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Texas Tech University

Educational Resources

Libraries

Southwest Collection: The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library research collections include Rare Books, the university archives, the Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative, and the Southwest Collection. The Southwest Collection is the regional repository for historical information pertaining to West Texas and the Southwest. It has collected and makes available for research more than 1,700 collections of personal papers, and over 4,000 hours of oral history interviews, noncurrent business and institutional records, as well as a noncirculating library of Texana, Western Americana, maps, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, taped interviews, films, videotapes, and microfilm. It houses one of the nation's most important collections on the Literature of Place, the James Sowell Collection of Literature, Community, and the Natural World.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,478,489 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 26,690 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,344,274 microforms.
  • 86,842 Audio/Visual items.
  • 21,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

Museum of Texas Tech; National Ranching Heritage Center - 16-acre outdoor museum of 36 historic structures.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,000 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 1,040 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 1,750 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,725 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 145 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 19,600 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, other

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 24% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 88% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 7% of housing units are Triples.
  • 5% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 16 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 81% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming Week long events, Arbor Day, Athletic and Pre-Athletic Events (Raidergate), Red Raider Nights (late night programs), Speakers and Lectures, Hispanic Culture Week, Welcome Week (welcome to Texas Tech events).
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 411 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Beta Beta Nu Alpha Chapter, Chi Epsilon, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key International Society, Mortar Board, National Society of Collegiate Scholars At Texas Tech, Omega Chi epsilon-Alpha Omicron Chapter, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Psi Chi, Rho Lambda, Sigma Iota Epsilon-Eta Chapter, Sigma Tau Delta, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma Delta, Tech Journal of Texas Administrative Law, Eta Omicron Nu, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Alpha Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, Scabbard And Blade, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Ministries, Beta Upsilon Chi, Campus Crusade For Christ, Catholic Student Association, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christ In Action Student Ministries, Christian Legal Society, Cross Campus Student Ministries, Greek Wide Student Ministries, Hillel, Indiana Avenue College Ministries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Kappa Upsilon Chi, Late Nite, Latter-day Saints Student Associations, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Men of God Christian Fraternity, Muslim Student Association, Navigators, Paradigm, Raider Sisters For Christ, Reformed University Fellowship, Sigma Phi Lambda-Sisters For The Lord, Southcrest University Ministry, Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech University, Young Life Leadership, Zoe University Ministries, Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Chi Rho, Christians On Campus(Christian Fellowship), Evidence Student Ministry, Foundation Camp, Shepherd Of The Plains, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Southcrest International Student Ministry, Trinity College Ministry, Zen Meditation Society.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Organization, Bangladesh Student Association, Best Buddies, Chinese Student Association, India Student Association, International Business Society, International Language Exchange Organization, Kappa Delta Pi, Korean Student Association, Malaysian Student Association, Mongolian Student Organization, Sri Lankan Students Association, Thai Students Association, Turkish Student Association, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Student Association, Body Art and Soul Expression, Delta Kappa Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. Premedical Society, Filipino Student Association, Gamma Alpha Omega, Hispanic Student Society, Intercultural Dialogue Association, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Delta Chi, Lambda Theta Alpha, Minority Pre-law Society, Mu Kappa, Omega Delta Phi, Persian Student Society, Raider Cricket Club, South Asian Student Society, Students for Social Justice, Upward Bound Union, Visions of Light Gospel Choir, Zeta Phi Beta, Zeta Phi Gamma, Diversity Awareness Team.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Academic/Professional, Recreational, Residence Halls, Service, Spirit, Fraternities/Sororities, Special Interest, Graduate, Honorary, Religious, International, Law School, Lubbock Attractions Broadway series, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Theatre Company.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Daily Toreador (daily during the Fall and Spring semester; twice weekly during summer)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Lubbock, TX (7), Amarillo, TX (120)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Lubbock (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 12% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 4,466
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 28 fraternities
  • 19 fraternity houses
  • 11% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 21 sororities
  • 11 sorority houses
  • 17% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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