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Texan True

Living Texan True means to live out the core values of Service Integrity, Leadership, Civility, Integrity and Tradition in your everyday life.

Interested in living off-campus?

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Find out what you should know before you make a move! Attend one of the 3 Off-Campus 101 Sessions to make your transition as smooth as possible.

We discuss the following topics:

  • Getting Started
  • Setting Up Services
  • Good Neighbor/Campus Life

Look Out For Your Campus

The easiest way to live Texan True is to be a proud defender of the purple and white!

  • Wear purple every Thursday
  • Don’t walk on the grass, seal, or the organizational sidewalk
  • Cheer on the Texans and TexAnns at athletic games
  • And many more!

Dont mess with Tarleton

Dont mess with Tarleton!

Tarleton prides itself on having a beautiful campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors to enjoy. Do your part to help keep it clean by making sure your trash always ends up in a trash can. If you see a piece of trash, pick it up even if it isn’t yours.

Take a look at the organizations helping keep our campus clean by adopting a portion of campus:

  • SGA
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Tarleton Ambassadors
  • Tarleton Serves
  • Student Affairs Graduate Assistant Network
  • Residence Hall Association

Look Out For Each Other

We commonly refer to Tarleton as a big family. Families look out for each other and are kind to one another.

See something, say something

If you are on campus or at a party, keep an eye out for things that seem concerning, like someone slipping something into a drink or someone who may be too drunk to provide consent. Don’t be afraid to act. If you don’t feel safe doing something directly, get help or cause a distraction. You don’t have to cause a scene to keep a fellow Texan from getting hurt. In fact, it’s better if you play it cool. Ask a random question, such as "do you have the time?", or get your friends to help you check out the situation. You’re smart enough to be in college; you’re smart enough to come up with some clever ways to keep someone safe.

Medical Amnesty

During your time in college, you may come across someone experiencing alcohol poisoning, which can be deadly. If you help someone receive medical attention for help you may be protected by medical amnesty, which means you are not punished for consuming or possessing alcohol as a minor.

Learn more about alcohol poisoning and medical amnesty.

Be Kind To One Another

In February, we celebrate “Random Acts of Kindness Week” but kindness can be shown all year long. Open the door for someone else, pay for the car behind you at Starbucks or send a friend a motivational quote.

Look Out For Your Community

This is your home for four years, but it’s also home to about 19,000 other residents who live here permanently. Do your part to respect the town of Stephenville and its residents by refraining from:

  • Throwing beer cans out in your yard
  • Urinating on fences and in other public places (a bathroom can’t be that far away)
  • Revving your truck at all hours of the night. It’s the easiest way to spot freshmen in town.
  • Being loud late at night. Be mindful of the children, families, and grandparents that may be living around you.

Learn how you can get involved as a Stephenville citizen.

Look Out For Yourself

Most importantly, look out for yourself! Stay healthy by knowing your limits when it comes to partying. Our most successful students strike a balance between social and academic life. They set reasonable limits when they do go out and take steps to make sure they (and their friends) stay safe.

Substance Abuse Prevention

We know that most students are going to go out and have fun, but there is a safe way to have a good time. Know your limits, never drive when you have been drinking or get in the car with someone who has.

Mental Health

At Tarleton, we encourage our students to get involved, but remember that academics come first. Take care of yourself and know when you have too much on your plate.

View more information and resources on Health and Safety.