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.
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.
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.
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.