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Gary Mccrory
Jan 13, 2017

Student Orgs Weekly: We're BACK!

Jan 13, 2017 by Gary Mccrory

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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It's not too late for your organization to have a table at the 2017 Winter Raider Welcome Student Org Fair. SIGN UP TODAY>>>

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


#SoulPancakeSunday 7 cameras were out into the world and people were asked to record their happiest moments. We learned that everyone of any culture can speak the universal language of happiness :)
Happiness Around The World

#TEDTalkTuesday In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers, which one are you? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities. The Question is Are You a Giver or a Taker?


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.

Think Red Go IFC GRΣΣK!

Attention Red Raiders! Are you interested in joining an IFC Fraternity? Well make sure to sign up for IFC Formal Spring Recruitment! It's only a few weeks away and gives you the opportunity to meet all the IFC organizations on campus. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about each organization and which could best fit for you. For more information about all the Greek organizations that we offer here and how to join them check out our Greek Website. 

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

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

Pancakes and Volunteering!

The Lubbock Lion’s Club will be holding their annual Pancake Festival on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Civic Center. Once again, we are asking if your organization will be willing to assist us in this worthy cause. The 2017 – 65th Annual Lubbock Lions Club Pancake Festival is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Civic Center. We break this down into three working shifts, 1st shift - 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 2nd shift - 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 3rd shift - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will need your organization to work the 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts. For any questions please feel free to email Mike Massengale or call 806-392-0249.

Tunnel of Oppression

The Tunnel of Oppression is an immerse experience where you will encounter first-hand different forms of oppression through interactive acting, hearing monologues and multimedia presentations. Participants come in to direct contact with the following scenes of oppression: Ethnocentrism (Belief in Superiority of One's Own Culture), Bias, Privilege, LGBT Concerns, Body Image, Suicide and Cyber Bullying, Relationship Violence, Racism, Sexual Assault and Awareness, Mental Health, and Homelessness.

Would you like to volunteer to help with the Tunnel of Oppression? Signing up is easy! Volunteers need to commit to at least a 2 hour block and attend a one-hour training if applicable. We have volunteer positions in marketing, check-in table staffer, tour guides, debrief facilitators, and actors/actresses. To get signed up, visit our page at Housing's website and scroll down to volunteer opportunity or email Annette Sawadogo.

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