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Kelsey M Jackson
Jun 12, 2015

Student Orgs Weekly 6-12-2015

Jun 12, 2015 by Kelsey M Jackson

The following newsletter is sent out every week if there is information happening on campus or in the community that student organizations can benefit from. Although the announcement is sent out by the Center for Campus Life the contact for the various activities may not be in the Center for Campus Life, and will be listed in the each brief paragraph, in most cases the Center for Campus Life will not have any more information than is listed in this general email, and will direct you to the contact listed.

Center for Campus Life


New Student Org Staff Announcement!
Unit Coordinator: We would like to welcome Kelsey Jackson as the new Unit Coordinator for Student Organizations. Kelsey got her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (studying Business, Sociology, and Public Affairs) where she was involved in many different organizations from Fraternity and Sorority Life to Student Governance to Leadership Initiatives on campus. It was through her involvement in those various organizations that she found her passion for Student Affairs and working with college students. Kelsey then went on to receive her Masters in Higher Education from the University of North Texas. Kelsey is so excited to be part of the Red Raider Family and can’t wait to increase and promote Student Involvement here at Texas Tech University.

Student Assistant: We would like to welcome Kristen Mills as the new Student Assistant for Student Organizations. Kristen is currently a Junior attending the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center pursuing a degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. Kristen is very involved on campus through Greek life, community service, and leadership positions. Kristen is the current president of Involvement Ambassadors, which is a group of students who help promote all student organizations to incoming and current students. Kristen loves Texas Tech and is so excited to be able to help promote student organizations on campus by helping students find their place in the Tech community!

Student Involvement Graduate Assistant Position Announcement

The Graduate Assistant assists in the development and implementation of services and programs related to Student Involvement: student organizations and student leadership development. The Graduate Assistant will work with the student involvement staff to design and implement specific strategies to improve student’s knowledge of involvement and leadership development opportunities. Link for FULL ANNOUNCEMENT.

Requirements: Prior experience and/or membership in student organizations highly preferred. This position will require strong computer and presentation skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate must have the ability to maintain confidentiality when required and be able to use personal relations skills to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree and be accepted into a graduate program at Texas Tech University. This position is designed for the individual who is pursuing a Master’s degree. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in higher education, counseling, communications, or other related programs.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcript, letter of acceptance to Texas Tech University Graduate School, and three (3) current references to the contact listed below. Review of applicants will begin April 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is July 15, 2015. EEO/Affirmative Action Institution.
Position Contact:
Assistant Director

Have you registered your organization for 2015-2016?
Registration due by the first day of Fall classes, August 24th. Log-in to your organization's orgsync portal and update your information. Make sure to include the 2015-2016 University Policy Agreement form and your constitution and bylaws. If you want to start reserving rooms on campus for your organization you must be registered through OrgSync in  order to do so.
If you are in need of admin privileges email StudentOrgs at

RRO Student Organization Fair – WAIT LIST
Interested in participating in the Red Raider Orientation Student Organization Fairs this summer? Registration is closed but we do have a Wait List form that your student organization can fill out and we will add you in when there is room. Once you have submitted your form you can arrive by 4:15 pm on the day of the fairs and we will release any tables that have not been used be registered organizations. This will not guarantee you a table for the rest of the summer but you will be able to participate on that day.

We ask that you read through the guidelines and expectations of the RRO Organization Fair, so as to inform you of the protocol and procedures for all participants. All organizations must agree to these guidelines in order to be eligible to participate in the fair. Should an organization violate any portion of this agreement they will be subject to removal from the fair and future participation in RRO will be subject to review by the Director of Red Raider Orientation. If your organization did not attend the Mandatory Training you will need to have a representative attend one this Sunday at 2 pm in the SUB Llano Estacado room to be able to participate in the fairs. There will be a fair from 4:30-5:30 pm the same day with sign in from 4:00 – 4:15 pm. You will have a break from 3-4 pm to gather your items for the fair.

If you have any questions please email

Follow us on Social Media!
Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook! Twitter: @TTUStudentOrgs Facebook: /TTUCampusLife. For questions please call 806-742-5433 or e-mail

Want to submit an announcement to Student Orgs Weekly?
We have created an easy form for you and your student organization to submit announcements that would appear in the Student Orgs Weekly. Student Orgs Weekly is sent out each Friday during the school year, and promote student organization events and happenings. Click here to submit announcements in future Student Orgs Weekly. For questions please call 806-742-5433 or e-mail

SGA Funded Organizations
If your organization is currently funded by Student Government the deadline to submit funding forms for this current fiscal year (FY15 - September 2014 through August 2015) is Friday, August 7, 2015. If your organization does not use the full allocated amount it could be penalized during the next funding process.

You may visit the SGA website for more funding information and access to the necessary forms. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Katherine Taylor at or 806-834-1738.

