Your Top 5
We have curated this quick list (called Your Top 5) just for you. These are the key things you need to know (and do) this month to make sure that your 2020–2021 academic year is a successful one.
Fall 2021 Plans
We look forward to welcoming you to the spring semester. While it may seem far away, the university is planning for the 2021–2022 academic year, and fall on-campus housing registration will open in early February. We are preparing for increased capacity on campus, both in the residence halls and in our academic buildings. The majority of classes will be held in-person, and all students should plan to have on-campus courses. Please stay tuned to Healthy Hilltop for updates.
Spring 2021 Registration Help
The university is open, and now is the time to get registration help by contacting your faculty advisor or success coach. The Student Success Center and Academic Counseling & Exploration (ACE) is having Saturday Advising Hours on Jan. 16, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. If you have any questions about your course schedule, your success team will be available to answer them and assist with any advising requests you may have. Please note, Zoom links will be added to the calendar event on Jan. 15.
Returning to Campus
New students moving on campus for the first time may do so on Friday, Jan. 15th. You should refer to your SEU email for your move-in time and directions, or call Residence Life at 512-448-8419 with any questions. Returning students may move in beginning Saturday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. If you are currently living in a residence hall, taking classes or working on campus, or visiting campus at any point you must have ordered your Covid-19 test and received results.
Spring Involvement Fair
Getting involved on campus is an ideal way for you to connect with fellow Hilltoppers, discover new interests and skills, and enrich your college experience. We encourage you to attend our Virtual Involvement Fair on Feb. 3, from 5–7 p.m.
Request an Accommodation Letter
If you have an academic, medical or psychological disability, please contact Student Disability Services to schedule an appointment to discuss any accommodations you may need and how to obtain qualifying documentation.
BONUS: Keeping You Informed
We’ll continue to provide updates about our plans for a safe, socially distanced campus throughout the year. Visit Healthy Hilltop each for the latest, including plans for returning to campus this spring and looking ahead to Fall 2021.
Apply for the Presidential Award
If you graduated in August 2020, or December 2020, or plan to graduate in May 2021, you may be eligible to apply for the prestigious Presidential Award! Applications are due Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, by 5 p.m. CT. Beginning on Nov. 30, you can use this link to access application criteria, materials and videos on how to fill out and submit the application.
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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Monthly Updates
December 7, 2020
Finals week is here and Fall 2020 is coming to a close. Special CONGRATULATIONS to our December graduates who closed out their final semester in the midst of much adversity! It’s time for our final 2020 monthly update related to sexual misconduct and Title IX policy, process and resources. As always, please remember that whether you have a physical presence on our campus or not, our policy, process and resources still apply and are available. Thank you for making time to read this update and to get involved where you feel comfortable
- First Academic Year 20-21 Quarterly Report - Texas Senate Bill 212/Texas Education Code § 51.253
Beginning January 2020, Texas colleges and universities must publish an annual report concerning reports made by employees who are mandatory reporters regarding any type of incident that constitutes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking (by or to enrolled students or current employees). Our first annual report covered January 1-July 31 2020 and was published on September 30, 2020. Future annual reporting cycles will be for an August 1-July 31 academic year. Based on feedback from our community, quarterly reports will also be published. The first quarterly report for this academic year is posted on the Title IX webpage and can be found here. Highlights of the quarterly report, August 1-October 31, include 7 mandatory employee reports received with one investigation resulting from the mandatory reports.
- Student Advisory Board to the Title IX Coordinator
Over the course of the fall semester, we held a Board orientation and 4 additional meetings. We also began working on several initiatives that will carry over into the spring semester, specifically, redesigning support and grievance process flow charts, creating a resource video series for the Title IX webpage, improving resource packets for survivors and respondents, and planning an informative spring Q&A session with other campus organizations and stakeholders. You can view the Charter and all initiatives here. Do you have a question about Title IX policy, processes, or resources? Are you looking for ways to get involved? You can email the Title IX Student Advisory Board and ask! We’d love to also hear feedback from you or hear your ideas about ways the University can better support students. Email us at T9StudentBoard@stedwards.edu!
- SafeWalk SEU
SafeWalk SEU had a great run during the fall semester and we are excited to announce that it will be returning in the spring! SafeWalk will run Monday-Thursday, 7pm-10pm weekly, starting January 19th, 2021. We are now actively recruiting for volunteers for the spring semester. Those interested in volunteering with SafeWalk SEU as a driver can register here or email Coordinator, Lauren Louk. Make sure to give us a follow on instagram @safewalkseu for updates and to meet the team!
- Additional Resources
Besides using the Title IX webpage, easily linked from the bottom of any SEU webpage, don’t forget students, faculty and staff can go to myHilltop and search the Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Task Center for important resources in a convenient one-stop shop.
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