Services for Students

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Academic Advising
Academic Success Center
The Association of Former Students
Career Center
Consensual Language, Education, Awareness and Relationships (CLEAR)
Disability Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Resource Center
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Health Promotion
International Student Services
Memorial Student Center
Department of Multicultural Services
Ombuds Services
Professional School Advising
Recreational Sports
Department of Residence Life
Student Activities
Student Assistance Services
Student Conduct Office
Student Counseling Service
Student Health Services
Student Legal Services
Student Life
Student Media
Technology Resources
Transportation Services
University Center and Special Events (UCEN)
University Libraries
University Police
University Writing Center
Veteran Resource and Support Center (VRSC)
Veteran Services Office (Scholarships & Financial Aid)
Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

Academic Advising

  • Academic advising is a collaboration between a student and an academic advisor. Through teaching and learning experiences, the student sets goals, acquires information and services, and makes decisions consistent with interests, goals, abilities and degree requirements.
  • Academic advising at Texas A&M University is an important component of student learning, contributing to the success of all students through:
    • Supporting student achievement of the University Learning Outcomes and commitment to learning for a lifetime
    • Being responsible to and respectful of the individual student
    • Encouraging commitment to lifetime learning by directing students toward opportunities to interpret, reflect upon, and apply their classroom experiences in ways relevant to their careers and their lives
    • Interpreting and conveying Texas A&M University’s mission to students
    • Supporting the educational policies, procedures and values of the department, college and university; likewise, academic advising relies on the support and resources of the university, college and department
    • Involving other university programs, services and individuals, when appropriate in the advising process
    • Being responsible for professional academic advising, training, development and practices

Academic Success Center

http://successcenter.tamu.edu

  • Academic Coaching
  • Workshops and courses
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI)
  • TutorHubs/Peer Tutoring
  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
  • Transfer Student Programs (TSP)
  • StudyHub (http://studyhub.tamu.edu)

The Association of Former Students

www.AggieNetwork.com

  • Aggie Ring
  • Informational and Interactive Exhibits
  • Alumni Services, Giving and Events
  • Traveling Aggies

Career Center

  • The Texas A&M University Career Center provides comprehensive services to students in planning their careers, gaining work-related experience, seeking admission to graduate and professional school, and securing professional employment upon graduation. Our goal is to assist you every step of the way, from your first year through graduation, and after, as a Former Student. We offer a variety of programs, services and resources:
    • Career Exploration, Assessment, and Planning
    • Job Search Tools, Resume Writing, Interview Preparation
    • Professional Networking Resources and Events
    • Full-Time Positions, Internships, Externships, and Cooperative Education 
    • Assistance with Professional and Graduate School Applications and Interviews
    • Presentations to Classes and Student Organizations, Workshops and Panel Discussions, Career Fairs, and Webinars
    • Employer Contacts, Campus Recruiting
    • Individual Appointments, Walk-in Advising, Mock Interviews
  • One of the largest programs of its kind in the nation, the Career Center has been recognized nationally and regionally for our many Best Practices. In a Wall Street Journal survey, recruiters ranked Texas A&M as the second most preferred university in hiring college talent nationwide. The Career Center can be found online at careercenter.tamu.edu and is located in the Koldus Building, Suite 209. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, and view us on YouTube.

Consensual Language, Education, Awareness and Relationships (CLEAR)

CLEAR is dedicated to reducing violence in Aggieland by educating students, faculty, and staff about power-based interpersonal violence and how Aggies can work to prevent it. CLEAR advises one student organization, Student Anti-Violence Educators (SAVE).

