Personal Development Resources 2018-02-27T11:51:30+00:00

Personal Development Student Resources

OMBUDS

http://ogaps.tamu.edu/New-Current-Students/Ombudsperson

Brief Overview:

The Ombuds Officer serves as an informal, neutral and confidential resource for graduate students to discuss questions and concerns related to their graduate experience. Having a safe, off-the-record conversation with an Ombuds Officer can be a first step when conflicts or misunderstandings arise. The Ombuds Officer is here to help graduate students identify options for addressing concerns and will promote a fair and impartial process for all parties involved.

Services Offered:

  • Listen and help you achieve a greater understanding of a problem.
  • Help you find information applicable to your situation and identify possible solutions to your problem.
  • Explain University policies and procedures and how they apply to your specific case.
  • Help you identify options for resolving conflicts with colleagues, staff, faculty, and advisors.
  • Help you achieve fair and equitable solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate communication among people in conflict.
  • Provide other types of assistance to help you resolve a problem informally.
  • Refer you to formal grievance or appeal procedures if you wish to engage in a formal process.
  • Identify trends or patterns of complaints that might be systemic.
  • Offer recommendations for changes to policies/procedures that appear outdated or problematic, while maintaining confidentiality.

Student Assistant Services

https://studentlife.tamu.edu/sas

Brief Overview:

Student Assistance Services (SAS) is a part of the Offices of the Dean of Student Life that seeks to connect Texas A&M University students with the appropriate guidance, resources, and support to address a variety of personal and academic matters. SAS can be a beginning point of contact for information or questions about a variety of topics.

Services Offered:

  • Referrals/resource connections – personal, academic, community
  • Concerning behavior follow-up
  • Student Welfare Checks
  • Student Absence Notification
  • Silver Taps/student death
  • Sexual Violence Response
  • Consultation regarding withdrawal from school
  • Assistance in coordinating family needs, in the event of an emergency
  • Transition issues
  • General consultation- University rules, process, faculty concerns

Student Health Services

http://shs.tamu.edu/

Brief Overview:

The Student Health Services offer personalized healthcare to all Aggies.  They are here to make sure that students academic development is not hindered due to lack of medical attention. Services are available on appointment (online or over phone) or walk-in.

Services Offered:

  • Medical clinic: Diagnosis and treatment of cold, flu, allergies, respiratory disorders, sprains, depression, anxiety, women’s health issues etc.
  • Laboratory: Tests ordered by outside health care providers can be processed here. Self referral tests can also be ordered but are restricted to a limited number of tests. For available options, check http://shs.tamu.edu/services/ and click on Laboratory.
  • EMS: Emergency on-campus medical provider to all students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  • Pharmacy: Provides prescription and non-prescription medications at economical pricing.
  • Physical therapy: Preventive care for conditions affecting bones, muscles and joints. Referral required.
  • Radiology: Provides ultra-sound and X-ray services. Referral required. For available options, check http://shs.tamu.edu/services/ and click on Radiology.
  • Women’s clinic: Tests like routine PAP smear, sexually transmitted infection screening are conducted here. Also manages health issues like abnormal menstruation, pre and post menopausal syndromes, ovarian cysts, infections, infertility, contraceptive issues.
  • Immunizations and Tuberculosis screening services are also available. For details, check http://shs.tamu.edu/services/#tab-c08b8bafcacce1887aa

International Student Services

http://iss.tamu.edu/

Brief Overview:

International Student Services (ISS) administers a wide variety of services to the international community of Texas A&M. The mission of ISS is to facilitate international students’ admittance to the United States, to assist international students’ transition to life in the United States and at Texas A&M, to promote interactions between the U.S. and international populations, and to provide services necessary to meet the special needs of international students. International students are provided with counseling and information in the areas of immigration, employment, financial issues, medical insurance, adjustment to the U.S., and income taxes.

Services Offered:

  • Immigration Services and Advising
  • Personal Advising
  • Liaison for International Students
  • Community and Campus Outreach Activities
  • Special Programs for International Students
  • Administration of Scholarships, Grants and Loan Programs exclusively for International Students

Student Legal Services

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/sls

Brief Overview:

Student Legal Services exists to advise and counsel students concerning their legal rights and responsibilities through confidential meetings, publications, and seminars. Student Legal Services maintains strict confidentiality and adheres to attorney-client privilege. All discussions between the student and attorney will remain confidential. Student Legal Services does not render advice to students in a dispute against other Texas A&M students or against Texas A&M University and does not represent students in court.

