Texas Tech University


At the Honors College we ask that all of you respect the dignity of your peers, recognize the foundations of human decency, and share in the strength of fairness and equality.


Dr. Bob Lawless

About Our Namesake 

Bob Lawless

Dr. Bob Lawless' academic career spanned 32 years as a faculty member and administrator. He was on the faculty at Texas A&M University, the University of Houston, and Texas Tech University. Dr. Lawless earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Houston and a Ph.D, in Industrial Engineering (Operations Research) from Texas A&M University.


Dr. Lawless' experience included sixteen years in the private sector, nine with Monsanto and seven with Southwest Airlines, initially as Vice President for Finance and CFO, and the last four as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer (COO).


He held administrative positions at the University of Houston and served as President of Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center from 1989-1996. From 1996-2004, he was President of The University of Tulsa where he was named President Emeritus in 2004.

It was during Dr. Lawless' tenure as President of Texas Tech University that the Honors Program grew. Dr. Lawless lives by the adage, "To thine own self be true," which perfectly fits the Honors ideal of Integrity - and the House that bears the name LAWLESS!




About our Leadership



House Captains


  • House Captains: Kennedy Carmichael and Casandra Orourke



House Mentors





Submit House Points



Individual accomplishments can earn anywhere from 5 to 250 points for your house! You will be notified with an owl email should your submission be accepted. Accomplishments that earn

house points include:


  • Holding a leadership position in a student organization
  • Volunteering in any capacity
  • Holding active membership in an Honors organization
  • Completing a senior thesis
  • Earning recognition in another department on campus
  • Extraordinary acts of whimsy

Application for House Points






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