The university recognizes the importance of affording students with the opportunity to designate a chosen first name and/or gender identity where possible. 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.
The Student Counseling Center offers several groups for students. Two specific groups for the LGBTQIA community are the Safe Haven Group and the Transgender/Non-Binary Support Group. Individual and couple's counseling are also available for all TTU students currently registered for classes.
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: landlord/tenant disputes, expungements, misdemeanors, name changes, essential needs licenses, and small claims consumer disputes.
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.
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.
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. This resource provides suggested approached for discussions.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and online support chat peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All services are free and confidential.
The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-affirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves.
O4U seeks to offer LGBTQIA students opportunities to build a pathway of access to elite employers in the fields of business, engineering, marketing, and technology.
People make assumptions about the gender of another person based on the person's appearance or name.
Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. This is a FREE helpline run by volunteers and supported by the community.
Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Talk, text, and chat available.