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Rawls Day is an annual event planned to celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, and the various opportunities and resources available to the Rawls College community. To champion the unique qualities of our students, staff and faculty, we embrace the different perspectives of all our community members, because we know we are all "Better Together."

Every student is a valued and cherished member of our community, and many of the resources available to students would not be possible without the generous contributions of Jerry S. Rawls. This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mr. Rawls' $25 million gift and continued commitment to excellence at Rawls College.

Following Rawls Day, Rawls College will host the sixth annual Rawls Diversity Symposium virtually from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Diversity Symposium will feature a keynote address, "From #Hashtag to Action: Addressing Systemic Racism," with Bakari Sellers.

Rawls Day 2020 T-Shirt

Limited Edition Rawls Day Shirts

We are giving away free limited edition Rawls Day 2020 t-shirts!

Shirts will be available for pickup in front of Rawls College from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m, while supplies last.

Location: Rawls College, front entrance
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

A Global Community that's Better Together

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Rawls College is a home away from home for just over 5,800 undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. Each Double T on this map represents a hometown and is reflective of the many perspectives and life experiences our students bring to Rawls College.

We strive to be a diverse community that engages with one another across differences in meaningful conversation and use differences to strengthen, build and encourage an equitable and inclusive environment. After all, we are "Better Together."

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Jerry S. Rawls' Gift

In December of 2000, Jerry S. Rawls contributed a record-breaking cash gift of $25 million to the Texas Tech University College of Business Administration, officially renaming the college to Jerry S. Rawls College of Business. His generous gift has fueled many of the ongoing initiatives in the college and assisted in facilitating the education of a new generation of leaders.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his gift, we invite you to visit our photo booth in the McCoy Atrium from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Rawls Day, September 10. Take a selfie and share why you love Rawls College using #RawlsDay2020.

If using Instagram Stories, be sure to check out our new Rawls College stickers! Search "Rawls College" to find an assortment of options.

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Get Involved with a Student Organization

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Student organizations have a lot to offer and can help you learn how to engage with a diverse group of people. Whether you join as a member or choose to lead, simply taking part will enhance your experience at Rawls College. Gaining skills, making connections, and broadening your knowledge through a student organization will help you become a more well-rounded individual.

With nearly 30 business-specific student organizations at Rawls College, there's no shortage of ways to get involved! For more information about specific student clubs and organizations, please visit TechConnect.

Student Organization Virtual Meet and Greet

Representatives from select student organizations will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on September 10 to virtually share about their experiences and answers questions. This is a come-and-go event, allowing you to visit with as many student organizations as you would like. Links to the virtual meet and greet sessions can be found in the descriptions below.

Accounting Leadership Council

The Accounting Leadership Council acts as student leadership for the Texas Tech University Department of Accounting, bridging the gap between:

  • Students and Faculty
  • Students and Prospective Employers

Its primary purpose is to promote and develop integrity and other standards of professionalism in Texas Tech Accounting students, as well as to support and evaluate the Accounting Department in a purposeful manner.

Association of Information Technology Professionals

AITP is the professional association of career minded individuals who seek to expand their potential in the field of Information Technology-- employers, employees, managers, programmers, and many others. The organization seeks to provide avenues for all their members to be teachers as well as students and to make contacts with other members in the IS field, all in an effort to become more marketable in rapidly changing, technological careers. To learn more about the AITP browse through some of the following information.

Contact: ttuaitp@gmail.com

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive. As such, membership is by invitation only. To qualify, you must be in the top 10% of juniors or seniors (based on GPA) in the Rawls College of Business.

Contact:  Deidre Popovich

Business Valuation Club

The Business Valuation Club assists students who wish to obtain an American Society of Appraisers Business Valuation accreditation. We do this by holding regular meetings and study sessions in order to pass the four accreditation exams. We also provide networking events, and industry trips that allow students to connect with employers around the world.

Dean's Student Council

Dean's Student Council (DSC) is designed to serve as the vital connection between Rawls College of Business students and the dean, thereby fostering a sense of community within the college. Members of the Dean's Student Council will gather feedback from students and advise the dean on these matters.

Eloquent Raiders

Eloquent Raiders is a chapter club in Toastmasters, Int. that allows people to develop public speaking skills. We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Contact: https://ttu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/eloquent-raiders

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is the nation's largest and first co-ed professional business fraternity that encourages personal and professional development of men and women pursuing careers in business through professional, service, scholastic and social events.

