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Gary Mccrory
Sep 30, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Sep 30, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is Red to Black.  Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching provides financial education and awareness to students through individual coaching sessions, presentations and outreach booths. We cover topics such as creating budgets, building and using credit wisely, maximizing student loans, and choosing employee benefits. Our purpose is to empower students so that they can achieve their financial goals. We believe that no one understands the needs and concerns of students better than fellow students!

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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This month Student Involvement will hosting an Advocacy/Lobby-based showcase of student organizations. 

Sign Up TODAY>>>

The Student Leader Academy will take place on Saturday November 12th inside the SUB!

Register HERE!

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#HavingIssues? Come learn some basic ways to bring your members together and create a culture of teamwork amongst your members. Sign Up TODAY!

Officers have you attended the REQUIRED YEARLY training for your organization this 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 In the words of Kid President, "Life is too short to not be awesome." This week SoSonia share "The Truth About Growing Up". Watch and learn how to be awesome!

#TEDTalkTuesday “Why Some of Us Don't have One True Callings?”. What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone.


General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty


Family Weekend

Ice Cream Social Friday, September 30
4:00pm - 5:00pm • Student Union Courtyard
Enjoy FREE ice cream with your student and visit with other families attending Family Weekend. While supplies last.

Fun Run/Walk Saturday, October 1
9:00am - 10:00am • Urbanovsky Park (weather permitting)
Get active with the whole family! Run or walk around the Urbanovsky Park 1-mile track. We will have obstacles, activities, and inflatables around the track for the whole family to enjoy.

Picnic in the Park Saturday, October 1
11:00am - 2:00pm • Urbanovsky Park (rain-out location: Livestock Arena)
Enjoy an afternoon of FREE activities, including live music by Zoe Carter, Texas Tech Spirit Squads, the Masked Rider, Raider Red, visits from the Texas Tech Women's Soccer Team and Volleyball Team, a Family Weekend Photo Booth, inflatables, henna tattoos, sand volleyball, balloon artist, and more!

Here is the Full list of events going on during Family Weekend!

Risk Management Training

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

Pride Week

Center for Campus Life, RISE, Texas Tech LGBTQ,and GSA will be hosting pride week starting Monday, October 3rd through Friday, October 7th. For more details check out the list of events happening next week. For information and a full list events check out RISE's website. 

Financial Education Week

Join Red to Black for the 12th Annual Financial Education Week as we continue our conversation about money. We will focus on budgeting, credit, and student loans. Prizes will be awarded to students each day and we will have a large prize at the end of the week. Information about prizes can be found on our website. 

Sigma Tau Delta's Spook Easy

Annual Sigma Tau Delta Spook Easy event will be held on October 8th from 6-9pm in the TTU English building. Costume party and prizes, food, and spooky stories! Come kick off the Halloween season with us! Friends and family are welcome!

Transition & Engagement

Come to the Majors & Minors Fair on October 20! At the Majors & Minors Fair, you will be able to: 
- Explore majors & minors 
- Discover career opportunities. 
- Meet with professors, advisors & students. 
- Take the next steps toward graduation.

The Majors & Minors Fair will be held in the SUB Ballroom on Thursday, October 20 from 10am to 1pm. To get more information about the Majors & Minors Fair and to find great resources to plan your path to success, visit

Tech Activities Board (TAB)

We value your thoughts & opinions! Take this quick 5 min survey and let us know what you think about campus events at Texas Tech!

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?

Red to Black: Peer Financial Coaching

Topics Include:
  • Creating Spending plans, Establishing and building credit, Maximizing financial aid, or 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

Topics Include:
  • Alcohol/Drug Education, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Mental Health, or 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

Student Union & Activities

Your Opinion Matters - Tell Us What Events You Want at Texas Tech!

Student Union & Activities will be holding focus groups over the next few weeks to gain insight on what types of events students are most interested in bringing to Texas Tech. Everyone is welcome – students, staff, and faculty (also...FREE PIZZA will be provided!)

Focus Group Meetings

September 27: Bell Tower (12-1), September 28: Red Raider Lounge, Noon-1pm, October 4: Bell Tower, Noon-1pm, October 5: Red Raider Lounge, Noon-1pm, October 6: Red Raider Lounge, Noon-1pm

Tech Activities Board


Join the Tech Activities Board (TAB) every Wednesday to find out more about the events we are hosting, relax with an activity, and pick up your free refreshment! Visit for more information and to see where the What's Up Wednesday table will be that week.

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!

The Innovation Hub at Research Park

  • Get your application and 60-second pitch in to join the Red Raider Idea Competition for a chance to win $2000 cash! Visit our website for where to apply.
  • Sign up now and don’t miss out! This fun, intensive 3-day weekend workshop helps first-time entrepreneurs connect a problem to a solution and take the first step in helping their start up. Visit our website to apply.


Calling all Red Raiders looking to give back to their community! Join TAB, RHA, and CALUE Service Breaks during TTU's annual Service Week, September 26 - October 1. This is not only a great way to make a positive impact on our community, but also to show involvement in your school, beef up your resume with volunteer hours, and meet new friends! To participate in the active projects, help us serve meals with The Salvation Army, play games with children at the Ted Phea Boys and Girls Club, do some light housekeeping at the Ronald McDonald House, and more!

Register here now as spaces are filling up quickly.

We also invite you to participate in each day's "6 Minutes of Service" - fun, easy and short service activities with a big impact, and the weeklong blood drive and toy/game/book collection drive. 
For times and dates check out the Service Week Poster or visit the Facebook page
Red Raiders Strive for Honor!

Tech or Treat?

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.


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

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.
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 at BubbleFest 2016: Science Spectrum Museum

  • Assist with the event by helping with different bubble activity stations. Work with glow in the dark bubbles, liquid nitrogen bubbles, edible bubbles, even put a kid in a bubble! This event is always tons of fun for volunteers and the public! Individual volunteers and student organizations must reserve their spots to volunteer, as they are limited.
  • Members –Friday, October 7th 5:30pm-8:30pm, Public – Saturday, October 8th 9:00am-1:30pm 12:30pm-5:30pm

If you or your organization are interested in volunteering please email Andrea Crafton or reach her at (806)745-1216 ext. 243

 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.

Important information for Student Org Advisors

Fall 2016 ADVISORS ONLY Risk Management Training Dates:

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

November 29 - 12:30 PM SUB Mesa Room

Red to Black: Advisor EDU Workshops

These are brief, one-hour trainings that cover a specific topic as it relates to your role as a student org. 

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 from 3:30 to 4:30pm or Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Both workshops will be hosted in the SUB Playa Room. 


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