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Kristen Mills
Sep 11, 2015

Student Orgs Weekly 9-11-2015

Sep 11, 2015 by Kristen Mills

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

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 update your organization's portal!

Get Your Guns Up For...Mortarboard & Saddle Tramps!

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 Texas Tech Mortarboard & The Saddle Tramps.

Follow us on Social Media!

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

Looking for a Presentation for Your Organization?

RISE is available to give a variety of presentations to your organization. Current presentations include Alcohol/Drug Education, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Mental Health, and Bystander Intervention. Customized workshops are available upon request (time permitting). To complete a program request form, visit

RISE is also available to co-sponsor related events!

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.

Do you need a speaker for your student organization? Red to Black can help!

Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching is here to answer your money questions. We offer presentations on topics such as creating spending plans, establishing and building credit, maximizing financial aid, and examining after college expenses. Our most popular presentation is Money Habitudes, which explores habits and attitudes surrounding money through an interactive card game. To request a Peer Financial Coach to come to your student organization meeting, simply fill out our presentation form. For questions, please email us at or call us at 806-742-9781.

If there are any links that you would like to use in the announcement, please copy and paste them in this section and indicate if you would like the links hyperlinked or other special instructions.

University Events

RaiderGate 2015

Come out to RaiderGate: A Student Tailgate Tradition as your Red Raiders get ready for football season! Students must get the passes prior to the event. You can reserve your FREE Parking Passes online at Pickup your reserved passes in the TAB office, located in Suite 020 of the Student Union Building (SUB), Tuesday- Thursday between 8-5. Unclaimed passes will be opened back up to the student body starting Friday morning. Quantities are limited!

Tailgating will begin at 10am that morning. We can't wait to see you there!

This event is brought to you by the Tech Activities Board.
Union Activities | 806.742.4708 | | | Twitter - @techactivities
Instagram, Snapchat & Tumblr: @ttutab

Volunteer Fair

The Volunteer Fair is Monday! Stop by to learn more about community service opportunities

Visit the Volunteer Fair on September 14, 2015 from 10:00-1:00 pm in the SUB Red Raider Ballroom to learn about volunteer opportunities on campus and around the Lubbock community.

With over 40 groups looking for volunteers, this is the place to be if you are interested in community service hours. This is a come and go event to meet with on- and off-campus groups that could use your help!

For more information, please contact Claire Maginness, or Jeffery Sayers,

Leadership Organizations

Join the Tech Terry Scholars for our first Leadership Speaker Series of the year
featuring Chancellor Robert Duncan.

September 17, 2015 at 6PM SUB Ballroom

Refreshments to follow.

Tech Family Weekend

Save the Date for Family Weekend 2015

Mark your calendars for Family Weekend 2015: September 25-26! Family Weekend has been a tradition at Texas Tech since 1956. What better time to reconnect with your family and show them what life is like in Raiderland.

Visit for event details, Family Weekend football tickets, and more!

Contact Parent & Family Relations at for questions regarding Family Weekend.

Texas Tech PR Student Organization Meeting

Hey everyone, on September 9 Tech PR will be having it's first meeting of the semester in the 3rd floor lounge area of the Media and Comm building at 6pm. Come check us out if you are a Public Relations students and see what this organization has to offer. We will have sandwiches for you guys to eat, so come hungry.

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.

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

Tech Biochemical Society

The Biochemical Society at Texas Tech University invites you to our first meeting of the fall semester! The meeting will take place in CHEM 113 on Friday, September 11th at 6:00 PM. Please bring a friend!

We will discuss:
-Research opportunities and beyond!
-Outreach and volunteering!
-Travel opportunities!
As well as dues, t-shirts, and more!

****FREE FOOD****

We look forward to seeing everyone Friday! All majors are welcome to join!

Email us at for any questions or for more information!

Join our OrgSync page:

Tech Ski & Snowboard

Love to hit the slopes? Want to try something new and learn to ski or snowboard? Looking for new friends with similar interests? Then come check out Tech Ski and Snowboard! We are a student run club that makes trips to the mountains to shred and hosts other social events throughout the year. The first general meetings of the semester will be Wednesday, September 9, at 6 PM in the Lubbock room of the SUB and Thursday, September 10, at 6 PM in the Mesa room of the SUB. Both meetings will cover the same material so you only need to attend one. You can also join us on Facebook at our page, Texas Tech Ski and Snowboard, the link will be posted below. If you are unable to attend a meeting questions can be asked on the facebook page, and one of the officers will answer your question.We look forward to seeing some new faces this year! Wreck 'em!!!