We offer presentations on a variety of topics, including the following:

  • Sexual violence

  • Sexual harassment

  • Domestic/dating violence

  • Stalking

  • Healthy/respectful intimate relationships

  • Consent

To request a presentation on any of these topics, visit our website at https://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear or email CLEAR at clear@studentlife.tamu.edu

For presentations on Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program visit http://greendot.tamu.edu

For more information on Texas A&M’s Step In Stand UP Campaign visit http://stepinstandup.tamu.edu

Disability Services

http://disability.tamu.edu

  • Promotes a barrier-free environment for students with disabilities
  • Makes student disability and accommodation determination decisions
  • Facilitates accommodations including (but not limited to): exam accommodations, sign language interpreting and transcription, and classroom accommodations
  • Consults with all campus entities on providing access for students with disabilities

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Resource Center

http://glbt.tamu.edu

Resource and Referral Center that provides:

  • Resource Library (Books, Periodicals, Brochures and Films)
  • Programming
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Visibility

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

https://www.bush41.org

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is dedicated to preserving and making available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.  We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism.  We accomplish this mission by offering:

  • Rich Educational and Public Programs
  • Original Museum Exhibits
  • Access to our Archival Holdings
  • Research Opportunities
  • Special Events
  • Unique Volunteer and Internship Positions
  • Foundation Memberships

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum can be found online at https://www.bush41.org and is located at 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845.  For additional information on the resources the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum have to offer please call 979-691-4000 for all Museum inquiries or 979-862-2251 for all Foundation or Membership inquiries.

Health Promotion

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/hp

  • Provide educational health information and consultation
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs, Nutrition, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, Stress Management, etc.
  • Presentations available upon request
  • Body fat analysis
  • Peer health educator training and outreach
  • Resource tables or interactive programming available for student events

International Student Services

http://iss.tamu.edu

International Student Services provides the following support services to international students (defined as students who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents):

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Certificates of Eligibility (Forms I-20 and DS-2019)
  • On-line Orientation and International Student Conference
  • Represent the University with the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
  • Assist students with federal immigration regulation compliance
  • Advising
  • Liaison for students, university and community
  • International student employment information
  • Administration of some international student scholarships and loans
  • Coordinate with the Texas A&M University System Student Health Insurance Plan provider and students
  • Community involvement activities
  • Acts as a liaison between the University, sponsors and sponsored students

Memorial Student Center (MSC)

http://msc.tamu.edu/

  • Programming at the MSC, Texas A&M’s student union, enriches the living and learning experience in Aggieland. We produce hundreds of programs each year in the arts, cultural and educational awareness and exploration, leadership development, and service projects on campus and in the community. Our programs include the OPAS performing arts series, art exhibitions in the MSC Reynolds Gallery, concerts, weekly films, lectures and speakers discussing current events and national affairs, the MLK Breakfast, Salsa Dance Night, and MSC Open House. The MSC also promotes international awareness through on-campus programs and internships abroad.
  • MSC programs also offer students excellent academic development opportunities. The MSC Jordan Institute for International Awareness offers students the chance to conduct international research and serve as interns for international corporations. The Student Conference on National Affairs offers students a challenging and informative conference focused on professional development in the area of national policy, and the Student Conference on Latino Affairs features sessions that tie together personal and professional development. In addition, MSC programming committee members learn and practice leadership and professional skills through the experience of managing their own organizations and producing programs for the campus community.
  • The MSC Box Office provides students and organizations with convenient and affordable ticketing, cash handling, and sales services. The Box Office makes selling easier by eliminating the worry and risk of cash handling by providing online sales and by providing extensive reporting capabilities that take the hassle out of accounting tracking sales and cash flow.

Department of Multicultural Services

http://dms.tamu.edu/

The Department of Multicultural Services (DMS) contributes to steady progress toward institutional diversity goals of greater inclusion and academic excellence by positively impacting the campus climate.  The department has a mission to provide multiple educational and developmental services for underrepresented and historically marginalized racial and ethnic populations and diversity education programs that foster inclusive learning environments for all students.  DMS supports, advocates for and challenges students as they transition and persist at Texas A&M, as well as provides opportunities for students to examine and communicate ways to contribute to an inclusive and respectful campus community, develop cultural knowledge and competence and build cross-cultural communication skills. 

