Campus & Legal Services
Chosen Name and Identity Information
The university recognizes the importance of affording students with the opportunity to designate a chosen first name and/or gender identity where possible. The Office of the Registrar can accommodate student requests to change their chosen name and gender marker. However, in certain circumstances and within some official documents, legal designations may be required by law or university policy (e.g., transcripts, financial aid records, payroll). The chosen first name will be the sole first name used for professional communication and identification purposes. Submit the Student Chosen Identity Change Form to the Office of the Registrar to designate a chosen first name and/or gender identity.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
Texas Tech University is committed to an inclusive educational environment and workplace. This is practiced, in part, through our creation of inclusive spaces and facilities such as having restrooms available to all regardless of one's sex and/or gender identity. These facilities provide a private space for user's convenience.
Unfamiliarity with transgender people and their experiences navigating day-to-day life is central to other's voicing concern about transgender people and spaces such as restrooms. The Office developed the Transgender People and Restrooms Resource Sheet with suggested approached for discussions.
Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services provide legal advice, counsel and limited representation for currently enrolled students at TTU/TTUHSC. Their licensed attorneys can advise and/or represent students in variety of legal areas including, but not limited to: legal name and gender marker changes, landlord/tenant disputes, expungements, misdemeanors, essential needs licenses, and small claims consumer disputes.
Title IX Office
The Title IX Office provides support regarding sex-based discrimination on campus. They can provide support and resources in a variety of ways, including preventing the discrimination from escalating, facilitate informal resolutions, and investigating the discrimination to pursue disciplinary outcomes. Students, faculty, and staff are able to submit a report of sex-based discrimination on their website. Find a flyer with their complete resource list here.
University Library LGBTQIA Guide
The University Library offers a guide for LGBTQIA-related resources. This guide will provide you with links to important anti-oppression spaces and direct access to academic resources.
University Student Housing
University Student Housing is able to make housing accommodations on a case-by-case basis for transgender students, including ensuring that incoming and returning students are placed in housing that aligns with the gender identity marked on university documents (which may be changed through the Office of the Registrar, see above). Students may meet with the Section Manager for Assignments and Contracts to discuss options based on availability.
University Student Housing has collaborated with the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement to offer Flex Housing as a more inclusive housing option for students. Beginning with the Fall 2021 housing registration period (in fall 2020), students may select the Roommate Choice Housing option for West Village. This option allows eligible students to live together in the same apartment on-campus, regardless of gender.
For more information about the Flex Housing option, refer to this Frequently Asked Questions available through University Student Housing. Or take a look at the Housing Guide created by one of our Peer Educators.
Women's & Gender Studies
Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program featuring an undergraduate minor and a graduate minor and graduate certificate. The field of Women's and Gender Studies focuses on societal ideas and structures, as well as individual experiences and responses related to gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides subsidized health care services for students. Services include: Annual wellness exams, contraception and birth control, STI testing and treatment (including PrEP for HIV prevention), lab services, and continuation care for gender-affirming hormone therapy. Although Student Health Services does not initiate hormone therapy, students are able to fill their prescriptions and do follow-up lab work at Student Health Services once they are on an established regimen. Students interested in beginning hormone therapy may set up an appointment with Dr. Kelly Bennett or Dr. Fiona Prabhu at TTUHSC Family Medicine.
RISE (Risk Intervention & Safety Education)
RISE is the central office for prevention education and the promotion of well-being at Texas Tech University. RISE provides resources and workshops related to alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention, relationship education, wellness coaching, sexual health, and more.
Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center offers several groups for students. Two specific groups for the LGBTQIA community are the Safe Haven Group and the Trans/Non-Binary Support Group. Individual and couple's counseling are also available for all TTU students currently registered for classes.
Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine - 806.742.5555
The Crisis HelpLine provides 24/7/365 assistance for students experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health crises, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence. Callers are connected with licensed counselors who can provide crisis intervention and referral services.
Texas Tech Family Therapy Clinic
The Family Therapy Clinic upholds a strong tradition of providing affordable, high quality therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families of Lubbock and surrounding communities. Services offered through the Family Therapy Clinic are provided by Master's and Doctoral students enrolled in the TTU MFT graduate program.
Transgender Voice Community Outreach Program
The Transgender Voice Community Outreach Program is a free weekly program for transgender individuals to gather with speech language pathologists to work on vocal presentation and share support. Contact Angela Van Sickle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (via email or over phone at 806-743-9053) for any questions.