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Kristen Mills
Jan 29, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly 1-29-2016

Jan 29, 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

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Announcements | Upcoming University Events | Community Events | Student Org Advisor Corner

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!


All About Texas Tech's OrgSync Community

Have you ever wondered what Texas Tech's OrgSync Community is all about? Keep reading to find out what OrgSync is all about!

What is OrgSync?

OrgSync creates an online campus community that helps departments, programs, and all student organizations streamline processes and drive engagement. The platform reflects Texas Tech’s unique student organization structure and helps Student Involvement connect and engage with the populations we serve, improves information sharing, minimizes paper usage, tracks co-curricular involvement, and allows Student Involvement to generate reports on data we collect using OrgSync.

How a Student Uses OrgSync

The first step is logging in. Texas Tech’s OrgSync Community is accessed using your already established ERaider Username & Password. You can log-in to OrgSync by going to and clicking on “OrgSync Login”.   

After you log-in, you will come to the Texas Tech Community Home Page*. There are several components that make up the Community Home Page. Many of these components display content based on a user's memberships and permissions. For this reason, other users may see different content than you.

For more information follow this link!

Want an incredible summer job on campus? Join the RRO Crew!

For more information and to receive an application, attend one of the following information sessions in the SUB Traditions Room!

Monday, February 1 @ 12:00, 1:00, 3:00

Tuesday, February 2 @ 12:30, 2:00

Wednesday, February 3 @ 6:00*SUB Lubbock Room

More info can be found online!

Design The Parent & Family Relations Bumper Sticker!

Parent and Family Relations is sponsoring a bumper sticker design contest. This bumper sticker will be distributed to all parents and family members during Red Raider Orientation.

Design your bumper sticker in graphics software (preferred: Vectorized Artwork in an EPS or Adobe Illustrator File) or draw a detailed sketch. Include your name and contact info. Submissions can be sent via email to or dropped off at Parent and Family Relations in 201Q Student Union (2nd floor of the SUB). Include your name and contact information.

Design criteria: colors must be red, black, and/or white, size must be 7”Wx 2”H (with full bleeds), and the words “Red Raider Family” are the only words to be used.

If you use the Double T logo, be sure to follow guidelines on the use of the Double T. Information on proper use can be found at:

Submission deadline is Monday, March 28th at 5:00PM.

Winner will be notified after April 4th. The prize is a Red Raider prize pack.

Call 806-742-3630 or email for more information.

Follow us on Social Media for All the Latest in Student Involvement & Leadership Development!

Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram!
Twitter: @TTUStudentOrgs

Instagram: @TTUStudentOrgs

Facebook: /TTUCampusLife.

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

Register Now For  Sibling Weekend 2016!!

Don't miss out on Sibling Weekend February 20-21, 2016!

Come enjoy a weekend filled with fun, education, and spirited events to get siblings of Texas Tech students excited about college and share in the traditions of Raiderland.

Sibling Weekend includes many events chosen to get Texas Tech students involved with their little brother or sisters and create lasting memories. Siblings between the ages of 8-15 are encouraged to register for this entertaining, fun, and memorable weekend. Cost is $45 per participant.

For a schedule, more information, and registration link, visit

Please contact Parent & Family Relations at 806-742-3630 or with questions about Sibling Weekend.

Looking for volunteers for your organization?

Help us get our Red Raiders involved! Join Student Union & Activities for the Spring 2016 Volunteer Fair on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm in the SUB Red Raider Ballroom. Pre-registration is required.

Visit for more information and to register. Registration deadline is February 2.

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


Student Union & Activities is looking for student organizations interested in collaborating on Texas Tech's third annual Diversity Week, during the Spring 2016 semester.

Diversity Week is a week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity throughout the community and Texas Tech University. Events, both fun and educational, will be planned throughout the entire week. The only limit to the events and topics we include is your imagination!

The Student Union & Activities department is open to, and would like to hear, any of your organization's ideas! Please contact Claire Maginness,, if your organization has any ideas or would like to participate in planning the third annual Diversity Week.

Texas Tech RaiderThon

How can one person make a difference? RaiderThon makes it easy to do all you can!

Register to attend our Big Event on February 6, 2016. Registering as a team or individual gives admission into the event, an exclusive t-shirt, food, activities, the opportunity to interact with our miracle kids during the event, and a personal fundraising page. Donate to the cause

Become a part of RaiderThon Dance Marathon’s success as we strive to raise $35,000! Thank you for your consideration. Wreck ‘Em!

Registration & Donation:

Texas Tech Sex Week: Feb. 8-12

We will have many events throughout the week that could really benefit students as they communicate and understand the resources they have on campus when it comes to healthy decisions around sex and relationships. The week will feature events on consent, communication, intimacy in relationships, self-empowerment, and readiness for sex. All events are open to students of all genders and orientations. We strived to program to students no matter their level of sexual activity.

Monday, Feb. 8: Sex Letter Project 11-1PM

Tuesday, Feb. 9: Speed Friending 11-1PM

Title IX Town Hall 3-5PM

Hip Hop Class 5:30PM

Wednesday, Feb. 10: Condom Plinko 11-1PM

Love, Sex, Faith 3-5PM

Thursday, Feb. 11: Free STI Testing 10-3PM

Sex & The Law 12PM

Romance on the Rocks 3:30-4:30PM

Friday, Feb. 12: Sex Ed 101 12-1:30PM

Women's Night at the Rec 8-10PM

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

Physician Assistant Student Org First Meeting

Are you interested in becoming a Physician Assistant or something else in the medical field? Come join the Physician Assistant Student Organization (PASO) for their first meeting of the semester. During this meeting we will discuss t-shirts, dues, and a road trip to a TAPA conference in Houston, Texas! The meeting will take place in Holden Hall room 128 February 4th from 7 to 8:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

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.