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Gary Mccrory
Aug 5, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: The Back to School Edition

Aug 5, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is the Llano Estacado Student Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. In addition to being the 2015-2016 Overall Student Organization of the Year Winner, the organization is composed mostly of graduate students  in environmental toxicology, but they are open to any interested student! Among other activities, they participate in education outreach events with local schools multiple times a year.

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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#SignYourOrgUp for a table at the 2016 Raider Welcome Student Org Fair. Sign up TODAY>>

#Don'tDisappear! Student Organization Registration for the 2016-17 Academic Year is now open and is due August 29, 2016Learn more about the org registration process>>

#SoulPancakeSunday Kid President Presents: In the words of Kid President, "Life is too short to not be awesome." Watch and learn how to be awesome!! #TEDTalkTuesday “What do you want to be when you grow up”. Still confused about what you want to do with your life?.

General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty


The current fiscal year (FY16) ends in August. If your student organization is currently funded by Student Government the deadline to submit forms/supporting documentation is 8/10/2016. If an organization has a remaining balance for the year it can be penalized during the next funding application process.

Please visit the SGA website for more information or contact the SGA office at 742-3631.

Other Important SGA Funding Announcements:

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>>

'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.

On-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff


Welcome Back Student Org Officers! Come hang out with Student Involvement to learn more about the upcoming Fall events, network with other officers, and have fun! Free FOOD & Prizes! You MUST RSVP on OrgSync:

Want To Help Plan Carol of Lights?

Carol of Lights is planned by an event committee that is currently seeking on campus residents to serve for this year. If you want to be part of the holiday magic apply now! For more information and to apply, go to Applications are due by: September 6th at 5:00pm

Off-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

First Friday Art Trail (FFAT)

See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District. Event runs from 6 - 9 p.m.

Feed Seniors NOW: Volunteer Opportunity 

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Important information for Student Org Advisors



This training is recommended for New & Returning Advisors who would like to learn more about their role as a Student Organization Advisor and Student Organization Policies and Procedures. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, make sure to register by August 19. RSVP On OrgSync

2016-2017 Organization Registration

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now open 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 Student Involvement


Center for Campus Life | |  (806) 742-5433