with the student’s ability to realize the intended benefits
of the University’s resources and opportunities.
Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute discriminatory harassment
include, but are not limited to:
- Slurs and jokes about a protected class of persons or about a particular person based
on protected status, such as sex or race;
- Display of explicit or offensive calendars, posters, pictures, drawings, screen savers,
e-mails, or cartoons in any format that
reflects disparagingly upon a class of persons or a particular person;
- Derogatory remarks about a person’s national origin, race or other ethnic characteristic;
- Disparaging or disrespectful comments if such comments are made because of a person’s
- Loud or angry outbursts or obscenities in the academic environment directed toward
another student, faculty, staff, or visitor; or
- Disparate treatment without a legitimate business reason.
2. Sexual Harassment
Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of
a sexual nature that are unwelcome and expressly or implicitly
imposes conditions upon, threatens, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
environment of such a severe or pervasive nature as to interfere
with an individual’s (i) academic pursuits, (ii) University employment, (iii) participation
in activities sponsored by the University or organizations
related to the University, or (iv) opportunities to benefit from other aspects
of University life.
Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute unlawful sexual harassment
include, but are not limited to:
- Sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions;
- Sexual looks and gestures;
- Sexual innuendoes or stories;
- Sexual favoritism;
- Pressure for dates or sexual favors;
- Gifts, letters, calls, e-mails, or materials of a sexual nature;
- Unwelcome physical contact (touching, patting, stroking, rubbing);
- Sexually explicit visual material (calendars, posters, cards, software, internet materials);
- Communicating in a demeaning manner with sexual overtones;
- Inappropriate comments about dress or physical appearance; or
- Inappropriate discussion of private sexual behavior.
a. Reporting Concerns
b. Office of Civil Rights Complaints
Nothing in this policy shall prevent a student from presenting a charge of discrimination
or other grievance covered by this policy to an external agency,
such as the United States Department of Education: Office of Civil Rights (OCR),
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, Customer Service Hotline#:
(800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.
Retaliation is strictly prohibited against a person who files a complaint of discrimination
or harassment in good faith, opposes a charge or testifies, or
assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing. Retaliatory
harassments is an intentional action taken by an accused individual or allied
third party, absent legitimate non-discriminatory purposes, that harms an individual
as reprisal for filing or participating in a grievance process.
Confidentiality of both complainant and accused will be honored to such extent as
is possible without compromising the University’s commitment to investigate
allegations of discrimination and harassment and only in instances where there
is no credible threat to the safety of the complainant, respondent, or others.
The willful and unnecessary disclosure of confidential information by anyone, including
the alleged victim, regarding discrimination and harassment complaints
to any person outside of the investigation process may result in appropriate disciplinary
measures against the offending party.
e. Faculty/Staff and Student Relationships
Texas Tech University is committed to the promotion of professional and educational
relationships and open channels of communication among all individuals.
The faculty/staff and student relationship is of the highest value and impacts
a student’s educational experience. Consensual relationships, including affectionate
liaisons or other intimate or close relationships between faculty and students
in a faculty members class or with whom the faculty member has an academic or
instructional connection are prohibited. Faculty/staff with direct or indirect
teaching, training, research oversight or direction, supervisory, advisory, or
evaluative responsibility over the student should recognize and respect the ethical
and professional boundaries that must exist in such situations. If questions
arise about situations involving faculty/staff and student relationships, they
can be directed to the student’s Academic Dean, Provost’s Office or the Dean of Students.
f. Grievances and Complaint Process
A grievance is a formal complaint pertaining to adverse actions taken on the basis
of the student’s protected status or other violation of law or TTU policy.
A violation of a University policy alone does not necessarily constitute a violation
of law or an action prohibited by law. Additional information about grievance
and complaint processes is available here. Complaint processes are outlined in
Part II, Section D of the Student Handbook.
- Grievances and Investigations – Complaints Involving Other Students
- Grievances and investigations of formal complaints against other student(s) pertaining
to adverse actions taken on the basis of the student’s
protected status or other violation of law or TTU policy are guided by the
Student Conduct Procedures outlined in the Student Handbook,
Part 1 Code of Student Conduct.
- Grievances and Investigations – Complaints Involving Faculty or Staff
- This grievance process is applicable to all students who choose to complain about
unlawful discrimination or other violations of the law
that adversely affect their educational environment and the responding party
is a faculty or staff member.
- While not appropriate, not all rude or offensive comments or conduct constitute sexual
harassment or unlawful discrimination.
- All grievance investigations and procedures will be non-adversarial in nature. These
procedures are entirely administrative in nature
and are not considered legal proceedings.
- The filing of a grievance shall not affect the ability of TTU to pursue academic and
disciplinary procedures for reasons other than
the student’s filing of a grievance.
- Prior to filing a formal grievance, a student should attempt to resolve the situation
by addressing the offending party in an informal
manner and in an atmosphere of mutual respect. A student is not required to
contact the person involved if doing so is impracticable, the
student is uncomfortable doing so, or if the student believes that the conduct
cannot be effectively addressed through informal means. If
the situation is not resolved by informal means, the student may file a formal
- A student may also consult with the Dean of Students or Student Resolution Center
to determine if he/she wishes to file a formal grievance.
Students wishing to file a grievance should complete the grievance form located
at www.deanofstudents.ttu.edu. However, even if a formal grievance
is not filed, the Dean may notify key personnel at his or her discretion about
the allegation, and other action may be taken by TTU as deemed
appropriate. Other actions include, but are not limited to, conferring with
supervisors or other administrators concerning inappropriate
behavior occurring within their area of responsibility and informing alleged
offenders of TTU’s policy and educating departments and supervisors
as needed on this and other policies.
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D. Campus Resources
E. Class Absences
Responsibility for Class Attendence
Responsibility for class attendance rests with the student. Regular and punctual attendance
at all scheduled classes is expected, and the University reserves the
right to deal at any time with individual cases of non-attendance. In case of an
illness requiring an absence from class for more than one week, the student should
his/her academic dean. Texas Tech University Operating Policy 34.04 provides complete
information regarding class attendance and reporting student illness and emergencies.
b. Religious Holy Day Absences
- A student who intends to observe a religious holy day should make that intention known
in writing to the instructor prior to the absence. More information is
available in Texas Tech University Operating Policy 34.19.
c. Student Absence due to Sponsorship of Student Activities and Off-Campus Trips
- According to the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog, faculty, department chairpersons,
directors, or others responsible for a student representing the
University on officially approved trips should notify the student’s instructors
of the departure and return schedules in advance of the trip. The instructor so
notified must not penalize the student, although the student is responsible for
material missed. Students absent because of University business must be given the
same privileges as other students (e.g., if other students are given the choice
of dropping one of four tests, then students with excused absences must be given
the same privilege).
- According to Texas Tech University Operating Policy 34.06, students will be responsible
for making their own individual arrangements with instructors for class
work missed while participating in an off-campus trip.
F. Complaint Processes>
d. Discriminatory and/or Sexual Harassment
Students with grievances related to discrimination in the educational environment
on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual
orientation, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics
should review the
Anti-Discrimination policies in Part 2, C of the Student Handbook.
e. Students with Disabilities
Any students seeking remedy on the basis of a disability must register as a disabled
student with Student Disability Services and must provide all required
documentation of a disability. Students who are denied services or denied a specific
accommodation request by a Student Disability Services counselor may appeal
the decision to the Managing Director Student Disability Services. The ADA Campus
Coordinator for Students is the Managing Director of Student Disability Services,
335 West Hall, (806) 742-2405.
f. Personal Records
Guidelines governing student access to personal records and the procedures for
challenging information in these records are contained in the student records
policy that is detailed in the Student Handbook Part 2, Section P.
g. Disciplinary Action
A student wishing to pursue a grievance concerning employment with the University
and who has not found satisfaction or resolution with his or her immediate
supervisor or the person in charge of that department may contact the Office of
Equal Employment Opportunity in accordance with the grievance procedures
outlined in the University Operating Policy 70.10.The procedures manual may be
reviewed in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity.
The instructor assigned to a course has the responsibility for determining a grade
and for judging the quality of academic performance.
A grade can be formally appealed only when there is demonstrable evidence that
prejudice, arbitrary or capricious action on the part of
the instructor has influenced the grade. The burden of proof that such an unfair
influence has affected a grade rests with the student
who appeals the grade. The complete student grade appeal policy and procedure
is listed in Texas Tech University Operating Policy 34.03.