DMS is home to a number of student organizations, many of which support academic, social, cultural, and personal development, as well as opportunities for intentional interaction and engagement. Our student organizations include Asian Presidents’ Council (APC); Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC); Hispanic Presidents’ Council (HPC); Institute for the Development and Education of Asian American Leaders (IDEAAL); Excellence Uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL); and Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC).

Outside of student organizations, we offer additional educational and developmental experiences including Aggies to Aggies (A2A), Aggie Black Male Connection (ABMC), Community of Respect, Community Conversations, Community Dialogues, Cultural Explorations experiential learning experiences, Cultural Leadership Understanding and Exploration for Sophomores (CLUES), Diversity Certificate Program, Latino Males United (LMU), Latino Logradores, Leadership Education for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Development (LEAD) Conference, Race, Identity, and Social Equity (RISE) Conference, and Women of Color Courageous Conversations.  Our department also coordinates a NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program initiative for the Division of Student Affairs.  The department strives to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students.

Ombuds Services

The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies provides Undergraduate Ombuds services to assist students, faculty, staff, and administrators with resolving academic conflicts on an informal and confidential basis. The Ombuds is equally open and accessible to all parties—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—in disputes that may arise when there are differing expectations or conflicting policies regarding academic issues.  For more information, please visit the the Ombuds website.

What does the Ombuds do?

  • Assists members of the university community in solving problems and conflicts
  • Investigates claims of unfair treatment or erroneous procedure
  • Serves as a neutral listener, resource, advisor, intermediary, and mediator
  • Considers all sides of a question impartially and objectively
  • Explains established policies and procedures of Texas A&M University
  • Develops options for addressing students' concerns and helps craft a solution
  • Facilitates communication between students and others involved in an issue
 
When would an undergraduate student need an Ombuds?
  • There is an issue or a concern that cannot be resolved by the parties involved, or that one or all parties would prefer not to address through formal channels.
  • There is a matter that is preferred for handling as “off the record,” or a need for an informal consultation.
  • There is a problem and one or more parties are unsure of whom to speak with or what options are available to address it.
  • One or more parties feel that a university policy, procedure, or regulation has been applied unfairly, or is itself unfair or ambiguous.
  • There is a problem that requires an outside party to negotiate a solution or facilitate your communication with others.
 
What kinds of concerns could be brought to the Ombuds?
The Ombuds can assist with any concern, but some of the issues brought to the office typically involve the following:
  • Academics (grading disputes, testing, procedures, instructor/ student misunderstandings)
  • Conflicts between undergraduate advisors and their students
  • Disagreements/ misunderstandings with university policy
  • Questions about discrimination
  • Cultural conflicts
  • Reporting unethical behavior
  • Student conduct
 

Professional School Advising

http://opsa.tamu.edu

  • Medical, Veterinary, Dental, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy and Nursing Professions Advisory Services
  • Law Advisory Services
  • Preprofessional Student Organizations

Recreational Sports

http://recsports.tamu.edu

  • All currently enrolled Texas A&M students (with some exceptions) are automatically Rec Members. All you need is your student ID to utilize the Student Recreation Center and other Rec Sports facilities. Guest passes for visitors are available for purchase. Persons with disabilities are invited to contact Member Services to inquire about accommodations. 
  • Drop-in recreation encompasses the use of recreational facilities such as a walking/jogging track, handball/racquetball courts, and indoor courts for soccer, basketball, volleyball, and badminton. The Rec Center also features a bouldering wall, an indoor rock climbing facility, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, extensive strength and conditioning areas, dance/activity rooms, and a world-class natatorium featuring indoor and outdoor pools and a diving well. Facilities may be used on a drop-in basis except when reserved for classes or university functions. 
  • Rec Sports also offers aquatics classes, group exercise and specialty classes, boot camps, personal and small group training, massage therapy, intramural sports, the Texas A&M Sport Clubs program, Outdoor Adventures, and the Walk of Champions brick campaign.

