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2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Policies, Declarations, Accreditation

Accrediting Organizations

Texas Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas Tech University. (Note: Inquiries regarding Texas Tech’s education programs, admissions requirements, financial aid, etc. should be directed to the respective Texas Tech office, not to the Commission on Colleges.) Other accrediting bodies with which the university is affiliated include:

  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
  • Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Category Management Association
  • Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Society for Range Management
  • State Board for Educator Certification
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Texas Board of Nursing
  • Texas Education Agency


Equal Opportunity Policy

Texas Tech University is open to all persons eligible for admission as students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, or Vietnam Era or Special Disabled Veteran status. All students admitted to the university are treated without discrimination in regard to their participation in university educational programs or activities. The university is an equal opportunity employer, and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, or Vietnam Era or Special Disabled Veteran status in regard to employment or during the course of employment in the institution. The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in its educational programs. Any student with inquiries or complaints concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 should contact the ADA/Section 504 coordinator located in Student Disability Services, 335 West Hall, 806.742.2405.

Student Conduct

Responsible citizenship among college students includes honesty and integrity in class work; regard for the rights of others; and respect for local, state, and federal laws as well as campus standards. Specific standards concerning the rights and responsibilities of students and registered student organizations at Texas Tech are contained in the Code of Student Conduct and Student Handbook. Students are expected to become thoroughly familiar with and abide by these standards.The Code of Student Conduct and Student Handbook may be obtained from the Office of Student Conduct, 211 Student Wellness Center, 806.742.1714, www.depts.ttu.edu/studentconduct.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities will find numerous programs designated to coordinate academic accommodations and promote access to every phase of university life. Such programming is coordinated through Student Disability Services.

SDS personnel oversee and coordinate programs to ensure accessibility on an individual basis to students with disabilities. Texas Tech strives to provide all students equal access to a college education and support in adjusting to the college experience.

Prospective and current students interested in receiving more information regarding programs for students with disabilities should contact Student Disability Services, 335 West Hall, 806.742.2405 or visit online at www.studentaffairs.ttu.edu/sds. Email: sds@ttu.edu

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