Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act
Texas Tech University Clery Report: Updated Annually
The Texas Tech Police Department compiles and publishes campus crime data to comply with the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act. Information about crimes that have occurred on-campus and in the immediately surrounding community is published annually on the Texas Tech University Department Web Page.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
To learn about the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA), Withdrawal Procedures, and Access to Student records, visit the Registrar.
The six-year graduation rates of students and student athletes are published annually and are available online. For all Texas Tech students, refer to the university fact book. The Texas Tech Athletic Department provides graduation rates to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
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Alcohol and Other Drugs
Students in violation of drug and alcohol policies will be subject to university judicial procedures as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. Separately and concurrently, students may also be subject to legal proceedings in accordance with local, state and federal law. This is not an all-inclusive listing of illegal and/ or dangerous drugs. The following list highlights some of the most frequently abused drugs:
- Alcohol is a depressant that is ingested in liquid form. The effects of alcohol are slowed nerve function, impaired judgment and delayed reaction time; excessive exposure can result in the slowing of breathing rate that could result in coma or death. Prolonged alcohol abuse has been shown to negatively affect liver and brain function.
- Prescription Drug abuse is rapidly rising in the United States. People are abusing drugs prescribed to other people and themselves. The most commonly abused prescription drugs are pain medications, depressants (sleeping pills) and stimulants (used to treat hyperactivity). The physical effects of these drugs vary, but risks include addiction, organ damage and death.
- Marijuana is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant and is commonly smoked. The effects of marijuana include a feeling of well-being and relaxation. In some instances, anxiety may be a result. Marijuana can be psychologically addictive and long term use may cause damage to the lungs.
- Cocaine is a stimulant derived from the shrub erthroxylan coca. Cocaine can be snorted or injected intravenously. Crack, cocaine in crystalline form, is commonly smoked. This drug raises the heart rate and induces a feeling of euphoria. Tolerance of this drug develops rapidly and it is highly addictive. Some of the effects of long term use are addiction, heart attack and death.
- Methamphetamines are stimulants that can be easily produced from over the counter medications. Ice is produced when methamphetamines are made into crystalline form and smoked. These stimulants will cause a euphoric state that commonly lasts longer than cocaine. Methamphetamines are highly addictive and can cause heart attacks and sudden death. Due to the fact that these drugs are often "homemade," strength and purity will vary greatly. The risk of overdose is very high.
- Heroine and opiates are nervous system depressants that slow down the circulatory and respiratory system. These drugs are highly addictive and discontinuing use results in severe withdrawal symptoms. There is a high risk of death from overdose.
- Hallucinogens are drugs that cause physiological hallucinations and a distortion of all five senses. The most common hallucinogens are LSD, PCP, Peyote, and Psychedelic Mushrooms. Long term exposure can result in schizophrenic reactions and depression.
Available Drug or Alcohol Counseling Services
If you or someone you know is in need of drug or alcohol counseling, Texas Tech University provides students, faculty, and staff access to those services. For initial screening, students should contact Student Health Services at (806) 743-2848 or the Student Counseling Center at (806) 742-3674. For treatment programs and services, students should contact the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at (806) 742-2891. Faculty and staff can utilize the Employee Assistance Program.