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Safety & Health

Your child's health and safety are important to us to facilitate the appropriate learning and living environment. The following list provides you with the services available to your enrolled student as well as the requirements and policies that make our campus safe for all students.

Code Purple is an emergency notification service that gives Tarleton State University the ability to communicate health and safety emergency information quickly—by email and text message. By enrolling in Code Purple, university officials can quickly pass on safety-related information, regardless of your location.

All "new" students for a given semester must show evidence of receipt of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccination dose or booster during the five-year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at an institution.  This state law includes transfer students and undergraduate and graduate level students.  Students must provide proof prior to orientation and/or registration.  Additional information can be reviewed at the bacterial meningitis page.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Mission of the Student Health Center is to maintain or restore the health of the students of Tarleton State University to maximum capability to enable them to achieve their academic goals. It is the intent of the Student Health Center to deliver quality medical care in a cost effective manner in treating acute illnesses or injuries, evaluating and treating acute exacerbation of chronic illnesses, and referral to appropriate medical care for those medical problems that lie beyond the scope of treatment in the Health Center. It is also part of the mission of the Student Health Center to provide education that will have long-term benefits to enable the students to be productive members of society.

The Tarleton State University Police Department is comprised of 13 full-time officers. All officers are licensed under the authority of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) with full police powers and authority in any county in which the Texas A&M University System owns property. The duties of the Tarleton State University Police Officer include responding to calls for service, making arrests, resolving disputes, taking crime reports, conducting traffic enforcement, and other crime prevention measures.