General Information

The Undergraduate Catalog

This catalog is an official publication of Texas Tech University containing policies, regulations, procedures, and fees in effect as the document went to press. Published in the summer, its provisions apply during the following school year, September through August. However, a student who registers for the first time in the university during a summer session is subject to the degree requirements set forth in the catalog effective for the fall semester immediately following the initial enrollment.

The university reserves the right to make changes at any time to reflect current board policies, administrative regulations and procedures, amendments by state law, and fee changes. Students are urged to study the contents of this catalog carefully, for they are responsible for observing the regulations contained herein.

Other official publications issued by the university include the Graduate Catalog, the Law School Catalog, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Extended Studies Catalog, and the Faculty Handbook. The Student Affairs Handbook includes the institution's policies and regulations relating to student conduct.

Courses to be offered during any semester or summer term are announced prior to the registration period for that semester or term in the form of class schedules.

Both the Undergraduate Catalog and the Graduate Catalog, as well as other official university documents, are available on the Official Publications Web site <>.

Student Responsibility

Each student is responsible for knowing and following the academic rules, regulations, guidelines, and timelines of the university and the appropriate academic degree. University faculty, academic advisors, and staff members assist students with this responsibility.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Texas Tech University is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. All students admitted to the university are treated without discrimination with regard to their participation in educational programs or activities that the university offers.

The university is an equal opportunity employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability concerning employment or during the course of employment in the institution.

The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in its educational programs. Any student inquiries or complaints concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) or the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, should be referred to the AccessTECH office, 247 West Hall, (806) 742-2405, or the Office of the Dean of Students, 250 West Hall, (806) 742-2192.

Office of Cultural Diversity

The purpose of the Office of Cultural Diversity is to enhance and promote positive recruitment and retention activities for faculty, staff, and students, with a focus on increasing representation of underrepresented populations such as males, females, ethnic and racial minorities, persons with disabilities, nontraditional students, and others.

Short and long range plans of the office include creating a campus climate that values diversity; recruiting, hiring, and retaining culturally diverse employees across all levels and areas of the institutions; providing professional development activities that assist all personnel in the understanding of their own and other cultures; infusing diversity into the curriculum and promoting pedagogical strategies that encourage student involvement and facilitate respect of diverse perspectives; promoting a user-friendly campus in which all campus citizensstudents as well as employeesfeel welcomed and appreciated; providing student support activities to facilitate an environment for success; and promoting and enhancing community involvement whereby students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in community activities. Contact the Office of Cultural Diversity at (806) 742-8671.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities at Texas Tech University will find numerous programs designated to coordinate academic accommodations and promote access to all phases of university life. Such programming is coordinated through AccessTECH: An Academic Accommodation and Disability Support Program, with the assistance of an advisory committee of disabled and nondisabled students, faculty, and staff.

AccessTECH is a program from Student Life, a functional part of the Office of the Dean of Students. AccessTECH program personnel oversee and coordinate programs to ensure accessibility to students with disabilities on an individual basis. Texas Tech strives to provide equal access to a college education as well as support to students with disabilities in their experience in the university community. ADA compliance officers located in the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of Students also work with students with disabilities to coordinate accessible facilities.

Prospective and current students interested in receiving more information regarding programs for students with disabilities should contact AccessTECH, 247 West Hall, (806) 742-2405.

State offices of the Texas Commission for the Blind and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission are also located on the Texas Tech campus.

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