Enhancing a Diverse and Inclusive Environment
Student Affairs works to create an inclusive campus environment by supporting the development and affirming the overall experiences of all students.
- Student Affairs takes responsibility for continually improving the LGBTQIA climate
on our campus. The Office of LGBTQIA achieved a Premier Campus Designation (4.5 star ranking out of 5 stars) on the Campus
Pride Index. This is an improvement from two stars in less than one year. This Premier
Designation provides Texas Tech the opportunity to recruit more LGBTQIA students and
provide more resources for LGBTQIA students.
- Faculty and staff within Student Disability Services (SDS) work every day to make the transition for students with physical, mental and learning
disabilities as seamless as possible. Their hard work has earned Texas Tech the No.
5 spot on the list of the 2018 Best Disability-Friendly Colleges for Online Programs
, as ranked by the SR Education Group.
- The Texas Tech University's philosophy on student discipline is educational in nature
and strives to help students learn from their choices in addition to holding them
accountable for their behavior. In 2017-2018, the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) and the Office of Students Rights & Resolutions hosted inaugural Advisor of Choice Information Sessions for university staff members
and attorneys. These information sessions helped the campus partners and legal community
better understand the conduct process, and built trust and communication, all for
the benefit of our students.
- Parent & Family Relations (PFR) is committed to providing opportunities to connect family members with the campus
community, build pride in the institution, and provide opportunities for family engagement.
Information is provided in a variety of formats to ensure inclusivity, including resource
guides in multiple languages. Spanish-speaking parents of Texas Tech students can
now access to information to understand and support their student's educational experience.
- Texas Tech University Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the largest Big XII Student Government conference in recent years. Over 103
student leaders and advisors attended the conference, including representation from
every University in the Big XII. The conference focused on creating a dialogue about
education on sexual misconduct prevention, mental health issues and recognizing students
in distress, and inclusion and diversity.