Texas Tech University

Think About IT FAQs

When does Think About IT® have to be completed?

Think About IT® will open January 2nd, 2018 for new students enrolling at Texas Tech for the first time during the spring 2018 semester and must be completed no later than March 30th, 2018. If you are a newly admitted student, you will have access to Think About IT® after you attend Red Raider Orientation and will have a fall 2018 deadline.

What is Think About IT®?

Think About IT® is an online, research-based, interactive course designed to educate you about alcohol, drugs, healthy relationships, sex, and violence prevention, as well as provide you with valuable resources during your time here at Texas Tech.

Who is required to complete Think About IT®?

ALL incoming students (first- year freshman and transfer students) must complete Think About IT® during their first semester of enrollment. 

How do students complete Think About IT®?

Students can log on to the course from their received e-mail or from here. They will need an eraider login to sign in.

How long will it take to complete Think About IT®?

The Think About IT® online course typically takes 2 hours to complete.

What happens if a student does not complete Think About IT®?

If you do not complete the required Think About IT® training within the time frame specified above, a hold will be placed on your student account.

Why does TTU require students to complete Think About IT®?

These programs are evidenced based, are a cost effective measure to reach the entire incoming student population, and fulfill federal requirements for prevention education surrounding Title IX, VAWA, and Campus SaVE.

What happens after I complete the course?

Upon completing the course, a completion record will be established in the database. Prior to exiting the course, you will have the ability to download a completion certificate for your records.

If I receive a hold, how do I get it removed and how long will it take?

First, you need to complete the Think About It® training. Once the training is completed, you must contact the RISE office at 806.742.2110 or email rise@ttu.edu with your R # in the subject line for the removal of your academic hold. Please note this step is only necessary if you have failed to complete the course by its specified due date. If you complete the course by the due date, there will be no academic hold placed on your account.

Will my answers be private?

The course includes surveys about personal health behaviors to help personalize the experience and measure students' attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. Texas Tech's RISE Department will only receive information about the student body as a whole and never an individual student's answers.

What if I have questions or concerns about the requirements or course content?

Please contact RISE at 806.742.2110, rise@ttu.edu, or go to depts.ttu.edu/rise/thinkaboutit/ for any questions about the requirements or course content. 

NOTE: If you are a newly admitted student, you will NOT have access to Think About IT® until you attend Red Raider Orientation. Make sure you visit the RISE staff at RRO, if you have any questions.