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Our Mission

The Student Activities Board, SAB, is committed to hosting FREE STUDENT EVENTS that contribute to each student's individual experience at Texas Tech University.

Our Purpose

The Student Activities Board strives to be responsive to student interest, with a goal of encouraging campus community and unity at Texas Tech through exciting, relevant, engaging, and entertaining events. The Student Activities Board looks to bring the best local, college, and national entertainment and educational programs to Texas Tech University. SAB offers students, faculty, staff, and community members diverse programming in support of the educational missions of the University. SAB also provides students with leadership training and hands-on learning through membership and leadership opportunities on the board. It will always be the priority of SAB to offer programs at a free or at a reduced cost to Texas Tech University students.

Our Values

The Student Activities Board at Texas Tech values:

  • Collaboration: Working together to provide the best events
  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for our actions, results, and commitments
  • Excellence: Striving for quality results
  • Education: Academic integrity, in and outside of the classroom
  • Talents and Gifts: Valuing all ambassadors of SAB
  • Leadership Development: Lead and enhance individual skills
  • Diversity: Embrace the ideas and diversity of all members of the Texas Tech communityOur History

 

Our Constitution - Link to come!

Our Structure

Student Committee Members

Student Committee Members must adhere and believe strongly in the SAB Constitution, By-Laws, and the program philosophy of the Board as outlined in Appendices A-P. Student Committee Members must support student Coordinators by attending three (15 hours) of events each semester. Student Committee Members must maintain one (1) set office hour in the SAB office each week between the designated open office hours.  They must also attend all committee meetings, help with both standard and non-standard forms of publicity, serve as a proxy representative for student Coordinators when deemed necessary, and perform any other duties as assigned by the President.  Student Committee Members shall work to uphold the values of a student/staff partnership and shall be entrusted with the ethical standards, responsibility and powers of authority subject in serving the needs and constituents of the University.    

 

Coordinators

Student Coordinators must adhere and believe strongly in the SAB Constitution, By-Laws, and the program philosophy of the Board as outlined in Appendices A-P. The student Coordinators must maintain eighteen (18) set office hours in the Board office each week between the designated open office hours and attend all of their committee events, as well as all other mandatory dates. Coordinators are responsible for submitting program proposal information to the Board, exercising all or part of the contract and riders associated with events, and advertising their own programs through both standard and non-standard forms of publicity as outlined in Appendix N. The Coordinator shall preside over the weekly meetings of their specific committee. The Coordinator will also provide feedback from this committee meeting at Board meetings. This person is responsible for training committee members on proper procedures, working closely with their project leader to see all tasks are completed and that other members are being delegated tasks to complete. Coordinators must meet the number of program offerings and deadlines for programming as outlined in the SAB Master Calendar in Appendix K.  Coordinators shall work to uphold the values of a student/staff partnership and shall be entrusted with the ethical standards, responsibility and powers of authority subject in serving the needs and constituents of the University.

Vice President

The Vice President shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President in the event of his/her absence. The Vice President must maintain at least eighteen (18) office hours each week between the designated open office hours and work, in official capacity, at least one (1) event sponsored per program committee per semester. The Vice President will work at least three (3) Late Night Movie per a semester or as needed to fulfill the Late-Night Movie program. The Vice President shall attend all socials hosted by the Student Activities Board, excused absences will come on a case by case basis and shall be approved by the Associate Director of Student Union & Activities. The Vice President shall meet, weekly, with the President. The Vice President shall also be responsible for the marketing functions of the overall Board, not individual programs, and the regular evaluation of the Board's programming to ensure consistency with its mission statement and the needs of the student body. The Vice President shall be responsible for keeping minutes at all Executive Team meetings and give updates at each meeting. The Minutes will be stored in an agreed upon location and made available to board. The Vice President will be responsible for correspondence with University departments as well as the community. In addition, the Vice President is responsible for making sure the Board website, student organization networking group, social networking sites, and calendars are up-to-date. The Vice President shall be responsible for evaluating the marketing efforts of each programming committee and shall report this assessment to the President on a regular basis. The Vice President shall be responsible for the coordination of the SAB calendar in November for the following spring semester and in April for the following fall semester and meet the deadlines as outlined in the SAB Master Calendar in Appendix K. The Vice President shall be responsible for the organization of the annual year end banquet, recruitment socials, and any other ceremonial functions determined by the Board in conjunction with the President. The Vice President shall plan social and morale building activities for the Board to recognize special occasions (i.e. birthdays, holidays, awards recognition, etc). The Vice President shall also be held responsible for the fulfillment of duties of him/herself and the entire Board as stated in Article I of the By-Laws. The Vice President will be reported to the Center for Campus Life as the organization's 'Treasurer', but will have no treasurer-like duties unless determined by the Associate Director of Student Activities.

