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 Internet at www.ttu.edu/catalogs/.

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 Disabled Student Support Program, 247 West Hall, (806) 742-2405, or the Dean of Students Office, 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 attending Texas Tech University will find programs and services to promote access to all phases of University activity. Such programming is coordinated by the Disabled Student Support Program through the Dean of Students Office.

Support services and information available through the Disabled Student Support Program Office include student orientation and programming, academic advisement, registration assistance, campus accessibility and facilities information, assistance with auxiliary aides, technical assistance, testing procedures, accessible housing, transportation, parking, wheelchair sports and adaptive recreation opportunities, financial assistance counseling, and student support groups.

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 support services or more information should contact the Disabled Student Support Program Office, 247 West Hall, (806) 742-2405, or the Division of Student Affairs Web site, www.ttu.edu/deanofstudents/.

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, currently 3rd floor of the TTU Library, (806) 742-2253.


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