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Outreach and Engagement

Welcome to Texas Tech's Outreach and Engagement website. This site serves as a gateway for campus and community members to learn more about our extensive community outreach programs; local, state, national and global engagement initiatives; teaching, learning, research, and service opportunities; and other community engagement activities.


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Faculty Outreach & Engaged Scholarship

Faculty outreach and engagement activities addressing a research or teaching need in the community.
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Undergraduate & Graduate Student Engagement

Programs and resources for service learning, study abroad, research, or volunteerism.
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K-12 Outreach

Programs and resources for K-12 students, teachers, and parents including summer camps, weekend programs, online high school diploma program, supplemental curriculum and more.

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Online Education

Online Certificate and Degree Programs for individuals wishing to pursue an education or prepare for a new career.
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Civic Engagement

Multi-disciplinary projects and initiatives with community partners
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Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning

Non-credit certificate programs, workshops, conferences, and classes for professional and career development, continuing education, or personal enrichment.
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Off-Campus Sites

Degree, Certificate, and Lifelong Learning Programs at Texas Tech's Regional Teaching Sites.
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Public Outreach & Engagement

Public, university-sponsored programs and activities promoting the arts, culture, music, heritage and history of the South Plains area and beyond.
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Economic Engagement

Programs and Initiatives promoting regional economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, research commercialization, and talent development.


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  • Texas Tech University was among 157 U.S. institutions to be re-classified in “Community Engagement” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching after being classified originally in 2006. More>>

  • Texas Tech Selected As Regional Recipient Of 2015 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. Will Compete For National C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award. More>>


  • Interiors: Artist's Looking Inside; Recent Acquisitions from the Museum's Art Collection Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Wed , February 8, 2017 (all day)
    Where: Museum of Texas Tech
    Description: This selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints offer glimpses of each artist peeking into the interiors of homes, cafes, and daily life. All of the exhibited works are recent additions to the Museum's art collection and many are part of the Artist, Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection (AP/RC). The exhibition is curated by Peter S. Briggs, Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art and Michael Glenn.
    Contact: Museum of TTU 806-742-2432
  • Curry Holden: A Landmark Visionary Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Sun , October 2, 2016 (all day)
    Where: Museum of Texas Tech
    Description: Curry Holden, the first Director of the West Texas Museum (now the Museum of Texas Tech University), is credited with the discovery of Lubbock Lake in 1936. It all started when the young Kimmel brothers brought him bones of ancient bison and a Folsom point found there. Throughout the decades, Holden’s research championed protection of the Lubbock Lake. He oversaw excavations, worked with community leaders, and raised community awareness with his own guided tours into the late 1960s. His ceaseless efforts are chronicled in celebration of the Landmark's 80th anniversary of discovery. His vision is the foundation for the Landmark’s current mission and success.
    Contact: Museum of TTU 806-742-2432
  • Synoptic Wordscapes Monday, February 1, 2016 - Mon , August 1, 2016 (all day)
    Where: Museum of Texas Tech
    Description: The 2015-2016 theme of the TTU Humanities Center is "Synoptics: Epistemologies of the Observer." When we reflect on how we know what we know and what our own relationship to that knowledge is, we can develop deeper understanding in order to begin to tackle conflict. Synoptics Wordscape explores this theme by asking viewers to study images and consider how words both encapsulate responses and also have the power to influence thinking, perhaps opening up new ways of seeing. Concurrent with this exhibit, a traveling display and interactive kiosk will invite people to explore many perspectives throughout campus.
    Contact: Museum of TTU 806-742-2432
  • Call for Proposals: Gender Colloquium Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - Fri , September 30, 2016 (all day)
    Where: Other
    Cost: FREE
    Description: Is gender relevant to the 21st Century? How do gender difference and power relations influence us? How do transgender and gender identities intersect with other identities? The Women's Studies Program announces a public colloquium, Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium, which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University, Friday, October 21, 2016. We invite submissions for individual papers or full panels highlighting feminist research, in progress or completed, on gender and gender identity. The colloquium is open to all Texas Tech University undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty from all disciplines. Additionally, other members of the region, state and national institutions are also invited to present and to attend at their own expense. Deadline for submitting your abstract is September 30.
    Contact: Women's Studies (806) 742-4335
    Where: Small Business Development Center
    Cost: No Fee
    Description: SBA OPPORTUNITIES- presented by the TTU Small Business Development Center. Looking for financing and need some answers? Then this workshop is for you! The following topics will be discussed by the Small Business Administration and the SBDC: *Information on SBA loans *What a business owner should have before applying for a loan *What the banker is looking for in a loan *Other programs and services available from the SBA Call Elaine @ 745-1637 to register. No Fee. WHEN: July 27, 2016 WHERE: TTU SBDC, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114, Lubbock east side of Science Spectrum TIME: 6-8pm
    Contact: Small Business Development Center 806-745-1637



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