The National Weather Service presented Texas Tech officials with a StormReady Certification Wednesday.
The certification is given to cities, towns, and governments with well-managed, emergency communication systems. Texas Tech is one of 23 universities to also get the certification.
To qualify, a school must have a variety of ways to send out severe weather information. They must also have preparedness plans and an emergency operation center.
Texas Tech already had the StormReady requirements in place; including tornado sirens and a new text message alert system.