Texas Tech University

Student Organizations

Our students use Day One opportunities like these student organizations to gain real-world experience in a number of industry areas, including social media, visual arts, creative strategy, sports media, content creation and many others. You are going to have the opportunity to join other students creating award-winning stories, serving on nationally-recognized teams and organizations, and being asked to demonstrate expertise to national and global audiences.


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Ad Team

  • Adviser: Shannon Bichard
  • About:
    The Advertising Team at Texas Tech is a group of students selected by interview to compete in a national student advertising competition. The annual competition is put on by the American Advertising Federation and features a corporate client. Past clients have included Glidden paints, Coca Cola, JCPenney, Yahoo, and State Farm. The client provides a case study outlining the history of its product and current advertising situation. The case study reflects a real world situation to challenge students' critical thinking abilities and creativity. Students must research the product and its competition, identify potential problems and develop an integrated communications campaign for the client. Each student team then pitches its campaign to a panel of judges in April.
  • Meetings:
    • Every Tuesday evening in COMC 151.

Association for Women in Communications (AWC)

Communication Studies Society

  • Adviser:Narissra Punyanunt-Carter
  • About: Communication Studies Society's (CSS) mission is to give members a clear understanding of the communication field by providing networking opportunities with peers and professionals in the communication field.

Daily Toreador

  • Director: Susan Peterson
  • About: The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech's student-run newspaper, publishes Mondays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters and Tuesdays during summer sessions. The DT, as it is known on campus, has never missed a scheduled day of publication since its inception in 1925. The student editorial and advertising staffs are responsible for all content within the paper and on the website. The newspaper also serves as a designated public forum for members of the campus community to voice their opinions free from administrative control or censorship. Learn more about The Daily Toreador.

Double T Insider

Fashion And Media Entertainment Group

  • Adviser: Jake Quintanilla
  • About: The CoMC Fashion and Entertainment Association gives students the opportunity to explore and self-develop within the ever-changing community of fashion and entertainment. Through professional outlets, networking, social media, and real world opportunities, students are able to participate in a vast industry through contrasted communication channels and resources.

Heads Up Display

  • Adviser: Bobby Schweizer
  • About: The purpose of Heads Up Display (HUD) is to provide students with opportunities to improve their abilities relating to the fields of Media, English, PR, Journalism, Visual Arts, Graphic Design and more through creating content such as reviews for movie, television shows, and video game along with special interest segments that are posted and shared through digital and social media platforms (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, etc). HUD not only provides an outlet for these creative projects to be produced and showcased to the public; it also archives these projects to build portfolios for individual members' usage in future endeavors.

Hub@TTU

  • Contact:  The Hub@TTU
  • About: The Hub@TTU is an award-winning outlet devoted to providing a collaborative student media environment showcasing the news and the creativity of the Texas Tech community.

Kappa Tau Alpha

KTXT-FM

  • General Manager: Derrick Ginter
  • KTXT is Lubbock's only Alternative music station and is made up of News, Sports, Production, Digital Content, Operations, and Underwriting departments. Follow us on social media @Theraider881 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat for more content, schedules and pictures from our staff and volunteers. @KTXT_Sports on twitter is the home for all Texas Tech sports coverage from The Raider. Learn more about KTXT-FM The Raider 88.1.

MCTV Newscast

  • Contact: Josh Robinson
  • Welcome to the College of Media & Communication's MCTV Newscast. Here you will find newscasts created by students and faculty from all majors within the college. Check out the latest MCTV Episodes on The Hub@TTU

Outpost Social Media Lab

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  • http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/outpost
  • Adviser: James Hodgins
  • Contact the Outpost outpost.comc@ttu.edu
  • Office: 251B
  • About:
    The Outpost Social Media Lab @ TTU is the College of Media & Communication's center for the study of new media. The Outpost provides public relations majors and other students within the College of Media & Communication with real-world experience in the growing field of social media listening, engagement, and analysis. In the facility, undergraduate and graduate students can conduct live monitoring of news and events to provide real-time analysis of public sentiment and reaction across the social web, as well as engage with audiences and curate content on behalf of a variety of organizations. The Outpost features a world-class social media command center powered by HootSuite Enterprise ™. The center is integrated into PR 3315: Online & Digital Public Relations; public relations majors in the class get hands on experience developing and implementing social media campaigns and projects for a variety of clients as well as creating content for the lab's social media feeds and What's Trending, a weekly digital media webcast.

Parliamentary Debate Team

  • Website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/programs/commstudies/debate/
  • Email: Texas Tech University Debate Team at debate.comc@ttu.edu
  • Office: 258
  • About:
    Texas Tech University is home to one of the most successful debate programs in the country. TTU Forensics is one of the oldest programs on campus, and has established a legacy of excellence that mirrors the lofty goals and expectations the University has set for itself. The debate program has produced three national championships in the past decade: Two NPDA National Championships (2008 and 2010) and an NPTE top-speaker (2010). The program has placed numerous teams in top 5 finishes at nationals and is generally regarded as a year-in, year-out powerhouse.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

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  • Adviser:Mary S. Norman
  • Contact: prssa@ttu.edu
  • About:
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is a nationally affiliated student public relations society, who recently chartered a chapter at Texas Tech University in the College of Media & Communication. PRSSA provides members with career knowledge, mentorship, peer support, professional networking, portfolio development and resume building opportunities. The association hosts meetings twice a month that feature practitioners, and alumni guest speakers. Topics include corporate communication, agency work, political public relations, nonprofit public relations, social media, sports public relations, career development, internships and job applications. The association also hosts a number of professional networking, social, and community service events throughout the year. The highlight of the year is the annual spring agency tour to major cities. Students participating in the trip attend tours of public relations firms and other organizations with large in-house strategic communication departments. The association also affords students with leadership opportunities through service as elected officers or appointed committee chairs. If you have any questions, please email prssa@ttu.edu.
  • Meetings:
    bi-monthly, please consult social media for the most up to date schedule.

