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Kelsey M Jackson
Aug 14, 2015

Student Orgs Weekly - August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 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
(806) 742-5433

Student Organizations Weekly

Have you registered your organization for 2015-2016? You Have 10 days left!

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 Student Involvement at

Raider Welcome Student Organization Fair FULL! But, there is a WAITLIST!

Looking for a chance to reach out to new members this fall? Registration for this year’s Raider Welcome Student Organization Fair is now FULL! We are still accepting registrations if your organization would like to be placed on the Waitlist. Register Here!

2015 Raider Welcome Student Organization Fair

Student Union Building Ballroom
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6pm-7pm

If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey at 806-742-5433 or email

What’s Up Wednesday: Getting Involved at Texas Tech!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10am-3pm

Stop by our table next to Copy/Mail to learn more about Student Involvement and how to get involved at Texas Tech. Student Involvement & the Involvement Ambassadors will also be there to answer any questions you may have about OrgSync or anything related to student organizations. (Who knows, you may win a FREE PRIZE for participating in the various activities we will have going on!)


OrgSync Tip of the Week!

Adding a Welcome Message to your organization’s profile is great way to greet everyone who visits your organization’s page. Check out this week's OrgSync Tip of the Week to find out how to add a Welcome Message to your organization’s OrgSync profile.

Raiders, Get You Guns Up For…

Each week, we will recognize student organizations who have done something AMAZING! Do you think your organization should get recognized? Email Student Involvement and let us know. Your organization may get featured! This week we recognize Sigma Delta Pi, The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn.

Follow us on Social Media!

Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook!
Twitter: @TTUStudentOrgs
Facebook: /TTUCampusLife.

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.  For questions please call 806-742-5433 or e-mail

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 Kelsey Jackson at or 806-742-5433.

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 201 SUB, Center for Campus Life.

University Events


Check out the FUN & FREE Events during #RaiderWelcome Week!

Raider Welcome is a series of FUN and FREE events designed to welcome new and returning students to the Texas Tech campus. Raider Welcome occurs after Residence Hall move-in and throughout the first week of classes.

Raider Welcome events are for both incoming and returning Texas Tech Students.

Among the activities are a few major events, some old-standing traditions, and some exciting new opportunities that you just cannot afford to miss! Use the official hashtag #RaiderWelcome when posting on social media.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

Tech Student Democrats Weekly Meeting

Tech Student Democrats would like to invite all democrats to join them in their weekly meeting. The meetings will be held every Thursday at 6pm in the Student Union Building, please like their Facebook page for the room number and more meeting information.

Design the Official Family Weekend 2015 T-Shirt!

Do you have a knack for graphic design? Try designing the official 2015 Family Weekend t-shirt that will be worn by thousands! Guidelines can be found here.

Submissions can be emailed to or brought to the Parent and Family Relations office in 201Q Student Union Building (2nd floor).

Deadline is Friday, August 28th at 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Please call Parent & Family Relations at 806-742-3630 or email

Promote your Organization's Event on the Family Weekend Schedule

Family Weekend has been a tradition at Texas Tech since 1956. Many parents and family members will arrive on campus to visit their students and enjoy the many activities planned, including the Texas Tech vs. TCU football game.

If your student organization has activities planned during Family Weekend that you would like to see promoted on the Family Weekend schedule, please contact Christine Self at or 806-834-2869.  Activities should be appropriate for Texas Tech students, their parents, and younger siblings.

For more information about Family Weekend and to view the schedule, please visit

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. 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


Does Your Organization Need Volunteers?

Help us get our Red Raiders involved in the community! Join us for the 2015 Volunteer Fair. Go to for more information and reserve to your booth! Registration opens July 1, 2015. Space is limited. Reservation deadline is August 31, 2015.

Contact Claire Maginness at with any questions.

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.

For questions, please contact Chris Medley at

Community Events


Chipotle Fundraiser for Lubbock Children's Health Clinic THIS SATURDAY!

Cause an Effect
Saturday, August 15th at the Chipotle located at 2411 Glenna Goodacre Blvd from 12:00 and 3:30 pm.
Make lunch a selfless act by showing your support for Lubbock Children's Health Clinic. Print out this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Lubbock Children's Health Clinic.

Please share this with your friends and bring your family to join us for some good food while raising funds for LCHC.

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 at

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 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 of Lubbock

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.