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 2023–2024 academic year is a successful one.
October Career Fairs
It's never too early to start thinking about your career interests. Join Career and Professional Development during Hilltop Career Week, October 9-12, to explore internship opportunities and graduate school programs. Find offerings that appeal to you, and make plans to attend!
Stay on Top of Your Studies
Get off to a great start this semester by taking advantage of your free academic support services on the hilltop. Need help in a challenging class? Sign up for online 24/7 tutoring or attend in-person or Zoom Supplemental Instruction sessions. Specialized assistance for math and writing are at your service through the Math Lab and Writing Center. And staff at the Munday Library can help you with research.
Complete the Student Success Survey
Help us help you succeed by providing you the best resources and support! Look for the Student Success Survey that will arrive in your SEU email on Thursday, Sept. 14. It only takes 5 minutes and you and your success coach can use it together to build your action plan for academic and personal success. The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday, Oct. 5.
Request an Accommodation Letter
If you have an academic, medical or psychological disability, Student Disability Services can provide you with an accommodation letter. Contact them to discuss any accommodations you may need. The earlier you reach out, the better so that your professors, resident assistants and/or coaches are ready to support your accommodation right away.
This year, we’re celebrating Homecoming on October 22–29. Preparations are underway for an exciting week of hilltop pride. Festivities will include a Tailgate and Hilltopper Athletics competitions, student team events for the Topper Cup challenge, our Homecoming Parade across campus, and much more! Join your St. Ed’s family for this cherished campus tradition!
BONUS: Generative AI Policies
Congratulations on wrapping up your first week of classes! We wanted to remind you to check your syllabus for each class to see the guidelines on using Generative AI tools like ChatGPT. If you have questions, be sure to ask your professor!
Get Involved with Student Organizations
Explore opportunities to get involved on campus by participating in our Fall 2023 Involvement Fair. Over 100 student organizations and campus departments will be represented! Come get involved with the Campus Involvement Ambassadors!
Order Course Materials from the Campus Bookstore
Once you’ve signed up for classes, visit the Campus Bookstore website to purchase your required course materials. Create an account to track your orders. You can choose to have your course materials delivered to your home or the Campus Bookstore for free in-store pickup. Course materials will arrive the first week of school.
Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief Plan
The Biden-Harris administration has announced that borrowers who had a Federal Direct Loan disbursed on or before June 30, 2022 could potentially qualify for loan forgiveness through the Student Debt Relief Plan. Student Financial Services has compiled helpful links to information about the plan and how to identify your student loan servicer, apply for debt relief and view your Pell Grant history.
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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Monthly Updates
September 15, 2023
Dear Hilltopper Community,
Welcome to the Fall 2023 semester on the Hilltop!
This Title IX Community Update focused on community resources. Please remember I will share monthly updates with you (except for June and July), so watch for future emails (archived communication can be found here). As a reminder, you can make a complaint or express concern about a student or employee and it can be anonymous if needed. To go directly to the SEU Title IX page, click here. You can also see our Annual Security Report with crime statistics and Daily Crime and Fire Logs.
To learn more about the university policies and procedures, please go to our Title IX webpage—we continue to update it as we make improvements. If you have questions about the process or wish to speak to someone about your options to report or seek support, students may contact the Dean of Students Office (Main Bldg, G16, 512-448-8408, email@example.com) and employees may contact the Office of Equity and Employee Relations (Equity Hall, Rm. 131, 512-448-8540, firstname.lastname@example.org).
As a reminder, faculty, staff and resident assistants are mandatory reporters and required to report incidents of sexual misconduct they witness or receive information about and cannot provide confidentiality. Mandatory reporters are required to provide the Title IX Coordinator with all relevant details, including the names of those involved in the incident. You can read more about mandatory reporting, as well as who is a confidential resource here.
We wish you a healthy and safe 2023-2024 school year and remind you that the Title IX Team is here for you if we are needed. I will share monthly updates with you, so watch for future emails! When the Department of Education finalizes new Title IX regulations anticipated later this fall, you can expect to hear from me as well.
Lisa L. Kirkpatrick, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration | Title IX Coordinator