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Kristen Mills
Apr 22, 2016

Summer Jobs, Student Org Registration, RRO Org Tabling, & more! Student Organizations Weekly April 22, 2016

Apr 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 | |  (806) 742-5433

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


#SignYourOrgUp for a table at the 2016 Red Raider Orientation Student Org Fairs! Don't miss out on this AWESOME opportunity to show off your organization to incoming Red Raiders. Sign up TODAY>>

#BetterTogether! Using Tuckman's stages of Group Development, help your student organization move from 'forming' to 'performing' then to 'adjourning' to celebrate your success! Learn More About Group Development>> 

#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 Shout out your goals and dreams! Let us know your dreams!: #TEDTalkTuesdayWant to know what it takes to kill your dreams? Follow these steps. Or don't.


We Ar Hiring Announcement

Student Involvement Student Assistant Position Announcement & Application

Student Involvement Graduate Assistant Position Announcement


Help new and current students get involved on campus! Apply to be an Involvement Ambassador TODAY!

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>>

2016-2017 Organization Registration

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now 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. 

Organizations who fail to register will be disabled and will loose their benefits as a registered student organization. Don't let that happen to your organization!

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

Huge Leadership Weekend Application

Student Involvement is excited to be offering an opportunity for student leaders to apply to attend a general student leadership institute hosted by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) May 26-29, 2016 in New Braunfels, TX.

The mission of the NACA® Huge Leadership Weekend (HLW) is to facilitate student development and growth in a variety of areas that will assist students in enhancing their collegiate experience as student leaders.

Students that are selected will be driving with a staff member from Student Involvement. The group will be leaving by 7:00 am on Thursday, May 26th and arrive at the camp in New Braunfels, TX around 2:00 pm. The group will leave the camp in New Braunfels, TX around 9:00 am Sunday, May 29th and arrive back in Lubbock, TX around  4:00 pm. All expenses during the trip will be covered by Student Involvement. There is not a GPA requirement to apply but we will check to ensure that students are in good standing with the university.

Please complete and submit the application by Sunday, May 1, 2016.

If you have any questions please email

Looking for a Presentation of 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>>

'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 Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff


Join Student Union & Activities for one of Tech's greatest traditions- Arbor Day 2016!           

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.

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>>

Lubbock dog lovers to race in a “fun run” held by Texas Tech’s Kinesiology and Sport Management Department to benefit the Haven Animal Shelter

LUBBOCK, TX - The 1st annual Paw-A-Thon of 2016 will be held on the campus of Texas Tech University at 9 a.m. on April 30. The event will feature a 5k route that will run through the campus of Texas Tech. The official distance of the race is 3.1 miles. The event is open to anyone who would like to participate. Benefits of the race will go to the Haven Animal Shelter of Lubbock as well as Texas Tech University’s Kinesiology and Sport Management Department.
To register for the event, visit The price of admission is $30 per participant. The 1st 300 runners to sign up will receive a Paw-A-Thon t-shirt. If the participant wishes to bring their dog, there will be an added cost of $5. There is a limit of two dogs per participant. For participants who decide to register with their dogs, a record of the k-9’s shots must be provided upon arrival.
The Haven Animal Shelter is a non-profit foundation that was established in 1977. The The Haven is a seven acre, no-kill animal sanctuary operated in Lubbock, Tx that is generally home to over 100 animals, primarily dogs and cats. The goals of the shelter include saving the lives of helpless animals, one life at a time and educating people to be responsible pet owners, one person at a time.
For any further questions, email the Paw-A-Thon 2016 event committee at For more information visit or check out the Paw-A-Thon 2016 Facebook page which provides further ways for participants to connect with the event.
Paw-A-Thon Committee

The 2nd Annual Drive Against Domestic Violence Classic

It will take place at the scenic and grandiose Rawls Course on the beautiful Texas Tech University campus. A tournament experience like no other, proceeds will benefit Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management. A silent auction will be held throughout the tournament.
The tournament is a four-person scramble. The cost per team is $500.00. Lunch, t-shirts, goodie bags are included in the price. Teams wanting to participate should contact Blake Groves at (806) 834-3027.

More Info:

WHAT: The 2nd Annual Drive for Domestic Violence Classic.
WHEN: May 7, 2016. Lunch at Noon, Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock, Texas

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Tech Council on Family Relations invites you to make the pledge and help raise awareness about child abuse. Every Friday in April wear blue to show your commitment to help Prevent Child Abuse!

Material Donation Campaign to a Charity in Uganda

Dear TTU friend, would you like to make a difference in the lives of Ugandan disadvantaged children? Do you have anything you can donate? If so, here is an opportunity.

This summer, Branco – a TTU Grad Student – and the Founder of Bitone Children's Center in Uganda will be traveling back to work with the children. In support of the kids education and daily needs, we invite you to donate any of the items below.
1. Books, pens, and pencils
2. Clothing i.e. T-shirts and Girls Tops.
3. Shoes
4. Recreation gifts e.g. Soccer balls, balloons
5. Teenage gifts (e.g. MP3 Players, Video Games PG)
6. Movies (G or PG rated on DVD)

Branco will deliver your donations in person on May 22. Upon return to Texas Tech in Fall 2016 semester, Branco will share his experiences with all of you in photos and video formats. We hope you will consider supporting these children and become part of the efforts to transform and empower lives.

Bitone’s mission is to restore hope and empower disadvantaged Ugandan children and youth by providing them with education, vocational training, entrepreneurship skills, and artistic abilities in music and dance.

For any inquiries, contact Branco at: or 806-281-7232. For more information about Bitone:

Thank you in advance for your support.

Links for more information:

Bitone Official Website
Bitone Facebook
Bitone Music Store
Bitone Video


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

RISE is excited to partner with departments and student organizations across campus to bring awareness to sexual assault, violence prevention, and bystander intervention. A full schedule of events can be found online.

For questions, please call RISE at (806) 742-2110

Arabic Language Student Organization will be hosting an exclusive screening of the documentary 'Oriented'.

LOCATION: MCOM 55, TTU Campus DATE: Thursday, April 28th TIME: 7-10 PM, Doors Open at 6:30 PM
'Oriented' is about three gay Palestinian men confronting their national and sexual identities in Tel Aviv, Israel. Following the screening, we will have an open discussion of topics/issues brought up in the film.


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!


Lubbock Science Spectrum Volunteer Opportunity

Space Day - Friday, May 6th
Be part of the national holiday that celebrates the exploration of space! We will have stomp rockets, and space activities for volunteers!
9:30am-12:30pm (20 Volunteers)
12:00pm-2:30pm (20 Volunteers)

If you or your organization are interested in signing up for a shift for Space Day PLEASE contact- Andrea Crafton at or (806) 745-1216 ext. 243. This is very important, as the Science Spectrum coordinates with many groups and individuals. This helps to make sure there is a spot for you to volunteer!

I don't know about you, but the spring semester has gone by SO FAST! I can't believe that it's already April. 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:


2016-2017 Organization Registration

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now 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. 

Organizations who fail to register will be disabled and will loose their benefits as a registered student organization. Don't let that happen to your organization!

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


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