A copy of the grade appeal procedures may be obtained from any academic college
dean’s office or from the Office of the Provost. Also,
refer to the Student Handbook Part 2, Section B, Academic Integrity.
j. Parking Citations
k. Graduate School Requirements
Graduate students may address specific grievances arising from matters affecting
academic standing and performance, other than admission to the Graduate School
(see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/OP64.01.pdf) and allegations of academic dishonesty (see the Code of Student Conduct). Such matters
include, but are not
limited to, disputes concerning comprehensive and qualifying examinations, these
and dissertations, academic probation and suspension, and graduate assistantships.
See OP 64.07 http://www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/OP64.07.pdf for more information. Appeals of course grades are made through the dean of the college
in which the
course is offered and are, therefore, excluded from consideration under OP 64.07;
see OP 34.03
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G. Financial Responsibility
Meeting Financial Responsibilities
- Students must meet all financial responsibilities due to the University. The writing
of checks on accounts with insufficient funds, issuance of stop pays,
fraudulent credit card chargebacks, or the nonpayment or delinquent payment of outstanding
loans and failure to meet any other financial obligations to the
University are considered a lack of financial responsibility. Financial irresponsibility
may subject the student to additional fees, fines, suspension of
check writing and cashing privileges, denial of registration, withholding of grades
and transcripts and adjudication under the Code of Student Conduct. A
student who fails to make full payment of tuition and mandatory fees, including
any incidental fees, but the due date may be prohibited from registering for
classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make full payment prior
to the end of the semester or term may be denied credit for the work done
that semester or term.
b. Generally, failure to meet financial obligations to the University may result in:
- Cancellation of the student’s registration if tuition and registration fees are not
paid by the dates provided by Student Business Services
or if a returned check given in payment of tuition and fees is not redeemed by
- Possible criminal prosecution for writing insufficient fund checks.
- A hold preventing future registration placed on a student’s academic records.
- A hold on receiving official University transcripts until the obligation is paid.
- Students should understand that consequences may result from not resolving one’s financial
obligations to the University.
The University may report individual student financial problems to a credit agency
or a collection agent. Before registering or
requesting a transcript, students may check on the presence of holds by accessing
their records at www.raiderlink.ttu.edu
under the TTU MyTech (for Students) tab.
- For more information, please visit the Student Business Services website at www.sbs.ttu.edu.
H. Freedom of Expression
I. Housing Requirements
The Texas Tech residence hall system includes a variety of living options and provides
convenient and affordable housing for approximately 7,400 students.
Learning Communities provide students with the opportunity to live with others of
similar interests. Murray Hall and Talkington Hall offer suite-style
accommodations to men and women. Most suites include four private bedrooms, a common
living area, and shared bathrooms. Talkington Hall and the new West
Campus Village include a limited number of two bedroom suites. The new West Campus
Village upperclass and graduate buildings are apartment style living
with full kitchens and washer and dryers. The West Campus graduate building is for
students at least 21 years or age. Carpenter/Wells Complex, which is
arranged in three-bedroom townhouses or four-bedroom flats, offers private bedrooms
in a suite-style setting. Priority for assignment to Carpenter/Wells
Complex will be given to students of sophomore or above classification. Gordon Hall,
a suite-style residence, is designated as the Honors College Residence Hall.
An experienced and trained staff of Residence Life Coordinators and Community Advisors
manages each residence hall. Each residence hall office provides assistance
to residents with concerns, including maintenance requests, room and roommate assignments,
and resource information.
The interests of students living on campus are promoted through the Residence Halls
Association and individual hall governments. Each hall government sponsors
social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities.
Complete information regarding campus housing can be found at housing.ttu.edu. Information regarding residence hall policies can be found at
e. Housing Policy
- In support of the Strategic Plan of Texas Tech University, the University requires
students with less than 30 post high school college hours to live in the
University Residence Halls if there are vacancies. Institutional research suggests
that students who live on campus are significantly more inclined to remain
in college and achieve higher GPAs in comparison to students living off campus.
Compliance with the University housing policy is a condition of enrollment, as
set forth in the Student Handbook and the academic catalogs and approved by the
Board of Regents.
f. Housing Requirement
- Subject to verification and authorization by University Student Housing, students
who meet one or more of the following criteria may be eligible to live off campus:
- A student is residing and continues to reside in the established primary residence
of her/his parents (or legal guardian) if it is within a 60-mile
radius of Texas Tech University. The parents must have established their primary
Lubbock-area residency at least six months prior to the request for an exemption.
In order for the exemption request to be considered, legal guardianship must have
been established by a court of law at least one year prior to the request.
- A student presents sufficient evidence of an extreme financial hardship condition
based on guidelines similar to those required for financial aid.
- A student is married or has dependent children living with the student.
- A student is 21 years of age or over on or before the first day of classes of the
initial semester of enrollment.
- A transfer student has successfully completed 30 or more semester hours of academic
credit prior to the student’s enrollment or re-enrollment.
Credit earned by exam (Advanced Placement, CLEP, ACT, and SAT) and hours received
from concurrent high school credit are not considered.
- A student is awarded a University scholarship/sponsorship that is managed by a University
department or college and includes the equivalence
of the current academic school year’s room, dining plan, tuition, fees, and textbooks
(as estimated by the Student Financial Aid Office).
Upon prior approval from the managing department or college, the student may request
to be exempted from living on campus.
The managing department or college must provide verification in writing to University
Student Housing prior to the student’s enrollment
and/or re-enrollment to the University.
- A student is enrolled in the Graduate School or Law School.
- A student has served in active military service, as verified by a discharge certificate
- A student presents sufficient evidence of an extreme medical condition, as documented
by his/her treating physician for which on-campus accommodations cannot be made.
- A student presents sufficient and satisfactory evidence of extreme or unusual hardship
that will be intensified by living in the residence halls.
- A student has completed a full academic year (fall and spring terms) of residence
in the Texas Tech University residence halls prior to off campus residence eligibility.
- A student is enrolled in on-line classes only.
- A student is taking six or less hours during the academic year.
- A student enrolled for a TTU or TTUHSC campus other than the Lubbock campus.
- In conjunction with the University’s support of academic integrity, evidence of deliberate
falsification of information, data, or any materials submitted, or providing
false or erroneous information in connection with an application for exemption from
the on-campus housing requirement will be grounds for disciplinary action.
Such action may include, but is not limited to, revocation of a previously approved
exemption, restitution of up to a semester’s room and dining plan fees, or probation,
as determined by the Office of Student Conduct and in accordance with the Code of
Student Conduct at Texas Tech University.
Students sign a Residence Hall Contract for the summer session or the academic year
(fall and spring semesters). Any student wishing to move from the residence
halls should consult the Residence Hall Contract for the provisions applicable to
cancellation of the contract. Authorization for exemption from the on-campus
housing requirement does not relieve the student of contractual obligations that
may have been assumed with the University for housing in the residence halls.
- No exemptions will be approved once the student has moved in to the residence halls.
- It is the responsibility of the student to update any incorrect information regarding
place of residence with the Office of the Registrar.
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J. Sexual ViolenceRefer to Sexual Misconduct Policy
K. Solicitations, Advertisements and Printed Materials
a. General Policy
- The primary mission of the University is education. The University is responsible
for promoting and protecting the intellectual and cultural growth
and development of the institution and the members of its community. Therefore,
solicitations or advertisements and sales, displays or distribution of
publications on the campus are not permitted, except as provided below or as provided
- Solicitation includes, but is not limited to requesting money, seeking agreement to
pay, taking subscriptions, selling merchandise or tickets
or offering other comparable materials and privileges in person or by handbills,
posters or similar materials to promote sales.
- Advertisements are the displays of any items that have, as an integral part of their
design, the identification of a consumer product or service.
- Printed materials are publications, handbills, posters, leaflets and other written
matter intended for public distribution, sale or display on campus.
c. University Name, Document and Records
- All solicitation requests should be directed to the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee
for review. Complete
the Grounds Use/Solicitation Request
form and return to the Center for Campus Life. Requests must be submitted at
least six (6) University working days
before intended use.
- All regulations pertaining to on-campus solicitations by students and registered organizations
shall be administered by the Managing Director of the
Center for Campus Life.
- All regulations pertaining to on-campus solicitations by University departments and
staff shall be administered by the Senior Vice President of
Administration and Finance.
- All regulations pertaining to on-campus solicitations by academic departments and
faculty shall be administered by the Provost and Senior Vice President
of Academic Affairs.
