Students for Global Connections (SGC)
Formally known as "International Student Council", Students for Global Connections is a campus organization created for international students who need a home away from home and for American students who have a passion for travel, languages and other global affairs. The organization's purpose is to promote global connections through campus and community events, and to facilitate cross-cultural relationships among Tech students and the surrounding communities. We also hope to build a worldwide Texas Tech network for lifelong friendships and international opportunities.
The purpose of Students for Global Connections is to promote global understanding through events, advocacy, service, and student programming, so that, cross-cultural relationships may develop among international students, domestic students and the greater Lubbock community. SGC is a unifying body for all international or cross-cultural student organizations at Texas Tech University. Student growth and development through leadership is also a primary purpose of SGC.
What we do!
- Monthly meetings
- Participation in Culture Fest as an organization
- Host and organize World Wide Showcase each April
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Develop leadership and teamwork skills
- Host Welcome Event each semester for new international students
- Make a positive impact on international life at Texas Tech
World Wide Showcase
What is World Wide Showcase?
World Wide Showcase is one of the biggest events of the year for International Students at Texas Tech! It is a yearly talent show where the Texas Tech student body can showcase their culture and heritage, and share that with the Lubbock and Texas Tech communities. Students are encourage to participate in World Wide Showcase, whether they are part of a student org, a group of friends or an individual who wants to express their culture through dance, song, music or other forms of cultural expression.
World Wide showcase is put together by SGC with the help of the International Student Life. This event is helped every April.
By participating in World Wide Showcase as a volunteer you learn, problem solving skills, leadership skills, communication skills, event organization, and how to work with a team.