President

The President shall convene and preside over the meetings of the Student Activities Board (SAB). The President shall serve as the official University representative for the Board and serve as the organization's SORC rep. The President must maintain at least eighteen (18) office hours each week between the designated open office hours and work, and two (2) meeting hours, in an official capacity, at least one (1) event sponsored per program committee per semester. The President will work at least three (3) Late Night Movie per a semester or as needed to fulfill the Late-Night Movie program. The President shall attend all socials hosted by the Student Activities Board, excused absences will come on a case by case basis and shall be approved by the Associate Director of Student Union & Activities. The President shall schedule and lead all Executive Team meetings and any subsequent meetings consisting of the Vice President and Coordinators. The President shall have the power of calling for and disbanding ad-hoc committees of the Board. The President shall have the power to speak for the Board in an official capacity. The President shall serve as the representative on the Student Union Advisory Board or his/her designee. The President shall have the option to serve as an ex-officio member of any committee of Student Union & Activities. The President shall be responsible for activities and communication pertaining to SAB alumni and community relations. The President shall serve as the chief financial officer of the Board and, as such, monitor all expenditures and transact all financial business with assistance from the Advisor(s). The President must enforce the number of program offerings and deadlines as outlined in the SAB Master Calendar in Appendix K. The President shall be responsible for the organization of the annual year end banquet, recruitment socials, and any other ceremonial functions determined by the Board in conjunction with the Vice President. The President will be responsible for the Recruitment efforts of the Board, including but limited to, Info Sessions, marketing for recruitment, planning group and individual interviews. The President shall be responsible for evaluating the recruitment and retention efforts of each programming committee and shall report this assessment on a regular basis. The President shall maintain attendance records and office hour logs. The President shall also be held responsible for the fulfillment of duties of him/herself and the entire Board as stated in Article I of the By-Laws. The President will have a weekly meeting with the Advisor(s) to keep them up to date on activities. In the case of a tie in any Executive Team meeting, program proposal, or election, the President will break the tie with his/her vote.

Summer Board

The Summer Board Coordinator must adhere and believe strongly in the SAB Constitution, By-Laws, and the program philosophy of the Board. The Summer Board Coordinator is a paid position and is responsible for working 20 hours a week. This position is responsible for handling all logistical aspects for SAB during the summer months, including but not limited to, Raider Welcome, New Student Orientation, SAB marketing, SAB summer programs (movies, etc.), and the TAB retreat. The Summer Board Coordinator must meet the number of program offerings and deadlines for summer programming as outlined in the SAB Master Calendar. The Summer Board Coordinator shall work to uphold the values of a student/staff partnership and shall be entrusted with the ethical standards, responsibility and powers of authority subject in serving the needs and constituents of the University.

Committees

Daytime

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing a series of home-grown activities, live performances, or novelties during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Texas Tech campus. The main focus of this committee is to plan a wide-range of activities that vary in size and budget, but ultimately work to build community on campus. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to contacting businesses/University departments to set up events, obtaining necessary supplies and materials, arranging venues, and publicity, as well as working the events.

Spirit & Traditions

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing various events such as Kick-Off, Student Organization Sing, Homecoming Happenings, Court, Pep Rally, Bonfire, Parade, and any other programs related to Homecoming. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, contacting businesses/University departments to set up events, obtaining necessary supplies and materials, arranging venues, and publicity, as well as working the events. This committee is responsible for programming at least one event for every day of the Homecoming Week. The Spirit and Traditions committee is also responsible for RaiderGate: A Student Tailgate Tradition. The coordinator will work with Leadership and the other coordinators on RaiderGate. The Spirit and Traditions Coordinators sole purpose for RaiderGate is to purpose the dates of each RaiderGate and ensure that the Exec board has signed up for their RaiderGates that they will host. There will be mandatory RaiderGates that all of Exec will have to work those dates will be given out when the Master Calendar has been finalized. Homecoming Week is determined by the University and the Athletics Department.

Night Life

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing various live entertainment acts and speaker engagements after the hours of 5 p.m. and located on the Texas Tech campus. The acts include acoustic performances, magicians, comedians, hypnotists, mentalists, poetry slams, lecturers, debates, concerts, etc. This committee provides social and educational events for the ever-changing needs of the student population. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to finding artists or lectures to perform; overseeing all technical requirements, arranging venue, hotel, travel, and publicity; as well as working the events.

Outreach

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing community outreach programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to organizing community service events; providing volunteer opportunities for Texas Tech Students; collaborating with the greater Lubbock Community; arranging venue and publicity; as well as working the events. The focus of this committee is to form partnerships and create connections on campus and in the Lubbock community.

Off Campus

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing all events not located on the Texas Tech Campus such as Corn Maize, Mr. Gattis, Escape Rooms, etc. Reaching as many students as possible, this committee works hard to host events not on campus, as well as expose students to offerings throughout the community.


Questions?

Email us at sab@ttu.edu.