- Solicitation of all gifts, donations, and non-contractual grants from private philanthropic
sources (e.g., individuals, foundations, and corporations)
are administered by the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement and in accordance
with OP 02.02.
e. Solicitation Processes
- Solicitations by registered student organizations and students are prohibited on Texas
Tech University grounds and facilities except for:
- Activities supporting the educational mission of the institution;
- Promotion of organizational activities consistent with organization mission;
- Recruitment of members or membership drives;
- Accepting donations on behalf of altruistic or charitable projects;
- Scholarship and/or fundraising projects in support of organization mission.
- The regulating offices may grant special permission for solicitation purposes or places
not listed above in exceptional circumstances.
- Permission will not be granted for any activity which promotes the use of alcoholic
beverages, infers sponsorship by Texas Tech University
or violates any federal, state and/or local laws and/or University policies.
- In order to solicit in University buildings, authorization is required via the Outdoor
Events Coordinating Committee and appropriate building manager.
- Registered student organizations may use the University’s registered marks when used
in connection with a student organization activity, provided
items are acquired from a licensed vendor. A sample or drawing needs to be provided
showing how the University’s registered marks are to be used before
production of the merchandise can proceed. This sample will be submitted by the
licensed vendor selected by the registered student organization.
For additional information on licensing and use of Texas Tech University registered
names, logos and trademarks, refer to OP 54.03 or contact the Office
of Intercollegiate Athletics External Operations.
- Requests for permission to solicit are granted for a specified period. To be eligible
to solicit, an individual must present current student
identification and submit a Grounds Use/Solicitation request form to the Outdoor
Events Coordinating Committee (OECC) in Student Union Room 304.
A permit to solicit may be revoked if the solicitation violates any of the regulations
pertaining to solicitations and advertising or sale, display,
or distribution of printed materials.
- Decisions by the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee rejecting or revoking permission
of students or registered student organizations
to solicit may be appealed to the Managing Director of the Center for Campus Life.
- A written appeal describing the objections to the denial to the Managing Director
of the Center for Campus Life must be filed no later than five
(5) University working days after receipt of notice of denial from the Outdoor
Events Coordinating Committee.
- b. The Managing Director of the Center for Campus Life will convey the appeal decision,
in writing, to the student or registered student
organization and to the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee within five (5)
University working days from the receipt of the written appeal.
- The student or registered student organization may not appeal beyond the Managing
Director of the Center for Campus Life.
- Advertisements by commercial organizations, either as groups or through student representatives,
are not allowed on the campus unless
they advertise specific registered student organization functions. This implies
sponsorship and/or co-sponsorship, which minimally includes,
but is not limited to, direct participation in planning, coordination and implementation
by members of the sponsoring organizations.
- Individuals and commercial organizations attempting to display or distribute unauthorized
materials on campus, or use campus facilities
for such activity, will be removed from the campus by the Texas Tech Police and
will be subject to appropriate legal action.
- Advertisement is not permitted on the exterior side of residence hall room doors or
within public areas of the residence halls.
- Amplification equipment may not be used to advertise or promote sales in conjunction
with any approved solicitation activity unless
authorized in advance by the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee.
g. Printed Materials & Digital Signage
- The following policies apply to the display and distribution of printed materials
and digital signage in all areas of the University campus:
- Only individuals affiliated with the University (i.e. students or student organizations)
may distribute handbills, leaflets or any
other type of printed materials, except as provided by law
- Students and registered student organizations do not need prior approval concerning
the content or distribution of materials
such as leaflets and handbills; however, students may be required to provide
verification of current student status upon request;
- Solicitation and Advertising materials must conform with the provisions stated above;
- Student election campaign literature must conform to the procedures outlined in the
Student Election Code of the Student Government Association;
- Use of the Texas Tech campus that results in the need to utilize University personnel
for litter collection, crowd control, repair/replacement of
University property, etc., may necessitate repayment to the University by the
- Printed materials may not be placed on vehicles parked in University parking lots
or on vehicles in motion without permission of the vehicle owners;
- rinted materials such as handbills and leaflets may not be distributed within University
- Printed materials and digital signage content shall not violate any local, state,
or federal law; Printed materials shall not include the use of
obscenities, libelous statements, or “fighting words” as defined by law.
- Registered student organizations and University departments are allowed to hang banners
within the Student Union at the discretion of the Managing
Director of the Center for Campus Life. A list of requirements regarding the
banners is available in the Center for Campus Life.
h. Use of Bulletin Boards & Digital Signage
- Posters, signs, and announcements may be displayed only on University announcement
bulletin boards and approved digital signage designated
specifically for use by students and registered student organizations. The University
announcement bulletin boards and approved digital signs may
be used only be students, registered student organizations, and University departments.
Bulletin boards will be cleared periodically. A list of
designated University announcement bulletin boards and digital signs is maintained
in the Center for Campus Life.
- Posters, signs and announcements shall not exceed a maximum size of 18” x 24”, digital
signage requirements will differ per location and
are available via the coordinator of that signage;
- Posters, signs, and announcements shall not promote the use of alcoholic beverages,
tobacco, or illegal drugs;
- Posters, signs, and announcements shall not promote unauthorized sponsorship by Texas
- Posters, signs, and announcements shall not violate any local, state or federal law;
- Bulletin boards belonging to academic and administrative Departments are for official
University use only.
Posters, signs, and announcements may not be displayed without consent of the
appropriate department; and
- Posters, announcements, banners, cards or other campaign material for any individuals
government office may be posted in accordance with the rules and regulations
of the Student Government Associations
- A student or registered student organization violating regulations governing solicitations,
advertising, and printed materials is subject to the
disciplinary sanctions, conditions, and/or restrictions outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
L. Student Identification
University ID Office
- The student identification card is the property of the University.
- Students shall not allow their student identification to be used by other persons.
- Students shall not alter their student identification in any way.
- On request, students must present their student identification to any member of the
University faculty, staff, administration or police.
- A student must pay a replacement charge for lost, stolen or damaged student identification
M. Student Involvement & Representation
a. Student Government Association
- The Student Government Association is the official organization representing students. Students may identify with off-campus
programs and activities
as individuals, but not as representatives of the University.
b. Student Media
- Texas Tech University recognizes the editorial independence and press freedom of all
student-edited campus media, specifically
The Daily Toreador student newspaper and La Ventana yearbook.
Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions; consequently,
they bear the responsibility for the decisions they make.
Student Media should be operated and published within the canons of responsible journalism and
policies as established by the University Student
Media Committee and the Department of Student Media.
c. Military & Veterans Programs
- Military & Veterans Programs (MVP) is here to assist veterans and their families in achieving academic and personal
success. The department serves as a
resource to connect veterans and their family members to the university and surrounding
community. MVP oversees the certification of Veterans
Educational Benefits such as:
- The exemption for Texas Veterans under the Hazelwood Act which provides an education
benefit to honorably discharged or separated
Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans.
- The educational programs such as the various educational benefits offered through
the Department of Veteran Affairs.
N. Student Organizations
a. Categories and Definitions
1. Registered Student Organizations
2. Sports Clubs
- A registered student organization is a group (president, treasurer and a minimum of
three members, excluding officers) comprised of
at least five students enrolled at Texas Tech University who voluntarily come
together under a common purpose. The purposes and activities
of the organization shall be lawful and not in conflict with the policies, rules,
regulations and standards of the University and/or federal,
state and/or local statutes.
- Generally, student groups broadly fall under one of the following categories: Advocacy/Lobby,
Campus Departmental Support, Cultural/International,
Fraternity/Sorority, Graduate, Hobby/Leisure/Recreation, Honor, Law, Professional-Agricultural
Sciences and Natural Resources, Professional-Architecture,
Professional-Arts and Sciences, Professional-Business, Professional-Education,
Professional-Engineering, Professional-Human Sciences, Professional-Media
and Communications, Professional-Visual and Performing Arts, Religious, Residential,
Service, and Sports Clubs.
- All student organization registration is administered by Center for Campus Life.
3. Social Fraternities/Sororities
- Recreational Sports is responsible for the oversight of the Texas Tech Sports Clubs
Program. This program exists to promote and develop interest in sports.
Sport club members learn new skills, engage in competition and enjoy the recreational
and social fellowship of sport.
- A group seeking sports club status must first be a registered student organization,
subject to the rules and regulations of the University.
Typically, a student organization must be registered with the Center for Campus
Life for at least an academic year before full consideration for Sport Club status.
- Following the organization registration process, a group should request a meeting
with Recreational Sports to initiate the application process for
sports club affiliation. After obtaining Sport Clubs status, groups must also
comply with the guidelines of Recreational Sports.
