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Gary Mccrory
Aug 26, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: This Is What You Came For

Aug 26, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is the Saddle Tramps. Founded by Arch Lamb in 1936, a “saddle tramp” was a passer-by known for his dependability, hard work, and a job well done. At Texas Tech, a Saddle Tramp is a member of a conscientious body of students dedicated to the betterment of Texas Tech. Saddle Tramps carry out and uphold many of the traditions of Texas Tech including Raider Red, the Homecoming Bonfire, the Victory Bells, and Carol of Lights. Saddle Tramps who will be celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, also wrap the campus and Will Rogers statue in red and black streamers before every home football game. 

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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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. 

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#Don'tDisappear! Student Organization Registration for the 2016-17 Academic Year is now open and is due August 29, 2016.

 Learn 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



Student Organizations are required to attend the Risk Management Training every year. If your organization did not attend the training this past April then you need to sign up for one of the trainings this fall semester. Once an organization officer attends the training they will be sent the assessment which is required to be filled out to finalize the credit for each organization. Student Organizations can check the 2016-2017 Organizations that Completed the Risk Management Requirement to see if they need to attend training this fall. 

Fall 2016 Training Dates:

September 1, 2016 - 6:00 PM SUB Matador Room

October 4, 2016 - 4:00 PM SUB Ballroom A

November 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM SUB Escondido Theater

For more information on Risk Management resources or to sign up for a Fall 2016 Risk Management session, visit the Risk Management page on the Student Involvement Website. Each individual has to sign up to attend the training.

Questions about Risk Management? Email Keri Shiplet at

Parent and Family Relations

Want to show your parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) just how much you appreciate everything they've done for you? This is your opportunity to nominate them for the 2016 Parent/Grandparent of the Year award! Nominations are now being accepted until NOON on Monday, September 12th. 
To view guidelines, eligibility, and nomination form visit the Parent and Family Relations' website.


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

                   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!

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

TTU Study Abroad


The Study Abroad team will be putting on a week of fun events to answer your questions about study abroad and promote the big Study Abroad Fair! Learn how you can travel the world for academic credit! For a list of events click here.

Study Abroad Fair

Stop by the SUB Ballroom on Wednesday, September 14th from 10am until 4 pm between classes or during lunch. Last Fall, more than 1,300 students came to our Study Abroad Fair for the special chance to ask questions about the TTU Study Abroad application process, meet program representatives from around the world, learn different ways to pay for study abroad, and collect swag while talking with returned study abroad students.

Off-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Fearless Faculty, Women Studies, International Film Series, RISE, CCAAC, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Fifty + years ago, the term "sexism" was coined. In light of this historical marker, Alamo Drafthouse and TTU invite you to a film series which considers how diverse representations of femininities and masculinities are embedded, endorsed, and/or challenged in the cinema. Come experience how far have we come and how far do we have to go?

Texas Tech faculty have selected films with female protagonists to view and discuss at Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock. Movies will begin at 7:00pm with a brief introduction. $3.00 admission for all.
September 7 - Clueless 
October 5 - Chi-Raq 
November 2 - Monsoon Wedding 
December 7 - We Need to Talk About Kevin

For more information check out the Sexism in Cinema page!

It’s that time of year again! The Lubbock Farmers Market is back for another season. Every Saturday from August 20 - October 25 start your mornings with fresh, locally grown produce, as well as crafts from other local vendors! Located on the intersection of 19th and Buddy Holly Ave. 

Special guests include: David Prowse who played Darth Vader in the Original Star Wars movies, Nichelle Nichols who is know as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura from the original Star Trek series and first six Star Trek movies, Glenn Morshower , he guest stared in multiple TV shows, including Charmed, The Dukes of Hazzard, Babylon 5, Star Trek, 24, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Karan Ashley who was the second Yellow Power Ranger from the Original TV series and Judith Hoag who portrayed April O’Neil in the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Purchase your tickets before they run out.

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

Fall 2016 ADVISORS ONLY Training Dates:

September 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM SUB Mesa Room

October 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM SUB Mesa Room

November 29 - 12:30 PM SUB Mesa Room

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