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Kristen Mills
Feb 5, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly 2-5-2016

Feb 5, 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 | |  (806) 742-5433

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

#RSVPTo the FIRST Student Leadership Series Workshop of the Semester! Hear from the University Career Center ways to translate your Student Involvement experience onto a resume or in an interview. Let us know you're coming>>

#WinMoney for your organization by participating in our FIRST OrgSync Contest of the semester. Design the Most Creative Cover Photo & enter for a chance to WIN! See Rules and Details>> 

#ReadAbout OrgSync's Event's tool and how you can get your Student Org's Events NOTICED by the Texas Tech Community. Find out how>>  #GetInvolved at Texas Tech by Exploring OrgSync. Find out where to start>>
#LearnMore about OrgSync and find out what this platform is all about! Read all about OrgSync>> #CheckOut all of Student Involvement's Spring 2016 Programs and Events>> 
#Explore 5 Ways to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence. Read More>> #TEDTalkTuesday How to Speak so that People Want to Listen. Watch>>

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!

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.

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.

Job Opportunity

Student Union & Activities is looking for a Marketing & Design Student Assistant! This is a paid position requiring 15-20 hours per week. Applicants MUST have experience using Adobe Illustrator and be comfortable writing professional copy for social media and TechAnnounce. Interested students can find a complete job description and application on our website, or email Autumn Arthur at

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.

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

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Spring Rush 2016

Date: February 6, 2016

Location: TTU Student Union Building-Senate Room, 15th St. & Akron

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Please bring a valid University photo ID. For more information contact Ms.Tamara Clay, Chapter Advisor (806)535-8945. Dr. Reagan Higgins, Campus Advisor (806)834-1747

Scholarship Opportunity

Parent and Family Relations is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. There are ten (10) scholarships available for $1,000 apiece. 

The criteria for the scholarships are as follows:

• Culturally diverse students within any academic major at TTU or TTUHSC
• At least 2.75 institutional and current GPA
• Enrolled full time
• Graduate or undergraduate

*Cultural diversity is not limited to one definition.  Cultural diversity may include but is not limited to: possessing a unique personal or professional background, cultural experiences such as Study Abroad or Foreign Exchange, being a first generation college student, cultural diversity, overcoming adversity, etc.

Application deadline is Monday, February 15th at 11:59 p.m.

Apply at

Please have the following ready when you apply:

Basic contact information
Basic educational information (college, major, etc.)
Cumulative TTU Institutional GPA (do not include Transfer GPA unless you are a new transfer student or Overall GPA)
Number of hours completed
Expected graduation semester
Answers to the following essay questions:

Please share how you feel parent and family involvement is important to you as a student in higher education. For example: How have your parents and/or family members supported you in achieving your educational goals? "Parents and family members" can mean mothers, fathers, grandparents, guardians, or any adult who has helped support your goals. (limit 3,000 characters)
Please share how receiving this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals and what, if any, financial obstacles it would help you overcome
Please describe any special contributions you make to the cultural diversity of Texas Tech University and your academic program. 

A copy of your resume to upload (PDF or Word document)

Questions about the Parent & Family Relations Scholarships? Please email or call 806-742-3630.

Summer Camp Job Fair!

If you are interested in working with children or managing projects, drop by the SUB Ballroom on Wednesday, February 10 from 11am – 3pm to visit with representatives from diverse summer camps offering a variety of paid positions for Summer 2016. The Summer Camp Job Fair is open to all classifications and majors and there is no registration required!

We encourage you to review the list of attending camps here!

Symposium on Student Success & Retention

Why a Symposium?

In a political, cultural, financial, and technological environment characterized by constant and increasingly rapid change, we recognize that accomplishing our respective institutional missions will rely more and more on innovation.  We also know that innovation increases when catalyzed.  The Symposium will create an environment where success-oriented leaders from our various institutions can gather annually to discuss, consider, and create student success- and persistence-oriented solutions to the challenge we all face: developing environments that foster learning, create knowledge, and prepare our people to make a positive impact in each new day. 

True, there are many national organizations that meet in faraway places to discuss these matters within their respective functions or organizational divisions.  With constraints on travel budgets and time away from daily work, it is rare for cross-functional teams from our respective institutions to retreat together in an environment ripe for networking where the focus aligns with that of the team.  Where, nearer to our campuses, might we go to work together on these challenging issues?  Let’s meet at the 2016 Regional Symposium on Student Success & Retention.

What is the Content?  Who are the Right Audiences?

On February 29-March 1, representatives of our leadership, faculty, enrollment, academic affairs, and student affairs teams will join together in Lubbock as we engage these challenging topics and hear from around the region.  Our facilitators, panelists, and presenters will help us consider our own opportunities as we discuss the challenges and the variety of current innovative approaches happening in their respective domains and institutions.  As one particular highlight, we are pleased to announce Dr. Raymund Paredes, our state’s Commissioner of Higher Education, has agreed to bring his remarks on these issues and opportunities in an address to the symposium participants. 

We hope you will attend and lead a team of participants from your institutions.  Ideally you will bring a diverse team, with members ranging from senior executives to data analysts to front-line faculty, advisors, … and even student leaders.

3 Requests

The price ($0.00) is right, the location is nearby, and the agenda is important. However, for this to be beneficial in supporting the improvement of higher education in our region, your participation is paramount. 

Please register online at
Please share this invitation with the appropriate leaders and teams of your institution.
Please consider proposing a presentation or panelist session; the call for proposals remains open through February 10.

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

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 Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

The Lubbock Lion’s Club will be holding their annual Pancake Festival on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Civic Center.

Once again, we are asking if your organization will be willing to assist us in this worthy cause.
We will serve about 18,000 people with 4,500 pounds of pancake mix and two tons of sausage.
All of the money we raise goes to charities such as the Lubbock Food Bank, L.I.S.D., Eyeglasses, Texas Boys Ranch, Goodwill Industries, Boy Scouts, Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, and many others. We hope to have a net profit of $130,000.

The 2016 – 64th Annual Lubbock Lions Club Pancake Festival is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Civic Center.  We break this down into three working shifts, 1st shift - 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 2nd shift - 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 3rd shift - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will need your organization to work the 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts.

Six years ago, we set a Guinness Book of World Record for most pancakes served
in an eight hour period. Last year we set a net profit record with over $130,000 raised.  We could not have done it without your help. We again need your help.

For more information contact:

Mike Massengale
Lubbock Lions Club
5809 83rd Street
Lubbock, Texas 79424

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

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.