Texas Tech University

Auxiliary Services

Auxiliary Services is a non-academic area of the university that extends the learning environment beyond the classroom and enhances the quality of campus life by way of quality goods and services. We are a central office home to nine internal service departments.

Patrick Albritton is the Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services.

United Supermarkets Arena


The United Supermarkets Arena is a 15,000-seat multi-purpose facility that hosts a variety of entertainment and athletic events, including Texas Tech University Basketball and Volleyball, commencement ceremonies, concerts, and exhibitions

Kent Meredith is the Executive Director of the United Supermarkets Arena.

Hospitality Services


Kirk Rodriguez is the Managing Director of Hospitality Services.

By nourishing and empowering tomorrow's leaders, Hospitality Services strives to provide enriching food and experiences for learning, collaboration and growth. Hospitality Services invites you to enjoy award-winning dining choices and delicious food options all across the Texas Tech campus. Let your appetite be your guide as you dine in a variety of food courts, retail locations, mini-markets, all-you-care-to-eat (AYCE) options, national brands and express kiosks.

On campus you have access to chef-inspired food choices such as complete meals at AYCE venues, and dine-in/carry out entrées from one of the many concepts in The Market at Stangel/Murdough. The Commons offers cutting-edge food options, while quick cuisine is available at one of the six Sam's Place Mini-markets (plus eight Sam's Express kiosks) located all over campus. During summer months, Hospitality Services helps host Red Raider Orientations, conference groups, and multiple high school and college-driven student groups.

Dining Locations
  • Chick-fil-A® @ RCoBA
  • Chick-fil-A® @ Student Union
  • The Commons @ Talkington
  • Einstein Bros Bagels @ RCoBA
  • The Fresh Plate @ Bledsoe/Gordon
  • The Market @ Stangel/Murdough
  • Quiznos® @ Burkhart
  • Raider Exchange @ West Village
  • Sam's Express Kiosks
    • @ CoMC
    • @ Engineering
    • @ HSC
    • @ Holden
    • @ Human Sciences
    • @ Law School
    • @ Library
    • @ Petroleum
  • Sam's Place Mini-markets
    • @ Murray
    • @ Poolside
    • @ Sneed
    • @ Student Union
    • @ Wall/Gates
    • West @ Wiggins
  • Starbucks @ Honors Hall
  • StrEat Food Truck
  • Retail Corridor @ Student Union
    • 1923
    • Paciugo®
    • Red's Donut Shoppe
    • Sam's Place
    • Smart Choices
    • Union Bistro
  • Union Plaza @ Student Union
    • Center Sweets
    • Metro Deli®
    • Raider Pit BBQ
    • Sbarro®
    • Union Grill
    • Zi

University Student Housing


Sean Duggan is the Managing Director of Student Housing.

University Student Housing provides on campus housing for approximately 7,100 students within 17 different buildings and 1.9 million square feet of facilities. All facilities, services, programs and activities of University Student Housing are managed by the department. A staff of 170 professionals and over 200 student staff serve residents twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We offer our residents student leadership opportunities and academic support via our Residential Learning Communities, Freshmen Interest Groups and Residential Tutoring four nights a week. During the summer we house over 12,000 guests visiting the campus for camps, conferences and orientation sessions. As an Auxiliary Department, we receive no funding from the state or university. We operate on room fees paid by students and guests.

Student Union & Activities


Dan Burns is the Managing Director of Student Union & Activities.

The Student Union (SUB) is the community center of the Texas Tech campus serving the students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and guests. The Student Union plays an important role in the day-to-day lives of the campus community. The atmosphere is one where you can meet friends and classmates, study, play, eat, relax between classes, and/or enjoy whatever activity or event is currently happening in the SUB. The environment fosters social interaction, opportunities for education and exchange of thought, and services provided for Texas Tech students, staff, faculty and the greater community. The SUB serves as a unifying force that honors each individual and values diversity. It encourages a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to Texas Tech University.

