Letter from the Dean of Students
It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the Texas Tech University family. At TTU and in the city of Lubbock, we embrace the slogan, "the friendliest city". At TTU this sentiment extends to the notion of being a part of a large family. Following your decision to become a part of the TTU community, you became a part of the TTU Family. This status as a family member will stay with you during your tenure as a student at TTU and will continue well after graduation when you join the ranks of thousands of TTU alumni.
Texas Tech University is truly a special community. TTU is a gem located in the South Plains of West Texas. There is a booming sense of pride in being a part of the Red Raider community. We welcome you and hope you fully embrace this community pride from your first visit to our beautiful campus through your walk across the stage at graduation.
Texas Tech University is composed of a diverse and vibrant community. Our diversity is composed of both seen and unseen differences. I thoroughly enjoy meeting people I encounter at TTU and learning the stories we each have to offer. Our enthusiastic commitment to each other and our genuine interest in what we each bring to the table enriches our community. Another mark of a healthy community is the ability to come together for the purpose of celebration. As a community, like a family, we celebrate our individual and collective accomplishments. Another aspect of being a part of a community is the resilience that comes with supporting each other through challenging times. The staff in the Office of the Dean of Students stands ready to support you and celebrate with you.
Again, I hope you are willing to take the initiative to experience for yourself what the TTU community has to offer you. I congratulate you on your pursuit of academic excellence and am eager to see all that you and your fellow classmates accomplish. Collectively, we enrich the TTU community to benefit future generations of Red Raiders.
Strive for Honor and Wreck'em Tech!
D. Matthew Gregory, PhD
Dean of Students
Texas Tech University