Interested in a community service organization that helps to support foster care children, many that have faced abuse and neglect?

Join Tech Students for CASA at our first meeting of the semester on September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Playa Room 213 located on the second floor of the SUB and learn how YOU can help!

Come learn all you need to know about becoming a member of Tech Students for CASA and our community service opportunities, listen to a guest speaker from CASA of the South Plains, and play some games to get to know other members of this awesome organization!

There will be FREE PIZZA! So don't miss out :)

Add us on Orgsync, Facebook, and Twitter @Tech4CASA to learn more, or email with any questions you may have.

Hope to see you then!

Interested in participating in Tech or Treat?

The Student Union Building and the Tech Activities Board, along with building partners, will be hosting Tech or Treat on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm throughout the Student Union Building.

Student organizations and Texas Tech University departments are welcome to sign up for an area/booth to create and host a game/activity for this year's Tech or Treat on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm throughout the Student Union Building. Sign up to participate in this trick or treating alternative for the Lubbock community!

Registration is currently open and will close on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Activities will be approved in the order in which they are received. Duplicate activities will not be accepted.

Tech or Treat registration form can be found at:

Tech or Treat will coincide with the Residence Halls Association's Safe Treat, also on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Please contact the Union Activities office, (806)742-4708, with any questions.

Need a Ride Home for Thanksgiving?

Parent and Family Relations is pleased to announce that Break Shuttle will provide bus trips to assist Texas Tech students in traveling home for Thanksgiving 2015. Break Shuttle is the largest break/event transportation service for colleges and universities in the country.

Charter buses will transport students to/from Lubbock for Thanksgiving. Destinations are Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin/San Antonio, and El Paso. Buses depart Lubbock on Wednesday, November 25th and return to Lubbock on Sunday, November 29th. Seating is based on availability and is sold on a first come, first served basis. Prices vary by destination.

Bus trips are provided by Break Shuttle, a separate entity from Texas Tech University. Parent and Family Relations at Texas Tech University works with Break Shuttle to ensure these trips are possible.

For more information and the registration link, please visit

Questions about registration for the bus trip should be directed to Break Shuttle,,, or (855) 620-1924.

Nominate your parent for Texas Tech Parent of the Year Award!

Have your parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) made a significant impact in your life? Would you like to show them how much you care and appreciate them? Then nominate your parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) to the 2015 Texas Tech Parent of the Year Award.

In *essay format, please tell us why your parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) should be the 2015 Parent of the Year. Nominations are now being accepted until Monday, September 14th by 12:00 p.m.

To view guidelines, eligibility, and nomination form visit:

*Please limit all essays to 1 1/2 page, 12 point font, double spaced.

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

South Plains Food Bank Wreck Hunger Tailgate

Did you know 1 in 8 people across the South Plains doesn't know where their next meal is coming from? Step up to the plate and make a difference! Help the hungry AND knock-out those volunteer hours! Join the South Plains Food Bank, Sept 18-19, for the annual 24-Hour Wreck Hunger Tailgate Food Drive. Details can be found HERE.

Volunteers Needed: Science Spectrum

The Science Spectrum has lots of service opportunities for Texas Tech students. Anyone who has an interest in science, education, and working with kids will enjoy volunteering at the museum's annual events! If you are interested in volunteering please contact Andrea Crafton at (806) 745-1216 ext. 243 or

BubbleFest 2015
Assist with the event by helping with different bubble activity stations. Work with glow in the dark bubbles, liquid nitrogen bubbles, edible bubbles, even put a kid in a bubble!
Member’s Night –Friday, October 16th
5:30pm-8:30pm (15 Volunteers)

Public Event – Saturday, October 17th
9:30am-1:30pm (20 Volunteers)
1:00pm-5:30pm (20 Volunteers)

Spooky Science Carnival 2015
This family friendly Halloween event is a spooky good time! Volunteer to help with carnival games, the haunted house, trick-or-treating, and dress in costume (family friendly please and nothing too scary!)
Public Event – Friday, October 30th
4:30pm-7:00pm (45 Volunteers)
6:30pm-9:00pm (45 Volunteers)

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

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.