Created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas.
Committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge, Texas Tech University, a comprehensive public research university, provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind.
The Mission of the Women's Studies Program is to provide feminist-centered as well as gender- and identity-aware education, to support and expand research in Women's Studies and related fields of scholarship, to promote networking, advocacy, and support for women faculty, staff, and students and all interested members of the University and surrounding communities, and to serve as a source of information on and support for women's and gender-related scholarship, activities, and issues. Click here to view the Women's Studies Strategic Plan.
The Program's vision is to ensure that the expansion of gender-aware educational opportunities and the active support of feminist and related fields of research are essential parts of the TTU academic agenda. We also promote all forms of gender equity in ways that reflect the needs and aspirations of women's and minority communities at TTU and beyond.