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 Learning 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 Internet at www.ttu.edu/~offpub.

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 which 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 inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) or the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, or any student complaints pursuant to Title IX, 504 or ADA, should be referred to the Dean of Students Office, 250 West Hall (806) 742-2192.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities attending Texas Tech will find numerous programs designed to provide services and to promote access to all phases of University activity. Such programming is coordinated through the Dean of Students Office with the assistance of an advisory committee of both disabled and nondisabled students, faculty, and staff.

Support services available through the Dean of Students Office include student orientation and advisement, registration assistance, publication of campus accessibility and information guides, coordination of auxiliary aide and support services, student development programming, technical assistance in modifying course requirements, testing procedures and campus facilities, and referral to a variety of campus resources. Accessible housing and transportation, handicap parking, wheelchair sports and adaptive recreation opportunities, financial assistance, counseling, and student support groups are also provided.

The deadline for applying for services is normally 30 days prior to the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment, to allow time to provide adequate coordination of services. The deadline for applying for subsequent continuous semesters of enrollment is two weeks prior to registration.

Prospective and current students, parents, and others interested in such services or more information should contact the Dean of Students Office, 250 West Hall, (806) 742-2192.

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

Vocational rehabilitation has several programs of educational assistance for disabled students at Texas Tech, in those instances in which the disability constitutes a substantial handicap to employment. For detailed information concerning these programs, contact the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 118 West Hall, (806) 742-1430.

The Texas Commission for the Blind has several vocational rehabilitation programs of educational assistance for blind and visually impaired students at Texas Tech, in those instances in which the disability constitutes a substantial handicap to employment. For detailed information concerning these programs, contact the TCB counselor, 3rd floor, TTU Library, (806) 742-2253.


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