SUB Table Tents use offered to Registered Student Orgs
Table Tents can be utilized by registered Student Orgs for event advertising at no cost to the organization.  If you have an event you would like to promote please go to the following link to get more information.

Need Funding for Your Student Organization’s Next Event? 
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs has developed a fund for student organization programming that supports the strategic priorities of Texas Tech University and its core values.  Click here to read more about the criteria and to make a request.  Questions?  Contact Will Lopez at or 742-5433.

Red to Black® offers free and confidential financial coaching to all Texas Tech students
We offer one-on-one coaching sessions and presentations on a variety of financial topics such as debt management, spending plans, maximizing student loans, and expenses after college. For officers and other student organization leaders, we offer workshops to maximize funding and assist with a long-term financial plan for the organization. We are available for walk-ins (Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and by appointment for one-on-one sessions. If you would like to schedule an appointment or a presentation for your organization or a group of your officers, please contact us at,  742-9781, or stop by 024 SUB (east basement near ATMs).


Looking for a Volunteering Opportunity?
The TTU Ethics Center is looking for students who want to help with Red Raider Orientation. 
Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet new Red Raiders, administer a short survey, and give away free gift items. If you or your Student Organization is interested in helping the TTU Ethics Center at RRO during the summer, please contact Lisa James at (806) 834-4264 or

Get Active at The Rec Center!
For a full schedule of fitness classes going on at the Texas Tech Recreational Center go here! Get connected with them through twitter @tturecsports

It's On Us
Everyone has a role to play in stopping sexual assault. Your organization can take the pledge to be part of the solution by   clicking here. SGA, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and the Women's Studies Department have taken the pledge, so can your department or organization!  To learn more information about stopping sexual assault please visit, or for resources at Texas Tech click here.

Request a Step-Up Presentation to Your Department or Student Organization
Step Up is a peer to peer bystander intervention program designed to teach students when and how to intervene regarding sexual violence, bullying, hazing, and other problematic behaviors typically found in the college campus environment. Texas Tech University is providing Step Up presentations that can be tailored to specific topics to fit your audience. Step-Up presentations can be done for classrooms, organizations, and on campus interest groups. If you or your organization are interested in this program you can request a presentation by clicking here. A program request can also be requested by filling out this form on OrgSync by clicking here. For questions, please contact Chris Medley at


Lubbock in the Loop
Stay up to date with all the fun things going on in the Lubbock community! Follow them on twitter to stay connected @lbkintheloop The schedule of events can be found through this link

First Friday Art Trail
The First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided, public art happening that has taken Lubbock to the forefront of the Texas art scene. Held from 6-9pm, rain or shine, on the first Friday of every month, this progressive art event is sure to delight visitors with a plethora of art experiences. Trail goers can grab a map and explore the trail in their own vehicle, or jump aboard one of 5 free First Friday Trolleys and ride to the galleries along the downtown route. For more information on locations go here.

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals
Lubbock Moonlight Musicals inspires audiences throughout the summer with fun and exciting musicals at the Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park.Making use of the fantastic talent of Texas Tech students and actors from the Lubbock community, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is able to produce shows that thrill their audiences, whether a sophisticated theater viewer or a first-timer.The shows being performed this summer are Shrek The Musical, 1776, Oklahoma, and Beauty and The Beast Jr! The dates and ticket purchasing of each show can be found here. Follow them on twitter to stay connected @LubMoonlightM

Keep Lubbock Beautiful
Keep Lubbock Beautiful is in need of assistance from a group of individuals to help clean-up debris near the Canyon Lakes system in northeast Lubbock.  The area is a relatively a roundabout residential area.  Gloves, bags and debris tools will be on hand to pick up the trash.  This is a great service project that could be done in about an hour or two depending on the group.  Please call Raquel Padilla at 806-775-3081, Coordinator, the Keep Lubbock Beautiful City of Lubbock.  


Fundraising Opportunity with Texas Motor Speedway
Make quick money for your cause. Experience the excitement of working a NASCAR Race. Build group relationships. Open doors to other volunteer opportunities. Network your organization to over 200,000 fans a race! For more information or to get connected to this opportunity, contact Adam Martinez (817)215-8411, Candis Everton (817)215-8464, or Ashley Hinojos (817)215-8476

Volunteer Center
The Volunteer Center of Lubbock can be a great resource for student organizations. We work with nearly 100 nonprofits in the Lubbock community and connect volunteers with the many needs of our partners. As a student organization, we can help you plan a project for your group or help members their best volunteer fit. We can do this by visiting one-on-one with you or coming to speak at one of your meetings. We feel it is so important to engage students with the community they live in, not to mention they make for enthusiastic, passionate and energetic volunteers! Please contact Rachel Flores at if you would like someone from the Volunteer Center to come and speak at your meetings or if you want to know how to get involved.