Texas Tech University

Student Organizations

A list of student organizations and groups associated with the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, School of Art, School of Music & School of Theatre & Dance.

 

Art

  • Association of Graphic Artists
    • The Association of Graphic Artists at Texas Tech University is a student-led organization that encourages learning and community with other designers.
  • Graduate Artist Association
  • Graduate Clay Club
  • Metal Club
    • The purpose of this club is to promote the education and interest in jewelry design and metalsmithing and to support activities that would lead to the technical and aesthetic development of Texas Tech University students.
  • Painting Club
    • Provides a platform for painters on campus. Activities include museum trips, exhibiting work, and community involvement.
  • Photo Club
    • Fan page for the Tech Photo Club.
  • Sculpture Club
    • Meetings will be held in the 3D Art Annex building on the first and third Monday of each month.
  • The Sculpture Network of Texas
  • Tech Art History Society
    • Tech Art History Society is for students who appreciate the arts. Members get to go on weekend/day trips to visit museums and galleries, make contacts with art professionals, build their CVs, and have fun with other art loving students! We put on various social events and offer fun volunteer opportunities within the Lubbock community.
  • Tech Print Club
    • A club for students at Texas Tech interested in the field of Printmaking. We do community and school events to raise awareness of the art of printmaking while also calling attention to our program at Texas Tech.

Dance

  • Above All Odds (Competitive Hip Hop Team)
    • The purpose of "Above All Odds" is to create a competitive learning environment that encourages all dancers to strive for excellence and enjoy the journey by competition means. We believe each dancer can increase her/his physical stamina, emotional, and intellectual prosperity through our dance team. Our team will be a mix of students with different dance backgrounds at any dance level, that want to excel in competition. Our goal is to provide quality dance instruction and dance routines through loving, professional instructors in a fun learning environment. Above All Odds promotes self-confidence, discipline, and appreciation through dance.
  • Ballroom Dance at Texas Tech
    • The Tech Ballroom Dance Team is an organization of people who enjoy learning to dance! We take lessons in Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Country, Salsa, and many others. Come learn to dance and, if you're inclined, show off your moves with the team at collegiate ballroom competitions across the state! All Texas Tech students and faculty are welcome and no prior experience or partner is required.
  • Chi Tau Epsilon (Honors Society)
    • Chi Tau Epsilon, a National Dance Honor Society, promoting community service and the engagement of the Arts. The Beta Chapter located at Texas Tech University is actively involved in the Lubbock Community with organizations like The Hospice of Lubbock, City of Lubbock, and Lubbock Independent School District.
  • Dancers with Soul (Competitive Hip Hop Team)
    • Dancers with Soul: Hip Hop Dance Team is for anyone who is interested in learning hip-hop dance styles, performing, and learning how to work with a team. We are Texas Tech's first hip hop team and are proud to be able to show our love of dance to the university and local community. We have performed at many local schools, clubs, Texas Tech events, and community events. Our goal is to reach out to the community and show that dancing can be a healthy, creative outlet.
  • Latin Dance Club
    • Latin Dance Club is a group for students who enjoy social dancing or wish to learn it. We provide free dance lessons taught by our members. We also host social gatherings to put our moves to the test!
  • Tech Kahaani (Bollywood Dance Team)
    • Tech Kahaani is a coed dance team that expresses culture and diversity through Bollywood fusion dancing. We perform at on/off-campus events & competitions as well as actively volunteering to give back to the growing diverse community.
  • Texas Tech Pom Squad
  • Vitality Dance Company
    • VDC is a student organization for dancers. Membership can be obtained by auditioning at the beginning of the fall or spring semester. Members will choreograph and perform pieces in various dance styles including but not limited to contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and lyrical. VDC holds one practice per week and will have performances in the fall and spring semesters. Pieces will be placed in performances on an audition basis. Members will also participate in community service, fundraisers, and company bonding nights. 

Interdisciplinary

  • Diverse Artists’ Alliance
  • Fine Arts Learning Community
    • This is a unique and transformative community open to students admitted to the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA).  Several floors of Wall Hall are open exclusively to our arts students. You will have dedicated spaces for study and practice, as well as a quick walk to the Maedgen Theatre, Music, and Art Building.

Music

  • American String Teachers Association (Collegiate Chapter)
    • The ASTA Student Chapter at Texas Tech University was established in Fall 2017. The chapter is open to all TTU students interested in strings. The chapter is a recognized TTU Student Organization and participates in campus, college, and school events. Membership also provides service to our local school string programs.
  • Empire A Cappella
    • Empire A Cappella is a competitive, all-inclusive a cappella group at Texas Tech University. Our group competes in competitions, performs locally, and releases recorded media for public view/listening. Empire competes in the Southwest region of the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and has received awards each year we have competed, such as Outstanding Soloist and Quarterfinal Runner-Up in 2020, and Outstanding Arrangement for our entire setlist in 2022. Empire has also released a full length EP on all streaming services in 2022, titled “Impulse”. We are a fun-loving group of musicians and people who enjoy making high quality music and building lifelong friendships with one another!
  • Goin' Band from Raiderland
    • Established in 1925, the Goin' Band from Raiderland is the oldest student organization on campus. Proud to uphold the traditions of Texas Tech University, the Goin' Band is committed to performing exciting field shows that connect with all generations, as well as providing music to promote school spirit and enhance the game day experience! Representing nearly every major available at the university, the 400+ members of the Goin' Band from Raiderland seek to entertain and inspire.
  • Iota Tau Alpha
    • Iota Tau Alpha's purpose is to Promote the Trombone and Trombonists in all aspects of Performance and Practice in the Texas Tech Community, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally.
  • Kappa Kappa Psi
    • Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands; comprehensive education; leadership opportunities; and recognition; for the benefit of its members and society.
  • Mariachi Los Matadores
    • Mariachi Los Matadores is dedicated to supporting activities of the Texas Tech University school of music’s Mariachi, to promote musical diversity, share our culture with everyone, and to help the growth of Hispanic Serving Institute (H.S.I.) recruitment, and retention. 
  • MENC – Music Educators National Conference
    • Music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritages, and also to explore the realms of expression, imagination, and creation resulting in new knowledge. Therefore, every individual should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn music and to share in musical experiences.  The mission of MENC: The National Association for Music Education is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
  • Mu Phi Epsilon
    • Mu Phi Epsilon is a Professional Music Fraternity dedicated to music, friendship, and community looking for new members!
  • Music for Children
    • Music for Children helps to further educate young teachers in proper pedagogy for the K-5 music classroom through resources provided by experienced teachers, and masters of Kodaly.
  • Music Teachers National Association (Student Chapter)
    • The MTNA collegiate chapter is the future music teacher's connection with the larger community of committed music professional -- a community committed to inspiring and developing the utmost professionalism in all its members. MTNA collegiate chapters provide a way to fill gaps -- to provide the information and experience necessary to complete an education as both a knowledgeable, inspiring music teacher and a successful entrepreneur.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing at Tech
    • National Association of Teachers of Singing at Tech (Student NATS) is a student group that meets several times a semester to promote healthy singing and the teaching of singing. Student NATS is lead by students and is made up of TTU voice majors and minors in the School of Music.
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
    • The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.
  • Society of Composers, Inc. (Raider Chapter)
    • Encouraging innovation and collaboration, Composers of Texas Tech aims to promote and provide opportunities for the creation and performance of new music.
  • Tau Beta Sigma
    • Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority provides service to collegiate bands, encourages the advancement of women in the band profession, and promotes and enriches an appreciation of band music through recognition, leadership development, and education of its members.
  • Tech Kpop Club
    • Our purpose of the "Tech K-Pop Club" is to create lasting friendships and memories with the help of a strong love for Korean Pop. K-Pop is a type of music genre that is booming very quickly internationally. We strive to not only be a group of "K-Pop Lovers" but to also inspire non K-Pop fans to listen to a new type of genre that will not disappoint.
  • Tech Tones A Cappella
    • Founded in 2017, TechTones A Cappella is Texas Tech University's premiere contemporary pop a cappella group. This is not your mother's "glee club"-- TechTones is a co-ed group of vocalists that bring intense energy to performances and an edge to their arrangements, sound, and style. 
  • Tech Horn Society
    • The Tech Horn Society's purpose is to support the activities of the Texas Tech University School of Music Horn Studio and to promote musical education with particular reference to the horn.
  • Tech Tuba-Euphonium Association
    • The International Tuba-Euphonium Association is an international organization of over three thousand members whose purpose is “to maintain a liaison among those who take a significant interest in the instruments of the tuba and euphonium family - their development, literature, pedagogy, and performance”. A regional chapter can be an extremely important and useful means of advancing those ideals through the coordinated efforts of individual ITEA members so that we all may realize our common goals and inspire others to participate in Chapter and ITEA events, recruit new members, and build local communities of tuba and euphonium players.  
  • Texas Tech Trumpet Society
    • The Tech Trumpet Society is a society dedicated to growing and broadening the trumpet community in Lubbock. The organization aims to benefit trumpet players and musicians at Texas Tech and in the Lubbock Community, which shall include but shall not be limited to: students at Texas Tech, Lubbock Christian University, South Plains College, Wayland Baptist, High Schools in Lubbock, and other members of the community. The primary means by which the organization shall achieve our purpose will be conducting events, hosting masterclasses, inviting guest artists, and promoting performances.

Theatre

  • Alpha Psi Omega (Honor Society)
    • A National Honorary Dramatic fraternity. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in theatre activities at Texas Tech University. By electing students to membership, the fraternity provides a reward for their participation in the theatre activities of the college.
  • BurkTech Players
    • An ensemble of artists from Texas Tech's Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research and School of Theatre & Dance, The BurkTech Players provides a nurturing environment to encourage, extol, and extend collaboration through shared experiences of the performing arts with individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • Script Raiders
      • The purpose of Script Raiders is to create opportunities for writing and producing original scripts by playwriting, screenwriting, and creative writing students, faculty, and alumni of Texas Tech University and to develop and foster all areas of the playwriting process through encouraging cooperation and collaboration among members.
  • The Sentient Nuts
    • The Sentient Nuts perform improvisational comedy and unscripted theatre events on campus and in the Lubbock area. The organization also seeks to build partnerships with compatible organizations, engaging in community outreach and Applied Improvisation through educational workshops, trainings, and seminars.
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology Student Chapter (USITT)
    • A professional organization dedicated to the continued education of its membership. Areas addressed are new technology, environmental and safety issues, professional ethics, job search, networking among the various design disciplines. Legal assistance and insurance programs are also a concern for the freelance professionals. USITT includes professionals in Architecture, Lighting, Costumes, Set Design, Sound Design, Technical Direction, Educational Theatre, Management, CAD applications, equipment development and sales, event design and management.