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Gary Mccrory
Nov 18, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 18, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

No matter where you are this break everyone here at Student Involvement would like to express our gratitude to every faculty, staff, organization, and student. Know that we are thankful and appreciate all that you do. No matter where you are this break Student Involvement wants you to remember to stay safe and warm.

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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#SignYourOrgUp for a table at the 2017 Winter Raider Welcome Student Org Fair. SIGN UP TODAY>>>

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


#SoulPancakeSunday A lot of people have been talking ABOUT WOMEN so we decided to talk with them to learn from their experiences. Tell us, how does the world see YOU? Do you feel defined by your skin color, gender, or maybe even your religion?

#TEDTalkTuesday Victor Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see "at-risk" students as "at-promise" individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit. Help for kids the education system ignores


General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty


Remember clear bag policy applies to ALL ticketed Athletic events

Beginning this fall, Texas Tech Athletics implemented a new clear bag policy that provides a safer atmosphere for all fans as well as significantly speed up the entry process into all venues. Students remember that is applies to ALL ATHLETIC VENUES. Students if you are needing a clear bag you can get one for free from the Student Government Association (SGA) office. The SGA office is located in room 302 of the Student Union Building. For more information about the clear bag policy click here.

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

A Chance to Win $200!

Play in Mentor Tech Student Organization's 11th annual Cultural Knowledge Bowl for a chance to win the cash prize of $200!! The Knowledge Bowl is an event where students and/or organizations make a team of 1-4 people and compete in a Jeopardy-styled game to answer questions about different cultures around the world. The event will be on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 and each team will need to pay a registration fee of $20 to play. Upon registration, your team will be given all the possible questions and answers we may ask during the event. The deadline to register is Friday, February 3rd, so if you or your organization is interested in playing, email Deja Glover! *Date and prize are subject to change

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

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 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