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Kelsey M Jackson
Mar 25, 2016

Student Org Academy, Awards, Summer Job Opportunities, & More! Student Orgs Weekly - March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 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.

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#GetRecognized for all the AWESOME things your Organization has done this academic year. THERE ARE ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT TO APPLY! Don't Miss Out! Apply for the 2015-2016 Student Organization Awards>>

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

#5DaysLeftToRegister 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 What do wish you knew when you were younger? SoulPancake partnered with Lessons for Life to find out from some of our friends. Here's what Zadi Diaz (EpicFu) had to say>> #TEDTalkTuesday Looking to get hired? Stressed about your resume? Sometimes the best hire doesn't have the perfect resume, but they do have passion and purpose>>

Help New & Current Students Get Involved on Campus! 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>>

 2015-2016 Student Org Awards NOW OPEN: 10 Days Left to Apply!!


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.

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.


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.

 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 what these On-Campus Departments have to offer!

Red to Black: Peer Financial Coaching

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

Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) Office

Presentation Topics include:

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

More information on the RISE Website>>

Texas Tech IT - 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.

If you would like to schedule this presentation for your student organization, contact Britta Tye, IT Outreach Specialist, at (806)834-2933 or

'Step-Up' Peer By-Stander Presentation

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. 

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.


Volunteer Opportunity for Students, Faculty, & Staff!


The Women’s Studies Program is seeking happy helpers to assist with our upcoming 32nd Annual All-University Conference. The Conference is open to the public, scheduled for Friday, April 15, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Student Union Building, (Upper Level). Students can volunteer for one hour or more as your schedule permits.

Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of activities such as; registration monitor, technical monitor, session time monitor, greeters/guides, ushers/ticket takers, etc. This opportunity is highly beneficial to those students in need of building their resume. 

We will work with you, even if you can only provide us an hour of your day. You do not have to commit to the whole time frame and there is not a limit to the amount of time you spend with us.View the position types>> 

Contact (How do I apply?)

To confirm their interest and availability, students should contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Women's Studies, ASAP. Positions are still available but if you want a specific job and time they should sign up soon!  

Volunteer Training Sessions

  • March 29  | Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 152 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • April 6 | Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 152 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Note: All current and future volunteers are asked to attend one of the two training sessions. If you cannot attend one of these training sessions please contact us to review the position you are interested in volunteering.


Registration for the training session is FREE. You only need to attend one session. Please go to the link provided and click on "schedule of events" to find the event and register. Link to Register>>

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 like 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

Looking for a Summer Job? Check out these great opportunities!

Recreational Sports is currently accepting 2016 Youth Summer Sport Camp Staff Applications!

Rec Sports Youth Summer Sports Camp is a half day summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-14. Summer Camp will be June 1st – July 22nd, Monday-Friday 7:30am-12:15pm at the Texas Tech Student Rec Center. Our camp is fast paced and full of high energy that provides campers a wide variety of recreational activities ensuring everyone involved is PLAYING, SAFE, and HAVING FUN! Activities include rock climbing, archery, team sports, camp games, and much more.

Online application due is Wednesday, April 20th. Interested? Apply Now>>

Further questions may be directed to or, call 806-742-2945, or come by the Intramural & Sport Club Office, Room 203 of the Rec Center during business hours. 

The Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is looking for Summer Camp Counselors!

More information can be found on the IDEAL Website>>

 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>>

 Does your Student Organization need community service hours? 

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. Collaborate with the Volunteer Center of Lubbock TODAY!


I don't know about you, but the spring semester has gone by SO FAST! I can't believe that April will be here next week! I hope all of your organizations have achieved great and amazing things this semester. There are a few things left this semester that are important to let your students know about:

Student Org Academy

The Student Org Academy is Student Involvement's Spring Leadership Conference. 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!

The 2016 Student Org Academy will be on Saturday, April 2 from 1pm-5pm in the Student Union Building.

The 2016 breakout session topics will include - Risk Management, Conflict Resolution, Event Planning, Student Org Resources, Registration & Officer Transition, and Budgeting & Funding.

Encourage your student org leaders to attend. Registration is on OrgSync and will close next Wednesday, March 30.

Student Org Awards

Student Org Award applications will be due Monday, April 4. All the information and links to the award applications can be found on our website.

2016-2017 Organization Registration

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will open on April 2, 2016 and will be due by August 29, 2016 by midnight! Make sure your outgoing and new officers are aware of this deadline. 

If you have any questions or have feedback, feel free to contact Kelsey Jackson



Thank you to those who attending Student Involvement's & RISE's Advisor EDU workshop -Facilitating Inclusive Conversations this past Tuesday or Wednesday. Below is a brief synopsis of what was covered and links to download the handouts:

Facilitating Inclusive Conversations was a workshop that Anneliese Bustillo from RISE and Kelsey Jackson form Student Involvement hosted this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

To start the workshop, we had participants complete an IdentiTree. The IdentiTree Activity is one that I found out about at a conference I went to last year. It’s a great activity that allows individuals to explore their own personal identity and how often they think about different aspects of their identity. It also allows, in a group setting, for everyone to begin to understand that everyone’s identity is personal and unique. I really enjoyed facilitating this activity in the session. 

Next, Anneliese drove most of the conversation around Facilitating Challenging Conversation in the Classroom. The conversation was geared towards how to set up these types of conversations – goal setting, establishing ground rules, etc. To finish off the conversation, we looked at the Developmental Dialogue Process to see how to take a topic that might be difficult to talk about and the process you can take use to hopefully get to a place where authentic dialogue can occur. This handout was created from articles found online and are linked below.

If you have any questions, I know Anneliese or Kelsey would be more than happy to answer them.

Workshop Handouts: IdentiTree Worksheet | Identitree Facilitation Guide | Facilitating Inclusive Conversation Handout

Source: Facilitating Inclusive Conversation in the Classroom | Developmental Dialogue Process

 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

Our last Advisor EDU workshop for the spring semester will be Officer Transition & Preparing for a New Exec Board on April 20, 12pm & April 21, 3:30p. Let us know you are coming by RSVP'ing on OrgSync

 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.