As we all work together to practice preventative measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Tech Title IX office staff is working remotely, and all services provided by this office are available
- If you have an emergency, please call 911.
- To make a Title IX report, please submit a report online.
Title IX COVID-19 Updates
Even though the Title IX office is currently operating remotely, our staff is available via phone, email, Skype for Business, and Zoom during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm) to provide assistance and support. We will respond to any messages and inquiries as quickly as possible.
- For any questions related to reports or resources:
- To contact Title IX Administrative Investigators:
- To contact Title IX CARE (Campus Advocacy, Response & Education) Coordinators:
- Abigail Wesson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 806.834.1960
Texas Tech University COVID-19 Updates
- To find the latest updates and communications to the University community, including answers to frequently asked questions and additional resources, please visit the Texas Tech University COVID-19 website.
Student Counseling Center (SCC) COVID-19 Updates
- The SCC is not currently facilitating in-person counseling services, but they do offer an array of online services.
- If You are Currently Connected to an SCC Counselor:
- You are able to contact your counselor directly to discuss online treatment options.
- If You Are NOT Currently Connected to an SCC Counselor:
- You can call the Student Counseling Center at 806-742-3674 to initiate online services
- Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
- TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides highly effective strategies to help overcome anxiety, depression, and other common concerns through online therapy modules.
- You can ask your current counselor or call the SCC to access these services.
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
- Depression Group:
- This support group will provide an opportunity to connect with other people who also struggle with depression. Join and learn how to understand your emotion and thought pattern, manage mood and stress, and build your coping skills toolkit. There is a class for adults and adolescents.
- The adolescent group is Thursday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. and can be found at https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/104176986.
- The adult group is on Monday from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. and can be found at https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/711158700.
- Anxiety Group:
- Experiencing irrational or uncontrollable worries? Join us and learn coping skills to help manage and reduce daily stress and symptoms, practice physical, mental and creative techniques for lowering anxiety in the moment. There is a class for adults and adolescents.
- The adolescent group is Monday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. and can be found at https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/780245351.
- The adult group is on Wednesday from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. and can be found at https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/423230939.
- Grief Support Group:
- When grieving the loss of someone you loved, it's as if a deep hole implodes inside of you. This group offers safe, supportive environment for sharing grief, learning from other who have experienced a loss, and gaining knowledge and insight of useful coping skills to help you begin to heal.
- This class is on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. and can be found at https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/677541865.
- Free Online Chatroom for Anxiety during Coronavirus:
- Join us as we come together to share common experiences that are happening in our lives. You are not alone! Kids keeping you busy? Finding yourself stressed and worried about what might happen? Feeling overwhelmed? This too shall pass.
- The class is Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and can be found at https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/478049812.
- Depression Group:
- Crisis Helpline 806-742-5555
- The Crisis Helpline remains available 24/7 for any student experiencing a mental health crisis, no matter if you are physically in Lubbock or somewhere else. You are immediately connected to a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Student Health Services COVID-19 Updates
- Visit Student Health's website for Important Information Regarding Coronavirus.
- If you are a faculty or staff member or a student of TTU and think you may have COVID-19, call 806.743.2911 to speak to a nurse.
- Student Health is providing a Virtual Clinic through MyTeamCare Now.
University Student Housing COVID-19 FAQ's
- Visit the Student Housing website to find answers to frequently asked questions regarding University Housing.
Academic Affairs Resources and Information for COVID-19 Response
- The drop date and the withdrawal date for the Spring 2020 Semester have been extended to May 1st.
- Visit the Office of the Provost's website for Academic Affairs Resources and Information for COVID-19 Response.
Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE) COVID-19 Tips for Students
- Visit RISE's website for Tips for Students During COVID-19 Pandemic.
What is Title IX?
Under the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title IX states that, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." 20 USCA § 1681.
Texas Tech is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with an educational and workplace environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. The Texas Tech community is dedicated to fostering and supporting a culture of mutual respect and communication.
Texas Tech University does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of students based on or related to sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not protected categories under state or federal law, it is Texas Tech University policy not to discriminate on this basis. Actions related to admission, discipline, housing, extracurricular and academic opportunities shall not be made based on a student's protected status. Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of the manner in which it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, or electronically displayed or conveyed. Individuals who violate these policies and laws are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.
Examples of the types of discrimination and violence that are strictly prohibited by Texas Tech include but are not limited to: sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, discrimination in a school's science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and programs, discrimination based on pregnancy.
In addition to Title IX, certain Clery specific crimes are also considered to be Title IX violations and will be handled by the university as mandated under both statutory requirements. These include but are not limited to sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Information
University Resources and Information
University Response to the Department of Education Announcement for Title IX Guidance
Texas Tech Title IX Coordinator
Texas Tech's Title IX Coordinator is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university's compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination.
Dr. Kimberly Simón
Title IX Coordinator
Administration Building, 115D