- The Center for Campus Life is responsible for the oversight of Texas Tech Social Fraternities
and Sororities. A group seeking social fraternity
or sorority status must first be recognized by one of the four governing councils
for social fraternities and sororities: Interfraternity Council,
Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council.
- All student organizations registering as a social fraternity or social sorority must
show proof of their Title IX exemption by attaching to
their registration application a letter from their national affiliate with their
IRS 501(c) number.
b. Conditions for Registration of New and Reforming Student Organizations
- Membership in a student organization shall be open only to students enrolled at Texas
Tech University without regard to race, religion, sex,
disability or national origin; except in cases of designated fraternal organizations
which are exempt by federal law from Title IX regulations
concerning discrimination on the basis of sex.
- Faculty and staff may hold associate memberships to the extent allowed by the student
- The organization shall not duplicate the purposes and functions of a previously or
currently registered student organization unless
the need for duplication is substantiated with the Center for Campus Life.
- All funds allocated to a registered student organization from University-controlled
sources must be maintained in a University account.
Additional resources acquired by fundraising may be kept in an off-campus organizational
- The student organization shall show initiative in effectively meeting its stated goals
and be lawful and peaceful in its activities.
The Center for Campus Life is available to assist in organizational development.
- The student organization shall be free from control by any other non-student individual
or organization. Alumni and affiliate/ associate
members should not be granted voting privileges nor can they hold executive officer
positions. To preserve the governing integrity of a student
organization, these privileges can only be vested in currently enrolled students
at Texas Tech University.
- Registered student organizations shall not use the name, logo or symbols of the University
as part of its name or in its publications.
In addition, the organization shall not advertise or promote functions or activities
in a manner that suggest sponsorship by the University.
Registered student organizations are permitted to use the word “Tech” as a part
of their names or to use the complete statement “a registered
student organization at Texas Tech University.” Approval of the use of logos
or symbols protected by Texas Tech University is under the
discretion of the Athletic Department External Operations, Texas Tech University.
- Solicitation is prohibited on campus by registered student organizations that may
abridge any contractual agreements of Texas Tech University.
To avoid violations, registered student organizations should seek clarification
on any solicitation initiatives or materials in the Center for
Campus Life. Any student organization wishing to solicit on campus must follow
the policies and procedures listed in the current Student Handbook.
- All registered student organization resources must be used to advance and support
the organization’s purpose, identified goals, and/or mission.
- Must comply with University rules, standards, and policies.
- Student organization registration does not imply University approval of either the
organization or its functions or activities.
c. Registration of New and Re-Registering Student Organization
- A student organization may file the “intent to form” a registered student organization
application to the Student Organization Staff or designee
administering student organizations. This is a temporary status, which lasts
for 30 days and allows the non-registered group the privileges of
University facilities and publicity venues common to registered student organizations.
The 30-day time period should be used to recruit new members,
develop a constitution and by-laws and obtain a permanent full-time faculty/staff
advisor. A student organization may choose to register within the
30-day time period if they have met all of the requirements to register.
- Before the “intent to form” expiration deadline, students still interested in permanent
status should complete the on-line registration process,
and schedule a meeting with the Student Organization Staff to discuss finalizing
their status as a registered student organization. Extensions of the
“intent” status are possible under extenuating circumstances and requests should
be addressed to the Student Organization Staff. Although re-registration
of current groups occurs during the spring, this does not mean that new or reforming
groups have to wait until the spring to complete the process.
- New and/or re-registering student organizations that desire the benefits of a registered
student organization should attend a Student Organization
Registration Meeting or make an individual appointment with the Student Organization
staff to discuss the policy regulating the registration of student
- After attending the meeting or individual appointment and reviewing the policy regulating
student organization registration, students who are
still interested in re-registering or forming an organization and are in a position
to meet the requirements of registered student organizations,
must complete the online registration process.
- Registration occurs by going to the Student Organization website at http://ttu.orgsync.com and logging in to OrgSync.
Students are guided through completing the registration process online. Students
will be prompted to create an individual profile if you have not already
- To validate the online process, student organizations must provide:
- List of Officers (must include president and treasurer).
- List of membership, must have a minimum of three members in addition to a president
and treasurer (total minimum organization size of five).
- List a member of the organization as the Student Organization Representative Council
(SORC) representative (either an officer or a general
member may be listed).
- Submit updated copy of new constitution and/or by-laws and constitution and/or by-laws
of any other local, state or national affiliate organization
It is recommended to include the organization’s risk management policy into
the bylaws or upload it to the organization OrgSync files folder.
- New student organizations registering as a single-sex, social fraternity or social
sorority must show proof of their Title IX exemption.
Upon filing their registration application, groups must attach a letter from
their national affiliate with their IRS 501(c) (Internal Revenue Code)
tax exemption number from the Internal Revenue Service. This is the mechanism
the government uses to verify eligibility for single-sex exemption.
- Provide the title, campus address, telephone number and e-mail address of a full-time
Texas Tech University/Texas Tech Health Science Center
faculty or staff member indicating their willingness to serve as the organization’s
- President, Treasurer, advisor(s) and three (3) members must sign a “University Policy
Agreement” (found within registration in OrgSync and
in the OrgSync “files” folder) stating they intend to comply with all University
standards, rules and/or policies as well as all federal, state,
and/or local laws.
- Submit the signed University Policy Agreement page(s) to complete the registration
process. These form(s) should be scanned and uploaded
into the OrgSync registration application.
- The registration process must be completed annually by mid-Spring (date to be announced
annually) to maintain registration status.
1. Registered Student Organizations
2. Sport Clubs
- Benefits include: free space reservations in the Student Union, opportunity to reserve
rooms in academic space (i.e. classrooms),
free mailbox in the Student Union, organization information published online,
posting on campus, use of University logo
(with permission of Athletics Department External Operations), leadership training,
ready references and access to Involvement Center,
opportunity for free cubicle space through Student Union Main Office, and free
webpage via OrgSync.
- Registered student organizations may apply for funding through the Student Government
Association (SGA) each year provided they
are registered as a student organization with the Center for Campus Life prior
to the application deadline for reviewing registered
student organization funding and meet other eligibility requirements.
- Sport clubs are entitled to all of the benefits of a registered student organization.
In addition, each club receives administrative
and financial support from Recreational Sports. However, since the Sport Club
program receives its funding from the Student Recreation Fee,
organizations that affiliate with Recreational Sports are not eligible for SGA
e. Faculty or Staff Advisor
- Each registered student organization shall have a full-time University faculty or
staff advisor available to the officers and members
for consultation regarding the affairs of the organization. Attendance at organizational
meetings and functions is encouraged to facilitate
incorporating the advisor into the organization’s program planning and decision-making.
The advisor should certify the organization’s
expenditures by co-signing all checks or vouchers. The advisor must oversee adherence
to University standards, rules and/or policies as
well as the organization’s constitution and by-laws.
- Registered student organizations may have additional advisors, i.e. coaches (typical
of sports clubs) or alumni advisors, to the extent
permitted by their constitution and/or by-laws; however, one advisor must be
a full-time Texas Tech University/Texas Tech Health Science Center
faculty or staff member as required and identified in the registration packet.
- Any individual who is a secondary advisor or coach who is not affiliated with the
University or is not a full-time Texas Tech employee should
also be included when filling out the registration application, complete with
names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails.
- Registered student organizations have ten (10) University working days to update their
Org Profile at http://ttu.orgsync.com with the name,
address, telephone number and email of any new or replacement full-time University
faculty or staff member appointed as their advisor.
Failure to do so may result in suspended privileges.
- Certain student organizations do not choose their advisor(s); rather, they are assigned
a full-time faculty or staff person by the department
to oversee the administration of those areas, groups and resources.
- Established full-time University faculty or staff members, who reduce employment hours
below full-time status and maintain an office on-campus,
may continue to function as the “Primary” advisor of a student organization with
the approval of the Center for Campus Life.
- Student organization advisors should complete advisor risk management training set
by the Student Organization Staff or designee.
f. Prerequisites for Maintaining Registration
- To maintain its active registration status throughout the academic year, a registered
student organization must meet the following criteria:
- Organizations must update the “Org Profile” on OrgSync at http://ttu.orgsync.com
within ten (10) University working days of any of the following:
- Election of or change in officers and/or SORC representatives;
- Change of full-time faculty or staff advisor;
- Changes in organization documents (i.e. constitution, membership requirements);
- Conduct its affairs in a lawful manner as a collaborative entity, in accordance with
the constitution and by-laws it has on file,
and applicable policies, rules, regulations and standards of the University
and/or federal, state, and/or local statutes.
- Solicitation on campus by registered student organizations may not abridge any contractual
agreements of Texas Tech University.
To avoid violations, registered student organizations should seek clarification
on any solicitation initiatives or materials with the
Student Organization Staff or designee.
- Ensure off-campus individuals or organizations whose appearance on campus is sponsored
by the organization observe all
applicable policies, rules, regulations and standards of the University.
- e. In accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 51.9361, all registered student
organizations are required to attend training
sessions on the topic of risk management as it relates to individuals, organization
functions, and/or activities. Social fraternities
and sororities are required to attend the Clay R. Warren Memorial Risk Management
Programming annually. The Student Organization Staff
and/or other designated departments may require other student organizations
to attend the Clay R. Warren Memorial Risk Management Programming
in order to fulfill this requirement. Student organizations not required to
attend will participate in an alternative risk management training
opportunity identified by the Student Organization Staff.
- Student organizations will be assigned a tier group based on the questions they answer
in their student organization registration regarding risk.
- The Student Organization Staff or designee will determine any additional risk management
training requirements for student organizations.
- Center for Campus Life and/or Office of Student Conduct may suspend the registration
of an organization for noncompliance with the regulations and/or standards as set
forth in the Student Handbook.
g. Temporary Suspension and Denial of Registration
- A student organization will not be officially registered with the Center for Campus
Life if it is determined that the organization’s actions
or activities are detrimental to the educational purposes of the University or
not in accordance to the Student Handbook. The registration of a
student organization may be temporarily suspended while an investigation is pending
involving an alleged violation of registered student organization
policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook. The registered student
organization will be afforded all due process guidelines as
described in the Student Handbook. The president of the student organization
may file an appeal in writing to the Managing Director of the Center
for Campus Life or designee within five (5) University working days from the
date of the “temporary suspension” notification letter.
- The president and advisor of the student organization shall be notified of a decision
to deny registration in writing by the Center for Campus Life.
The president of the applying organization may wish to schedule a meeting with
the Center for Campus Life to discuss the denial. If, following the meeting,
the group wishes to file an appeal, the president must do so in writing to the
Managing Director of the Center for Campus Life or designee within five
(5) University working days from the date of the “denial” notification letter.
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O. Student Right to Know Information
P. Student Records
a. General Policy
- Policies and procedures concerning student records are based on respect for the privacy
of the individual. To minimize the risk of
improper disclosure, academic records are maintained separately from disciplinary
records. (During the time of disciplinary suspension
or expulsion, the notice is placed in the student’s permanent file.) The conditions
for access to each are set forth in the Student
Handbook and complies with federal and state statutes and with registered student
organization guidelines. The procedures set forth
below apply to all persons formerly or currently enrolled at Texas Tech University.
b. Address of Record
- Students must maintain an accurate permanent address with the Office of the Registrar.
The address is used for official notifications
including billing and notification of official University requirements. Students
should maintain a current local address and telephone
number that is used by University officials, and/or student organizations and
the campus community. Students may update their contact
information at www.raiderlink.ttu.edu via the MyTech (for Students) tab.
c. Student Access to Educational Records
- All current and former students of the University have the right to access their educational
records as provided by law.
- Students may obtain copies of records relating to themselves at their expense. The
reproduction charge shall not exceed the actual cost to the University.
- The University will respond to all requests for explanations and interpretations of
records or information, if the response does not violate the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.
- A student may waive the right of access to confidential letters of recommendation
in the areas of admissions, job placement and receipt of awards.
A student seeking employment through the University Career Services may sign
- Personally identifiable information such as classification, personal conduct, grade
point average, academic progress, etc., shall not be released
to non-authorized personnel without the consent of the student.
d. Records Not Accessible to Students
- The following are records not accessible to students:
- Instructional, supervisory and administrative personnel records and the student’s
educational personnel records in the sole possession of the
author and not revealed to any person other than a substitute (i.e. grade books,
notes of observation and notes for recollection purposes).
- Employment records of a University employee who is not a student.
- Medical records are maintained for students visiting Student Health Services. Information
contained in the medical record is privileged and
will not be released to another person or institution without written permission
of the student, unless otherwise authorized by law. Medical
records are kept on file indefinitely at the Student Wellness Center at the corner
of Main and Flint, Lubbock, Texas 79430. Students needing
to request a copy of their medical records may contact Student Health Services
at (806) 743-2860. While not considered “education” records under
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the mentioned
statue still allows the patient, in most instances, access to
his/her records. The general rule of confidentially contains an exception when
the patient or someone authorized to act on his/her behalf submits
a written consent. Consent must be in writing and signed by the patient (or a
parent or legal guardian if the patient is a minor). A physician
shall furnish copies of medical records requested in accordance with the consent
provided, except if the physician determines that access to the
information would be harmful to the physical, mental or emotional health of the
- Medical and/or psychological information submitted to Student Disability Services
for the purpose of determining eligibility and services
are not releasable. Students may obtain the original information from the sources.
e. Authorized Non-student Access to Student Records
- Educational records (or personally identifiable information within a record) may be
released without the written consent of the students to:
- Officials, faculty and staff employed by the University if they have a legitimate
- Officials of other educational institutions in which the student intends to enroll
or seeks to enroll
if the student is notified of what is being released and given a copy if desired.
- Authorized representatives of the Comptroller General of the United States, the Secretary
and administrative heads of educational agencies or state educational authorities.
- Individuals needing this information in connection with a student application for,
or receipt of, financial aid.
- Federal, state and local officials to whom laws (in effect on or before Nov.19, 1984)
require information to be reported.
- Organizations such as Educational Testing Service administering predictive tests,
student aid programs and improving instruction.
The organizations must not show the personally identifiable information to outsiders
and the information must be destroyed when no
longer needed for audit, evaluation or compliance with federal requirements.
- Accrediting organizations.
- Parents who certify a student is carried as a dependent for federal income tax purposes.
This certification must be ascertained
by the Office of the Registrar.
- Appropriate persons, if necessary, to protect the health or safety of the student
or other persons.
- Individuals requiring such information by means of a judicial order or any lawfully
issued subpoena, on condition that the student
may be notified by the University of all such orders and subpoenas in advance
- Emergency contacts as listed in students’ educational records may be notified by designated
staff upon notice of student hospitalization
or transport via emergency personnel.
f. Students’ Rights to Challenge Records
- Students have the right to challenge records and information directly relating to
them. This section does not include procedures for students
challenging individual grades. Grade appeal procedures are described in the Student
Handbook, Part VI, Section A.7. The challenge is limited to inaccurate,
misleading or otherwise inappropriate records and information. The procedures
set forth below shall be followed for an appropriate challenge.
- Any student wishing to challenge records or information directly relating to him or
her must notify the individual responsible for maintaining the
records. The notice must be in writing and specifically identify the item challenged
and the basis for the custodian of the challenged records.
- All initial meetings will be informal and participants will include: the custodian
of the challenged records or information, the student and
the author (if appropriate) of the material.
- If any of the participants (record custodian, student or author) are not satisfied
with the results of the informal meeting, a formal hearing
will be conducted under the following procedures:Individuals needing this information
in connection with a student application for, or receipt of, financial aid.
- The hearing will be conducted within seven University working days following the request
for the hearing.
- The hearing will be conducted by an institutional official or other party who does
not have direct interest in the outcome of the hearing
appointed by the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs.
- The student may present evidence relevant to the content of the educational records
to demonstrate how they are inaccurate, misleading or
otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of the student. The hearing also
provides an opportunity for correction or deletion of any inaccurate,
misleading or otherwise inappropriate data contained in the records and for
insertion into the records a written explanation by the student
requesting the content of the challenged records.
- A written decision must be delivered in writing to all interested parties within seven
University working days after the conclusion of the hearing.
g. Release of Student Directory Information
- The following student information is considered Texas Tech University Directory Information:
- Student Name
- Permanent and Local Addresses
- Major Field of Study
- Dates of Attendance
- Degrees, Awards, and Honors Received
- Specific Enrollment Status
- Full-time, Part-time, Half-time
- Undergraduate, Graduate, Law
- Participation in Officially Recognized Sports and Activities
- Height/weight of members of Athletic Teams
- Previous Institution(s) Attended
- This information will be released by various campus offices periodically, or on request,
unless the student stipulates that directory
information (as defined above) be withheld. Students may request that directory
information be withheld in writing in West Hall, room 103,
or by restricting personal directory information at www.raiderlink.ttu.edu under the MyTech (for Students) tab. Students should select the
Directory Profile link located under Personal Information and uncheck the box
next to their name.
