Student Counseling Center Chancellor Kent Hance, Sharla Boyd, Bobbi Britton-Stroud, Klinton Hobbs, Ashlee Brown, Christine Odiorne, Michael Iezzi, Richard Lenox, Nancy Robinson, Marie Moerkbak, Lisa Viator, Amanda Wheeler, TTU Interim President Lawrence Schovanec

Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center exists to meet the psychological needs of 32,000 Texas Tech students. The team of mental health professionals dedicates its high level of academic achievement and expertise, their boundless compassion and concern for the welfare of our students, and their selfless teamwork to our students on a daily basis. They engage in wellness outreach programming on mental health topics, clinical supervision of psychologists-in-training, and individual, couples and group counseling every hour of the day, through their lunch hour, every day of the week. They take turns carrying a pager in order, literally, to be available 24/7 for mental health consultation to University Administrators, Police, Residence Life staff and students in crisis. Their innovative stress management strategies, including "MindSpa," create opportunities for enhancing skills for coping with the inevitable stress of college life. Each member of this team serves as a liaison to a specific residence hall and sometimes to other campus departments. Seventy-one percent of students agreed that their experience at the Counseling Center made it more likely that they will remain in college.

Criteria for Consideration for the Guns Up Award