Voices For Change
As mandated by Federal and state legislation, Texas Tech requires students to complete Voices for Change to facilitate education on a variety of topics such as bystander intervention, hazing, sexual violence prevention and consent education, healthy relationships, alcohol and other drug education and wellness. This online course will also provide information about important campus and community resources.
Voices for Change is an online course designed to engage learners in various topics while encouraging thoughtful decision making. This course takes a deeper dive into one's health, with the mission of creating a more informed, educated, and safer campus community. It also connects students with valuable resources, both locally and nationally.
- Alcohol & Other Drug Education
- Consent & Sexual Violence
- Bullying & Hazing
- Mental Wellbeing
All first-year and transfer students are required to complete the Voices for Change online prevention education modules covering topics like alcohol use, consent, and bystander intervention during their first semester of enrollment.
Students who are required to complete Voices for Change modules will receive an email to their TTU inbox about a week after the semester of their enrollment begins with instructions to begin. To find this email, you can search Voices for Change in your TTU email search bar. If you received an email, you are required to complete what has been assigned to you.
Who is required to complete Voices for Change?
All incoming students (first-year and transfer students, including distance learners) must complete this course in its entirety during their first semester of enrollment by the due date listed in their tasklist (November 15th for Fall 2023 enrollment and April 15th for Spring 2024 enrollment) as mandated by Federal and state legislation.
How do students complete it?
Voices for Change is a task in the Admitted Student Tasklist. In this tasklist, there are instructions to access and complete the Voices for Change modules. Students can log-in to the courses via an e-mail they receive to their TTU inbox or access Voices for Change here. Students must use their TTU email and password to sign in to receive credit.
How long does it take to complete?
Voices for Change typically takes 1.5-2 hours. We encourage you to complete the modules in one sitting, but you may complete them over various sessions; just don't forget to complete it by the due date.
Will survey answers be private?
The course includes surveys to help personalize the experience and measure students' attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are anonymous. The RISE Office will receive statistics about the student body as a whole but will not be able to link answers to individual students. A student may opt out of answering these questions by selecting the option on drop down menus stating so.
When does it need to be completed?
When you receive your email to complete the course, the due date is listed in the email. Voices for Change completion is due November 15th for Fall 2023 enrollment and April 15th for Spring 2024 enrollment. Any student required to take this course, but fails to do so by these dates, will receive a hold on their account.
What happens if it's not completed by the due date?
If the required modules is not completed within the time frame specified above, a transcript and grade-view hold will be placed on each student account. Please note: This hold does not prohibit you from registering for classes or attending class.
I received a hold. What now?
Please note: This hold does not prohibit you from registering for classes or attending class.
To remove the hold, you must fully complete Voices for Change. Upon completion, your hold will be removed within 2-5 business days as this is a manual process. Contact the RISE office upon completion by emailing email@example.com with your name and R number.
Why does TTU require this?
These programs are an effective way to reach the entire incoming student population and fulfill federal and state mandates for prevention education surrounding Title IX, The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, The Clery Act, VAWA, and Campus SaVE.