- The publication known as the Texas Tech Campus Directory is one type of printed periodical
containing data classified as “directory
information.” To restrict directory information from appearing in the directory,
students must go to Raiderlink and restrict directory
information prior to the 12th class day in the fall term. Restricted directory
information will remain restricted until the student unrestricts
- 4. The personal identifying information obtained from an individual for the purpose
of the emergency alert system of an institution of higher education,
including an e-mail address or telephone number, is confidential and not subject
to disclosure under Section 552.021, Government Code.
h. Destruction of Records
The University constantly reviews the “educational records” it maintains and periodically
destroys certain records. The University will
not destroy records if prohibited by state or federal law. The student’s basic
scholastic record is kept and maintained permanently in
the Office of the Registrar. Disciplinary records are maintained for at least
seven years in the Student Judicial Programs office. Student
Disability Services records are maintained for three years after the last date
i. Letters of Recommendation
- Students may review recommendations used in application for employment or for admission
to any educational agency or institution,
or information concerning honors awarded, except when the student waives, in
writing, the privilege of examination.
- Appropriate forms are available in University Career Center for students using this
service for future employment purposes.
These forms are designed to provide the student with several options concerning
the use and confidentially of future letters of reference and recommendation.
- Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974, as amended, the student
does not have access to confidential letters and statements of
recommendation which were placed in the educational records before January 1,
1975, if the letters or statements are used for purposes for which they
were specifically intended.
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Q. Use of University Space
a. General Policy
- With the exception of free expression activities outlined below, the space and facilities
of the University are intended primarily for the support
of the instructional programs of the institution. Second priority is given to
programs sponsored and conducted by University academic and administrative
departments or organizations affiliated with those departments. Beyond these two
priorities, use of campus space and facilities is encouraged for
activities that have as their purpose, service or benefit to the Texas Tech University
community, and that are sponsored by registered student organizations.
University buildings, grounds or property may not be used by individuals or organizations
not connected with the University, with the exception of the
use of Forum Areas for free expression as set forth in the section below or as
otherwise permitted under Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University
System policies. An individual who is not a student, faculty, or staff member
may attend functions or activities held on University property, but to be
eligible for the use of campus facilities, the function or activity must be sponsored
by and affiliated with a University department or registered
student organization. Sponsorship and/or co-sponsorship minimally include, but
not limited to, direct participation in planning, coordination and
implementation by members of the sponsoring organizations. A department, student
or registered student organization may not reserve space or facilities
on campus and permit it to be used by a non-registered organization or off-campus
group or person. Except as otherwise permitted under Texas Tech
University or Texas Tech University System policies, non-registered organizations
or off-campus groups or persons not sponsored by a department or
registered organization will not be permitted to reserve space on campus. State
law requires that University facilities and property be used only
for state purposes and not for private gain.
b. Reservation Requirements
- Reservations must be made for the use of buildings and grounds under the control of
the University. Requests for reservations will be granted
according to the priorities of the designated area. Requests must be made to
the appropriate office. Requests from registered student organizations
must be signed by the organization’s president and full-time faculty/staff advisor.
Requests from individuals must be signed by the person applying
for the use of the space or facilities.
- If the use of facilities is for programs or activities involving minor children, the
sponsoring group must comply with Texas Education Code 51.976,
which requires sexual abuse and child molestation training, certification, and
reporting for program employees. Documentation of timely reporting to
the Texas Department of State Health Services of such training should be received
before reservation of space or facility will be confirmed.
c. Procedure and Priorities for Designated Facilities
- Student Union
- Priority for use of space in the Student Union is given to programs and activities
which are conducted by the various departments within the
Student Union. Secondary priority is given to registered student organizations
and University departments. Reservations must be made in the Student
Union Office Room 203.
- Academic Buildings
- Any registered student organization may request the use of space in academic buildings
for specific purposes. These purposes may include,
but are not limited to, regular meetings of honorary or professional organizations,
lectures, seminars or workshops and special programs and
functions. The space must be reserved through the Academic Support and Facilities
Resources Office. All requests must be submitted by an active
member of the student organization using the online request form in Ad Astra
http://academicscheduling.ttu.edu/Astra_Schedule or in
person at the Academic Support Facilities Resources Office A link to the scheduling
site and complete instructions can be found on the department
website at www.depts.ttu.edu/asfr/escheduling. All requests must include the
full name, department, and phone number of the student organization’s
full-time faculty or staff advisor. Recurring space assignments may be made
for one semester only. All space assignments are made on the basis of
use consistent with the purposes of the University and of available space.
Space assignments for student organizations will not be scheduled on
weekends, holidays, or during final examination periods. Academic use by departments
and colleges has priority over other uses and organizational
assignments may be changed or canceled if conflicts with regular academic programs
- Academic space will be assigned on a limited basis if:
- The intended use is in keeping with the educational purposes of the University.
- The intended use does not conflict with the use by academic programs or academic organizations.
- The intended use does not conflict with normal security and maintenance schedules.
- Residence Halls
- Currently enrolled students who live in the residence halls and participate in the
residence hall governments have first priority
for use of all residence hall facilities. Facilities may also be provided for
individuals or groups whose activities are sponsored by,
or affiliated with, University Student Housing. University departments or registered
student organizations may use residence hall facilities
during the summer, or at times when space is available, for workshops, institutes,
short courses and conferences. However, space availability
is limited, and requests for the use of residence hall space must be made to
the Managing Director of University Student Housing.
- Recreational Facilities
- The Robert H. Ewalt Recreational Center, Aquatic Center, Leisure Pool, recreation
fields, tennis courts, racquetball courts and basketball
courts are intended primarily for student recreational and instructional use
on an organized group and individual basis. Recreational Sports is
responsible for scheduling the use of these facilities.
- McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
- The McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, located on the southeastern corner of the Texas
Tech campus, directly west of the Kent R. Hance Chapel,
is the home for all Texas Tech Alumni and friends. This facility boasts a ballroom
that can seat 300-plus for a banquet and more than 500 in a
theatre setting. Two separate courtyards provide space for outdoor events.
Booking of this facility is coordinated by the Texas Tech Alumni
Association at (806) 742-0400.
- Frazier Alumni Pavilion
- The Frazier Alumni Pavilion, situated just southwest of Jones AT&T Stadium is a 6,000-square
foot facility designed to host large banquets
but can be configured for weddings, press conferences, and other events. It
also has a 10,000-square foot outdoor porch area that can be used
to increase the size of your event. To book this venue, contact the Texas Tech
Alumni Association at (806) 742-0400.
- Kent R. Hance Chapel
- A 6,879-square foot, 250-seat, non-denominational Spanish Renaissance chapel is capable
of supporting a broad range of services and events.
To book this venue, contact the Texas Tech Alumni Association at (806) 742-0400.
- United Spirit Arena
- The United Spirit Arena is a 15,000-seat multi-purpose facility and is host to a variety
of entertainment and athletic events,
including Texas Tech University basketball and volleyball, commencement ceremonies,
concerts and numerous meeting room events.
Facilities available for lease within the United Spirit Arena include the four
meeting rooms in the City Bank Conference Center,
Club Red, the arena concourse, the arena floor and the arena bowl area. Registered
student organizations receive rental discount
for the City Bank Conference Center meeting rooms. Texas Tech University Commencement,
Health Sciences Center Commencement, Texas
Tech basketball and volleyball games and major arena events, such as concerts,
have priority in booking the United Spirit Arena.
Space in the United Spirit Arena is reserved through the Arena Management Office.
e. Use of Campus Grounds
- Selected grounds area (other than those described above) are available for activities
that are sponsored and approved by University departments,
registered student organizations or individual faculty, students and employees.
Academic use by departments and colleges has priority and assignments
may be changed or canceled if conflicts with regular academic programs develop.
- Students or registered student organizations desiring to use campus grounds must register
for grounds use with the Outdoor Events Coordinating
Committee (OECC) in Student Union Room 304. Faculty, staff, or departments of
the University desiring to use campus grounds must register for grounds
use with the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee (OECC) in Student Union Room
304 as well. In accordance with the University’s Operating Policy
61.02 regarding Use of University Grounds, Facilities and Amplification, each
use must be approved in writing by the Outdoor Events Coordinating
Committee (OECC). Requests must be submitted at least two (2) weeks before the
intended use. Recurring use assignments shall not be permitted.
