Student Resource Center
Introduction to the Resource Center
Welcome to our Student Resource Center! Here you’ll be able to find all of the important information and next steps you need to know during your academic career at the Graduate School.
If you have any questions that aren’t addressed here, please feel free to contact us! You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 806.743.2556.
- Academic Calendar
- Online Catalog
- Clinical Research Data Warehouse
- Current Term Information
- PhD Student Directory
- Student Forms Page
- Student Handbook (22-23)
- Research Opportunities
Orientation for new students is held on the Monday before classes start. View specific dates and details on the New Student Orientation page.
If you feel you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or someone else, or you have recently been assaulted or had a traumatic experience, please do one of the following:
- Call 911 – you will be connected with the police who can help you get emergency services
- Call the Starcare Crisis Team (806)740-1414
- Go to your local emergency room.
Students can receive up to six (6) counseling sessions per fiscal year (September - August) at no cost. Counseling sessions include assessment, brief therapy, and follow-up. If it is determined that a student requires long-term therapy or other psychiatric/psychological services, a referral will be made to the appropriate professional.
For distance and online students Telehealth is now available through The Counseling Center! To be eligible for telehealth visits, you must be an active TTUHSC student located outside of the Lubbock area. To schedule a visit, please call 806-743-1327 or 1-800-327-0328.
Program of Assistance for Students (PAS)
PAS is a resource to promote health and wellness in your personal and academic life. PAS counselors are trained in addressing all types of problems, including family and relationship problems, depression, excessive stress or anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, and other problems. For more information regarding PAS please refer to the Counseling Center PAS webpage.
Therapy Assistance Online
TAO is an interactive, online program that provides guided activities to help overcome anxiety, depression, and other common concerns. Weekly sessions include videos, exercises, and private counseling sessions. For more information please refer to the Counseling Center TAO webpage.
Mandatory Student Insurance and Waiver
Each school within the TTUHSC requires students whose program has clinical requirements maintain health insurance to cover major medical, emergency care, specialty care, and pharmacy services. Though the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences does not have a clinical component, they also require that students enrolled in their programs have health insurance.
Students must either provide proof of existing insurance coverage or enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. This coverage is imperative for students, and they may be denied access to clinical experience, at the discretion of the facility, if not covered by health insurance. Please read the attached flyer for additional information about the requirement and steps to either enroll or submit a waiver.
The Office of Student Disability Services is designed to provide services for students with disabilities and encourage accessibility within the learning experience by educating the campus community on accessibility-related issues.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Student Disability Services uses the AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) Standards and Best Practices for requiring documentation of a disability. Because the provision of accommodations and services is based upon assessment of the current impact of the condition(s) on academic performance and access to educational activities, it is in the student's best interest to provide recent and appropriate documentation. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the Office of Student Disability Services to provide appropriate documentation of the disability and related functional limitations for which they are requesting accommodations.
To request accommodations, students should first submit an Application of Services Form through the Student Disability Services website.
Once registered, provide relevant documentation to support/explain your accommodation request. Students will then complete an initial intake meeting with Student Disability Services in order to receive Letters of Accommodation.
Documentation is required for the following conditions.
- Learning Disability
- Hearing Impairment
- Mobility Impairment
- Brain Injury
- Development Disability
- Medical (Chronic Illness) Disability
- Psychological Disability
- Visual Impairment
The SDS staff should be able to review the documentation and answer the question: “How does this condition impact the student’s ability to meet the demands of their academic program or clinical requirement?”
Accommodations are designed to allow the student to meet the same essential elements of their selected program that are required of all students, with or without a disability.
Additional SDS Guidelines are available here.
Filing a Complaint or Grievance
Students have a right to a prompt and fair resolution of a complaint or grievance involving allegations of inappropriate behavior by other TTUHSC students or personnel. Policies and procedures exist for the following areas of student complaints:
- General or academic misconduct of a student
- Student records
- Employment at TTUHSC
- Grades or grading
More information about these policies and procedures is available here, and Student Grievance Forms can be found here.
Processing Complaints or Appeals
Students are encouraged to bring their concerns to the designated student affairs officer of their school. For the GSBS, the student affairs officer is our Assistant Dean, Pamela Johnson. The deans of the schools have final authority in resolving disputes related to academic issues. Every effort should be made to resolve complaints against school personnel at the school level. If the complaint is about personnel or services at the institutional level, the student is advised to contact the TTUHSC Office of Student Affairs in accordance with the institutional-level student complaint procedures available here.
There's more to your GSBS experience than just being in the classroom or lab. By getting involved with student organizations and associations, you'll become connected, build a community, and strengthen your resume. For a complete list of available student organizations & associations, please click here.
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
If you have questions about your classes, professors or the Lubbock locale, GSA can help. Their job is to make your life at TTUHSC a little bit easier and as much fun as possible.
The GSA is a student-organized/maintained government body. Responsibilities of GSA officers include dissemination of pertinent information to its members, organization of Student Research Week Banquet, representation of GSBS Graduate Students on school-wide committees, coordination of GSA Journal Club, and adherence to the GSA Constitution. Benefits of GSA membership include travel awards and social events.
More information is available here.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The TTUHSC SGA advocates for and represents student needs and interests. Collaborating with students, faculty, student organizations, administration and the community, SGA strives to promote a campus climate that is inclusive, supportive, and student centered. Contact SGA by e-mailing TTUHSC.SGA@ttuhsc.edu