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Departments & Programs of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs

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Academic Testing Services

Academic Testing Services provides testing services essential to admissions, retention, graduation and post-graduation needs of Texas Tech University and the community. All exams offered are designated for the purpose of increasing enrollment and promoting student success.

Academic Testing Services is an approved / recognized national testing site.

Center for Campus Life

Whether students are interested in joining student organizations, contributing to the community through service, developing leadership skills, or submersing themselves in culture, the Center for Campus Life is the comprehensive stop for student involvement. The Center encompasses a range of programs from Student Organizations to the Spirit Squads.

Center for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) at Texas Tech University provides guidance, support, and funding to engage undergraduates in campus research initiatives. Undergraduates engaged through the Center and its cohorts have the opportunity to apply concepts from their college course work to real world situations in order to further their creative achievement.

Community College & Transfer Relations

Community College & Transfer Relations (CCTR) works closely with these transfer institutions, as well as with the Texas Tech academic colleges, to form seamless transfer agreements to assist students who are looking to transfer to Texas Tech. CCTR provides pre-Tech academic advising to transfer students assuring a successful transfer experience

IS 1100: RaiderReady

Many first year students come to campus thinking that they know exactly what is in store for them and others may come to campus with absolutely no idea. The good news is that Texas Tech offers the student success course, IS 1100 (Raider Ready). IS 1100 is for freshman and provides opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to be connected with other students, our faculty and staff, and campus involvement.

Office of Student Conduct

Office of Student Conduct maintains the Code of Student Conduct and adjudicate referrals of violations of the code. Thus, the department conducts hearings for alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct, including concerns regarding Academic Integrity, Civility in the Classroom, and conduct that falls outside the parameter of acceptable behaviors of a Red Raider. We provide outreach and training opportunities for academic departments and student organizations on all things related to the Code of Student Conduct. We also do background checks and provide notary services. Clery Act reporting is one of the federal compliance reports this office provides to the university community.

Parent & Family Relations

Parent & Family Relations (PFR) is dedicated to serving the parents and families of Texas Tech students. PFR offers education and informational resources to assist parents through the transitions that accompany students’ journeys through the university experience.

Pre-Professional Health Careers

The Pre Professional Health Careers office advises students on Health Career options and sponsors multiple pre-health career organizations. Providing them with the resources they need to explore, prepare for and enter a career in the health professions.

Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center provides short term counseling and consultation to students who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems that are interfering with their ability to be successful in school and with their individual personal development. Our purpose is not to provide intense treatment for severe, chronic, or long-term mental illness or mental health problems. Due to the high volume of students that are seen in the SCC, individual therapy is provided on a time-limited basis. Students are provided 8 individual sessions per academic year should they be found appropriate for our services during the Walk-In Clinic Intake. Other services provided by the SCC have an unlimited amount of usage (i.e. group therapy, couples counseling, outreach services, and mind/body lab).

Student Disability Services

At the Texas Tech Student Disability Services Office our mission is to enhance each student’s learning through the provision of programs and services for students with a disability. Our goal is to assist you in attaining your academic, career, and personal goals – regardless of any physical, learning, psychological, psychiatric, or other documented disability you may have. Within the SDS Office we provide reasonable in-class accommodations based on the documented needs of each of our students. We also have a comprehensive student retention program and offer skill-building workshops designed to enhance students’ in-class learning. These topics are focused on the skills necessary to be successful both in the classroom and in life, and topics include areas such as organization, time management, note taking, tips for test taking, and many others. Accommodations are tailored to the individual rather than the disability, and are based on information contained in each student’s documentation.

Student Government Association

Student Judicial Programs maintains the Code of Student Conduct and adjudicate referrals of violations of the code. Thus, the department conducts hearings for alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct, including concerns regarding Academic Integrity, Civility in the Classroom, and conduct that falls outside the parameter of acceptable behaviors of a Red Raider. We provide outreach and training opportunities for academic departments and student organizations on all things related to the Code of Student Conduct. We also do background checks and provide notary services. Clery Act reporting is one of the federal compliance reports this office provides to the university community.

