Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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What We Stand For

At Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. Being part of the TTUHSC team means being part of a supportive community that empowers each individual and embraces all cultures, races, backgrounds, abilities, and identities.

Diversity and inclusion are not just important – they are essential to our mission and integral to our values.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that values and embraces the different ethnicities, races, cultures, ages, abilities, sexual identities, and systems of belief that comprise the TTUHSC community. Grounded in our Values-Based Culture, we are steadfast in our commitment to cultivating a workforce that is equipped to meet the evolving healthcare needs of all those living in our communities.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 

TTUHSC strives to constantly improve our culture to ensure a welcoming and equitable environment for all. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion is focused on supporting and enhancing our commitment to diversity for all who learn and work on our campuses. Furthermore, the TTUHSC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee works to develop strategies that guide and enhance our workforce and culture while holding our institution accountable.


The State of Texas is one of the most veteran-friendly states in the nation, and at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, we recognize the skills and dedication that veterans bring to the workforce. As a veteran-friendly institution, TTUHSC actively recruits veterans and proudly offers veteran’s employment preference as established in the Veteran’s Employment Preference Act (Senate Bill 646/Chapter 657, Government Code).

Additionally, the Veterans Resource Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center supports veterans and military families through policies and practices that promote academic, personal, and professional successes. The TTUHSC Veteran Advisory Committee advocates for programs and services for our faculty, staff and student veterans, and educates our university community about veteran issues. TTUHSC’s Veterans Resource Center offers a Vet-to-Vet Mentorship Program to connect student veterans with TTUHSC veteran faculty and staff members, graduate students, and alumni to support student veterans in their transition into higher education, in their academic success and future civilian careers.

Individuals with Disabilities

TTUHSC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, persons with disabilities will not be subject to discrimination or denied full and equal access to academic programs, employment, activities, benefits, and services offered by the University on the basis of their disability. This policy applies to all students, team members (faculty, staff, or student), patients, volunteers, and visitors. For more information, please refer to HSC OP 51.04 Access for Individuals with Disabilities.

In line with our Values-Based Culture, we seek to create an environment that educates and empowers team members through inclusion and accommodation. Prospective employees who need a disability-related accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, should contact their campus Human Resources team.

Equal Opportunity

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is proud to be a equal opportunity workplace, and is committed to promoting an inclusive, collaborative environment. TTUHSC does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any employee or applicant for employment because of sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected category, class, or characteristic. For more information, please see TTUHSC's Equal Opportunity Policies.


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