Services Offered:

  • Free Notary Public services
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Criminal Law
  • Expunctions
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Power of Attorney
  • Name Change
  • Divorce
  • Paternity Issues
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Demand Letters
  • Debts
  • Mediation

Off-Campus Student Services

https://studentlife.tamu.edu/AGOSS

Brief Overview:

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) is dedicated to providing educational services, outreach, information, involvement opportunities, and programs to all students who live off campus and attend Texas A&M University.

Services Offered:

  • AggieSearch
  • Non-Traditional Student Listserv
  • Aggies With Kids Listserv
  • List of Restaurant Discounts for military and students
  • Leasing Appointments

Student Health Insurance

https://tamu.myahpcare.com/

Brief Overview:

My AHP Care provides a one stop to find information about the student insurance plans incuding benefits, claims, cost, enrollment, and waivers and quick links for insurance services.

Services Offered:

  • Create an AHP Account
  • Change Address, Phone, or Email
  • Find Group and Member ID
  • Tips for using your coverage/Your care coverage explained
  • Blue Access for Members (BAM)
  • Temporary ID Card Login
  • Find a Doctor or Hospital (Select “Blue Choice PPO℠”)
  • Find a Pharmacy

Women’s Resource Center

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/wrc

Brief Overview:

The Women’s Resource Center aims to support women on campus by addressing campus climate concerns through increasing visibility, advocacy, support and programming. The Center hosts educational events and functions as a resource and referral center. Causes the Center advocates for include movements to increase the number of Women in leadership and pregnancy and parenting initiatives. The Center is located at Student Services at White Creek in the Student Life 1 Building. They are open weekdays from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Services Offered:

  • Leadership & Equity Programs
    • Elect Her: Aggie Women Win
    • 1st Thursday
    • In Her Own Words Book Club
    • International Women’s Day Conference
    • Salary Negotiation Workshops
    • Women’s History Month
    • Women’s Progress Awards
  • Pregnant & Parenting Initiatives
    • Student Rights & Campus Resources
    • Breastfeeding Welcomed Here Campaign
    • The Little Aggie
    • Off-Campus Resources

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/glbt

Brief Overview:

The GLBT Resource Center has been a part of the Office of the Dean of Student Life since September 2007. Located in Student Life 3 in the Student Services at White Creek Complex, it is a resource and referral center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Aggies and their strait supporters.

Services Offered:

  • Educational Programs and Panels
  • Lavender Graduation Celebration RSVP
  • Mentorship Program
  • GLBT Resource Center Library
  • State & National Resources
  • Faculty and Staff Resources

Health Promotion

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/hp

Brief Overview:

Health Promotion strives to support academic achievement and personal development by improving health outcomes of TAMU students through education, outreach, and collaboration. Their services encompass a wide variety of topics such as fitness and nutrition, stress relief, time management, sexual health, and alcohol and/or other drugs.

Services Offered:

  • Alcohol Education Workshops
  • Drug Education Workshops
  • Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Interviews

New Student and Family Programs

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/nsfp

Brief Overview:

The New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) are intended to aid new students in their first year at Texas A&M. NSFP provides new students and their parents with frameworks for the expectations, standards, academic rigors, and social community at A&M. All new undergraduate students must participate in the New Student Conference which is a two-day orientation program.

Services Offered:

  • New Student Conference
  • Family Weekend
  • Howdy Week
  • Aggie Orientation Leader Program
  • Parent News Letter

Student Conduct Office

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/sco

Brief Overview:

The Student Conduct Office enforces the Texas A&M Student Rules. When a rule is believed to have been violated a Campus Community Incident Report form is completed and reviewed by the staff of the Student Conduct Office.  A decision is then made where the following actions may be taken: No Action, Further investigation,  Mediation, and Charges Issued. They also provide workshops to help students identify basic values of morals, values, and ethics.

Services Offered:

  • The Appeals Process Information
  • Student Conduct Expungement Information
  • Frequently asked Questions and Resources
  • Decision Making Workshop
  • Hazing Education Workshop
  • Residence Hall & University Apartment Handbooks
  • Student Rules & Student Conduct Code

CLEAR: Consensual LAnguage, Education, Awareness, and Relationships

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear

Brief Overview:

CLEAR was created to promote a campus culture of respectful communication and consent. Students are provided training and resources to facilitate dialogue on healthy relationships and prevent power-based personal violence. In addition to events throughout the year and a Sexual Assault Awareness month, CLEAR also provides The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) class for self-defense and the Green Dot Bystander Program.

Services Offered:

  • Student Anti-Violence: Denim Day
  • SHARP Classes
  • Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • The Silent Witness Project