Academic, financial, and familial resources for students, parents, and guardians for navigating unfamiliarity caused by COVID-19. Resources provided by our campus partners and senior administration.
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.
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.
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.
Title IX Resources
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.
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 Roommate Choice 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 Roommate Choice Housing option, refer to this Frequently Asked Questions available through University Student Housing.
Other Higher Education Resources
The Asexual Visibility & Educational Network strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments
for all children and teens.
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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) is committed to providing quality care to all Veterans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Veterans.
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.
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.