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Gary Mccrory
Nov 4, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: Made in the U S of A

Nov 4, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is the Veteran's Association at Tech. The "Veteran's Association" purpose is to provide a sense of camaraderie and community outreach for United States military veterans, those who are currently serving or under contractual obligation in the United States military, and those patriots who support the United States military in any way, shape, or form. This organization promotes academic support, fellowship, and community volunteer opportunities. The "Veteran's Association" is committed to providing Texas Tech Veterans with the tools necessary to succeed bother socially and academically.

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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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 THE LAST training  happening in November.#SafetyFirst

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


Not funded by SGA but need some help with an event? Student Involvement may be able to help with with that.  #CoreValuesTraining

 Learn how to utilize OrgSync and some of the tools it has to offer in this 30 minute session! Register Here!  #OrgSyncPopUp

#SoulPancakeSunday         Journaling can be a hard habit to keep up with! So, here is my challenge to you... pick up that pen and paper! If you're not quite sure what to write about, here are some prompts to get you started! Where I Keep My Secrets

#TEDTalkTuesday                        Halla Tómasdóttir shares how she overcame media bias, changed the tone of the political debate and surprised her entire nation when she ran for president of Iceland inspiring the next generation of leaders along the way. "It matter that women run."

General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty


The Student Leader Academy is a FREE, On-Campus Leadership Conference for ALL Texas Tech students to learn more about who they are as leaders, build their personal leadership skills, and make connections with other Red Raiders. The Student Leader Academy includes a welcome, educational breakout sessions, closing keynote speaker, and time for networking with other campus leaders. The Student Leader Academy is designed to impact everyone - from emerging, to accomplished leaders - so all Texas Tech students are encouraged to register and attend.

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 Date:

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

Need Help with Starting Your Own Business?

TTU's Innovation Hub Research Park will be are hosting an event called Red Raider Startup next week, that is looking to help entrepreneurs solve issues within their businesses. This will be a 3 day startup workshop (Nov. 11- 13th) where students can go to learn about entrepreneurship and the business model canvas. In addition, it will be a great opportunity for students to get their foot in the door to learn more about the other programs we are doing at the Hub and how they can get more involved. Students can register for the event over at The Innovation Hub's website.  

Resources & Opportunities for Registered Student Organizations

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.

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

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

On-Campus Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

WIN $2000 In The Red Raider Idea Competition!

The next BIG IDEA can come from anywhere at TTU or our community. Entrepreneurs solve problems creatively and The Hub offers resources to make you successful. You can participate by creating a 60-second video pitching your idea. First place wins $2000 cash and a scholarship to Red Raider Startup or Hub Camp. Second place wins $1000 cash prize and third place wins $500 cash.

It’s not too late to get those pitches in! The deadline to apply for the Red Raider Idea Competition is November 16, 2016. APPLY HERE to win cash prizes.

Participate in Tech Can Share!

Benefiting South Plains Food Bank October 31-November 21 COMPETE AGAINST DEPARTMENTS & STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS for the largest donation! Spread the word to parents, alumni, and friends and support the South Plains Food Bank and the Lubbock community!

TWICE WEEKLY DONATION WEIGH-INS LOCATION: Student Union Building (inside, in front of CopyMail) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Monday, November 7 & Friday, November 11 
Monday, November 14 & Friday, November 18 
Monday, November 21 
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. More information and the desired food list online

What's going on with TAB this 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.

Want to Travel and Help People?

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

Where did the word "Sexism" come from?

Fearless Faculty, Women Studies, International Film Series, RISE, CCAAC, and Alamo Drafthouse  will be presenting films that span over the last 50 years, that demonstrate how 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.
December 7 - We Need to Talk About Kevin

For more information check out the Sexism in Cinema page!

Volunteer with 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:

November 29 - 12:30 PM SUB Mesa Room


Student Involvement would like to invite you to submit a program proposal to host an educational session at our Annual Student Leader Academy. The Student Leader Academy is an opportunity for all students at Texas Tech University to learn more about who they are as leaders, build their personal leadership skills, and make connections with other Red Raiders. The Student Leader Academy is designed to impact everyone - from emerging, to accomplished leaders - so all Texas Tech students are encouraged to register and attend. 

Submit your program proposal(s) by filling out this application

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