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Keri Shiplet
Oct 10, 2017

Student Involvement Weekly: Celebrating LGBTQIA Inclusion at Texas Tech!

Oct 10, 2017 by Keri Shiplet

The following newsletter is sent out every week if there is information happening on campus or in the community
that students, student organizations, faculty, and staff can benefit from. 

Student Involvement Weekly

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

General Announcements for Students,
Faculty, & Staff


Pack the John Walker Soccer Complex

You have been invited by Coach Stone to attend this weekend’s match at the John Walker Soccer Complex. Come out and support your Red Raiders as the take on Oklahoma State in a pivotal Big 12 conference match. First touch is set for 7 PM this Friday, Oct. 13th. Please help spread the word to pack the John Walker Soccer Complex. #WreckEm

On Saturday, October 14th from 10am - 2pm celebrate the diverse cultural heritages of the international community of Texas Tech University. Festival events include international music and dance, art projects, food and family-friendly cultural activities. 

The Majors & Minors Fair provides students with an opportunity to meet with faculty and professional advisors to discuss a variety of possible majors as well as many available career opportunities connected to each major. Representatives include professors, advisors, current students and student ambassadors who are ready to speak with you. Stop by if you are confused about your current major or minor, looking to explore other opportunities or want to pick up a second major.

This fair offers a great opportunity to find out about required courses, faculty-to-student ratio, minimum GPA, opportunities for non-majors to take classes, career prospects for that major, professional affiliations, student organizations and the process of switching majors.

On-Campus Events & Opportunities
for Students, Faculty, and Staff

The journey for dignity and affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people has been long and never easy. Advocates, allies, and other courageous individuals who have strived for a more inclusive society have championed changing hearts and minds. Throughout this week, we celebrate pride in our progress and recommit to bending the arc toward justice. The week offers lectures, social events, trainings, and more!
Visit www.lgbtqia.ttu.edufor more information.

The Student Leader Academy is a FREE, On-Campus Leadership Conference for ALL Texas Tech students to learn more about who they are as leaders, build their personal leadership skills, and make connections with other Red Raiders. The Student Leader Academy includes a welcome, educational breakout sessions, closing keynote speaker, and time for networking with other campus leaders. The Student Leader Academy is designed to impact everyone - from emerging, to accomplished leaders - so all Texas Tech students are encouraged to register and attend.

The Student Leader Academy focuses on an individual's leadership development. Not to be confused with our Student Organization Academy that focuses on Organizational Leadership.

Questions please email


Saturday, October 14 - 10am-1pm 
- Well-woman exams and consultations with TTUHSC physicians 
- Breast exams, pelvic exams and pap smears 
- Mammogram sign-up and referrals 
- Pregnancy tests and pre-natal referrals 
- Vaccinations 
- Personalized resources counseling 
- HPV vaccines

For more information, email us at Call 806-370-0603 October 2-13 to make an appointment. Appointments must be made by phone.

Off-Campus Events & Opportunities
for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Important Events & Opportunities 
for Student Org Leaders & Advisors

President's come and network with your peers and get all of your questions answered!
Snacks will be provided. REGISTER NOW

It’s that time again to start thinking about this year’s Tech Can Share Campus-Wide Food Drive (TTU’s Contribution to the South Plains Food Bank Annual U Can Share Food Drive). Student Activities invites your organization to be a part of what makes this event so great – bringing together students organizations to donate food to the South Plains Food Bank. After speaking to South Plains Food Bank last week, it has lit a fire on the Student Activities Board Outreach Committee to make this year’s Tech Can Share Food drive the best it can be! 

Student Activities will be hosting an information session and bringing the South Plains Food Bank on to campus to provide information on the 2017 Tech Can Share Food Drive and more about the amazing and positive impact that your donation makes on the Lubbock-area Community. The Tech Can Share Info Session will be held on Today, Monday, October 9 from 2-3pm in the SUB Escondido Theatre.

RSVP to an info session by emailing (or if you have questions about Tech Can Share). Tech Can Share is one of our big events each fall and we would love to have you and your organization be part of this event.

Student Organizations, this week is Pride Week and we have put together some resources for you to use during your student org meetings. We have resources to discuss the coming out process, pronouns, and the difference between identity, expression, sex, and attraction. We also have a couple activities that you could use to help members understand differences. These resources will remain on OrgSync year round to use when needed. RESOURCES

Tech or Treat!

Student Organizations and Texas Tech University departments are welcome to sign up for an area/booth to create and host a game/activity for this year’s Tech or Treat on Monday, October 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm throughout the Student Union Building Sign up to participate in this treating alternative for the Lubbock community! 

Registration is currently open and will close on Monday, October 16th at 5:00 pm. Activities will be approved in the order they are received. Duplicate activities will NOT be allowed. Tech or Treat will coincide with the Residence Hall Association’s Safe treat also on Monday, October 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please contact Student Activities (806)748-4708 with any questions. 

Student Org Risk Management Training

All student organizations are required to attend a Risk Management Training each year. If your organization did not attend the Student Org Academy in the spring or attend one of the trainings this past April you need to attend one of the trainings this fall to avoid being disabled. Check the LIST to see if your organization has completed the training and required assessment. If you are sure that your organization attended a training in the spring then the attendee has not completed the assessment. Follow these INSTRUCTIONS to see how to find and complete the assessment. The date listed on the instructions is for the Student Org Academy so if you attended
one of the later dates in April find that date instead.

Fall Training Dates
Tuesday, November 14 - 12:30-2:00 PM SUB Matador Room REGISTER

Advisor EDU

The Advisor EDU Workshops are brief, one-hour trainings that cover a specific topic as it relates to your role as a student org advisor. Advisors can also utilize this time to ask questions of other Faculty/Staff members and Advisors in regards to a variety of topics.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM RSVP HERE
Monday, Nov 20, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM RSVP HERE

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