Texas Tech University


The Honors College asks that all of you - students, faculty, and staff - find the strength of action, the power of voice, the fortitude of character to speak up, to speak out, to speak for those who are unvoiced or timid or shadowed.


Dr. Jane Winer

About Our Namesake 

Jane Winer

Dr. Jane Winer joined the Texas Tech faculty in the Department of Psychology in 1975. Dr. Winer earned a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Library Science from the State University of New York at Albany and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Ohio State University.


Dean Winer initially directed a Counseling Psychology Doctoral Training Program at Texas Tech. She served as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1987 to 1991. Dr. Winer served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1991 to 2008 when she was named interim Provost.


It was during her tenure as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences that the Honors College had renewed support. Dr. Winer helped to resuscitate the Honors Program and allowed it to grow into a College in 1999.

As one of the first women in a leadership role at Texas Tech University, and for her strong support for the Honors Program and College, the Honors House of COURAGE is named for Dr. Jane Winer.




About our Leadership



House Captains


  • House Captains: Kobe Young and Giselle Kiefer


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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Bell House of Knowledge

Dr. Gary Bell, Honors College Dean Emeritus, has been at Texas Tech for over 22 years. A professor of History...                                                            

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Lawless House of Integrity

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.

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Kelsey Frazier

Haragan House of Service

Dr. Donald Haragan has been associated with Texas Tech University for over 44 years. He earned his B.S. and Ph.D from the University of Texas in Austin.                

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