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.

Mission statement

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.


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.

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Food Resources

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

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Housing Resources

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.

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Non-Academic Resources

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.

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