Tech University is in compliance with Comprehensive Standard 3.4.9.
Tech University offers a wide variety of student support services.
University wide services include:
Access TECH (http://www.studentaffairs.ttu.edu/accesstech/)
Provides service, support, and education to all students with disabilities
including full access to and participation in the academic environment as
well as reasonable accommodations in the classroom.
Advising Center at Texas Tech
The Advising Center at Texas Tech (ACTT) is the university advising center.
It serves both prospective and current students and any member of the Texas
Tech Community. The ACTT is dedicated to assisting first year students to
determine the directions of their lives and their academic majors.
IT Services for Students (http://www.ttu.edu/it4students/)
Provides technical support for students, including access to computers in
the Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), trouble-shooting, training,
free software, access to e-mail and internet, and a wide range of other
computer technology related services
Provides student access to study abroad opportunities, including enrollment
in Texas Tech operated programs and identification of and enrollment in
exchange programs and other study abroad opportunities. The Study Abroad
Office also assists Texas Tech University faculty who wish to establish
study-abroad programs for their own academic area.
International Student and
Scholar Services (http://www.iaff.ttu.edu/Home/OIA/StudentScholarServices/BBDefault.asp)
compliance with federal immigration regulations for foreign students and faculty and
provides cultural exchange opportunities for foreign students enrolled at
Texas Tech University and for citizens of the Lubbock community.
Mentor Tech -
Lauro Cavazos and
Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officeofculturaldiversity/Mentor.htm).
In an attempt to address issues related to the
recruitment and retention of multicultural students, the Lauro Cavazos &
Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program (Mentor Tech) was piloted with
African American & Hispanic students during the 2002-2003 academic year. The
program is modeled after the successful Benjamin E. Mays Program at Boston
for Academic Success Services/Academic Testing Services
Functions under this office include:
Academic Testing Services (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/testing/)
Academic Testing Services is an approved/recognized national testing site.
It is involved from the beginning of the prospective students' admission
requirements, and continues as an integral part of each student's academic
progress through graduation; including graduate admissions and professional
Pass Learning Center (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/passcntr/passcontact.php)
Provides tutoring services,
study skills training and other college survival skills for students. Houses
the Testing Accommodation facility. Testing
Accommodation (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/passcntr/ta.php). Coordinates and houses testing
services for students who qualify under terms of the Americans with
TSI Texas Success Initiative
The state-mandated Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Test measures college
readiness in reading, writing, and mathematics. Beginning in the Fall of
1998, each undergraduate student, unless exempt, who enters a public
institution of higher education must take the TSI Test before beginning his
or her first enrollment. Students who fail to achieve a passing grade on
the TSI Test are enrolled in remedial courses. Students must pass the TSI
Test before they are allowed to enroll for upper-level courses.
XL Strategies for Learning
Offers a non-credit academic skills course (XL0201) that is required for
freshmen students who failed to earn a 2.0 grade point average in their
first semester or for students retuning from academic suspension. Open to
enrollment for any student.
Office of the Registrar (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar/). Offers transcript reproduction
services, course add/drop, transfer credit evaluation and veterans
Success Center (http://www.successcenter.ttu.edu/)
Residence Hall-based centers
that provide academic support, leadership development opportunities, and
career exploration experiences that enable students to succeed in college.
TECHniques Center (http://www.studentaffairs.ttu.edu/accesstech/)
supplemental academic support services to meet the needs of and to promote
the retention of undergraduate students with documented evidence of learning
disabilities and attention deficit disorder.
University Writing Center (http://english.ttu.edu/uwc01/)
The academic support services
described above are consistent with the mission of a comprehensive public
university. They provide essential and sometimes mandated services for
designated groups of students as well as offering a variety of services such
as testing, study skills and other supports, grade reporting and transcript
services and others to the general student population.
The UWC is a university-supported facility that works with many clients,
including students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines. They are available
to work with clients on writing projects of all types, from course
assignments to personal writing tasks.