Contact: dspbupresident@gmail.com

Energy Commerce Association

The Energy Commerce Association (ECA) organizes and hosts events for Energy Commerce majors and Certificate in Energy students, providing them with a social and professional network that will carry on through-out their careers. Events include guest speakers, football tailgates, Bowl-a-Thon and Spring Skeet Shoot. In order to initially be eligible to join the ECA students must be enrolled in or completed ENCO 3301, Energy Industry Fundamentals and ENCO 3385, Petroleum Land Management.

Contact: eca@ttu.edu

Finance Association

The Finance Association is dedicated to bringing students who are interested in finance together. Through memberships, meetings, and events, we strive to help students find jobs and interact with members of the financial industry.

Contact: ttufinanceassociation.com

Rawls Ambassadors

Ambassadors support engagement activities and serve as host/hostess to various events on behalf of the Rawls College of Business.

Contact: ambassadors.ba.ttu.edu

Rawls Banking Association

The Rawls Banking Association was established to help students who are interested in the banking industry prepare for a successful career. Through a variety of industry trips and networking opportunities, members will be exposed to different areas of banking, various career opportunities and develop skills to improve their professional marketability. This organization goes hand-in-hand with the newly established Excellence in Banking Program at Rawls College.

Contact:  Whitnie Hill

Rawls Graduate Association

RGA is a graduate student organization that focuses on professional and social development of Rawls graduate students. RGA's mission is to bring diverse graduate students together to fuse professional and academic development opportunities, with social and network building opportunities.

Contact: RGA@ttu.edu

Real Estate Organization

The Real Estate Organization (REO) is the premier organization for students interested in investment real estate markets, analysis and professions. REO educates, connects and advances its members across the commercial real estate industry, including development, brokerage, management, consulting and capital allocation. REO provides its members with opportunities to personally interact with commercial real estate industry professionals, observe real estate projects first-hand and practically analyze real estate markets and investments.

Contact:  texastechreo@gmail.com

Tech Marketing Association

The purpose of Tech Marketing Association (TMA) is to promote the academic and professional development of members and advance the prestige of the Rawls College of Business Administration and Texas Tech University. To accomplish these goals, we provide our members with opportunities to interact with those in the business community who can offer insight into their careers; participate in community service; engage with Rawls College of Business Administration faculty outside the classroom setting; and support student programming at TTU through participation in intramural sports and attendance at sporting events.

Contact: tmattu.com

Tech Society for Human Resource Management

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. Join the Texas Tech chapter for networking, learning, and leadership opportunities.

Tech Supply Chain Association

The purpose of TSCA is to promote the academic and professional development of members and advance the prestige of the Rawls College of Business Administration and specifically, the Supply Chain program. To accomplish these goals, TSCA shall provide members with opportunities to: A. Interact with members of the business community, who can provide insight into careers in the their profession; B. Engage with College of Business Administration faculty and students outside the classroom setting; C. Teach members essential life skills required to be successful in life after graduation; D. Network with recruiting companies through sponsored dinners, classroom visits, and site visits.

Contact:  TechSCA@gmail.com

Tech Women in Business

The Tech Women in Business organization provides members with opportunities for professional growth and development through networking, real world insights, and service to the community.

Student Support Services Virtual Meet and Greet

Representatives from select student support areas will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on September 10 to virtually provide information about their services and answer questions. This is a come-and-go event, allowing you to visit with as many areas as you would like.

Rawls Technology Services

Meet with Rawls Technology Services representatives.


Meet with Career Management Center (CMC) representatives.

Snyder CBC

Meet with Georgie G. Snyder Center for Business Communication (CBC) representatives.

Rawls College Supports Your Success

Undergraduate and graduate students at Rawls College are the center of our community and we are "Better Together." To ensure your success, we offer various support services. Whether you need help deciding on what classes to take, finding an internship/job, writing a paper or selecting a study abroad program, our experienced staff are dedicated to seeing you succeed.

Career Management Center

Center for Global Engagement

Undergraduate Services Center

Georgie G. Snyder Center for Business Communication

The Georgie G. Snyder Center for Business Communication helps students master written and oral communication skills vital to the professional work environment.

  • Get feedback and guidance at any stage of your process from brainstorming to final revisions.
  • Attend workshops to learn, discuss, and practice communication skills outside the classroom.

Rawls Technology Services

The Technology Services team provides guidance on all things IT including, what type of laptop you should have, connecting to wireless internet, printing in the building and much more.