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Admissions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides personalized services throughout the enrollment process from the generation of initial interest, recruitment, campus visits, recruitment events, and admission to the eventual enrollment of qualified, diverse freshman and transfer students. The office is located in West Hall and reports through the Vice President for Enrollment Management. For additional information, call 806.742.1480 or visit the website www.gototexastech.com.

Athletic Facilities, NCAA Programs

As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big 12 Conference, Texas Tech provides intercollegiate athletic programs for both men and women. Texas Tech's 17 athletic programs operate under NCAA and Big 12 rules and regulations as well as under the auspices of the Texas Tech Athletic Council whose membership represents the faculty, student body, Alumni Association, and a member-at-large appointed by the university President.

Red Raider athletic activities are organized under the Director of Athletics with head coaches in each of the sports responsible to the Director. Texas Tech began competing in the Big 12 Conference in 1996 after a 35-year membership in the former Southwest Conference.

Female athletes compete in intercollegiate volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, golf, tennis, softball, and indoor/outdoor track and field. In 1993, the Lady Raider basketball team claimed the school's first NCAA National Championship. The men's program includes football, basketball, cross country, indoor/outdoor track and field, baseball, golf, and tennis. Texas Tech added its second national title in its history in 2019 when the men's track and field program won the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Austin.

Jones AT&T Stadium is named for Texas Tech's late President Emeritus Clifford B. Jones and his wife Audrey and for SBC Communications. While SBC's gift of $20 million enabled renovation of the stadium in 2003, the Jones family provided the initial funds to permit construction of the stadium in 1947. Because SBC Communications acquired AT&T in 2005 and chose to keep the AT&T name, the former Jones SBC Stadium was renamed and became the only collegiate athletic facility in the nation with the AT&T name. A 2003 renovation added a new west side building, complete with 54 luxury suites, a club level, and press and camera levels. In 2010, an east side stadium building opened, featuring 29 luxury suites and over 500 outdoor club seats. The addition increased stadium capacity to over 60,000.

Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park hosts the university's baseball team and has been voted one of the best places in the nation to watch a college baseball game. Outdoor track and field events are held at the Terry and Linda Fuller Track Complex, and soccer events are held at the John Walker Soccer Complex. Basketball games tip off in the 15,098-seat United Supermarkets Arena, one of the finest on-campus basketball-volleyball facilities in the nation. In October of 2016, Tech debuted a center-hung video board with four displays and four corner boards throughout the arena.

The Texas Tech tennis and softball programs enjoy the Don and Ethel McLeod Tennis Complex and Rocky Johnson Field. The university's golf teams began their first season at The Rawls Course in 2003. Named after Texas Tech alumnus Jerry S. Rawls, who provided an $8.6 million gift for construction of the course, The Rawls Course was named the fourth best on-campus course in the nation and second-best golf course in Texas by Golfweek Magazine in 2018.

The Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes opened in 2004 and features classrooms, a computer lab, a resource library, tutoring rooms, private study areas, and administrative offices.

In October 2017, Texas Tech opened the Sports Performance Center. Funded by gifts to The Campaign for Fearless Champions, the state-of-the-art Sports Performance Center provides Texas Tech student-athletes world-class opportunities to compete, train, and achieve at the highest levels. The building houses a 200-meter indoor banked track with seating for more than 2,000 spectators. The indoor football practice field provides an important recruiting tool and ensures that Texas Tech football players will never miss another practice due to inclement weather. A removable door separates the football and track venues, allowing privacy and student-athlete access to both sides of the facility during events.

Texas Tech unveiled in February 2020 the Cash Family Sports Nutrition Center, a $5.6 million dining facility that will serve the university's more than 400 student-athletes. The facility allows Texas Tech to enhance its nutritional offerings through on-site meal preparations, a touch-screen ordering system, and the Dean and Christi Quinn Education Kitchen.

Additionally, Texas Tech will also soon open the Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center, a state-of-the-art practice complex for both the Red Raider and Lady Raider basketball programs that will be located immediately east of the United Supermarkets Arena. Both projects were funded through philanthropic giving to The Campaign for Fearless Champions. 

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Bookstore

The Texas Tech University Campus Store is located in the Student Union Building. Working directly with faculty and TTU departments, the TTU Campus Store offers a large selection of required and recommended textbooks and course materials; options include new, used, digital, access codes, Inclusive Access, and rentals. Book buybacks are conducted at competitive prices every day.

The Texas Tech University Campus Store offers the best selection of Texas Tech apparel, spirit items, giftware, school supplies, and much more. Additionally, the TTU Campus Store carries Apple hardware and accessories as well as Dell laptop configurations, which students can shop by major. The TTU Campus Store also houses a cafe serving Starbucks® coffee, grab-and-go meals, and low-cost lunch options. In-store events and student programming are hosted in the cafe lounge area.

