The Department Student Resources & Basic Needs, formerly known as TexConnect, works to link students to resources both on campus and in their communities. Our office is located in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center, suite 212, right next to the Dean of Students Administrative Office. To receive support, please use the link below to complete our department’s intake form and a case manager will initiate outreach. For more information or additional questions, you can reach us at [email protected] or 254-459-5665.
Student Resources and Basic Needs, to include the Purple Pantry, is transforming generations by empowering students to meet their basic needs, in order to increase retention and help more Texans graduate with excellence and career ready skills.
If you would like to donate to the Student Resources and Basic Needs Gift Fund, please click on the link below. Your funds will be used to empower students moving forward by assisting with their needs today.
Are you experiencing difficulty accessing the materials necessary to complete class? If seeking assistance for textbooks or ways to reduce your course material costs, please explore these resources:
Book Loans are available at the beginning of each academic semesters for students who may need additional assistance in purchasing their textbooks. You may only use this for the purchase of books and supplies at the Tarleton Campus Store located in Stephenville and you must have a Texan Card.
Tarleton offers some course that utilize open educational resources (free) to help reduce student out-of-pocket costs for textbooks and learning materials. As you explore your courses, you may want to find classes that are using freely available course materials. Learn more about OER options with this OER informational page. See the Tarleton OER Course List.
A calculator, a clicker, art materials, or other academic items can easily add up and push us beyond our budgetary abilities. We may be able to assist you.
Child Care Resources
Parenting while pursuing your education can present unique needs. Tarleton offers Pregnancy and Parenting Assistance as well as additional information that might help you on your journey.
Tarleton Student Counseling Services (SCS) offers confidential counseling, clinical assessment and referrals, crisis management, psychiatric services, academic skills counseling, and psychoeducational programming for a diverse student population. We provide consultation services to the Tarleton community at the Stephenville campus and the learning centers and are educators and advocates that promote health and wellness.
Financial Wellbeing Resources
Financial wellbeing involves many resources, explore some of these options:
Through the Texan Smart Financial Center students can attend workshops aimed at improving financial practices and one-on-one financial coaching to aid in the development of individualized personal financial wellness. Our goal is to provide Tarleton students with support and guidance on items pertinent to their financial well-being that will have lasting effects past graduation.
Consider visiting our Career Services team for assistance with resumes, informative workshops, job fairs, and to help you connect to your career potential.
In addition, please consider visiting with the experts in our Tarleton’s Financial Aid office. Learn about your financial aid options and educate yourself about the types of aid, eligibility, and educational funding.
There are several layers of food resourcing available in and around your community, as well as campus resources available for your use. In order to explore food resources near you, or to request access to a campus-based pantry, please visit these links:
Tarleton Purple Pantry – Fort Worth & Satellite Campuses
Tarleton Purple Pantry – Stephenville
Are you experiencing challenges related to regular housing? We would be happy to meet with you to explore your needs. Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more.
- Looking for regular campus housing information? Please visit the Residential Living & Learning website.
We know life does not stop in the classroom. Students may need help with removing Non-Academic Barriers, such as hunger, poverty, clothing, finances, and other basic needs. We may be able to assist you.
Transportation challenges can impact many aspects of daily life. In order to explore resources which may help, please complete our Student Resources & Basic Needs Intake Form. We’ll connect to learn more about your transportation situation.