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Kelsey M Jackson
Nov 6, 2015

Student Orgs Weekly - November 6, 2015

Nov 6, 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.

Student Organizations Weekly

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Announcements | Uppcoming University Events | Community Events


Thanks to everyone who came out this past Wednesday and tagged their student organization. The winner of the #‎TagYourOrg Contest was Chi Omega! Congratulations to those Beautiful Owls in Cardinal & Straw. Texas Tech Chi Omega was tagged 5 times. Second place was a tie between the Anthropology Society and the Association for Students About Service (ASAS) both being tagged twice. 


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Reserve your table TODAY for the Winter Raider Welcome Student Org Fair

Registration for this year’s Winter Raider Welcome Student Organization Fair is now open. Tables are first come, first serve! Make sure you ensure a place for your Student Organization QUICK! Register on OrgSync. 

This year's Winter Raider Welcome Student Org Fair will be on Thursday, February 4th, from 11-1 pm in the Red Raider Ballroom. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Jackson in the Center for Campus Life at 806-742-5433 or email

Apply to be an Involvement Ambassador

The Involvement Ambassadors are a Student Organization created to engage students in involvement opportunities. The purpose of the organization is to connect student leaders, provide resources to existing and potential student organizations, and connect new and current students to existing student organizations. Involvement Ambassadors will have the responsibility of educating themselves about the other organizations so that these organizations may be promoted to students. The Involvement Ambassadors aim to enhance student engagement through consultations, promotion, and providing involvement opportunities. Interested in applying? Fill out an application!

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 Keri Shiplet 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.

SGA Funded Organizations


The application process is open for organizations to request funds for the FY17 year (September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017). You will need to refer to the Funding Process Handbook during this process. Make sure you complete the following items as set out in the instructions on the SGA website:

1) submit funding application in orgsync

2) submit the funding contract (with all signatures)

3) submit the funding interview request form (you may check availability on the SGA website by clicking “Funding Interview Schedule”)

4) make sure you attend the interview you signed up for

The deadline to submit funding requests is January 29, 2016 at 5:00pm. Contact Katherine Taylor if you have any questions.


University Events

Winter Raider Welcome

Host an EVENT during Winter Raider Welcome and we'll advertise for FREE! Winter Raider Welcome is a series of fun and free events for new and currents students January 17-23, 2016! It is a great opportunity for organizations to introduce themselves to new students! Deadline for event submission is December 4, 2015. Event submission can be done at our website,

TechSafe Committee Meeting

TechSafe is a standing committee of the Residents Halls Association focused on the safety and wellbeing of our residents. With safety in mind, TechSafe plans campus-wide events throughout the year to provide safe alternative programming. Along with these programs, TechSafe also plans an evening safety walk throughout campus with other on-campus organizations and offices to look for opportunities to make TTU even safer. You are invited to join TechSafe for this campus walk and to be another set of eyes for opportunities that others may not catch. The walk will be held on Thursday, November 5th, meeting at 7:30pm in the Leadership Development Center in the Carpenter Wells residential complex.

Tech Parkour Club

The Tech Parkour Club will be holding sessions every Monday and Friday at 2 p.m. on the North side of Holden Hall at the square benches. Anyone is welcome to come whether you are a pro or a beginner wanting to learn about Parkour! Check out their organization page for more info!! 

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.

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.

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

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

Do you have questions about the TechTeach Program? Learn more about it with TSTA-SP.

Sherre Heider and Stephanie Howard from the College of Education will join us to answer your questions about the TechTeach program. If you are interested in being a teacher someday, please join us and ask questions about the TechTeach program. If you have any questions, please email Find out more about TSTA-SP at

Community Events

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

Taste of Science – NEW!
Saturday, November 7th
9:30am-1:30pm (30 Volunteers)
1:00pm-5:00pm (30 Volunteers)

Come hungry for science! This event is all about the science behind the food we eat. Volunteers will help with hands-on activities related to food science, nutrition, and farm-to-table! The event will feature cooking shows, local food businesses, and food trucks.

If you are interested in helping with a shift, PLEASE contact Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Crafton to reserve a spot to volunteer at (806) 745 - 1216 ext. 243 or

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. 

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.