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About TAB

 

 

Our Mission

The Tech Activities Board is a group of student leaders dedicated to programming social, diverse, traditional, community outreach, and educational events to enhance each student’s individual experience at Texas Tech University.

Our Purpose

TAB strives to bring the best local, college, and national entertainment and educational programs to Texas Tech University.  TAB offers students, faculty, staff, and community members’ diverse programming in support of the educational missions of the University while providing students with leadership training and hands-on learning as they select, plan, implement, and evaluate programs.  All programs are offered free or at a reduced cost to Texas Tech students.

Our Values

TAB values their image and reputation for producing quality events;
the talents and gifts of all committee members;
the ability to develop leaders and enhance individual skills; and
the diversity and ideas of all members of the Texas Tech community.

Our History

TAB is the student union programming organization and is responsible for planning diverse, quality events for the Texas Tech community. TAB was founded in 1953 as the University Center Programming Board (UCP) and reinvented as TAB in 2006, to better serve and identify with the student population. Today, TAB plays a vital role in fostering and developing Red Raider spirit and traditions such as Arbor Day, Homecoming, RaiderGate, Raider Welcome, and Raider City Limits.

Our Constitution

TAB Constitution (Click for PDF)

 

Our Structure

Student Committee Members

Student Committee Members must adhere and believe strongly in the TAB 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 (3) of their committee events and two (2) other than their own per semester. Student Committee Members must maintain one (1) set office hour in the TAB 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.  

TAB Member Application (Microsoft Word)

 

Coordinators

Student Coordinators must adhere and believe strongly in the TAB Constitution, By-Laws, and the program philosophy of the Board as outlined in Appendices A-P. The student Coordinators must maintain five (5) set office hours in the Board office each week between the designated open office hours and attend at least two (2) events sponsored per semester other than their own.  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 are responsible for creating a scrapbook page for each event.  Coordinators must meet the number of program offerings and deadlines for programming as outlined in the TAB 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 of Communications & Marketing

The Vice President of Communications & Marketing shall assume half the duties and responsibilities of the President in the event of his/her absence. The Vice President must maintain at least seven (7) office hours in the Board office each week between the designated open office hours and attend at least two (2) events sponsored per program committee per semester. The Vice President shall meet, as necessary, with the President and Vice President of Recruitment & Retention. 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. This Vice President shall be responsible for keeping minutes at all Executive Team meetings and giving updates at each meeting. 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 and calendar 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 must meet the deadlines as outlined in the TAB Master Calendar in Appendix K.   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.

 

Vice President of Recruitment & Retention

The Vice President of Recruitment & Retention shall assume half the duties and responsibilities of the President in the event of his/her absence. The Vice President must maintain at least seven (7) office hours in the Board office each week between the designated open office hours and attend at least two (2) events sponsored per program committee per semester. The Vice President shall meet, as necessary, with the President and Vice President of Communications & Marketing. 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. The Vice President shall be responsible for evaluating the recruitment and retention efforts of each programming committee and shall report this assessment to the President on a regular basis. The Vice President shall maintain attendance records and office hour logs.  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 must meet the deadlines as outlined in the TAB Master Calendar in Appendix K. 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.

 

President

The President shall convene and preside over the meetings of the Tech Activities Board (TAB). The President shall serve as the official University representative for the Board. The President must maintain at least seven (7) office hours in the Board office each week between the designated open office hours and attend at least two (2) events sponsored per program committee per semester. The President shall schedule and attend 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 TAB 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 shall be responsible for the coordination of the TAB calendar in November for the following spring semester and in April for the following fall semester in accordance with Appendix K.  The President must enforce the number of program offerings and deadlines as outlined in the TAB Master Calendar in Appendix K.  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 TAB 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 TAB during the summer months, including but not limited to, Raider Welcome, New Student Orientation, TAB marketing, TAB 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 TAB 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

Concerts

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing various musical entertainment acts to perform on campus during RaiderGate, Raider Welcome, Raider City Limits, Arbor Day, etc. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to finding artists to perform; overseeing all technical requirements, as well as working with businesses/University departments for logistical set up; arranging venue, hotel, travel, and publicity; as well as working the events. This committee is responsible for programming at least for all of the aforementioned events, plus any others deemed necessary.

Daytime

Daytime Programs is responsible for planning and implementing a series of home-grown activities, campus brown bag forums, live performances, or novelties over the lunch hour and other parts of the day. At least every other week, 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.

Films

This committee is responsible for booking various types of movies, which include blockbusters, classics, independents, shorts, and “sneak peek” screenings. The committee strives to create educational, as well as entertainment, appeal for a variety of students of all ages and backgrounds. Such focuses include non-traditional student populations through matinee showings. By providing at least two (2) mainstream movies per month, the committee will broaden cultural understanding of this particular media. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to finding movies; overseeing all technical requirements; arranging venue and publicity; as well as working the events.

Homecoming

The Homecoming committee is responsible for planning and implementing various events such as Student Organization Sing, Homecoming 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. 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 during the night time and weekend hours. The acts include acoustic performances, magicians, comedians, hypnotists, mentalists, poetry slams, lecturers, debates, etc. Twice a month, 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

The Outreach committee is responsible for planning and implementing community outreach programs which include Tech Can Share, Parent & Family Relations programs, Service Week, etc. The focus of this committee is to form partnerships and create connections on campus and in the Lubbock community. 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, arranging donation pickups, and more.

Special Programs

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing special events that are brought to campus such as community excursions/adventures, casino nights, bingo, game nights, etc. At least every other week, this committee provides entertainment geared to meet the needs and expectations of the campus community. Reaching as many students as possible, this committee works hard to bring a wide variety of events to campus, as well as exposing students to offerings throughout the community. 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.

 


Questions? Email us at tab@ttu.edu.