Student Orgs Weekly 1-22-2016
Jan 22, 2016 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
Center for Campus Life | StudentOrgs@ttu.edu | (806) 742-5433
Spring 2016 Student Involvement Programs & Events - Leadership Development & MORE!
Check out Student Involvement's Spring 2016 Student Org programs and events. All of our events are open to ALL Texas Tech Students. Make sure you RSVP on OrgSync to the events you plan on attending, space is limited at each of our events.Click here to take a look at all of our events for the Spring 2016 semester! One way to find involvement opportunities is through OrgSync. OrgSync is a digital reflection of the involvement opportunities and student organization community here at Texas Tech. Check out this nifty flow chart to learn how to find a student Organization at Texas Tech! Click the graphic to download a larger version!
Follow us on Social Media for All the Latest in Student Involvement & Leadership Development!
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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 www.rise.ttu.edu
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/UniversityGrounds/TableTentRegs.php
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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.
Winter Raider Welcome: Today
Raider Welcome is a series of fun and free events for new and currents students January 17-23, 2016! Check out what's going on today!
What's Your Digital Tattoo?
Your online presence is like a tattoo. Permanent. Possibly regrettable. Can influence others opinion of you.
It’s in your best interest to know how to manage your digital tattoo. Especially before Spring Break rolls around.
If you would like to schedule this presentation for your student organization, contact Britta Tye, IT Outreach Specialist, at (806)834-2933 or email@example.com.
Get Active at The Rec Center!
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 www.itsonus.org.
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.
For questions, please contact Chris Medley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Amelia.Cox@ttu.edu. Find out more about TSTA-SP at texastechtsta-sp.org.
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 email@example.com 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
Events on Campus
LGBTQ Allies Training
Want to learn how to be a more visible and supportive resource for the campus LGBTQ community?
Attend this training in Student Wellness Center Room 100 (free parking). Faculty/Staff brown bag: 2 part training. Fridays, February 19th & March 4th 11am-1pm. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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, http://ttu.orgsync.com/TravelTips, on our website for you or your organization to refer to when planning travel.
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, email@example.com
Mark Your Calendar
Happy 2016 Student Org Advisors!
Below you will find all of our Spring 2016 Advisor events, programs, and workshops so that you can add these events to your calendars. We offer these workshops and trainings to assist and support you in your role as a Student Org Advisor. If there is ever anything you need from us beyond these trainings, please let us know so that we can further support you and your student organization(s). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.