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. To access WebRaider, our student account management portal, please click here.
If you have any questions that aren’t addressed here, please feel free to contact us! You can e-mail us at email@example.com or give us a call at 806-743-2556.
Upcoming EventsPlease click on event title to be taken to the registration page.
|IPE Event: Resiliency in Interprofessional Teamwork||6/24/20||Join Dr. Michael Gomez, TTUHSC Center for Superheroes, as he shares insight on ways students can adapt in times of difficulty and build resiliency through creative approaches to self and team care.Following the keynote address, students will participate in interprofessional team discussion identifying action plans that can be put into place that will support resiliency needs from both the individual professional perspective as well as the interprofessional team perspective.|
Prospective Student Quick Links
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.
At the GSBS, we are committed to ensuring our students stay healthy. This is why we require that all students carry health insurance, and why we recommend supplemental accident, sickness and health, education and repatriation insurance.
All GSBS students are required to have adequate annual health insurance coverage. "Annual" is defined as one school year (August - July). GSBS requires students to bring their insurance cards to the office to prove insurance coverage.
Options for health care coverage include:
- Students with research assistantships are eligible to pay for employee health benefits.
- Students may purchase the Academic Health Plan (info below).
- Students may purchase insurance from an independent provider.
- Students may be covered by their family insurance plan.
Academic Health Plan (AHP)
To make obtaining health insurance easier for our students, we’ve partnered with Aetna to offer an Academic Health Plan (AHP).
This health plan offers coverage to the student, their spouse, and any dependents, for one school year (August – July). Students have the option to pay in full, or make monthly payments through an auto-draft set-up with their debit or credit card. For more information, please visit the AHP website at https://ttuhsc.myahpcare.com/
It is important to note that although health insurance is required for all students, we do not require students to purchase the plan available through AHP. All students must submit proof of insurance (for one full year) before the start of their first semester and in February of every year thereafter.
Please note the AHP insurance plan does not cover the following:
- Bariatric & Cosmetic surgery
- Infertility treatment
- Long-term care
- Other services as outlined in policy
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
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 Services 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