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Kristen Mills
Nov 20, 2015

Student Orgs Weekly 11-20-2015

Nov 20, 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.

Student Organizations Weekly

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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, January 21st, 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,


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

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.

Student Org Advisor Corner

This past week we had our final Advisor EDU of the semester. Student Org Advisors were able to discuss various topics with experienced staff and student representatives of each of the topics. It was great to see everyone that attended engaged in conversations on topics of Students of Concern, Conflict Management, Travel Planning, and SGA Funding. It was our goal that everyone left with their questions answered. If you were unable to attend, linked below are some online resources for the various topics covered at the workshop.

Students Of Concern

The Students of Concern folder you received from the Dean of Students Office is a great tool to refer to when a concern arises. the Behaviors Intervention Team Website is also a great resource to browse. There are resources for faculty and staff, an FAQ section, and a place to report a concern. Should you ever have questions about students of concern, you can always reach out to the Dean of Student's office by calling (806) 742-2984

Conflict Management

Conflict in a student organization can come in many shapes and sizes. Some advice that discussion leader, Ben Monticello, gave was to encourage your students to think about how they would handle the situation and to have organizational processes of how to handle conflict written out in the organization's bylaws. A good campus resource to reach out to if a situation arises that is beyond your control would be the Student Resolution Center.

Planning Travel

While planning travel is not an expectation we have for Student Org Advisors, we encourage you to be aware of the travel plans your organization is making and offer advice and resources where needed. We have provided some Travel Tips,, on our website for you or your organization to refer to when planning travel.

SGA Funding

The SGA Funding Application Process for FY17 (Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017) is now open. If the organization you advise would like to apply for SGA Funding, you can look on the SGA Website or reach out to Katherine Taylor,

Mark Your Calendar

Make sure you mark the Spring 2016 Student Org Advisor Events in your calendar. All event details are tentative and could change, keep up to date on changes by checking OrgSync, the Student Orgs Weekly, and emails from Student Involvement. If you have any questions on any of our programs, feel free to contact Kelsey Jackson (link my email).

New Advisor Orientation

Monday, January 25, 2016 12PM-1PM-Mesa Rm, Student Union Building

Space is limited, make sure you register on OrgSync if you are interested in attending. New Advisor Orientation is recommended for New & Returning Advisors who would like to learn more about their role as a Student Organization Advisor and the policies and expectations Student Involvement has for Student Organizations here at Texas Tech. Lunch will be provided.

Spring Advisor EDU Workshops

The Advisor EDU Workshops are brief, one-hour trainings that will cover a specific topic as it relates to your role as a student org advisor. All topics are tentative and could slightly change. Each workshop is offered at two different times and dates

All workshops will be in the Mesa Room, Student Union Building

Minimizing Liability in Student Organizations - February 23, 3:30pm & February 24, 12pm

Facilitating Inclusive Conversations – March 22, 3:30pm & March 23, 12pm

Officer Transition & Preparing for a New Exec Board – April 20, 12pm & April 21, 3:30pm

Student Org Advisor Risk Management Training

Student Org Advisors are required, and highly encouraged, to attend one (1) advisor risk management training during their entire time as a student org advisor at Texas Tech. Below are this semester’s Student Org Advisor Risk Management Training Sessions.

Thursday, February 11, 10:30am, SUB Mesa Room

Monday, April 11, 3:00pm, SUB Mesa Room

Keep an eye out for additional emails and a postcard with additional information from Student Involvement on all of our Student Org Advisor Spring Programming.