Today, the 246,000 square foot SUB provides 23 meeting and event rooms, the 968 seat Allen Theatre, the 106 seat Escondido Theatre, the Gathering Pavilion, television and wireless study lounges, the Union Courtyard and the West Plaza Courtyard where as many as 20,000 people a day come through its doors.

Student Activities/Tech Activities Board (TAB) is responsible for approximately 130 free programs annually for to Texas Tech University students and the greater community. This includes: movies, speakers, concerts, daytime entertainment, novelties, RaiderGate, Arbor Day, and Raiderfest/Rock the Plaza.

Recreational Sports


Eric Maki is the Managing Director of Recreational Sports.

Recreational Sports combines outstanding facilities with award winning programming to provide students with a great atmosphere to prosper during their career at Texas Tech University. Our 242,000 square foot Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center is the cornerstone of the Recreational Sports landscape. With seven basketball courts, three weight rooms with over 200 pieces of equipment, three cardio fitness rooms, 125 pieces of cardio equipment, an indoor soccer arena, a 1/9th mile indoor running track and a soon to be completed functional training room, the Rec Center offers students everything they need to lead a healthy, fun life. Our Aquatic Center and Leisure Pool highlight the student need for top of the line aquatic facilities. The Leisure Pool, opened in 2008, sports a 645 foot lazy river, diving well, eight lane lap pool, four lane activity pool and over an acre of deck space. Programming also provides students with many opportunities throughout the year.

Intramurals provides students the opportunity to learn about fair play, valuing friendships over winning, and being good sports. Intramurals also employs 300+ students a year, teaching them about not only officiating, but time management, conflict resolution and decision making.

Sport Clubs give students the opportunity to lead and run a team sport from the ground up. From starting a club with 10 people to learning how to schedule games, manage the team roster and coaching their peers, Sport Clubs really do show how to be student led and student run.

The Fitness/Wellness Center gives students the knowledge and practical applications to live a healthy, well rounded life. Teaching health and wellness concepts are at the core of everything the Fit/Well does. Student employees receive encouragement and financial backing to complete national certifications in areas like Group Fitness and Personal Training.

The Outdoor Pursuits Center facilitates leadership development within student employees using social cognitive theory coupled with the experiential learning cycle (Kolb, 1984) through the student's stages of development during their tenure. Student employees apply their knowledge and leadership skills in a field setting with their academic peers by facilitating various trips, clinics and workshops throughout the school year. Additionally, the OPC prides itself upon students making decisions that impact their peers in a positive manner.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore


Tori Sage is the General Manager/Buyer of Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

The Texas Tech Bookstore is managed by Barnes & Noble College, a leading operator of over 700 college bookstores nationwide. The bookstore provides textbooks in a variety of formats – including new, used, rental and digital – as well as course materials, Red Raiders emblematic clothing, supplies, gifts and sundries. In addition to the campus store, it also manages the university's online bookstore website – delivering an innovative customized shopping experience and giving students, faculty and alumni the choice and convenience to shop in-store or online.

The Texas Tech Bookstore has established a strong social media presence on Facebook that reflects local events and promotions. The bookstore team also reaches out to both faculty and student organizations to ensure these groups are able to leverage the full resources the Texas Tech Bookstore has to offer. Follow us: www.facebook.com/BarnesAndNobleTexasTech, www.twitter.com/BNTexasTech

Student Health Services


Juli McCauley is the Managing Director of Student Health Services.

Providing comprehensive health care to Texas Tech University students. Services offered include: Primary Care Clinics, Sports Medicine Clinics, Mental Health Referrals, Laboratory Services, X-ray Services, Pharmacy, Nutrition Counseling, Confidential HIV Testing/Counseling, Educational Presentations and Drug / Alcohol Education, Assessment and Referral. Teaching health maintenance and healthy life styles to our students in order to limit preventable disease in their lives – and, reduce financial burden of health care in our nation. Over 30,000 projected patient visits in FY 2012

Administration & Finance