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Gary Mccrory
Feb 17, 2017

Student Orgs Weekly: 3 Strikes and You're Out!

Feb 17, 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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Come out and meet Presidents from different organizations. This will be an opportunity for you to network, brainstorm, and develop your skills as a leader. The mixer is also a time to get some of your questions answered. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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


White, black, Hispanic, American, skinny, LGBTQ, disabled... all if these labels and categories play an important role in our lives. What are your labels? How can we use labels to start a meaningful conversation?
How Do You See Me | Labels 

In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting — and learning from refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria.
"What it's like to be a parent in a war zone?"


General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty

Red Raider Basketball Student Organization Challenge

Earn money for your organization just for supporting Red Raider Basketball!  This competition is open to every student organization on campus. All you need to do to participate is rally members of your organization to attend the game on Monday night and check in at the marketing table at the student entrance.  To make it even easier, your organization members can bring friends that aren’t members to count for your organization.  Attendee check in runs from 6:30pm (when doors open for students) until the end of the first half.  At the end of the first half the eight groups that bring the most students will win gift cards. First Place: $300, Second and third place: $200 and Fourth through eighth place: $100

Game Information: Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Monday, February 20th Tip off is at 8pm and the Student Gate opens at 6:30pm. There will be free T-shirts to the first 2,000 students in attendance. Also the Student Lounge opens at 6:30pm with free food and drink for students

Arbor Day Registration is Coming! 

Take part in one of Texas Tech’s annual events to bring the community together in celebration of keeping campus beautiful. Registered student organizations, faculty, and staff are invited to come and celebrate Arbor Day, on April 28, in Memorial Circle. Planting spaces are limited, so sign up as soon as possible. Student Organizations requesting a spot at Arbor Day must be registered and in good standing with the Center for Campus Life. Campus departments may also request a planting space. 

Registration will open on Monday, February 23. The deadline to register is April 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm. For complete information, please visit Please contact Troy Pike, or the Student Activities office, (806)742-4708, with any questions.

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.

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
Orgs will forfeit the remaining 1/3 of allocated funding on 02/28/17

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

Free Tutoring!

The Learning Center offers a variety of FREE services to all currently enrolled undergraduate Texas Tech students to ensure academic success: Drop-in peer tutoring in subjects such as Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting, and Engineering. The Learning Center also offers individual academic planning, support, and coaching. Finally students have access to peer academic coaching that provides students with skills in test taking, time management, etc. Can make it in The Learning Center has Online tutoring Monday through Thursday from 7:30-10pm (in some subjects). They also offer presentations about our services to organizations and other departments and classes.

Off-Campus Opportunities for Students,
Faculty, and Staff

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

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