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Word’s Worth From the SGA External Vice President As you step onto campus for the first time, you might whisper quietly to yourself, “I made it!” As a matter of fact, my fellow Red Raider, you definitely have! I am proud to welcome you to the greatest institution in the nation, Texas Tech University. During your time at Texas Tech, there is nothing that you cannot accomplish with hard work in and outside of the classroom. You will learn more about yourself in college than any other time in your life, form lifetime bonds with other students, and create memories that will last a lifetime. While the memories and good friends will last External Vice President, SGA forever, your time here will pass by quickly. I urge you to get involved Senior, on campus, study hard and often, and Energy Commerce major strive for honor in everything you do. from Flower Mound, Texas Texas Tech University is a Tier One institution at the forefront of “All glory comes from academic excellence with an emdaring to begin.” phasis on research and innovation to – Eugene F. Ware make the world better. Our student services, student resources, academics, research, athletics, and our beautiful campus facilities only scratch the surface of why Texas Tech produces leaders of industry and state. In this 41st edition of The WORD, I am proud to say our university remains focused on the pursuit of excellence and student success. The WORD remains an excellent resource for students learning the ins-andouts of your home here in the Friendliest City in America, Lubbock, Texas! In my official capacity as a liaison to the Lubbock City Council, I assure you our community leaders want nothing more than to see Texas Tech and its students succeed. Student Government is an organization for the students, by the students. Our purpose remains simple: to serve the students. When the students wanted the longest lazy river in the Big XII, SGA delivered. When students wanted an extension of winter break, SGA delivered. Our student organizations are some of the largest and most influential in the nation, and SGA proudly allocates $500,000 a semester to ensure they achieve their goals. We handle everything from student safety to campus transportation. Ben, Witt, Kevin and all the senators are looking forward to serving you this year. Don’t hesitate to stop by the SGA office on the 3rd floor of the SUB and say hi! With the Student Government Association and the entire Red Raider family at your side, the sky is the limit. Good luck, have fun and From Here It’s Possible! Strive for Honor,

Established as the campus community center in 1953, the Student Union Building remains the home and hub for the Texas Tech community to come together for entertainment, engagement and involvement.

Alex J. DeRossi

Alex J. DeRossi External Vice President, SGA

Student Union offers: • • • • • • • • • •

Banking and ATM Machines Copy Mail Services Free Activities for Students Meeting and Study Rooms Military, Veterans and Family Lounge Places to Eat Ticket Booth (Select-A-Seat) TV Lounge and Games Area University Bookstore Wireless Internet

Student Activities offers:

• Arbor Day • Homecoming Week • RaiderGate: A Student Tailgate Tradition • Raider Welcome events • Tech CAN Share Food Drive • Tech or Treat • Thursday Night Movies • and much more!

Guest Services 806.742.3636

Student Activities & TAB 806.742.4708


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The Word 2016-17  

A resource for students, faculty and staff learning the ins-and-outs of Texas Tech University.

The Word 2016-17  

A resource for students, faculty and staff learning the ins-and-outs of Texas Tech University.