TAMU Emergency Support Services


TAMU Emergency Support Services
Texas A&M University is committed to providing an educational climate that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. With a large university community of approximately 60,000 students, Texas A&M University and the Division of Student Affairs realize that crises, or critical incidents, will occur and that these crises can have a significant effect on the larger community. Such critical incidents may require support and services to the student community at Texas A&M University.

The following TAMU Emergency Support Servicess are available to all TAMU Students. 

Code Maroon is Texas A&M University's emergency notification system that gives the University the ability to communicate health and safety information in an emergency. Texas A&M will use the system only to provide official notification of critical emergencies (i.e. situations that pose an imminent, physical threat to the community).
Code Maroon uses multiple notification methods in a best effort to reach campus members in an emergency. Please enroll in Code Maroon. You can receive Code Maroon notifications by text and/or email messages.
Download the Code Maroon Mobile App  The Code Maroon App instantly alerts you of campus emergencies or warnings on any Android or iOS device with a data connection.
Tell Somebody is a reporting system for students, faculty and staff to report behavior that may involve threats to the safety and security of the University community. As a member of this University community, if you observe any behavior that is concerning to you, please report the behavior using the online reporting form or by contacting one of the Special Situations Team members during business hours.
What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at federally funded institutions.  Title IX protects students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus from all forms of sex discrimination.

Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited under Title IX. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, and nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.

Texas A&M takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously. Support, resources, and options are available through the Title IX Office at (979) 458-8407 and on the Title IX Office website titleix.tamu.edu.  

All are encouraged to remain alert and practice the following safety tips: 

  • Don't drink from a can or bottle that you did not open yourself
  • Avoid punch bowls or drinks that are being passed in a group setting
  • Do use your own cup with a lid and a straw
  • Don't leave your drink unattended. If you leave your drink to dance, talk to friends, or use the restroom, throw it out and get a new one
  • If your drink has unusual taste or appearance, like a salty taste or unexplained residue, throw it out
  • Watch out for your friends and ask them to watch out for you. Have a plan to check in with each other at set times
  • If your friend appears intoxicated, gets sick, passes out, is having trouble walking or breathing, do what you need to do to make sure your friend is safe. Call 911 in case of an emergency

Sexual predators often exhibit danger signals, including:

  • Individuals who exhibit controlling behaviors
  • Individuals who become angry when personal limits regarding physical intimacy are set
  • Individuals who ignore personal limits set by others
  • Individuals who deliberately and repeatedly ignore personal limits set by others and continue to make sexual advances
  • Individuals who disrespect others who are intoxicated

For more information on resources, support services and reporting options please visit: titleix.tamu.edu

No one must do everything but everyone must do something, Step in and Stand Up Against Sexual Violence.  http://stepinstandup.tamu.edu/

Texas A&M is committed to the fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity. To fulfill its multiple missions as an institution of higher learning, Texas A&M encourages a climate that values and nurtures collegiality, diversity, pluralism and the uniqueness of the individual within our state, nation and world. All decisions and actions involving students and employees should be based on applicable law and individual merit.
 
Texas A&M University, in accordance with applicable federal and state law, prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
 
Individuals who believe they have experienced harassment or discrimination prohibited by this statement are encouraged to contact the Stop Hate office.
The Texas A&M University Student Assistnce Services provides additional resources and services to TAMU students, staff, and faculty in need during emergencies. 

The 12th Can:

The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry located at Texas A&M to serve all students, faculty, and staff in need of assistance. The pantry is open twice a month. Dates and times are located on the website.

Brazos Valley Food Bank:

The vision of the Brazos Valley Food Bank is a hunger-free Brazos Valley.  The Brazos Valley Food Bank provides food and programming for individuals who are affected by hunger.

Pocket Pantries:

The purpose of the Pocket Pantry Program is to provide temporary relief to Texas A&M students in need who are experiencing food insecurity by providing immediate access to non-perishable food and toiletries before directing them to additional resources of support on campus. Pocket Pantries are located across campus. Look for the Pocket Pantry Symbol.

Swipe Out Hunger:

This program allows students to donate unused meal swipes at the end of each semester to other students who cannot afford a meal plan. These meals can be used in Sbisa and the Commons dining halls. If you are experiencing food insecurity and would like to learn more about the resources complete the Swipe Out Hunger Form or contact Student Assistance Services at 979-845-3113.

HelpLine is the after-hours mental health service for Texas A&M University founded in January of 1995. It provides telephone, peer support, information, crisis intervention, and referrals to students, as well as those concerned about students. The HelpLine is available from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends during the semester.

Need Help? Call 979-845-2700 (V/TTY).

Offices of the Dean of Student Life
Texas A&M University
Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
471 Houston St. College Station, TX 77843-1257
Phone: 979.845.3111
studentlegalservices@studentlife.tamu.edu
http://studentlife.tamu.edu/sls