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Gary Mccrory
Sep 9, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: "To Infinity and Beyond!"

Sep 9, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is the Gay-Straight Alliance.  The goal of the Gay-Straight Alliance here within the Texas Tech and Lubbock community is providing a safe and welcoming place to all students - regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. GSA strives to participate in national campaigns to raise awareness, such as the Day of Silence, and National Coming Out Day. Their meetings promote an open-minded atmosphere and a new social experience for like-minded individuals. GSA is always open to new ideas and suggestions in the organization and always welcome new members.

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 Showcase will feature Organizations at Texas Tech that are about Advocacy/Lobby -based. 

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#Don'tDisappear! Student Organization Registration for the 2016-17 Academic Year is open and was due August 29, 2016. If your organization has not registered do so ASAP!

 Learn more about the org registration process>>

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Having trouble bring your organization together? Learn some basic ways to bring your members together and create a culture of teamwork amongst your members. Sign Up TODAY! Student Organizations are required to attend the 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.
#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:

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

Tech Activities Board (TAB)

Keep a Tab on TAB! Sign Up for TAB's Weekly Newsletter.

Get the updated on all things TAB! Sign up for the TABtime News Weekly newsletter. We promise we won't junk up your inbox, just a little weekly "Howdy!" newsletter showcasing a few of our upcoming events.

Sign Up Here!

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.

Student Event Planners Association

Attention Leaders! If you are interested in learning and networking within the Event Industry, Student Event Planners Association is for you! We specialize in job preparedness and preparation for the events industry.

For the latest updates follow us on Facebook at ttusepa or Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat at sepa_ttu  


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 or contact Student Involvement at 806-742-5433.


On-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff


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 and see what's happening during check out the following link.

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.

Student Union & Activities

The Student Union Building and the Tech Activities Board, along with building partners, will be hosting Tech or Treat on Wednesday, October 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm throughout the Student Union Building. Sign up to participate in this trick or treating alternative for the Lubbock community!

Interested in participating or for more information check out in Tech or Treat. Registration is currently open and will close on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

Tech Activities Board (TAB)


Need a space for your student organization to tailgate before the Red Raiders take on Louisiana Tech? Join the TAB and SGA at RaiderGate: A Student Tailgate Tradition! The only student tailgate lot on campus! Reservations for RaiderGate will begin Monday (September 12) morning at 8:00am at Individuals can reserve 2 spaces, and Student Organizations can reserve up to 6 spaces. RaiderGate opens 4 hours before kickoff, and tailgating is allowed until halftime. For more information, please contact the Student Activities Office at 806-742-4708.

Debate Night

Do you have questions about the upcoming Election? Want to learn more about each party? The Tech Activities Board, along with Tech College Republicans and the Tech Student Democrats, will be hosting a Debate Night on October 4, 2016 in the SUB Red Raider Ballroom so you can learn about the topics involved in the upcoming election. Want you voice to be heard submit your questions here!

Deadline for submitting topics is Monday, September 19th at 5:00 pm.

CALUE/Raiders for Service

CALUE Service Breaks are week-long* service trips for students, faculty, and staff held during winter, spring, and summer campus breaks. Raiders for Service is a student organization that works closely with CALUE Service Breaks and also provides students with great (TTU/Lubbock/Local) service opportunities! So if you are interested in doing service either locally or away; CALUE/Raiders for Service is a great place to get started!

For more information about CALUE check out their website or to apply for their service week click here!

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. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

 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


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