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Health and Safety

As a college student, your health and safety is essential to your success both in and out of the classroom.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Learn how you can combat domestic violence and make a difference both on and off-campus.


Students may access assistance 24 hours a day through Tarleton’s Counseling Services. Call 8am-5pm Monday-Friday to make an appointment. After hours, the phone is answered by ProtoCall, which is staffed by counselors who can offer support, and the counseling staff will follow up with you the next day. 

There are two full-time advocates in Student Counseling Services who can support students who have dealt with violence, abuse, and / or trauma at any time in their lives. The advocates can help you understand the impact of trauma, help you understand your options if you’ve endured recent harm, consider how you can heal from trauma in a way that is best for you, and connect you with appropriate resources on and off campus. Call Student Counseling Services if you or someone you know needs help.

Locally, Cross Timbers Family Services provides counseling, safety planning, crisis intervention, advocacy, and more to victims of violence: 866-934-4357.The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides compassionate and confidential support. Call 800-799-7233 for phone support or chat with someone in real time.


  • Know the warning signs of abuse.
  • Check out this TedTalk to learn how DV happens gradually and how it affects people from all walks of life.
  • Get social! Utilize this tool kit to help and spread the word about DVAM.
  • Look for content in JTAC News throughout the month, stop by our table when you see us out on campus, and join us for the statewide "Go Purple Day" on October 19th. Wear your purple for Tarleton and in support of DVAM, and share why you're wearing it online. We will have a photo booth in partnership with Cross Timbers with information, giveaways, and resources.

Campus Recreation

The use of the Rec Center is included in your tuition and fees so all you have to do is present your Texan Card! In the facility you will find a weight room, cardio machines, a climbing wall, sand volleyball and racquetball. Most equipment can be checked out at the front desk.

Student Health Services

Feeling under the weather? Make an appointment with Student Health Services by calling 254-968-9271. They can help with the care of minor acute illness, health or dietary consultation and the first aid treatment for minor injuries.

For a full list of services, please visit the Health Services website.

Student Counseling Services

College can be stressful and Student Counseling Services is here to help. The use of Counseling Services is available at no charge, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help. Some of their services include individual counseling, crisis counseling and couples counseling.

Visit the Counseling Services website for more information.

Starting in Spring 2018, Health and Counseling will have a new, state-of-the-art office on the first floor of Traditions North. Check back frequently for updates regarding their move.

Tarleton Police Department

The Tarleton Police Department is committed to keeping the Tarleton community safe 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. For assistance, call 254-968-9002. In the case of an emergency, call 911.

Check out all of the services the Tarleton Police Department provides.

Code Purple

Make sure you are registered for Code Purple to receive all emergency notifications. To receive text message notifications, register for Code Purple.

Title IX Reporting

Students, faculty and staff at Tarleton State University who have experienced any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, are encouraged to report the incident promptly to the appropriate Title IX Coordinator:

Darren F. Kieth
Department of Risk Management and Compliance
Admin Annex I, Room 112

Read more about Title IX.


Are you or someone you know being hazed? No matter the severity, hazing should never be tolerated or accepted and is against the law.

Check out Tarleton’s hazing website for resources, a full definition of hazing or to submit an anonymous report.