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Gary Mccrory
Oct 7, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: Homecoming, Where Past and Present Meet!

Oct 7, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is Silent Raiders. Silent Raiders' purpose is to increase awareness of Deaf culture on the Texas Tech Campus, to promote involvement of American Sign Language students in the Deaf community, and to provide opportunities for improving ASL skills through interaction and immersion. Silent Raiders also seeks to promote and encourage interaction between Deaf and ASL students, as well as hearing students and staff and increase awareness of Deaf culture.

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

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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 Kid President discusses "How Good Spreads". Watch and learn how to be awesome!

#TEDTalkTuesday “Why Some of Us Don't have One True Calling?”. 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


Heroes vs Villains 

Homecoming Week: October 10 - 15, 2016

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:

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

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

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 Presention 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

The 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

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!


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 

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.
November 2 - Monsoon Wedding December 7 - We Need to Talk About Kevin

For more information check out the Sexism in Cinema page!

First Friday Art Trail

The First Friday Art Trail is a monthly evening celebrating the arts in downtown Lubbock and beyond. This event is free and open to the public. There is a free Citibus trolley service that will take you to all the stops on the trail in downtown Lubbock. The FFAT map will show you what galleries and businesses are on the Trail. For more information and for participating venues, visit!

Nightmare on 19th

Nightmare on 19th Street has received another terrifying upgrade. There are four different attractions this year including Blood Moon Manor, The Wastelands, City of the Lost and Clowntown 3D, each more terrifying than the next. If you love the thrill of being scared and like to feel that the gore you are seeing is a reality, this is the haunted experience for you. Open every weekend during the month of October! Located at 602 E 19th St inside Lonestar Events Center.

Rooster's Food Truck Rally

Come out every second Saturday of the month for a fun-for-the-family good time. There will be indoor and outdoor seating, tailgate games, volleyball, live music, misters to keep you cool, and of course, a variety of delicious food from eight different food trucks. Located at 1602 Main St.

Food trucks: La Picosita, The Perfect Blend, Now We Taco’N, J&D BBQ, Kurbside Sweets, Tiki, Ya’ Making Me Hungry and Grub City Empanadas

It’s that time of year again! The Lubbock Farmers Market is back for another season. Every Saturday from Now - 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. 

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


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