- The Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee (OECC) will coordinate all grounds use applications
and shall grant only grounds use requests
that are consistent with applicable University regulations and local, state and
- A permit granting grounds use shall specify the boundaries of the area to be used,
the date for which the use is approved, the time at which
the proposed activity may begin, the time at which the reservation for the use
expires and any special provisions concerning the use of the space.
No request will be approved for activities occurring during individual study
days and/or final examination period.
- Students or registered organizations using a designated area are subject to the following
- Use of amplification equipment must comply with the guidelines below.
- A structure may not be erected on campus grounds without prior written approval that
will include arrangements for cleaning up after the event.
- If any expenses will be incurred in the course of an event, the sponsor or co-sponsor
will be required to supply a University account number
before the activity can be approved by the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee.
- Violations of these campus grounds use regulations are subject to the disciplinary
sanctions, conditions and/or restrictions and procedures outlined
in the Code of Student Conduct.
- Students or registered student organizations desiring grounds use may be required
to provide evidence of appropriate liability insurance in accordance
with recommendations from the General Counsel’s Office, Risk Management Office,
other University departments or others as necessary prior to approval from
the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee.
- Participants in, and/or sponsors for, events may be required to sign a “Hold Harmless”
- The sponsor should contact the Environmental Health and Safety Department to make
necessary arrangements for any event that includes concessions or
a mobile concession stand. In order for any person, vendor, or organization to
operate a temporary food service or mobile unit on Texas Tech property, the
Environmental Health and Safety Department must issue a valid Temporary Food
- The sponsor should contact Transportation & Parking Services to make necessary parking
arrangements for the event.
- If the use of University grounds is for programs or activities involving minor children,
the sponsoring group must comply with Texas Education Code
51.976, which requires sexual abuse and child molestation training, certification,
and reporting for program employees. Documentation of timely reporting
to the Texas Department of State Health Services of such training should be received
before reservation of space or facility will be confirmed.
f. Freedom of Expression Activities and Forum Areas
- The open exchange of information, opinions, and ideas between students is an essential
element of the campus experience. These policies are
intended to protect the interests of all students as well as other members of
the University community. These policies presume that students are
generally free to engage in freedom of expression activities in those outdoor
areas of campus that are common and accessible to all students
(such as park-like areas and sidewalks) without the need of prior approval of
- Although the Texas Tech University campus is generally an open campus for purposes
of student freedom of expression activities, students
are encouraged, and persons and groups not affiliated with the University are
required, to use the Forum Areas of the campus for freedom of
- The following are the Forum Areas as currently defined at Texas Tech University. Each
location is marked with a plaque that reads,
“Forum Area,” and may be used on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Southwest Collections – the outdoor gazebo and concrete octagon surrounding it located
immediately east of the Southwest Collections
building close to the corner of 15th Street and Boston Avenue.
- Engineering Key – the northern 1/3 of the grassy area of the Engineering Key from
the diagonal sidewalk going north to the
flowerbed and bound by the street curbs on the east and west sides.
- Student Union – northeast corner (15th Street and Akron Avenue).
- Student Union/Library Plaza – the southern 1/3 of the plaza between the Student Union
and Library described as follows:
From the southwest raised flowerbed in front of the Library on the west to
the black brick border of the flowerbeds on the east;
and from the black brick border that stretches from the Library steps to the
flowerbed outside the Student Union west entrance
on the north to the bollards on the south end.
- Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration – the western half of the courtyard
between the College of business Administration
building and the Architecture building as described by the midway sidewalk
on the east to the inside of the Flint Avenue sidewalk on the
west and the sidewalks on the north and south sides.
- Urbanovsky Amphitheater – the Urbanovsky Amphitheater bound on the west by the second
semicircular sidewalk, on the east by the
inside of the sidewalk bordering Flint Avenue, and by the north and south sidewalks.
- Students engaged in freedom of expression activities on campus may be required to
relocate under the following circumstances:
- The location selected for the activity is inadequate for the purpose for which it
will be used (either too close to buildings, not big enough for the event, etc.);
- The activity substantially interferes with either vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
- The activity blocks the ingress or egress to buildings;
- The space is not available due to prior reservation;
- The activity conflicts with a previously planned University activity;
- The activity creates a sustained or repeated noise disturbance that substantially
interferes with the normal activities of the University;
- The activity presents an unreasonable danger to the health or safety of the applicant
or other individuals;
- The activity is prohibited by local, state, or federal law; or
- The activity prevents fire protection, law enforcement, or emergency medical service
providers from access to areas on campus.
- Students engaged in freedom of expression activities may be subject to discipline
under the Code of Student Conduct for the following actions:
- Activities which are illegal.
- Activities that deny the rights of other students, faculty and staff of the University.
- Activities that substantially obstruct or restrict the free movement of persons on
any part of the University campus,
including the free entry or exit from University facilities.
- Activities that deny the use of office or other facilities to the students, faculty,
staff or guests of the University.
- Activities that threaten or endanger the health or safety of any person on the University
- Activities that include the use of obscenities, libelous statements, or “fighting
words,” as defined by law.
- Activities that result in damage to or destruction of University property or;
- Activities that attempt to prevent a University event or other lawful assembly by
the threat or use of force or violence.
- Signs, banners, posters, and other displays used for freedom of expression activities
must be handheld and must remain in the hands
of individuals engaged in the expressive activities at all times.
g. Appeals of Ground Use Request Denials
- Students of registered student organizations, whose requests for the use of campus
grounds or non-academic space are denied,
may appeal to the Managing Director of the Center for Campus Life as follows:
- A written appeal describing the objections to the denial presented to the Managing
Director of the Center for Campus Life must be filed
no later than five (5) University working days after the receipt of notice
of the denial from the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee.
- The Managing Director of the Center for Campus Life will convey the appeal decision,
in writing, to the student or registered student
organization and to the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee within a reasonable
time from the receipt of the written appeal.
h. Use of Amplification Equipment
- Use of Amplification Equipment for Freedom of Expression Activities
- Use of Amplification Equipment in Forum Areas. Students and registered student organizations
may use amplification equipment for
freedom of expression activities within the designated Forum Areas from 8:00
am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
- Use of Amplification Equipment in All Other Outdoor Areas. Students and registered
student organizations may use amplification
equipment for freedom of expression activities in all other outdoor areas of
the campus after 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
- Use of amplification equipment is subject to all rules concerning the time, place,
and manner of freedom of expression
activities and Forum Areas as set forth in Section f of this policy.
- Only handheld amplification devices are permitted.
- No amplification of sound is permitted during the week prior to or the week of final
- The volume and direction of amplification equipment shall be controlled so as not
to interfere with classes in session, examinations,
or other campus community activities.
- Use of amplification equipment shall not create a sustained or repeated noise disturbance
that substantially interferes with the normal
activities of the University community.
- Other Use of Amplification Equipment
- The use of loudspeakers, any other type of amplification equipment (e.g. portable
stereo devices, portable studios, etc.), or
amplified musical instruments on University grounds by students and/or registered
student organizations for any purpose other than
expressive activities as set forth in Section H(1) above is by permission only.
- Applications from individuals, departments, and organizations for permission to use
amplification equipment must be made on
the Grounds Use and Solicitation Request form provided by the Outdoor Events
- Applications must be submitted at least two weeks before the intended use.
- The Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee and the Director of Academic Support & Facilities
Resources may prescribe rules concerning
scheduling, maximum sound levels, location and direction of speakers, and other
rules to facilitate the use of amplified sound to mediate
any conflict with University functions, classes in session, examinations, other
nearby activities, and the campus environment.
- The use of amplification equipment for solicitation purposes must conform to all campus
grounds use provisions, as well as policies
governing solicitation and commercial activities.
- The use of such equipment or loudspeakers is not permitted in the vicinity of classrooms
during regularly scheduled class hours
without written permission from Academic Support and Facilities Resources.
- Sound equipment must not be disruptive, and the volume and direction of amplification
equipment shall be controlled so as not
to interfere with classes in session, examinations, or other campus community
- Special events such as dances, pep rallies, ceremonies, or recreational activities
that include the use of bands or
amplification equipment may be held in approved locations only with prior approval
of the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee (OECC).
- Outdoor dances utilizing sound amplification devices may be held only on Friday and
Saturday nights, and must terminate by 1:00 a.m.
Bands may use their own equipment on such dates.
- Academic Use
- The appropriate use of loudspeakers for official University activities inside academic
buildings, or on the campus as a part of
the academic instructional program, is determined and approved by the Office
of the Provost.