RaiderComm

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  • Adviser: Debbie Davis
  • Student Director: Hailey Schmitt
  • Student Org. Office: COMC 251 A
  • About:
    RaiderComm is a student-run, full-service public relations firm based in the Department of Public Relations at the College of Media & Communication. The firm provides public relations majors with an opportunity to develop as professionals, learn new skills, and apply their coursework to real-world accounts for a wide range of clients. Participation in the firm provides students with portfolio-building opportunities and experience in new business development, client relations, and campaign planning and implementation. Students also have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills by serving as firm directors, account managers, and peer mentors to new account associates. It is currently offered as an elective course.
  • Meetings:
    Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 p.m.

Society of Professional Journalists

Tech Advertising Federation

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  • Adviser: James Hodgins
  • About:
    The Tech Advertising Federation isa chapter of the American Advertising Federation. The organization is designed to provide advertising majors the opportunities they need to be successful in the industry and enhance their learning outside of the classroom. TAF brings in guest speakers from big and small agencies across the U.S. TAF also takes its members on tours of agencies as well as hosts a student advertising competition and other fundraising/philanthropy events. Networking opportunities, critique of portfolio work, and the sharing of internships/jobs/industry knowledge are available.
  • Previous Meeting Recaps:
    • September
      Tech Advertising Federation's first meeting of the semester was an informational meeting open to all students. The students enjoyed free Wing Stop food while learning about the perks of a TAF membership. Some of these perks include becoming an American Advertising Federation member, monthly guest speakers, and networking opportunities through semester ad tours. Recent graduate, Taylor Shafner from RD Thomas advertising spoke with the students about his experiences and gave insightful advice on how to get an internship and land a job after college during the Q&A session. Students also won fun door prizes, like Mad Men and Breaking Bad posters.
    • October
      Tech Advertising Federation's second meeting was the first member meeting. It included dinner, an officer election, and two speakers. Papa John's pizza was provided while two guest speakers, Abbey Daniel, and Steve Smothers spoke. Steve Smothers, VP and Director of Marketing for City Bus, spoke with the students about his experiences and answered member's questions. TAF's second speaker, Abbey Daniel, was on Ad Team last year and won the Ad Team's NYC ADVenture that was sponsored by Joe Fairless, who was also present at the meeting. TAF then had an election for a new Event Coordinator, as the current Event Coordinator is stepping down to study abroad next semester. Congratulations to Ryan Russell for being elected!
    • Lubbock Agency Tour
      TAF's Ad Agency Tour was a two day tour on November 7th and 8th. Members toured KCBD, RD Thomas, Griffin Wink Advertising, Digital Base Productions, Ramar Communications, and The Owen Group. Members were able to meet and network with different employees at each location, learn more about internship opportunities, and enjoyed informative Q&A sessions at each location. It was a great learning experience and networking opportunity for TAF members!
    • TAF OSU Tailgate
      TAF held a tailgate for the Tech vs. OSU game. Members, TAF alumni, and faculty came out to enjoy tailgating, getting to know each other, and networking. Thanks to everyone who came out!
    • November
      TAF's last meeting of the semester included two insightful guest speakers and some exciting announcements about the spring semester. If you didn't make it, you missed out on a home cooked fajita dinner! TAF's two speakers were Kristy Melcher, the president of Lubbock Advertising Federation and owner of No. 818, and James Hodgens, the program chair for the Lubbock Addy Awards and the director of the School of Music's Communication division. They spoke with TAF members about the American Advertising Awards, the benefits of entering, and how students can enter. They also answered member questions about preparing themselves after college with advice you can't learn in the classroom! Olan Farnall also spoke with TAF about the Lubbock Advertising Federation's Ad Book and how a perk of being apart of TAF is having the opportunity to be apart of the LAF Ad Book. Next, TAF's sophomore and junior officer selections were announced. Congratulations to Meagan Zenkner and Valerie Partridge! TAF also announced its plans for a spring ad tour and networking events in Dallas, an upcoming holiday party, and a competitive TAF Ad Book that members have the opportunity to be apart of. Lastly, TAF announced a contest for the cover of the TAF Ad Book, which is a great opportunity for the members to get creative and get their work seen by numerous ad agencies in and outside of Lubbock.

Tech Creative Media Association (TCMA)

  • Adviser:TJ Martinez
  • About: TCMA allows content creators to gain valuable insight from each other, facilitates collaboration opportunities, and provides a place for other creatives to meet each other. The organization itself has multiple focuses, including, but not limited to, film and television analysis, technique analysis, writing, graphic design, photography, animation, and overall production. The organization promotes the idea of self-production by showcasing the members' abilities and strengths, and encouraging them to create their own original ideas.

Tech Gaming Club

  • Adviser: Rob Peaslee
  • About: Tech Gaming Club is a community of gamers who do more than just gaming. Members here also provide homework help, technology recommendations, and an opportunity to advertise your streaming within the club. Our mission is to foster a social digital gaming community at Texas Tech University.
  • Website: https://ttu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/techgamingclub

Tech Esports Association 

  • Contact: TexasTech.Esports.Association@gmail.com
  • About: Our goal is to expand and educate the Texas Tech community, both faculty and student body about the growing scene of Esports and collegiate Esports.

TTU Women's Production Club

  • Website:https://ttu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/wpc 
  • About: The purpose of the organization is to build a female-driven community of producers who are passionate about learning, creating and connecting in the field of creative media industries.

Tech Virtual Reality Club