At Texas Tech University, our top priority is the health, safety and well-being
of our students, faculty and staff. As part of our shared responsibility, Raider Safety
is a campus-wide initiative to inform and connect our campus community to all available
This initiative includes the Texas Tech Police Department, Fire Marshal, Emergency Management, Clery Compliance, Athletics, Student Affairs, Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, University Student Housing, Student Government Association, Staff Senate, Grounds, Faculty Senate, and the Office of the Provost.
Texas Tech Police Department
- Campus Blue Phone Locations
- Crime Prevention Tips from the Texas Tech Police Department
- Health, Safety & Wellness
- Student Legal Services
- Student Couseling Center
- Office of Student Conduct
- Risk Management Resources
- Texas Tech Police
Office of the Dean of Students
- Know the Code: Code of Student Conduct - education and awareness of the Code of Student Conduct and the policies surrounding student behavior as members of the TTU community; Student Handbook
- Managing Classroom Disruption - a workshop in collaboration with the TLPDC to provide Instructors with helpful information to identify, manage, and report disruptive or problematic student behavior in the classroom.
- Raiders Report - a central, streamlined reporting page to offer campus-wide reporting options to students, staff, and faculty; Report a Concern
RISE Campus Safety Initiatives
Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.)
- In collaboration with Student Affairs, RISE coordinates the R.A.D. program at Texas Tech and facilitates R.A.D. training for student organizations and groups by request and for the student body twice per semester.
- The mission of the R.A.D. Systems is to establish an accessible, constantly improving and internationally respected alliance of dedicated Instructors. These Instructors in turn, will provide educational opportunities for women, children, men and seniors to create a safer future for themselves. In doing this, we challenge society to evolve into an existence where violence is not an acceptable part of daily life. At Texas Tech, we offer R.A.D. trainings for students and student organizations.
- R.A.D. Systems @ TTU
- A collaborative, campus-wide, public health campaign with the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Government Association, and the Office of Communications and Marketing focused on student, faculty, and staff mental health.
- Beyond Okay
Campus Inclusion Resource Team (CIRT)
- RISE manages CIRT reporting and facilitates referral meetings with affected students, connecting them with campus and community resources.
- At Texas Tech University, we are committed to an open and diverse society where each member of the Texas Tech community should be treated with respect and dignity. As a first-class educational and research institution, Texas Tech University is committed to freedom of expression and academic freedom, as freedom of speech is crucial to the University's core mission of quality education. However, we recognize that one person's free speech may sometimes cause another to feel disrespected or unwelcome on campus. The CIRT serves to connect students who are negatively impacted by another's words or actions to appropriate University resources and support, and to inform education and outreach efforts that promote a caring, inclusive learning environment for all Red Raiders. The goal of the CIRT is to promote the University's stated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, free speech, and academic freedom.
- Incidents can be reported anonymously online using the above link. If you would prefer not to use the online reporting form, contact the chair of the CIRT at (806) 834-3082 or email TTUCIRT@ttu.edu. If it is after regular University business hours and you are in crisis, please call the TTU Crisis HelpLine at (806) 742-5555. In case of an emergency, call 911. A member of the CIRT will respond to the incident reporter within two University business days of receiving a report.
- Campus Inclusion Resource Team
Mental Health First Aid
- In collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students, RISE coordinates MHFA training for students, faculty, and staff. Approximately 150 TTU employees are currently MHFA certified. RISE organizes approximately 6 MHFA certification courses each year.
- Email RISE@ttu.edu to organize a MHFA course for your department or to register for scheduled courses.
- Individual wellness coaching focusing on resiliency and healthy coping skills.
- Raider Recharge
- RISE administers and manages the mandatory web-based prevention education courses for all first-year, transfer students, and student athletes. In addition to mandated education, RISE offers optional web-based education to graduate students, student organizations, and continuing students on a variety of topics, including sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention, alcohol and other drugs, inclusive leadership, and mental health.
- Voices for Change: Student Training
- RISE staff and Peer Educators facilitate educational workshops on alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault prevention and consent education, stress management, suicide prevention, sex education, healthy relationships, body image, and bystander intervention.
- To schedule an educational workshop, email RISE@ttu.edu to organize a MHFA course for your department or to register for scheduled courses.
- Workshop Request Form
Resource Fairs and Table Education
- RISE staff and Peer Educators participate in campus-wide resource fairs and facilitate passive table education across campus. Topics include alcohol and other drug education, sexual assault prevention, healthy relationships, sexual and reproductive health education, stress management, mental health, body image, and bystander intervention.
- To request a RISE interactive table, email RISE@ttu.edu or fill out the form on our website.
- Table Request Form
- RISE is responsible for the coordination of campus-wide programming for Suicide Prevention Week, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and participates in the campus-wide programming for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Pride Week, Diversity Week, and Hazing Prevention Week.
- RISE staff are trained in Mental Health First Aid and Title IX and are available to refer students to appropriate campus and community resources. Students can schedule an appointment with a RISE graduate student to receive one on one referrals and coaching.
- To schedule an appointment, call the RISE office (806) 742-2110, email RISE@ttu.edu, or follow the links on our homepage to meet with a graduate student.
Environmental Health & Safety
- Chemical and Physical Safety
- Biological Safety
- Field Safety
- Radiation Safety
- Laser Safety
- Magnetic Field Safety
- Shop & Studio Safety
Academic & Occupational Safety Oversight
- Provide training and resources on safe work practices for academic and occupational use of chemical, biological, radiation, laser, and physical/mechanical hazards in university activities. Learn more about our Academic Safety programs.
Environmental Protection and Compliance
- Help ensure compliance with environmental regulations related to waste generation, air, and public water to both provide a safe place of education and employment and protect the university and surrounding community. Learn more about Environmental Protection Programs..
- Safety Concern & Near-Miss (SCAN) reports may be submitted by anyone who witnesses a safety concern or an “almost accident” on campus property. Submissions may be anonymous; however, feel confident that your identity is always protected during investigation into concerns. Report a Safety Concern.