Texas Tech University

Women's & Gender Studies Open House

Friday October 21, 2011

We have settled into our new location and we would be delighted to have you visit us in DOAK Hall RM's 123 & 125 on October 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Administrative Staff and Instructors offices are now located in RM 125 and the Edna Maynard Gott Memorial Library is located in RM 123.

Women's Studies is part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement. We are pleased to be neighboring with the many programs and departments that are also part of the Division here in DOAK Hall. We anticipate future collaborations that support our mission to expand research in Women's Studies, to promote networking, advocacy and serve as a source of information on and support for women and gender related scholarship.

The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement believes that diversity offers a powerful voice of inclusion, a platform for respect and discovery, and a portal that leads to enrichment and personal growth. To promote this belief the division is committed to providing enriching experiences by attracting the most accomplished balance of faculty, staff and students by connecting the university to all the communities it serves.

During the open house you will have an opportunity to visit with members of the numerous interactive and engaging programs, activities and events the Division has to offer. Learn more about the resources offered to help promote diversity on and around the Texas Tech campus and the local community and get to know the staff and students. The Division is housed in Doak Hall behind the College of Human Sciences.

Programs supported by the Division include:

With the help of a number of volunteers we have made great improvements to the Edna Maynard Gott Memorial Library. As we enter the final stage, we will be launching an online search system for you to browse our collection of over 1,500 items. In the interim, faculty, staff and students are welcome to visit the library to view over 40 different categories covering a range of diverse topics.

The library space is open for studying, browsing the book collection and hosting small meetings. It is equipped with a screen for viewing DVDs. Films are available for use on a temporary basis in classroom settings.

As the Women's Studies Program moves forward, our commitment to students, faculty and staff will continue to support an inclusive environment that examines cultural and social constructions of gender and gendered identities, while exploring history, knowledge and contributions of women within society.

We extend a very heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers, staff and support team that offered assistance and committed their time to us in our move. We welcome you to our new space.

Please join us on Friday to meet our faculty, staff and students as well as browse the memorial library. Refreshments will be available at the West entrance near the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center RM 101.

History of DOAK Hall

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TTU Campus Parking

Campus Parking link

For visitors without a TTU parking sticker on their vehicle, the parking lot on the East side of the Student Union Bldg. is recommened. This lot is a park and pay system.

Enter off of University and 15th Street for directions from the traffic kiosk to this area.

Visitors unable to find parking in this area will be directed to the closest available parking upon inquiry at the traffic kiosk.


Tricia Earl, Coordinator
(806) 742-4335