Department of Residence Life

http://reslife.tamu.edu/

  • Responsible for the operation of on-campus residence halls and University Apartments (White Creek and Gardens Apartments).  Summer occupancy of on-campus residence halls is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • University Apartment units (http://reslife.tamu.edu/apartments) are available for graduate students, single-parent families, veterans, international students, married students or single undergraduate students without children who are sophomores, juniors, seniors or non-traditional freshmen (The Gardens).

Student Activities

http://studentactivities.tamu.edu/

  • Student Activities is the premier resource hub for the many leadership and involvement opportunities on campus. At Texas A&M, we care about helping Aggies develop skills both in and out of the classroom that will prepare them for life beyond Aggieland. Whatever it is that you love, Student Activities is here to help you practice your passion through involvement in one of our 1000+ student organizations. The perks of getting involved range from reaching your leadership potential to networking with administrators and potential employers to forming lasting friendships.
  • At Texas A&M, Aggies are held to a high standard of leadership and selfless service. To promote and develop these qualities, our Leadership and Service Center offers a number of leadership programs to help you reach your leadership potential, and it also houses several service-based organizations such as The Big Event and Aggie Replant. We also provide a way for Aggies to connect and volunteer with local community agencies through our AggieServe database.

Student Assistance Services

http://sas.tamu.edu

  • Referrals/Resource Connections such as:
    • Personal
    • Academic
    • Community
  • Student absence notification
  • Sexual violence response
  • Assistance in coordinating family needs in the event of an emergency
  • Transition issues
  • General consultation:
    • University rules
    • Process
    • Faculty concerns

Student Conduct Office

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/sco

  • Receive and process reports of alleged student rule violations
  • Presentations available upon request

Student Counseling Service

http://scs.tamu.edu

  • Prevention (Suicide Prevention, Stress Reduction Workshops, Self Worthiness Group, Resiliency)
  • Education (Presentations related to mental health topics)
  • Counseling (Short term individual and group therapy)
  • HelpLine (After hours phone line for support, education and crisis response)

Student Health Services

(Accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care)

http://shs.tamu.edu

Clinics:

  • Medical Clinics
  • Women’s Clinic
  • Specialty Clinics

Ancillary:

  • Dietitian
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Radiology Services

Additional Services:

Student Legal Services

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/sls

  • Notary Public
  • Legal advice and counseling for Texas A&M students

Student Life

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/

  • The Offices of the Dean of Student Life strive to enhance your opportunities as a student to participate fully in the University experience.  We do this by providing you with information, services, programs and involvement opportunities that facilitate responsible life choices and promote awareness of yourself and of your community.  Each of the program areas within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life has a specific mission, but one common goal:  to provide education, outreach, and support to you.

  • Additionally, the department advises the following student organizations: Aggie Orientation Leader Program (AOLP), American Association of University Women at Texas A&M University (AAUW-TAMU), Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), the Family Weekend Committee and The Sex Project.

  • Specific services and programs offered include:
    • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center
    • Health Promotion (Alcohol and other Drugs, Violence Prevention, and Wellness)
    • New Student and Family Programs
    • Off Campus Student Services
    • Student Assistance Services
    • Student Conduct Office
    • Student Legal Services
    • Student Media (The Battalion and Aggieland yearbook)
    • Women’s Resource Center

Student Media

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/studentmedia

  • Student Media produces national, award-winning publications; The Battalion newspaper, the Aggieland yearbook and the Maroon Life magazine.  All three are written, edited and produced by students and offer excellent opportunities to gain valuable experience for journalistic and related careers.
  • The Battalion is published Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the fall, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the spring and every other week during the summer sessions. It is distributed to students, faculty and staff on campus and at many apartments and other high traffic areas in College Station. The Battalion also is available online and on mobile devices at thebatt.com.
  • The Aggieland is distributed in the fall but is a year-round project documenting school activities. It is one of the nation’s largest college yearbooks.
  • Maroon Life is published five times during the school year with New Students' Guide to Aggieland (distributed at New Student Conferences), Fall Sports Preview, Best of Aggieland (winter distribution), Spring Sports Preview and Housing Guide (Family Weekend) editions.

