Texas Tech University

Clay R. Warren

Clay's Story

In September of 2002, Clay R. Warren was traveling back to Lubbock from a fraternity-sponsored event when the driver of his vehicle fell asleep at the wheel. Clay died due to injuries sustained from the car accident.

Clay was a vivacious young man who loved life, his family, Texas Tech University, and his fraternity. He had only been at Texas Tech for five weeks before he passed away.

Why Risk Education?

After Clay's death his parents, Freada and Mark, became advocates of providing risk management education to other college students. Their message is simple. No parent, or loved one should have to go through what they went through.

The Warren's teamed up with Senator Robert Duncan, the current Chancellor of Texas Tech University to create legislation that would require risk management education for all student organizations in the state of Texas.

The early efforts of the Clay R. Warren Risk Management Education were created in a collaboration with the Fraternity & Sorority Life staff in the fall of 2006.

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Today, Freada and Mark want to do their best to make others aware of the potential risks college students face. Most importantly they want to ensure that students are making better choices and are taking care of one another.

Click here to view the legislation that applies to risk education in the state of Texas.

Click here to view Mark Warren's Testimony - Coming Soon

CRW Risk Education Programs 

Each semester the FSL Staff in coordinate programming on behalf of the Warren's to address the critical conversations needed in the community. CRW Risk Education is currently made up of two signature formats. 

CRW Summit

CRW Risk Education Summit is hosted each winter to equip organization leadership with tools and skills focused around prevention models, problem identification, and response, self-reporting, accountability, and Ladder of Risk.

CRW Speaker Series

All members of the fraternity and sorority community are engaged twice a year in the CRW Speaker Series. Active and new member from each council are required to attend and engage in relevant and timely topical information.  Past speakers include: 

  • Dan Wrona 
  • Dr. Lori Hart
  • Ross Szabo 
  • Dr. Mari Ann Callais
  • Mike Dilbeck
  • David Stollman