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Student Union & Activities


The Student Union Building(SUB) is the community center of the Texas Tech campus serving the students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and guests. It plays an important role in the day-to-day lives of the campus community.


The atmosphere is one where you can meet friends and classmates, study, play, eat, relax between calsses, and/or enjoy whatever activity or event is currently happening in the SUB. The environment fosters social interaction, opportunities for education and exchange of thought, and services provided for Texas Tech students , staff, faculty and the greater community. The SUB serves as a unifying force that honors each individual and values diversity. It encourages a sence of community that cultivates enduring loyality to Texas Tech Univeristy


Today, the 246,000 square foot SUB provides 23 meeting and event rooms, the 968 seat Allen Theatre, the 106 seat Escondido Theatre, the Gathering Pavilion, telivision and wireless study lounges, the Union Courtyard and the West Plaza Courtyard where as many as 20,000 people a day come through its doors.


Tech Activities Board (TAB)

The Tech Activites Board (TAB) is the programming arm of the Student Union & Activities Department. TAB's student leaders actively provide free entertainment to TTU students- movies, speakers, concerts, daytime entertainment, novelties, etc



The Tech Activities Board collaborates with the Student Government Association to host a student tailgate experience before most home football games. Each year nearly 10,000 Texas Tech students attend one of the largest pre-game events on campus where they cookout, have fun, listen to live bands and get fired up to support the Red Raiders. Gates open four hours prior to each home footall game.


The Tech Homecoming Association

A student led group that plans, promotes, and implements the week long homecoming events each fall.


Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a campus beautification program pioneered by President Knapp in 1938. It provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to join together to beautify the Tech campus, to "build a sense of community," and to receive recognition. Participant organizations and departments are assigned areas of campus where they plant flowers and other vegetation


Rock the Plaza

Rock the Plaza is a chance for students to break out, get loud and have fun. Students can enjoy FREE food and drinks, grab a t-shirt and get lost in the hard-hitting breakdowns, sharp vocals and catchy riffs of the night's live music.


Students Origanizations

Joining a Student Origanization is the greatest way to get involved on campus and also one of the easiest. There are approximately 400 organizations currently registered at Texas Tech University with more than 20,000 members participating in these groups. Student Organizations impact who students meet at college, the skills they learn, the confidence they build and the leadership positions they take. Research shows most successful sudents join sudent organizations in their freshman year where they make friends and start to develop support networks. Many organizations provide students with the opportunity meet and interact with people in the professional career areas they intend to pursue, as well as make lifelong friends. Being in a student group is a critical part of the college experience and helps determine success in higher education. Come visit the Student Organization Involvement Center on the second floor of the Student Union. A complete list of student orginizations is available on our web site with contact names and organization descriptions.


Town & Gown Series

The Student Union & Activities Department presents the 2009-2010 Town & Gown Series. In an effort to expose Texas Tech University to external events happening throughout the Lubbock community, Student Union & Activites has partnered with local businesses and organization to offer a limited amount of FREE tickets to these wonderful events.


Hours of operation: Varies

Location: Student Union Building, Room 203

Phone: 806-742-3636


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