The Student Affairs area includes the following programs: Academic Skills Center, Athletics, Auxiliary Enterprises (Dining Services and Bookstore), Campus Police, Career Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, Health Sciences, the Religious Life Program, Student Life, Educational Advising and Student Wellness Programs.
Tim Millerick, Vice President for Student Affairs
The Academic Skills Center (ASC) programs are designed to help all students develop skills that could maximize their academic potential. The center provides individual assistance in writing, study skills, and time management. Content-specific tutoring is available in many areas, including biology, chemistry, math, and foreign language. The ASC sponsors workshops that offer assistance on such topics as test taking strategies, writing skills, and lab report formatting. Group review sessions help students prepare for finals and are sponsored as needed.
The college affiliates nationally with the NCAA Division III and competes as a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), a non-scholarship athletic conference comprised of national liberal arts Division III colleges in Colorado, Louisiana and Texas.
Auxiliary Enterprises include Aramark Housekeeping and Food Services on campus. The Austin College Bookstore is a Follett Campus Store.
The Austin College Police Department is located in The Jackson Technology Center, Room 100. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call Extension 2555 to contact the Austin College Campus Police Department. If you’re outside the campus, the number is 903.813.2555.
Career Services encourages students to begin their career/life planning process in their first year of college, continuing over the course of their academic careers. Upon graduation, they will emerge with the requisite career and life planning skills, prepared to implement their educational experiences in the professional world.
The Austin College Counseling Service supports the academic mission of the College by providing crisis intervention and short-term counseling services to students encountering psychological problems that could interfere with their academic progress. Psychoeducational programs, addressing high frequency mental health issues in the college population, are presented throughout the year by staff and trained peer educators. All members of the Austin College community can contact counseling staff to obtain information, consultation, and referral options for treatment issues beyond the scope of those offered at the College.
Austin College Health Services offers many services directed at education and wellness, as well as to assist students when they are injured or sick. Information regarding health, nutrition, and prevention of illness and disease is presently available throughout the year during residence hall programming. Watch for flyers around campus. Interest in additional programs for your group should be brought to the attention of Health Services and/or the Wellness Peer Educators.
Austin College is deeply sensitive to, and respectful of, the many spiritual traditions represented among its students. Proud of its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the College cultivates a vital religious life for Austin College students, faculty, and staff through a wide variety of programs and activities.
Student Life is a student-focused program that offers intentional active learning opportunities for students that complements their formal academic program. Members of the Student Life department assist students through advising, counseling, consulting, teaching, and training to develop the skills and abilities needed to become contributing citizens in a pluralistic society. These intentionally designed programs and activities are based on the experiential learning concepts.
Wellness is a lifestyle that assists the individual to achieve a high level of well-being by integrating body, mind, and spirit. Austin College encourages students and employees to participate in programs, activities, and services that impact their wellness and the wellness of the Austin College community.