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Community Outreach

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Stephanie Laughlin

Stephanie Laughlin has gone above and beyond the call of duty to transform lives for years to come. What began as a residence hall renovation project has quickly become a life-changing experience for countless individuals in the Lubbock community. In total, Laughlin coordinated the donation of 332 beds, 360 dressers, 360 desks and 114 mattresses to support the operations of seven local non-profits.

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Intramural Sports

Texas Tech has been included in a list of 36 schools throughout the United States that work to build a more inclusive community through its work with Special Olympics Texas. The Special Olympics College Program at Texas Tech is in its third year. In the program students from Texas Tech partner with Special Olympics Texas athletes and compete in intramural sports.

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Tech to Town Service Day

Tech to Town is a collaborative effort between the Student Activities Board (SAB), Student Union and Activities, Texas Tech University Student Government Association, The Office of the President and the Center for Campus Life. Participants will volunteer at different locations around the city, including the South Plains Food Bank GRUB Farm, Volunteer Garden and local elementary schools.

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Tech-or-Treat is a classic kid's carnival where families can take their young ones to enjoy Halloween activities indoors. Student organizations and university departments will host different booths with games and activities for families and children to enjoy. The event is open to the community and families are invited to bring a children's book to donate to the Children's Advocacy Center.

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Move Out Give Back

The City of Lubbock Solid Waste Department, in partnership with Texas Tech University, will host the first “Move Out Give Back” event May 5-12. This initiative provides an opportunity for students to donate reusable items from their residence halls or apartments instead of throwing them away after they move out.

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