Texas Tech University

Campus Inclusion Resource Team (CIRT)

What is CIRT?

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.

Report an Incident to the Campus Inclusion Resource Team (CIRT)

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.

NOTE: Reporting anonymously limits the CIRT's ability to connect affected parties to resources and support.

Free Speech and Academic Freedom at Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is committed to protecting the freedom of speech and expression of University community members, as well as the academic freedom that is integral to a thriving University environment, even if that speech or expression is contrary to the University's values of mutual respect, cooperation and communication, and diversity, equity, and inclusion . For more information about the University's policies on free speech / expressive activities, see O.P. 61.02 and O.P. 7.04.

The CIRT, along with our campus partners, works tirelessly to respond to reported incidents in a way that supports and provides resources to those affected, seeks to inform and educate our community, and promotes ongoing dialogue.

The CIRT's purpose is to support the University community, including students, faculty, and staff. The CIRT is not an adjudicative body and cannot impose discipline in responding to reported incidents that are protected forms of speech or expression. It is not the role of the CIRT to investigate or determine whether a report involved a violation of University policy, nor can the CIRT require participation in any aspect of its work. To learn more about University policies, please see the links in the sidebar of this webpage.

Reports

In this section, you will find de-identified reports that have been received by the Campus Inclusion Resource Team (CIRT). Reports are updated on a regular basis as they are received. Updates to reports that are in the process of being addresses are published as they are available. Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the CIRT does not release detailed information about Texas Tech University students, or specific information that would make a Texas Tech student personally identifiable. If you are unsure if a report has been made about an incident, please contact the CIRT team at TTUCIRT@ttu.edu or (806) 834-3082.

2017-2018 Reports Received
2018-2019 Reports Received
2019-2020 Reports Received

 

Current Academic Year Reports

2020-2021 Reports Received

Common Resources for Affected Students

Online Inclusive Leadership Course for TTU Students 
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office of LGBTQIA Education and Engagement
Student Counseling Center
Group Counseling Options
The Office of the Dean of Students
Title IX Administrator
Student Health Services
Texas Tech Police
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE)

Relevant University Policies and Laws

Student Handbook and Code of Student Conduct
Use of University Grounds, Facilities, and Amplification Equipment
Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX Policy
Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Affirmative Action
Academic Freedom and Artistic Expression
Statement of Ethical Principles
Expressive Activities (TTUS OP 7.04)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

2020-2021 Campus Inclusion Resource Team (CIRT)

Chair
Brittany Todd, M.Ed.
Director, Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE)

Members
Catherine Duran, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Matt Gregory, Ph.D.
Dean of Students

Carol Sumner, Ed.D.
Chief Diversity Officer
Vice President, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jade Silva-Tovar, M.Ed.
Senior Director, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Kent Meredith
Assistant Vice President, Auxiliary Services

Vacant
Athletics Representative

Aliza Wong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Honors College

Jody Randall, M.S.
Director, Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement