SIGN UP FOR RUSH
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THE PERKS OF BEING A SADDLE TRAMP
As a Saddle Tramp you get to experience Texas Tech University in a way that is unique from students in any other organization, fraternity, or group on campus.
BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE
Saddle Tramps have some of the best seats available at every home Football, Basketball, and Baseball game. Skip the line, and walk right to the Saddle Tramp section at every home game.
SOCIAL AND BROTHERHOOD EVENTS
The Saddle Tramps participate in many social events with sororities as well as other student organizations. Get immersed in student life, and meet new people.
Be a part of the most important traditions of Texas Tech, and learn what it truly means to be a Red Raider. Saddle Tramps get to experience more of Texas Tech in one semester than many do during their entire college career.
Saddle Tramps get many opportunities that are not typical for Texas Tech Students. Whether it is being on TV, shagging fouls at baseball games, barbecues and skeet shooting with alumni, or occasional trips to out of town games. You never know what may come up.
Saddle Tramps is a non-greek Fraternity based around sports. We have a rush period every first week of each Fall and Spring semesters. Rush events are normally posted about a week in advance and will be posted on here in our Newsletter and on all forms of social media. The goal of these rush events is for us to get to know you and to make sure you are a good fit for the organization. After a few of these events, we will have a bid night. This is the night where you either make it into the greatest organization on campus, or you don't. If you do make it, you will be considered a pledge where you will learn directly from us and how we, as an org, operate. If you don't make it, do not be discouraged. You can always come out again during the next rush period. If you wish to rush this great organization, click the email button below, this will put you in contact with the Rush committee head who will keep you informed on when events are and what to wear. Just send your full name, phone number, hometown, and just something about you. If you're not so sure yet, keep scrolling to find more reasons why you should rush Saddle Tramps.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
As a pledge, you will have study hall twice a week for 2 hours, a meeting once a week, and any games or events we may have come up during the week. With that said, it may sound like a lot but it really isn't that bad. You will still have plenty of time to study, and hangout with your friends.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We have semesterly dues. As a pledge you will be paying $500. It can be paid by credit card, upfront with cash or check, or in payments. We know $500 can be a lot but, unlike other organizations, everything you pay goes right back to you in the form of your very own customizable Bell, tons of new shirts, food from our smoker, mixers we throw with other organizations, or brotherhood events. We pay much less for the same value as a frat and we get to do a lot more and get a lot more out of it. Other organizations wish they could sit front row, light the homecoming bonfire, and be allowed field and court access at games. Paying the dues is absolutely 100% worth what you get out of it.
DO YOU HAZE YOUR NEW MEMBERS?
Our policy is, we won't do anything to you that we wouldn't want done to us. With that said, there are things that every new member must do. None of which will cause you harm or put you in any sort of danger. The type of things you must do are just to introduce you to the active members and for you to learn our traditions in a very easy way. Please feel free to email the 2nd Vice President if you have any further questions.
WHAT ABOUT GRADES? IS THERE A MINIMUM GPA REQUIREMENT?
You are a student first, Saddle Tramp second. We want you to succeed in your field of study so you can go out into the world after graduation and represent the organization the best you can. Our minimum GPA requirement is a 2.0. Same as Texas Tech's. As a pledge there will be study hall opportunities. If you do not make a 2.0, you will be put on probation and will be required to attend that semester's study halls. It is not a punishment but it is a way for us to help you out with your grades.
Your Pledge Class Could Be Next
Razors, Ten Disciples, Double Dozen Gang, Tech Gigolos, Hazzards, 345's, Ragin' Rebels Ramblin Wrecks, Cruisers, Texas Tech Gentlemen, Blazers, Tech Select, Raider Road Sheiks, Raider Express, Long Riders, Tech Gold Rangers, Tech Pioneers, Mavericks, Tech Rough Riders, Tech Regulators, Tech Enforcers, Tech Drifters, Tech Innovators, Tech Crusaders, Tech Trackers, Desparados, Posse, Highwaymen, Ghost Riders, Tech Coalition, Gun Slingers, Midnight Calvary, Tech Elite, Bandits, Double T Deputies, Big XII Marshals, Tech Outlaws, Tramps United, Tech Rebels, Stampede, Dark Horseman, Midnight Matadors, Young Guns, Merciless Marauders, Mud Dogs, Reckless Red, Smokin' Saddles, Hell Raisin' Raiders, Bell Tower Brigade, Wreckin' Techsans, Wild Whitmores, Rampaging Raiders, Fighting Techsans, Matador Militia, Lonestar Legends, Texas Tramps LXX, Arch's Army, Raider Wrath, Double T Unit, Bonfire Bandits, Lamb's Legacy, Smokin' Joe's Bros, Red's Redemption, Gun's Up Gringos, 75th Scarlet Battalion, Hold Ma Bell, Blazing Saddles, Eternal Matadors, 00Saddles, Breaking Bells, Bertha's Boys, Red's Rider, Bell Raisers, Hell on Bells, Hub City Hell Raisers, Neff Said, West Texas Gunslingers, Fearless Trampions, Red Dirt Raiders, The Night’s Watch, 12 Gauge Raiders, Pandemic Panhandlers, 85th Outlaws, South Plains Sicarios, and Uno
Hear It From The Guys Who Did It
Each of these men have gone through the Saddle Tramp pledge ship. They were all asked the same question. "What was the best part of being a pledge or new member?"
"The best part of being a new member is the feeling of belonging. The brotherhood is the best part of it because if you ever need anything there will always be someone there to help you."
Fall '21 South Plains Sicarios
"One of the best parts about being a new member is learning the history and taking part in all of the traditions. My favorite ones are probably ringing the Victory Bells and wrapping the Will Rogers and Soapsuds statue"
Spring '20 Twelve Gauge Raiders
"Coming to Tech as a transfer student I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to fit in with the student body here. That’s until I rushed Saddle Tramps, being a new member allowed me to partake in many of the historical traditions here on campus, I finally felt like I belonged and I’m proud to call Texas Tech home!"
Fall '21 South Plains Sicarios
"My favorite thing about being a new member for this organization is that you get to learn all of the great traditions we take place in. You get to attend events and be a huge part of Texas Tech history, while making new friends."