Other Policies

Criminal Background Check

In order to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, faculty, employees, and students at TTUHSC El Paso, criminal background checks were instituted as of September 1, 2006. Compliance with this policy is required of all entering students. Criminal background checks allow the university to evaluate whether TTUHSC El Paso students are qualified, eligible, and possess the character and fitness to participate in clinical care and/or clinical rotation sites at TTUHSC El Paso or affiliated institutions.

Admission of Disabled Students

A copy of the Standards for Curricular Completion will be provided to all applicants at interview and to all matriculants prior to orientation. A copy is also included in the Medical Student Handbook. An abbreviated version is posted on this web site. If a student is offered and accepts admission to the school of medicine the student must sign an acknowledgment that he or she has read and understands that the standards for curricular completion must be met, with or without accommodation.

Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics

This information is being provided to potential applicants in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act.

TTUHSC Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report

Title IX Compliance

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on or related to sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not explicitly protected categories under state or federal law, it is the policy of TTUHSC El Paso not to discriminate in employment, admission, or use of programs, activities, facilities, or services on these bases.

TTUHSC El Paso is committed to providing and strengthening an educational, working, and living environment where students, faculty, staff, and visitors are free from sex discrimination of any kind. In accordance with Title VII, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), and other federal and state law, TTUHSC El Paso prohibits discrimination based on sex and other types of sexual misconduct.

For reports or notices of discrimination and/or harassment by or against employees, contact:

  • Charlotte Bingham, Managing Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
    TTUHSC El Paso Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees
    TTU Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
    TTU Administration Building
    Room 210
    Box 1073
    Lubbock, TX 79409

Texas HB 1508 and the Texas Occupations Code

Students Who Pursue a Program That Prepares Them For an Occupational License, including all schools at TTUHSC 

As a point of information required by Texas HB 1508 and the Texas Occupations Code 58.001, if you are applying for admission to a program that may prepare an individual for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001 and/or if you later decide to change to a program that prepares you for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001, in accordance with state law, please be advised of the following: 

  1. An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program; 
  2. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority. 
  3. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details. 
  4. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupations Code 53.102. 

Applicants are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.