Facilities and Services
The National Ranching Heritage Center is a 27-acre museum with seven galleries, 38 pieces of life-size bronze sculpture, and an historical park containing 48 ranch structures that have been moved to the site from locations throughout the Southwest. The structures—a bunkhouse, one-room school house, half-dugout, train, depot, blacksmith shop, barns, windmills, and more—date from the late 1780s to the early 1950s and have been authentically restored. They illustrate the development of the ranching industry in the Southwest. Dedicated on July 4, 1976, the NRHC hosts Ranch Day in the Spring, Heritage Halloween and Candlelight at the Ranch in late Fall, along with exhibits and education-based seminars and programs. Community and student volunteers help with these events. The National Ranching Heritage Center is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday The historical park closes at 4 p.m. The NRHC is closed on all major holidays. For additional information, see www.nrhc.ttu.edu.
The Texas Tech Psychology Clinic has a long history of providing quality services to the Lubbock area and university community. The clinic is located on the first floor of the Psychology Building and is operated by faculty from the clinical and counseling psychology programs. The purpose of the clinic is threefold: 1) to provide multi-disciplinary, evidence-based training to doctoral students under the supervision of program faculty, 2) to provide high quality, affordable psychological services to the university and to the community; and, 3) to advance theory-based mental health research. The Psychology Clinic provides a range of outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults, including individual, family, marital or couples therapy, behavioral parent training, parent-child-interaction therapy, vocational counseling, and psychoeducation. Therapists address a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal problems, emotional and behavioral problems, eating disorders, and problems with stress and coping. The clinic also provides psychological and vocational assessment services to the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.
Office of Official Publications. This office oversees publication of the commencement programs and the official bulletin series of the university, which includes both the printed and online versions of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog and the School of Law Catalog. Official Publications also maintains parts of the online class schedules, including the final exam schedule and all course descriptions. The office updates the Faculty Handbook annually and publishes the handbook online. Official Publications prepares the university’s official academic calendars for publication in the bulletin series and for public viewing on the internet. Copies of information pertaining to areas discussed in both the current catalog and back issues are available from the Official Publications office.
Official university calendars and copies of each official publication are available at www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications. The office coordinates sale of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog and distribution of the catalog to all faculty, staff, and incoming students. Official Publications maintains a course description website that lists all courses offered by the university and also participates in the approval process for all new, changed, or deleted courses. The office director serves as a member of the Academic Council.
Office of Communications and Marketing.This office is the primary public information, media relations and marketing headquarters for the university. The office also manages the home page for the university’s website, as well as other top level administrative Web pages. A professional staff member is dedicated to responding to media inquiries and supporting the communication needs of schools, colleges, departments and other programs. The team also oversees the university’s visual identity system and supports the strategic initiatives of the President’s Office with coordinated marketing efforts. The Office of Communications and Marketing reports to the President. For more information visit www.depts.ttu.edu/communications.
Student Media. Student Media employs 50-75 students each semester. Student editors of The Daily Toreador newspaper and La Ventana yearbook have the authority to make all content decisions; consequently, they bear the responsibility for their decisions. Both publications began publishing in 1926 and are two of Texas Tech’s oldest traditions.
The Daily Toreador, the university student newspaper, and the website www.dailytoreador.com are published daily, Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and on Tuesday and Fridays during the summer sessions. La Ventana, the university yearbook, is published annually. The publications are produced by students and are staffed with paid personnel from the student body. The Student Media Committee, a student-faculty-staff committee, selects the student editors and reviews the annual budgets.
Alumni Magazine. The award-winning Texas Techsan, a publication of the Texas Tech Alumni Association, is sent six times a year to association members. The publication reflects a full range of current university programs, news, and campus life. Stories represent a mixture of topics and emphasize alumni accomplishments, faculty expertise and research, university issues, and Alumni Association programs. Faculty members are encouraged to send information about academic endeavors and honors to the “Through the Arches” section of the magazine.
Information on purchasing goods and services for university use may be obtained from the departmental website (www.depts.ttu.edu/procurement/purchasingContracting/) or from the Office of Purchasing and Contracting (806.742.3844).
Purchasing and contracting policies are set forth in the university OPs numbered in the 72 series. All purchasing functions, including access to policies, procedures, and the electronic processes can be viewed on the departmental website. The electronic system, TechBuy, handles all purchasing requisitions for the University. The website for Techbuy is http://techbuy.ttu.edu. To register staff and faculty members to use the system please access team.texastech.edu. For support with any of the systems or a purchasing question, send an email to email@example.com.
Student records are maintained in West Hall by the staff of the Office of the Registrar. This office provides student registration information and services, transfer of credit services, official Texas Tech University transcripts, Texas Student Initiative (TSI) compliance service, Athletic Certification, and FERPA compliance. The registrar’s office is under the direction of the Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.
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eLearning at Texas Tech
Equal Employment Opportunity
International Affairs Office
National Ranching Heritage
Purchasing and Contracting
Student Union Building
Teaching, Learning, and
Texas Tech Chess Program
Texas Tech Foundation
TTU Police Department
TTU Ag Field Labs
TTU Research Farm/Pantex
University Parking Services
University Student Housing
Vietnam Center and Archive