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services provides legal advice, counsel and limited representation for currently enrolled students at TTU/HSC. Services include document preparation, notary, advising and research. The attorneys can represent students in landlord/ tenant disputes, uncontested family matters, name changes, essential needs licenses, expunctions and small claims consumer disputes. Representation must be in Lubbock County. Student Legal Services is staffed by three full-time licensed attorneys, an administrative business assistant, two law clerks and interns. Student Legal Services cannot advise students against another TTU/HSC student, faculty or staff member, department or TTU/HSC as a whole. Student Legal Services does not advise or represent in the areas of tax, immigration or bankruptcy.

Student Media

Student Media provides employment opportunities for students to use academic knowledge in journalism, broadcast and business obtained at Texas Tech in the practical settings of publishing the student newspaper, The Daily Toreador; the campus yearbook, La Ventana; and a website devoted to new media, www.dailytoreador.com

Both The Daily Toreador and La Ventana have published consecutively since their first publications in 1925. The student editorial and advertising staffs are responsible for all content within the newspaper, yearbook and on the website. The newspaper also serves as a designated public forum for members of the campus community to voice their opinions free from administrative control or censorship.

Support Operations for Academic Retention(SOAR)

SOAR is dedicated to providing quality services to meet all the academic achievement needs for Texas Tech students by: establishing collaborative relationships with faculty to strengthen the students' educational experience; increasing learning opportunities to foster an eagerness to learn and contribute toward lifelong learning for all Texas Tech students; and ensuring that all students using any area of SOAR experiences full quality service addressing their personal and academic needs.

Student Resolution Center

The Student Resolution Center (SRC) provides informal, neutral, and confidential dispute resolution services. Assisting people with interpersonal misunderstandings or disputes as well as those with concerns about academic or administrative issues. The SRC attempts to help individuals resolve their concerns fairly and, if possible, informally.

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center (TLPDC)

The TLPDC offers practical teaching assistance and professional development opportunities for the Texas Tech teaching community through confidential consultations, workshops, conferences, and other customized services. We encourage innovation in pedagogies such as Service Learning and Distance Education, support educational technologies like Blackboard and help prepare graduate students to be future faculty through our TEACH Program.

Texas Tech Transfer Acceleration Program

The Tech Transfer Acceleration Program is an alternative admissions program designed to offer students academic support through the partnership between South Plains Community College (SPC) and Texas Tech University(TTU).

Transitions & Engagement

Transition & Engagement programs provide a collaborative collection of programs and services that assist students in the transitions inherent to college and academic life and provide opportunities to help students engage in the academic community and navigate successfully to graduation. Our programs and services create a successful experience for students during each of the major college transition periods at Texas Tech University, including admission to enrollment, first year experience, major selection, moving off campus, sophomore year experience, and capstone/senior experiences.

University Advising

University Advising exists to engage, equip, empower, and encourage students (and their families) to explore and excel in their educational goals and beyond.

University Advising serves the campus community via seven distinct and yet closely related advising endeavors.

  • University Career Center

    The Center provides services designed to assist all Texas Tech students and alumni with their career development and job search efforts. The Center offers workshops, seminars, individual career counseling, career exploration programs, a career library, Career Days, SIGI-Plus (computerized career gui dance system), and on-campus interviews with prospective employers. During Career Days, representatives from hundreds of organizations visit the Career Center each year to conduct employment interviews with students in an effort to fill internship, Co-Op, and full-time positions. To obtain interviews and submit a resume, students may register at www.careercenter.ttu.edu. The Career Center also sponsors job fairs that include graduate and professional schools, school districts, summer camps, and two large career expos. Resources at the Career Center include videos and job listings. Career counselors are available to meet with students to discuss job-related topics such as resumes, cover letters, and interview skills.

    University Studies

    The University Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program. Texas Tech University's Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in University Studies are not one-size-fits-all degree programs. Areas of concentration and the coursework used to build them are as dynamic and versatile as our students' futures. B.A. or B.S. in University Studies students are given the opportunity to build a program of study by selecting areas of concentration from any of Texas Tech's academic colleges

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