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Gary Mccrory
Nov 11, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: Happy Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

The organization featured this week is the High Riders! High Riders is a women's spirit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Texas Tech women's athletics by upholding the principles of Service, Spirit, Leadership, Tradition and Sisterhood. High Riders continues to gain increased recognition and support as a respected campus organization each year. The organization's history has grown and expanded each year as the members involved continue on its founded ideals reaching bravely to greater heights and expectations.

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

Learn how to utilize OrgSync and some of the tools it has to offer in this 30 minute session on November 14th! Register Here!  #OrgSyncPopUp



No matter your what your political views are it's time to put them aside and experience a little joy. Now it's more important than ever to connect with other humans. Welcome to the Re-United States of America.

#TEDTalkTuesday Before soldiers are sent into combat, they're trained on how to function in an immensely dangerous environment. But they also need training on how to return from the battlefield to civilian life... Psychologist Hector Garcia is helping veterans suffering from PTSD get their lives back.

General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty


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 

Interested in being a Red Raider Camp Counselor?

Are you looking for a fast-paced, fun, and exciting summer experience? If so, then join us for two weeks at Red Raider Camp. Red Raider Camp needs your help to lead incoming Red Raiders as they begin their career at Texas Tech. As a counselor you will help guide them through their transition to Texas Tech by introducing them to the culture, history, and traditions that make Texas Tech unique. Want to find out more? Join us at an info session to find out how to become a Red Raider Camp Counselor for summer 2017!

Then you'll need to attend an info session to get all the details! We have them scheduled in January and February at the following times!

  • Jan 23rd or 24th at 2:00 PM in the SUB Mesa Rm 
  • Jan 25th or 26th at 11:30 AM in the SUB Mesa Rm 
  • Jan 27th at 4:00 PM, Jan 30th at 4:00 PM, or Jan 31st at 3:30 PM in the SUB Mesa Rm
  • Feb 1st at 5:00 PM in the SUB Caprock Rm or Feb 2nd 5:00 PM in the SUB Mesa Rm
  • Feb 3th 5:00 PM in the SUB Caprock Rm

For more information on the application process, please check out our website

Need Help Preparing Finals?

The Learning Center is hosting "The Finals Countdown: An Academic Workshop". This is an interactive workshop will give students the opportunity to establish a game-plan for how to tackle their finals. Topics will include learning about prioritizing and managing their time, strategies for different tests formats, and learning how to help themselves. The Learning Center will giving away FREE FOOD and PRIZES at this event. Students will complete collaborative activities that include:

  • A comprehensive outline of how to prepare for final exams
  • Time management strategies for efficient study sessions
  • Test taking tips
  • Handling test anxiety and stress management for finals

A New Way To Make Room Reservations

Student Union & Activities is excited to announce a NEW reservations system that will go live on December 1. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, we will be closing our reservations office Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18. Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 21. Anyone needing to request a new reservation or make changes to an existing reservation may do so at that time.

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

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.  

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 14, Friday, November 18, and 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

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