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Gary Mccrory
Aug 12, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: Going For the GOLD!

Aug 12, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is the Tech Quidditch sports club. In addition to being one of the many sport clubs offered here at Texas Tech University, the organization travels 4-6 times a year across the nation, constantly seeking to become better and with hopes to win the World Cup! If you're interested or looking for a competitive, full contact sport head out one of their by a practices to see what quidditch is all about! 

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

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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>>

Each month Student Involvement will host a Showcase of student organizations from a different category. This first Showcase will feature some of the 41 Religious-based Organizations at Texas Tech. 

Sign Up TODAY>>>

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! RSVP Here

#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

                   Transition & Engagement                 

Raider Welcome: Fun & Free Events

Are you ready to start the year off with a BANG?!? We have fun and FREE events going on Aug. 21 - Sept. 3, 2016!

During Raider Welcome week, campus departments, offices, and student organizations will host fun and FREE events for all Texas Tech students. These events are for both new AND returning students.

Check out our website for a full schedule of events. You can even follow us on social media @ttuengagement for schedule updates. Be sure to use #RaiderWelcome to connect with others attending these events.

SPOILER ALERT: We’ll be giving away lots of swag on social media and at events throughout the week!

Be sure to follow Transition & Engagement on Twitter!


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 head over to the RHA's websiteApplications are due by: September 6th at 5:00pm

Off-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff



Moonlight Musicals Presents: "Carousel" - For the finale of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals 11th summer season, the timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel, will be presented in the beautiful Moonlight Musical Amphitheater.

Carousel opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945, with an initial run of 890 performances. Featuring such well-known tunes as “If I Loved You”, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Carousel is a musical masterpiece with a timeless message of love, hope, and forgiveness. Join Lubbock Moonlight Musicals this August for a Carousel-ride you will never forget. Picnics and coolers welcome! For tickets visit Select-A-Seat or call (806) 770-2000. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre is located at 413 East Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 8 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer Fair

On Monday, September 19 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Red Raider Ballroom Student Union & Activities will hosting a Volunteer Fair, which is an excellent opportunity to recruit new members to your organization, connect with other individuals who share similar interests, become involved in service events and activities, and make a lasting impact in your community. The deadline to register for the fair is Monday, August 29, at 5:00pm

 Wreck Hunger Food Pantry

Develop skills that can help you now and in the future while at the same time helping your TTU Community. It only requires a minimum commitment of 1 hour per week for the Fall 2016 semester (leadership positions require 2 hours per week). We are also conveniently located on campus across from the SUB. If you are interested please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

Feed Seniors NOW

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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