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Gary Mccrory
Dec 9, 2016

Student Orgs Weekly: May the Curve be Ever in Your Favor

Dec 9, 2016 by Gary Mccrory

From everyone here at Student Involvement, good luck on finals and safe travels!
We can't wait to see everyone back next semester.

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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#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 Kid President Asks "What Makes an Awesome Leader?" SoulPancake talked to students from the California Association of Student Leaders about what they would do if they were president, and what it takes to be an awesome leader.

#TEDTalkTuesday "You don't have to wait for a life-or-death situation to clean up the relationships that matter to you," she says. "Be like a new kind of first responder ... the one to take the first courageous step toward the other." Say your truths and seek them in others


General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty

Hey Red Raiders! Make plans to be back on campus January 15 for Winter Raider Welcome! It's a week of fun, free events on campus! Start the semester off by getting involved with student organizations and departments on campus.

Check out our website for a full schedule of events. You can even follow @TTUengagement on Twitter and Instagram for live updates! Be sure to use #RaiderWelcome to connect with others attending these events.

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

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.

Want 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! at *Date and prize are subject to change

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

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!

Don't Lose Your SGA Funding!
FY18 Budget Application & Funding Contract Due (without penalty) - 12/23/16

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

Off-Campus Opportunities for Students,
Faculty, and Staff

Bring the family to Mackenzie Park, and enjoy a long-time Lubbock tradition! You are invited to Santa Land’s Opening Ceremony on December 10 at 6 p.m. Lubbock City Council members will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole, turn on the Christmas lights in the winter village and officially open Santa Land.

Santa Land is open every evening from December 10-23 from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly.  Approximately 46,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festive holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each evening at 6 p.m., a sleigh with reindeer bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to Santa Land to hear the Christmas wishes.


Dancing chefs, singing elves and a special gift from Santa himself – all of this awaits you and your family aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride departing from Wolfforth. Join the festivities on this round-trip train ride to the North Pole – in your favorite jammies of course!

Discounted Movie Tickets!

Stars and Stripes Drive-In is offering discounted rates at the Drive-In to all groups at Texas Tech. There regular ticket prices are $8 a screen for 2 features, but for groups (20-100 people) can offer tickets at a discounted price of $6 a ticket. To set up a group rate event please contact them at (806)-744-7827. 

Wreck Hunger by Volunteering

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

Monday, January 23, 2017 SUB's Red Raider Lounge from 12-1pm Register HERE

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