Texas Tech University

Partnerships & Resources

College Connect and its partners want to help your child excel in every area of their life. The following are just a few of the many organizations created with the intent of helping your student along the way.

Featured Partners

Halliburton Foundation


Established in 1965, the Halliburton Foundation is a U.S.-based organization that supports education at all levels and charitable organizations through employee matching gifts and direct grants. Requests for grants in non-U.S. locations should be made directly to the Halliburton office doing business in that part of the world.

The Halliburton Foundation makes direct donations to U.S.-based elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities. At its discretion, the Foundation board of trustees also provides a limited number of grants to health and health-related charities. Grant requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Learn More>>

IDEA Public Schools                                                                      IDEA image

IDEA Public Schools is a growing network of tuition-free Pre-K to 12th grade public schools serving more than 24,000 students in 44 schools across Texas (San Antonio, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley).

Talkington School for Young Women Leaders                           Talkington Image

The mission of The Talkington School is to empower young women leaders through rigorous college preparatory experiences, health awareness, commitment to service, and personal accountability for lifelong success.


University Partnerships

TTU HSC- Early Dedication to Medical Education edme

Early Dedication to Medical Education (EDME) is an outreach program designed to expose individuals to the possibility of a career in medicine. Anyone interested in becoming a physician is welcome. Sessions feature informative presentations encompassing a variety of specialties offered within the field of medicine. They are held once a month, in the evening.

Mentor Tech

Mentor Tech works through faculty and staff mentoring and peer group networking to improve the retention and eventual graduation rates of all students in the Texas Tech University System, with a special focus on those from underrepresented groups, by fostering a campus climate that is conducive to their academic, social, and cultural needs and interests.

Mentor Tech seeks to enhance the educational experiences of students from diverse backgrounds through mentorship, professional development, community involvement, student success activities.

Generation TX 


In collaboration with the TTU College of Education, Generation Texas is a statewide, grassroots movement promoting a culture of  college and career readiness leading to the most successful generation ever.

First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs

First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs (FGTMP) seeks to support undergraduate students that identify as first-generation in college as they pursue their undergraduate degree. FGTMP focuses on: peer mentorship, social engagement, and student success activities in an effort to increase undergraduate student sense of belonging at TTU. Through an increase sense of belonging and expanded network of support, FGTMP seeks to increase First Generation Undergraduate retention & graduation rates.  


Texas Tech University Health Science Center is a seven-school university located in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa whose goal is to become known as an institution that advances knowledge for students and practicing health care professionals through educational opportunities and research while providing quality patient care and service.

TTU University Interscholastic League

Texas Tech UIL supports advancing the awareness of and increasing the enrollment of Texas Tech University by hosting UIL regional academic and athletic competitions which enable many of the top high school students from across the state the opportunity to visit the Texas Tech campus.
Texas Tech UIL is dedicated to providing high school students with unbiased competitions; quality venues; and promoting partnerships and collaborations with local and regional educators and business establishments.

TTU International Cultural Center K-12 Global Education Outreach GEO

K-12 Global Education Outreach's mission is to foster cultural awareness and build a community of global learners in Lubbock and its surrounding communities.

TTU K-12

TTU K-12 is an accredited school promoting student success – anytime, anywhere – utilizing innovative online technologies, rigorous and reputable curriculum, excellent state-certified teacher instruction and quality customer service.

STEM Outreach Program                         outreach   

The Whitacre College of Engineering Outreach Program is committed to developing and supporting the implementation of high quality and innovative STEM programming for K-12 students, teachers and the community through engagement, education, and communication about the importance of STEM.

Undergraduate Admissions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions works to provide access and opportunity, one student at a time. The office works with high schools and community college partners to be able to provide accurate information to help students with their future educational decisions and assist prospective students through the admissions process.

Community Partners

Main Event

Main Event Lubbock has been a proud partner of Texas Tech College Connect for over 10 years and has been serving the Lubbock community and surrounding area for 13 years. We are a leader and innovator in the Family Entertainment Center industry and have something for everyone who wants to Eat. Bowl. and Play. We are the top destination for group events, birthdays and those looking to have a memorable experience with their friends, family and coworkers. We thrive on our purpose to create unique, fun experiences for our guests.