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Gary Mccrory
Mar 10, 2017

Student Orgs Weekly: Spring Break Forever!

Mar 10, 2017 by Gary Mccrory

7 Important Spring Break Tips:

  1. Never accept a ride from a stranger, especially if you are intoxicated. You never know someone’s intentions. Instead, call a friend or family member to come pick you up.
  2. Be smart about who you give personal information out to - don’t tell new acquaintances your hotel or room number. You never know who has innocent or dangerous intentions.
  3. Travel in groups. When attending social events on or off campus, travel with at least one other person and stay together as a group. Make a pact to look out for each other and never leave a fellow student in a vulnerable situation.
  4. Party responsibly. Illegal substances could kill. They are often homemade by people who have no idea what they are doing. Getting high is not worth risking your life.
  5. Share allergy or health information with your roommates. Program each other’s emergency contact information into your cell phones. This information may become vital to emergency responders during a medical emergency.
  6. Hydrate & wear sunscreen! Heat stroke and melanoma aren’t happy spring break thoughts, but too much time in the sun can leave you dehydrated with an increased risk of sun burns. Take your SPF and a bottle of water to the beach!
  7. Finally buy a pocket charger and carry it with you every time you go out. Also make sure you charge your pocket charger before leaving to go out. 

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.

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 Student Involvement is hosting a Showcase of student organizations from the Cultural & International category during the Texas Tech Spring 2017 Diversity Week.

Please come and learn about the different opportunities to get involved

Student Involvement's annual Student Organization conference for Officers, Advisors, & Up-and-Coming Leaders. This years Student Org Academy will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00pm in the Student Union Building. Registration is NOW OPEN.

 What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we take an experimental approach on what makes people happier.
An Experiment in Gratitude

Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women's stories and rights.
Why women should tell the stories of humanity

General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty

Do you know a Raider who Rocks?

Does your organization have a member who is an unsung hero and who works tirelessly to make sure the organization keeps running smoothly? Then nominate him or her as a Raider Who Rocks! Raiders Who Rock recognizes students, faculty, staff, and organizations that go above and beyond to make a difference in the Lubbock and Texas Tech communities.

Nominations are due March 22 and can be submitted at

Display of Diversity Posters

How do you display Your differences? Check out how some of the Student Organizations on campus display their differences by looking for the posters displayed throughout the SUB during Diversity week. 

Pick up you posters starting Monday, March 6th and drop them off by Monday, March 20th at Center for Campus Life. Poster will be displayed throughout SUB March 20-24

The Regional Leadership Development Conference

The Regional Leadership Development Conference for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will be held March 30th- April 1st. Perks for registering include a tshirt, luncheons, a career fair and networking opportunities. Registration and information about the curriculum and volunteering opportunities are on the website!

Have Breakfast For Dinner With Us!!!

Join MTSO and eat at "Lubbock's Breakfast House & Grill" on Tuesday, April 4th anytime between 2:30pm-9pm to give back to MTSO and the community! MTSO, or Mentor Tech Student Organization, is a volunteering organization that is dedicated to mentoring elementary and high school students and getting involved with events in the Lubbock community, such as the American Diabetes Association's Walk, South Plains Food Bank, March of Dimes Walk, and more. The fundraiser and restaurant are walking distance from Texas Tech's campus located at 2422 19th St Lubbock, TX 79401. Eat good for a good cause! Thank you for your support!! Check out what Lubbock's Breakfast House & Grill's" full menu.

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.

On-Campus Opportunities for Students,
Faculty, and Staff

Center for Campus Life is sponsoring an American Heart Association CPR Training on Thursday, April 6, 2017. We will have five 45-minute training sessions with a max of 20 students in each session. We are looking to volunteers to assist with the CPR training's as well as individuals who would like to learn how to administer the procedure.

Arbor Day Registration is Now Open! 

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. 

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.

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.

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

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. 

Important information for Student Org Advisors

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