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Kelsey M Jackson
Mar 11, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly - March 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016 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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#GetRecognized for all the AWESOME things your Organization has done this academic year. Deadline to apply is #April4Apply for the 2015-2016 Student Organization Awards>>

#ABigThanksTo everyone who attending the Student Leadership Series Workshop, Motivating the Middle this past Tuesday. For the presentation and handouts, visit our Leadership Resources page>>

#RegisterToday For the Student Org Academy. The Student Org Academy is a one day, on-campus conference for Student Org Officers to learn more about their role as a Student Org Officer, gain valuable tools and resources, network with other Student Org Officers, and more! Register on OrgSync>>

#BetterTogether! Using Tuckman's stages of Group Development, help your student organization move from 'forming' to 'performing' then to 'adjourning' to celebrate your success! Student Involvement has created a colorful infographic to help Org Leaders understand their role in each Group Development Phase>> 

#CheckOut all of Student Involvement's Spring 2016 Programs and Events>>  #CheckOut all of Student Involvement's Student Org Advisor Spring 2016 Programs and Events>> 
#SoulPancakeSunday SoulPancake set up a giant wall with a whole lot of post-its on the street, and invited passerby to write down their favorite quotes. Watch to see what people shared>> #TEDTalkTuesday Ann Morgan challenged herself to read a book from every country in the world. Learn more about her journey to Read the World>>

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. Interested in applying? Fill out an application>>

The 2015-2016 Student Org Awards OPEN NOW!

Show-off the AMAZING things your organization and advisor(s) have done this academic year by applying for the 2015-2016 Student Organization Awards! The winners of the 2015-2016 Student Organization Awards will be announced at Arbor Day on April 29th.

Annually, the Center for Campus Life invites all students, faculty, and staff to submit nominations for the Student Organization Awards. This event recognizes advisors and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Texas Tech and greater Lubbock community. All registered student organizations and advisors are eligible to participate.

This year's awards include:
- Student Organization of the Year
- New Student Organization of the Year
- Most Improved Student Organization of the Year
- Outstanding Organization Advisor of the Year
- Best Example of Teamwork by a Student Organization
- Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Community

More information and applications for all the 2015-2016 Awards can be found on the Student Org Awards Website>>

Best Dressed OrgSync Profile Contest Winner - The Tech Survivalist Club!

Congratulations to the Tech Survivalist Club for winning the Best Dressed OrgSync Profile Contest! The organization has won $50 in printing or food! The Tech Survivalist Club is a new student organization at Texas Tech, only being formed just this semester!

The organization is 'all about self-sustainable, real life solutions for whenever you may find yourself in a pinch'. 1) When asked how they use OrgSync, their President Benny said "We use [OrgSync] in every way we can. From tracking our roster, to the To-Do list feature, and especially the feed, we're also going to use it to accept online payments (our treasurer is on it). Benny also said "I love that it's such a diverse tool! There's so much you can do with it. As a new org, we've just scratched the surface. There's room to grow our organization on Orgsync."

If you haven't checked out The Tech Survivalist Club, head on over to their OrgSync Profile ( or their Facebook Page!

Student Involvement's next OrgSync contest, Most Photogenic Organization, will run April 8-14.

Spring 2016 Student Org Academy Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are excited to announce that Dr. George Comiskey will be the 2016 Student Org Academy Keynote Speaker! If you haven't registered for the 2016 Student Org Academy, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?! Register on OrgSync TODAY>>

The Student Org Academy is a one day, on-campus conference for Student Org Officers to learn more about their role as a Student Org Officer, gain valuable tools and resources, network with other Student Org Officers, and more!

It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that all current and prospective student org officers attend the Student Org Academy.

Need help motivating your members? Check out "Motivating the Middle"

Thank you to everyone who attended the Student Leadership Series Workshop, Motivating the Middle on March 8. If you missed it, check out the presentation and additional resources on Student Involvement's Leadership Development Webpage>>


The Center for Campus Life is excited to offer an opportunity for student organizations to #DisplayYourDifferences by showing off what is unique, different, or diverse about your organization.

Our office will be displaying completed boards starting the Tuesday of Diversity Week around the Student Union Building so that students of Texas Tech can see how your student organizations #DisplayYourDifferences.

You can pick up a board starting on Monday, March 7 from the Center for Campus Life and will need to turn your board into our office by Monday, March 21 at 5 pm. Our office is open from 8 am – 5 pm every weekday but will be closed on Friday, March 18.

If you have any questions please email or call 806-742-5433.