Technology Resources

http://IT.tamu.edu

Transportation Services

Transit - The University operates an on- and off-campus transit system that can be used by anyone on campus, fare-free. The off-campus transit system serves most of the major apartment complexes and housing areas in College Station, as well as the Blinn College Campus and the new RELLIS Campus.

All transit services are included in student registration fees and do not require a bus pass, however, passengers are required to present their Texas A&M, Blinn, or Brazos Transit District ID when boarding at off-campus stops. In addition, students may ride The District buses fare-free by showing their IDs upon entering the bus. For The District route information visit http://btd.org.

For updates about transit routes, subscribe to the RSS feed or follow @aggiespiritbus on Twitter. For transit information, including maps and leave times, visit http://m.tamu.edu.

Parking - Those who choose to bring a vehicle to campus are required to purchase a permit or pay-by-the-hour to park (Download the Parkmobile app, available on the AppStore, Google Play, or Windows Store, or those without a smartphone may use the mobile web app http://us.parkmobile.com/mobile/mobile web app.) in designated visitor areas (see also Optional Campus Services). 

Parking is at a premium on Texas A&M’s campus; MOST customers are not assigned their first choice for parking. Often the available parking may not be immediately adjacent to your building or facility. Students may register for a permit at transport.tamu.edu/permitreg or sign up for the wait lists at http://transport.tamu.edu/account. To get the best parking available, register online by the July 3 priority deadline.

For updates about parking, traffic, and construction, subscribe to the the RSS feeds at transport.tamu.edu/about/rss.aspx or follow @aggieparking on Twitter or @TAMUTransportation on Facebook.

For more information about parking permits or to view the Parking Rules and Regulations, visit Transportation Services online at http://transport.tamu.edu/parkingreg

Bicycles - Bicycles are a great way to get to, from, and around campus. Bike services include the new ofo bike share program, bike lease program, borrow-a-bike, bike registration, summer bike storage, and maintenance stations. 

For more information visit http://transport.tamu.edu/bicycles.

Alternatives - Don’t have a car? There are plenty of alternatives, including carshare, rideshare, and break/weekend shuttles to major Texas cities. For more Alternative Transportation options, visit http://transport.tamu.edu/alternative

University Center and Special Events (UCEN)

http://ucenter.tamu.edu/

  • University Center and Special Events features a variety of special event and meeting spaces, as well as theatrical production spaces. Our venues are ideal for student, academic, administrative, corporate, social, non-profit and arts-related events. Our spaces include: the Memorial Student Center, Rudder Theatre Complex, J. Earl Rudder Tower, Koldus Building, All Faiths Chapel, designated outdoor spaces and the University Center Guest Suites. We also provide services in any approved facility of your choosing.
  • When it comes to planning events on campus, visit the University Center and Special Events office on the 2nd floor of Rudder Tower. Our staff can assist you with reservations in any of the UCEN facilities as well as help in all aspects of planning meetings, socials or conferences. The highly skilled staff arranges event set ups; provides and operates audio/visual equipment, electricity, lighting and event staging; and assists with many of the other support details that are essential to a successful event.

University Libraries

http://library.tamu.edu

University Police

http://upd.tamu.edu

  • Law Enforcement and Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Prevention Programs

University Writing Center

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu

  • Online Writing and Speaking Resources – The Writing and Speaking Guides section on http://writingcenter.tamu.edu includes print, audio, and video help for writers and public speakers.
  • Face-to-Face and Online Consultations on Writing and Public Speaking – Make an appointment via http://writingcenter.tamu.edu for feedback on speeches, writing, posters, presentation slides, videos, and multimodal communication. Come in person, send work online, or meet in a web conference. You can also schedule appointments for group writing projects.
  • Workshops and Studios on Writing and Public Speaking – Available for classes, workshops present information and engage participants in practice; studios combine instruction with an extended opportunity to write and seek advice from a consultant.

