Strive for Honor Evermore!
Strive for Honor boldly characterizes every Texas Tech student, alumni, and faculty and staff member of our Red Raider family.
As Red Raiders, we strive, as a matter of principle and pride, to embody this ideal in everything we do, whether:
- Acting with integrity within the classroom, providing only the best of ourselves in our endeavors, and not succumbing to the lure of academic misconduct such as cheating or plagiarism;
- Supporting our Texas Tech Red Raiders on the field of competition, while still respecting and recognizing our own sportsmanship in our interactions with visiting teams;
- Desiring to help our fellow Red Raiders, to watch out for our peers and classmates, and assist them in times of need;
- Striving to better ourselves and our institution with our commitment to our responsibilities today and our promises to make the world better tomorrow; and
- Living the values of Texas Tech, while continuing to always learn and promote new ideas and opportunities for those yet to come.
A Red Raider believes in:
Each member of the Texas Tech community has the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
Cooperation and Communication
We encourage and provide opportunities for the free and open exchange of ideas both inside and outside the classroom.
Creativity and Innovation
A working and learning environment that encourages active participation.
Community Service and Leadership
Exemplary professional and community service through research, creative works, and service programs that extend beyond the university environment.
Pursuit of Excellence
Texas Tech University is committed to achieving excellence following best practices in its professional work, displaying the highest standards in its scholarly work, and offering venues to showcase national and international examples of achievement.
We strive to do what is honest and ethical even if no one is watching us or compelling us to “do the right thing”.
An environment of mutual respect, appreciation, and tolerance for differing values, beliefs, and backgrounds.
Being responsible for your own work ensures that grades are earned honestly.
Earn grades honestly.
Trust and respect fellow students, faculty, and staff.
Be responsible for your own work.
Do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Treat others with dignity and respect.
Appreciate others of differing valutes, beliefs, and backgrounds.
Support life-long learning.
Encourage active participation.
Enjoy the freedom to teach; freedom to learn.