- Permission for use of the victory bells or carillon bells in the towers of the Administration
Building must be requested through the
Office of the Provost at least one University working day before time of intended
use. Use of the bells must not interfere with the normal
functions and programs of the University. See OP 30.21.
a. Voluntary Withdrawal from the University
- According to the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog and OP 34.05, students who find
it necessary to withdraw from the University during
a semester or summer term must apply to the Office of the Registrar prior to
the term withdrawal deadline. A student wishing to drop to zero
hours must withdraw from the institution. If a student withdraws on the 13th
class day or after, a W will be recorded for all classes that
semester or term, and these W’s will not be counted toward the six state-defined
permitted drops. International students must receive clearance
from the Office of International Affairs as a part of the withdrawal procedure.
Student athletes must receive clearance from their Athletic
Academic Advisor. Withdrawal and reenrollment procedures vary for School of Law
students. Students enrolled in the School of Law and seeking
withdrawal information should contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
at the School of Law for assistance.
- Students considering withdrawal for medical reasons may contact the Center for Campus
Life to discuss additional University resources and services.
- There may be financial implications to withdrawal. If a student receives financial
aid or is living in TTU student housing, he/she should first
contact those offices before applying for the withdrawal. If a registration hold
exists on the student’s record, it must be cleared before the
withdrawal can be processed. To check your student record for registration holds,
log on at www.raiderlink.ttu.edu
and select the MyTech (for Students) tab.
- The Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog indicate that students withdrawing to zero
hours at their request or those who have been withdrawn
due to University action may be eligible to receive a refund of paid tuition
and fees. A tuition and fee refund schedule is listed in the
Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog and at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar/.
- Returning to the University after a Voluntary Withdrawal
- Application materials and deadlines for former Texas Tech students are available at
www.gototexastech.com. Official transcripts from all
institutions attended subsequent to Texas Tech reenrollment must be submitted
by the application deadline. All returning students must have
a minimum of a 2.0 GPA on work taken since leaving Texas Tech. Please visit
the following for more information:
b. Involuntary Withdrawals
- Texas Tech University seeks to balance the rights of individual students with the
rights of the community. In order to maintain the safety of
both, some behaviors require consultation among a network of campus professionals
to determine the appropriate course of action to address the behavior.
- When a student poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, and the direct
threat cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level
through the provision of reasonable accommodations where required, a student
may be involuntarily withdrawn from the University.
- Notice regarding students who may be direct threats (both self-reports and third-party
reports) should be made to the Dean of Students or designee.
- A “direct threat” means
- There is a high probability (not just a slightly increased, speculative, or remote
- of substantial harm
- based on observation of a student’s conduct, actions, and statements.
- The Dean of Students or designee will notify the student of the concern.
- The Dean of Students or designee will request a meeting with the student to inform
the student that an initial individualized,
objective assessment will be scheduled within five University working days in
order to determine whether the student poses a direct
threat to him/herself or others. The meeting may include, but is not limited
to discussion of:
- Involvement of parents or significant others;
- Academic progress;
- Living arrangements;
- Previously granted accommodations;
- Confidentiality waivers;
- Other possible accommodations, care and support resources including medical or counseling
- Withdrawal implications such as financial aid, health insurance, visas, and academic
- If the student does not respond to the request for a meeting or does not attend the
meeting, written notice of the pending assessment
will be sent via certified mail to the student’s last known official, local address
as provided by the student to the Registrar’s Office
and/or electronically to the student’s University email account. Students not
responding to requests for meetings or assessments may be
referred to the Office of Student Conduct for allegations of failure to comply
with reasonable directives and/or requests of a University
official acting in the performance of his or her duties.
- Temporary Suspensions
- During the involuntary withdrawal process, if the Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
and Student Affairs or designee determines
that an immediate direct threat exists others or an overt disruption of the
campus community has occurred, the student may be temporarily
suspended pending a final decision on the involuntary withdrawal as long as
the student has received notice of the concern, and had an
opportunity to address the concern, and the student is afforded a hearing and
right to appeal the final decision. During a temporary
suspension, the student may not attend classes, use University services and/or
resources (except those expressly permitted by the Vice Provost,
Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs or designee), and may not be on
campus until the proceedings have been resolved. If the student
needs to return to campus, the visit must be coordinated through the Vice Provost,
Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs or designee
and the Texas Tech Police Department.
- Involuntary Withdrawal Assessment
- An individualized, objective assessment will be completed to determine whether a direct
threat exists, and if so, whether the
student should be permitted to remain enrolled at the University.
- The assessment will be based on reasonable medical judgment, using current medical
knowledge, or the best available objective
information, to assess the student’s ability to safely participate in the University’s
programs. The assessment will be in the form
of a written report containing the findings and recommendations of the medical
and other professionals performing the assessment.
- Within five (5) University working days from the initial meeting with the student
or five University working days from the date of
notice regarding the meeting, the student will be scheduled for an assessment
with a medical doctor, a licensed counseling or clinical
psychologist, and other professionals as appropriate. If applicable, this assessment
would include a psychiatrist from Student Health
Services and a psychologist from the Student Counseling Center.
- The student may provide information from other medical professionals as part of the
- If a student elects not to participate in this assessment, the process will continue
with the information that is otherwise available to consider.
- The assessment will determine:
- The nature, duration, and severity of the risk;
- The probability that the potentially threatening injury will actually occur; and
- Whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices, or procedures will sufficiently
mitigate the risk.
- Involuntary Withdrawal Committee
- The assessment report will be forwarded to the Involuntary Withdrawal Committee for
- The Involuntary Withdrawal Committee is comprised of the following voting members:
the student’s Associate Academic Dean,
Director of the Student Counseling Center, Medical Director of Student Health
Services, Director of Student Disability Services,
and Dean of Students. If the student resides in campus housing, the Director
of Student Housing will also serve as a voting member
of the committee. The Dean of Students will chair the committee. A non-voting
resource person may be assigned from the Vice Provost
for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs to present information and
assist the committee. The Involuntary University Withdrawal
Committee will meet with the student in an informal, non-adversarial hearing
to review the information collected throughout the process,
and discuss the assessment with the student. The student will be permitted
an opportunity to address the evidence being considered by
the Involuntary Withdrawal Committee.
- The hearing will be scheduled by the Dean of Students within five (5) University working
days of the completion of the individualized assessment.
The student will be provided the information to be considered at the hearing
by the Dean of Students in advance of the hearing.
The student may elect to attend the Involuntary Withdrawal Committee hearing
and present information on his or her behalf. The student
may be accompanied by one or more advisors. A non-voting resource person will
present information and act as a recorder for the committee.
When deliberating a decision, the Involuntary Withdrawal Committee will meet
in closed session with only voting members and the resource
- Following the hearing, the Involuntary Withdrawal Committee will recommend one of
- the student may remain enrolled at the University with no restrictions;
- the student may remain enrolled at the University subject to specific conditions and/or
restrictions as defined by the Involuntary Withdrawal Committee; or
- the student should be involuntarily withdrawn from the University upon a specific
- Review of Committee Recommendation
- The Dean of Students will notify the student in writing of the decision within five
University working days.
- Appeals Process
- The student may appeal the decision of the Dean of Students by submitting a written
appeal to the Assistant Vice Provost for
Student Affairs within five (5) University working days. The student will be
notified in writing of the final decision within five
(5) University working days of receipt of the appeal.
- Final Decision
- Upon completion of the appeal process or with no receipt of an appeal, the student
who is involuntarily withdrawn may not
attend class or use University facilities, must vacate University housing within
48 hours and may not return to campus unless
approved by the Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs.
Referrals will be made for the student upon request
to appropriate community resources, i.e. medical care and housing. The student
may be entitled to refunds of prorated tuition,
fees, and room and board charges as a result of involuntary withdrawal. A registration
hold will be placed on the student’s record
at the direction of the Dean of Students, limiting any subsequent registration
until approval is given by the Dean of Students.
- Eligibility for Readmission
- Students are eligible for consideration of readmission following an involuntary withdrawal
after one calendar year. At that time,
the student should present documentation to the Dean of Students for review.
Documentation may include, but it is not limited to,
current psychological evaluation, demonstration of ongoing medical care, and
a plan for care upon reenrollment. The documentation
shall be presented to the Involuntary Withdrawal Committee for recommendation
to the Dean of Students. Readmission requests and
documentation must be presented by February 1 for summer enrollment, May 1
for fall enrollment, and October 1 for spring enrollment.
Readmission will be contingent upon demonstration or documentation that the
student is no longer a direct threat, and upon meeting
admission deadlines and requirements.