Student Involvement's 2016 Diversity Week Event Schedule:

All week: #DisplayYourDifferences Poster Display | Throughout the SUB

Tuesday: Advisor EDU- Facilitating Inclusive Conversations 3:30-4:30pm | SUB Mesa Room | RSVP on OrgSync

Wednesday: Advisor EDU- Facilitating Inclusive Conversations 12-1pm | SUB Mesa Room | RSVP on OrgSync

Thursday: Diversity Week Student Org Fair 1-2PM | SUB Courtyard

Check out the full schedule>>

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. Learn more information & design criteria>>

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 or Speaker for Your Organization? Check out these Campus Departments and What They Have to Offer!

Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching is here to answer your money questions.

Presentation Topics Include:

  • Creating Spending plans
  • Establishing and building credit
  • Maximizing financial aid
  • Examining after college expenses

Their 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 806-742-9781

RISE is available to give a variety of presentation to your organization. 

Presentation Topics include:

  • Alcohol/Drug Education
  •  Healthy Relationships
  •  Sexual Health
  •  Mental Health
  • Bystander Intervention

More information on the RISE Website>>

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

Request a 'Step-Up' Peer By-Stander 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


Registered Student Organization Resources & Opportunities

Market Your Student Org's Events using SUB Table Tents!

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.



SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd Annual Texas Tech Diversity Week: March 21-25th

 Diversity Week is a campus wide initiative that invites student organizations and campus departments to sponsor events to promote and educate the campus community about diversity. It is a week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity throughout the community and Texas Tech University. Topics include, but aren't limited to, race, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. #TTUDiversity16

Check out the full schedule of events>>

Movie Night: Special Screening of "A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story"

Join Women Rising, the Texas Tech Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs, Texas Tech University College of Education, College of Human Sciences - Texas Tech University, Texas Tech Honors College, & the The Junior Women's Club of Lubbock, TX as they host a special screening of A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story. RSVP today!!

Join Student Union & Activities for one of Tech's greatest traditions- Arbor Day!

Arbor Day will be on Friday, April 29, 2016.  Applications will be available on Monday, February 22!

Take part in one of Texas Tech's annual events to bring the community together in celebration of keeping campus beautiful.  Registered student organizations, faculty, and staff are invited to come and celebrate Arbor Day, on April 29, in Memorial Circle.

Student Organizations requesting a spot at Arbor Day must be registered and in good standing with the Center for Campus Life. 

Campus departments may also request a planting space.

The registration form can be found at and will open on Monday, February 22. The deadline to register is April 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

For complete information, please visit

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

Do you love recreational singing and making new friends?

Then come join the Tech Glee Club! Anyone is welcome to come! Meetings are every Thursday at 7 o'clock in room 123 of the music building. If you have any questions, please contact

Do You Know a Raider Who Rocks?

  • Do they act with fairness and purpose? 
  • Do they believe something can be better and then make it so? 
  • Do they push for the free and open exchange of ideas? 
  • Do they listen to and understand a different point of view? 
  • Do they do the right thing even when no one is watching?

Nominate an outstanding TTU student, staff or faculty member, or student organization for Raiders Who Rock TODAY!

Oftentimes students, faculty/staff and organizations are involved in activities within the Lubbock and Tech Communities, and do the work that they do because it is fulfilling to them, not for recognition. With this understanding, we would like to recognize these Texas Tech community members through this program and in a way that allows someone else to initiate the Raiders Who Rock stories.

Online nomination forms are due March 15. Nominate Someone TODAY!>>
Questions? Email

Would your student organization like a FREE and EASY way to make connections with new first-year and transfer students?

Raider Welcome is an opportunity for your student organization to introduce your services or activities to ALL Texas Tech students and gives your members an opportunity to interact with our new first-year and transfer students. And its FREE to participate! Raider Welcome is a two-week series of FUN and FREE events and occurs the week before classes begin and throughout the first week of classes.

Important dates to keep in mind are:
May 15, 2016: Event Submission Deadline
August 21-September 3, 2016: Raider Welcome 2016

Submit an event request>>

Get Active at The Rec Center!

Get a full schedule of fitness classes going on at the Texas Tech Recreational Center>> 

Get connected with Rec Sports on Twitter>>

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


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.

RSVP to the Next Advisor EDU - Facilitating Inclusive Conversations

As part of diversity week, Student Involvement and RISE are hosting an Advisor EDU Workshop to provide resources and tools on how to navigate and facilitate inclusive conversations with your students.

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

RSVP for Tuesday, March 22 from 3:30-4:30 PMRSVP for Wednesday, March 23 from 12-1PM

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

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.

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

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