Texas Tech University

Export and Security Compliance

Texas Tech University faculty, staff, and students are likely to intersect with federal regulations imposing restriction on access, dissemination, or participation, when transferring items and information. 

Texas Tech is committed to complying with all U.S. export control laws and regulations having been implemented for reasons of national security, foreign policy, anti-terrorism, or non-proliferation. 

Violations of export control laws and regulations can result in significant civil and criminal penalties for Texas Tech and for individual researchers involved.

The Texas Tech Operating Policy for Export Control establishes policies for federal laws and regulations governing the export of information, products, and technology.

As a Texas Tech employee, if you are involved in any of the following situations, please contact:

William Wells, J.D. Director of Export and Security Compliance, at william.wells@ttu.edu or 806-834-8003; or Claris C. Davis, by claris.c.davis@ttu.edu or 806-834-7249, before proceeding.

  • You plan to travel or send items, information, or software to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or other countries subject to sanctions or an embargo; or you are providing a "service of value" to an individual or organization located in one of these countries.
  • You plan to export any tangible items or goods to another country, including any university-owned equipment that is being hand-carried on travel.
  • You plan to disclose, ship, transmit, or transfer any technology or software that is not "publicly available."
  • You plan to disclose, ship, transmit, or transfer any item, information or software that will be used to support military training of any foreign units or forces, regular or irregular.
  • You plan to disclose, ship, transmit, or transfer any "defense article," or any item, information or software that has been designed, developed, configured, adapted, or modified for military or intelligence applications.
  • You plan to engage in activities that have the potential to relate to proliferation of nuclear explosive devices, chemical, or biological weapons, missile technology and/or the proliferation of chemical weapons.
  • You are or plan to be involved in a transaction with a person or organization that is a "party of concern." See http://www.export.gov/ecr/eg_main_023148.asp