Texas Tech students can purchase and rent course materials and shop for apparel, gifts, and more online at www.texastechstore.com. Competitive shipping rates are available. Order online and pickup in store!

The Texas Tech Campus Store accepts major credit cards, PayPal (online), and Follett gift cards. Please visit the store website for updated store hours, promos, sales, in-store events, and announcements.

Contact: 806.203.3232, www.texastechstore.com

Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences

The Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE) works to ensure that every undergraduate student has the opportunity to engage in high-impact educational experiences in their time at TTU. The Center works to spark, scale, and sustain innovative programming in alignment with the Association of American Colleges and Universities High-Impact Educational Experience framework. Housed under the Office of the Provost, TrUE supports students and faculty from across the entire TTU community.

Sparked by TrUE. TrUE Spark funding supports faculty in developing new transformative experiences. These experiences open the door for students to take ownership of their learning activities while working directly with world-class faculty! Spark Awards initiate growth within research, promote innovation, and enhance the value of a TTU undergraduate education.

Supported by TrUE. TrUE partners with existing TTU departments, grants, and other programs for undergraduate students to enhance and scale their positive impact. Two marquee examples of such partnerships are the annual Discoveries to Impact Week and the McNair Explorers Program.

Produced by TrUE. TrUE houses a range of specific programs targeted at serving undergraduate students. The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Project & Travel Funding program is provided to undergraduate students working on research under the mentorship of TTU faculty. The Raider Service Breaks (RSB) program allows TTU students to work together to assist communities across the United States through service and engagement activities. TrUE provides TTU faculty the resources to support, plan, and facilitate an RSB within their programming. 

TrUE is committed to the discovery and advancement of knowledge, the creation of intellectual and personal development, and the stimulation of meaningful transformational learning experiences for both faculty and students.

Contact: TTU Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE); Drane Hall, Room 239; 806.742.1095; true@ttu.edu

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Contract Management (formerly Contracting)

The Contract Management Office's mission is to ensure legally sufficient and valuable contractual relationships for all departments in support of TTU's strategic initiatives. The Contract Management Office is required to review, negotiate, and execute all TTU contracts to ensure compliance with Texas law, Texas Tech University System (TTUS) Regents' Rules, TTU System Regulations, and TTU Operating Policies and Procedures. Additional information regarding Contracting Procedures is outlined in TTU OP 72.02.

Contracts (including new contracts, amendments, extensions, renewals, etc.) must be routed through the Contract Management Office for required legal and fiscal review and appropriate signature. A contract includes letter agreements, cooperative agreements, memorandums of understanding, interagency contracts, grants, loans, easements, licenses, leases, permits, and restrictions on acceptances or gifts and bequests. Contract signature authority is granted by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents (“BOR”) to the President and Chancellor and is further delegated by the President and Chancellor to the chief financial officer of the appropriate component institution or TTU System and the TTU Chief Procurement Officer. Departments do not have authority to sign any binding contracts. A list of individuals authorized to sign contracts is provided below. https://www.depts.ttu.edu/procurement/resources/contract-management/documents/procurement-o-delegated-contract-authority.pdf.

All contracts except for sponsored project proposals and related contracts, technology commercialization contracts, user agency contracts as described by the Department of Defense, contracts with an investment manager funded with assets owned or controlled by TTUS, construction contracts processed by the TTUS Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, and any other authorized contracts that may be granted an exception or as further delegated shall be processed by the Contract Management Office.

All contracts must be submitted to the Contract Management Office with a completed and signed Contract Routing Sheet. The Contract Routing Sheet can be found on the Procurement Services webpage at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/procurement/forms/documents/contracting/procurement-contract-routing-sheet.pdf. Each contract must be assigned a contract administrator who will oversee the scope of work and monitor the vendor's performance. By signing the Contract Routing Sheet, the contract administrator is confirming that they will comply with the requirements of the contract and that there is or will be sufficient funding throughout the term of the contract (if applicable).

For contracts requiring an expenditure or payment from TTU/TTUS, the department must submit a requisition in TechBuy to encumber the payment if paid in full or the first year's payments (for multi-year agreements beyond the current fiscal year) and electronically attach the draft contract in Word format and a signed Contract Routing Sheet demonstrating it has adequate funding and departmental approval.

For non-expenditure contracts, the department shall submit the contract draft in Word format and the signed Contract Routing Sheet directly to the Contract Management Office at contracting@ttu.edu.

For revenue contracts, the department shall submit the contract draft in Word format, the signed Contract Routing Sheet, estimated annual revenue, and the entire receiving FOAP directly to the Contract Management Office at contracting@ttu.edu.

Questions about contracts or the contracting process can be directed to the Contract Administration Office team by email at contracting@ttu.edu or by phone at 806.742.3844.

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