Veteran Resource and Support Center (VRSC)

http://aggieveterans.tamu.edu

  • Aggie Veteran Network – Connects military-affiliated students (veterans, active duty, reserve/National Guard and dependents) with hundreds of resources and contacts.  http://aggieveterannetwork.tamu.edu/  
  • Academic and Student Life Support – Connects students with academic assistance and student life resources to meet individual requirements.
  • Military Admissions Liaison – Located in the VRSC to assist student veterans with the admission process, military withdrawals and readmission paperwork.
  • Vetsuccess on Campus (VSOC) – Connect with our campus VA Counselor for VA related inquiries, vocational rehabilitation support and programs.  http://aggieveterans.tamu.edu/vetsuccess-on-campus/
  • Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) - Clinical services, VA healthcare coordination, outreach, and education for student veterans, families, faculty/staff, and community members.
  • Peer Advising for Veteran Education (PAVE) – Connects new student veterans with current student veterans to facilitate the transition to Texas A&M University.
  • Student Veteran Association – The organization for student veterans. Opportunity to meet other vets and be part of the Aggie veteran community.

Veteran Services Office (Scholarships & Financial Aid)

http://veterans.tamu.edu

  • Assists eligible students in securing federal and state veterans’ education benefits and other educational funding including scholarships and financial aid.

Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

http://wrc.tamu.edu

  • Programs include:
    • Elect Her: Aggie Women Win: A one day conference which encourages and trains women to run for student government and future political office. 
    • First Thursday: Held on the first Thursday of the month during the fall and spring semesters, First Thursday connects students with professionals though informational panels which cover a variety of topics relevant to students.
    • In Her Own Words Book Club:  Discussion groups led by TAMU staff and faculty related to women focused books.
    • International Women’s Day Conference:  The aim of this evening conference is to bring awareness to the struggle women face internationally as well as to celebrate and empower women from all cultural backgrounds.  The Conference is held during Women’s History Month in March.
    • Salary Negotiation Workshops: These workshops teach college students preparing to enter the job market about the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences; how to quantify the market value of their education, skills, and experience; how to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and how to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.
    • Women’s History Month Calendar: A printed calendar highlighting campus events related to Women’s History Month in March.
    • Women's Progress Awards: Awards for students, staff, faculty, and administrators who encourage and promote sensitivity to and awareness of issues that relate to women.  Presented during the Accountability, Climate & Equity Awards during the spring semester.  
  • Online Resources for Pregnant & Parenting Students
    • Student Rights & Campus Resources: A list of frequently asked questions regarding the rights of pregnant and parenting students and some of the on-campus resources available to students.
    • Breastfeeding Welcomed Here: A list of private, accessible spaces for nursing mothers to express their milk on campus.  Locations can be found on the WRC website or the Aggie Map.
    • The Little Aggie: A resource guide for Aggie parents with information about local activities for children, information about local medical providers, and suggested questions for childcare providers.
    • Off-Campus Resources: A list of local, state, and national resources available to pregnant and parenting students covering a variety of issues from maternal health, to breastfeeding, to childcare.
  • Presentation topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Women’s Leadership
    • Gender Equity
    • Body Image
  • Internships:
    • Book Club Coordinator
    • Elect Her Student Liaison
    • Pregnant & Parenting Initiatives Coordinator
  • Onsite lactation suite for mothers to express their milk
  • Student organization advisor: The American Association of University Women at Texas A&M University (AAUW-TAMU)
  • Offers resources and referrals to survivors of sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking
  • Offers resources and referrals to pregnant and parenting students