Founded in 1923, Texas Tech is located on the South Plains of West Texas and carries the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas.
Attractions at Texas Tech University
Natural Science Research Laboratory: The Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) is a division of the Museum of Texas Tech University committed to the mission of building and preserving a library of our planet's natural heritage for education and research purposes. The NSRL has been recognized as a leader in the development and use of innovative methodologies for biological collections care and data management.
Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium & Sculpture Court: Helen DeVitt Jones, philanthropist and patron, had a dream that the museum should be a place for everyone to enjoy and for it to be a cultural hub for the community. Following her death in 1997, The CH Foundation, Inc., provided funds to construct a much needed auditorium and sculpture court for public programs and events. The resulting 48,000 square foot addition to the museum building includes both the main features mentioned and much more. Facilities such as a catering kitchen, ADA restroom facilities, green room/classroom, backstage area with dressing rooms and a special exhibitions gallery are part of the newer wing which opened on April 1, 2001. The monumental outdoor sculpture, "Landmark" by Horace Farlowe, graces the circle at the west entry to the Jones wing.
Jones AT&T Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium, home of Red Raider football since Nov. 29, 1947, is arguably one of the most electric game day atmospheres in all of college football. Armed with 60,000-plus rabid fans, Dave Curtis of The Sporting News proclaimed in May of 2010 that Jones AT&T Stadium was the best home field advantage in all of college football.
Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery: The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery is committed to achieving six primary goals: 1) Creation of a Collegiate Recovery Community that encourages quality long-term addictive disorder recovery. 2) Development of resiliency in recovering students. 3) Provision of a quality education, including the area of the disease of addiction and the hope of recovery. 4) Service within the university, local, state and national communities. 5) Continuing to be a model for other colleges and universities to follow in order to create similar programs. 6) Researching recovery trends that provide hope from an individual, familial and social perspective.
Texas Tech Bookstore: The Texas Tech University bookstore is located in the Student Union Building and offers new and used textbooks, apparel, supplies, gifts and accessories.
Commons by United Supermarkets: The Commons brings cutting-edge dining to the Texas Tech community. A 20,500 square foot, two-story, stand-alone dining facility, The Commons features various food outlets, including Einstein Bros® Bagels, Khan's Mongolian Grill, Greens & Things salads, Ciao Down! Ristorante with a brick oven pizzeria, Just Say Cheez grilled cheese line, Chef's Corner featuring mac and cheese and much more!
University Career Services: The university is diverse, but there is a common goal - the strength of the individual. Individual success is what University Career Services is all about. They provide a diversified- dedicated staff understanding the opportunities and challenges a diverse student population faces in the contemporary world of work. As a Strengths-Based member of the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, University Career Services embraces the gifts and talents of all our students. Diversity + Strength = Opportunity!
About Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else.
Texas Tech Facts
10 colleges: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Architecture; Arts and Sciences; Rawls College of Business Administration; Education; Whitacre College of Engineering; Honors; Human Sciences; Media & Communications; Visual & Performing Arts.