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Gary Mccrory
Mar 31, 2017

Student Orgs Weekly: April Showers bring May Flowers

Mar 31, 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

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CPR Trainings 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 for volunteers to assist with the CPR training's as well as individuals who would like to learn how to administer the procedure.


If your organization is interested in participating during the 2017 Red Raider Orientation (RRO) Student Organization Fairs make sure you sign up ASAP. Spaces are limited.

 Registration is NOW OPEN.


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General Announcements for Students, Staff & Faculty

Annually the Center for Campus Life invites all students, faculty and staff to submit nominations for the Student Organization Recognition Awards.  This event recognizes advisors and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Texas Tech and greater Lubbock community. All registered student organizations and advisors are eligible to participate.

The annual Student Org Awards recognize advisors and organizations that have shown excellence and achievement in a variety of areas that include, but, are not limited to; fulfillment of purpose, community service, membership involvement, and leadership development. 

Financial Life after College

Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching is hosting a Financial Life after College workshop. This workshop will help all college students, especially seniors, to better understand what finances will be like upon graduation from Texas Tech. Students will be able to meet with a Peer Financial Coach to discuss their situation. The workshop will be held on April 3rd in the SUB Ballroom from 10am-3pm. Come join us and be better prepared for your financial future!

Wanna Expand Your Leadership Skills and Travel?

Student Involvement is excited to be offering an opportunity for student leaders to apply to attend a general student leadership institute hosted by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) May 25-28, 2017 in New Braunfels, TX. All expenses during the trip will be covered by Student Involvement. There is not a GPA requirement to apply but we will check to ensure that students are in good standing with the university.

Please complete and submit the application by Tuesday, April 18, 2017. If you have any questions please email

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.

Tech to Town is a day of service for students, faculty, and staff to thank the City of Lubbock for all it does for Texas Tech University. The event was designed by students for our community.

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

Have Breakfast For Dinner With Us!!!

ONLY 4 MORE DAYS... Next Tuesday (April 4th), MTSO will host a give-back fundraiser at Lubbock's Breakfast House & Grill on Tuesday, April 4th! Come out and eat pancakes, waffles, burgers, and more with friends or co-workers anytime from 2:30pm-9pm. 15% of all purchases during those times will support MTSO and our volunteering work with different schools in the Lubbock community! The fundraiser will be located at Lubbock's Breakfast House & Grill located at 2422 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401 (which is only about a 5 minute walk from The Commons at Talkington Hall). Check out what Lubbock's Breakfast House & Grill's" full menu.

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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