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 2021–2022 academic year is a successful one.
Welcome to Our New President!
On her first official day at St. Edward’s, President Montserrat Fuentes shared her excitement about joining the university and welcomed back students for the fall semester. In her video, hear how she plans to work with students, faculty and staff to position the university to emerge from this year stronger and more vibrant.
60% Vaccination Target for Aug. 1
St. Edward’s will update community standards for fall if our campus-wide 60% vaccination threshold is met by Aug. 1, 2021. Follow our progress and help us meet our 60% goal! Submit your vaccination documentation before Aug. 1 so that we can plan for a more normal hilltop experience. View our vaccine requirements.
Register for Fall 2021 Classes
Make sure you’re ready for the fall semester by registering for classes. It’s not too late! Meet with your success coach to get advised and receive your pin. Then go to myHilltop to register. Life on the hilltop will feel much more normal since all students will be back on campus, and most classes will be held in-person!
The Equity and Justice Council (EJC) is a student organization sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion that hosts campus events and discussions around identity and equality, and action-oriented allyship. Get involved with EJC, and make your voice heard! Play a role in supporting social justice and positive change.
Fall 2021 Housing Sign Up
Campus housing for fall is almost full! Spacious rooms are still available in the Maryhill and Hilltopper Heights Apartments. Living on the hilltop offers smart advantages. And with campus life close to normal this fall, it’s a great time to join our residential community. Take these steps now to sign up for housing.
Emergency Financial Aid
Contact your Student Financial Services counselor to discuss assistance for students experiencing financial hardships (loss of income, technology needs, healthcare, childcare, course materials, etc.) due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some special circumstances — but not all — may affect your 2021–2022 financial aid offer.
Netflix, 2U & SEU Boot Camp Partnership
St. Edward’s is thrilled to partner with Netflix and 2U, Inc., a global education technology company, to offer students access to three Netflix Pathways Boot Camp programs: 1) Applied Data Science, 2) Advanced Java, 3) UX/UI Design. These 16-week, online, part-time, for-credit programs run on a semester basis and provide mentorship opportunities with seasoned Netflix employees, and dedicated support services and career coaching from 2U’s team of advisors. Learn more about the programs, eligibility and registration deadlines. Better yet, join Netflix's upcoming information session for full details. The session is July 28, 5 p.m. CT.
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Policies and Regulations
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Monthly Updates
May 2, 2021
As we bring this 20-21 academic year to a close, I want to CONGRATULATE our graduating seniors and wish you all the best! I hope you will think of the Hilltop as your home away from home and come back to visit us often. I also want to extend my gratitude to the staff, faculty, students and folks at SAFE Alliance who play important roles in service of the SEU community to champion our efforts to prevent and effectively respond to sex and gender discrimination, harassment and violence. As a reminder, I share a monthly update about St. Edward’s sexual misconduct and Title IX policy, process and resources. This will be the final monthly letter for this academic year and we will start back up with our communication in the Fall! Potential action items can be found in red! 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 get involved where you feel comfortable!
- Biden Administration-Department of Education (DOE) Comprehensive Review of Title IX Regulations
On April 6th the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced a review of Title IX regulations as part of President Biden’s Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity. To learn more about this new executive order, check for updates on the News Room section of OCR’s website.
- Year at a Glance
Members of the SEU Title IX Committee, Title IX Leadership Team, new Title IX Student Advisory Board, It’s On Us and campus volunteers have worked hard this year to implement the new federal Title IX and state of Texas regulations, sustain quality prevention and education programs, deliver support resources and initiate new efforts. Evidence of this complex work can be found throughout the 20-21 monthly letters to the community and include a broad range of collaborative initiatives.
- SafeWalk Semester Recap
This semester SafeWalk operated on a limited schedule, Monday - Thursday, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and completed 16 total student rides. Our average dispatch time was 3.5 minutes from time of call to the pick-up of the rider, and we continued with our high average safety rating of 4.8/5.0. We are also proud to announce that as of April 26th, 2021, SafeWalk SEU is a University recognized award-winning organization! SafeWalk was 1 of 3 recipients of the University Hearts and Minds Award this year. If you are interested in being a part of SafeWalk next semester, we are looking for both paid dispatchers and student volunteers. Please check out our FAQ page at bit.ly/SafeWalkFAQ!
- Title IX Student Advisory Board – Message from the outgoing chair, Lauren Louk
Read Lauren Louk's full outgoing message here. If you have any questions about joining next years board, email us at T9StudentBoard@stedwards.edu.
- It’s On Us – St. Edward’s University Chapter
Special thanks to the members, president Destiny Nicoll, advisor Krupa Shah, and volunteers who supported the SEU chapter and the national office programs for April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It's On Us is accepting applications to join our leadership team in the Fall 2021 semester which can be found at bit.ly/IOUFallApp2021.
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