Student Wellness Resources

At Texas A&M University School of Law, the Office of Student Affairs helps Aggie Law students find resources they need to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. If you are in need of immediate help, please call 911. 

To find help that best fit your needs, expand the sections below that you are seeking assistance by clicking the + button to see a list of available resources.

Complaints of Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

If the alleged offender is a…

…contact this Designated University Official.

·       Student

·       Student employee

Asst. Dean of Student Affairs

817-212-4020, studentlife@law.tamu.edu

·       Faculty employee

·       Graduate student or postdoctoral student working in their capacity as an instructor

Dean of Faculties

979-845-4274, Dof@tamu.edu

·       Non-faculty employee

·       Graduate student or postdoctoral student working in other areas

·       Unrelated third party

Assistant Dean Finance and Administration

817-212-4082, studentlife@law.tamu.edu

Any complaints can be reported to the Title IX Coordinator

Associate VP for University Risk and Compliance

979-845-0977, TitleIX.Coordinator@tamu.edu

 
Click Here to learn more about Title IX, Resources, and Assistance

 

Family & Household Members
Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. You and your household members can speak with a counselor about personal, school-related, or emotional concerns.

Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging

Offers services for those who are aging or with disabilities and the caregivers. Gives information and referrals connected with aging and disabilities.

Texas Youth Hotline

Helpline for children, teenagers and parents to provide guidance on youth-related concerns, referral information, or simply listen.

Financial Aid / Financial Wellness
Texas A&M University School of Law Financial Aid

Helps you obtain the best financial aid package you are eligible to receive.

Texas A&M University Scholarships & Financial Aid

Ask questions about applications, forms, and types of financial aid.

Texas A&M University Veteran Services

Find help with scholarships and benefits.

Federal Student Aid Call Center

Provides information about federal student aid and repayment plans.

Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. A free 30 minute consultation with a financial counselor to discuss financial topics or tax preparation is available.


United Way - VITA Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers a free tax preparation program for households receiving less than $60,000 income.

Food & Housing Insecurity
Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. They provide local and national referrals to help with food and housing insecurities.

North Texas Food Bank

Offers a mobile food pantry, food pantries locations, SNAP Information. English and Spanish options available.

San Antonio Food Bank

Offers a mobile food pantry, food pantries locations, SNAP Information. English and Spanish options available.

United Way

Free and confidential, call to talk with a trained information and referral specialist to find resources/organizations in your area.

FEMA’S Individuals and Households Program (IHP)

Provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or under-insured necessary expenses and serious needs.

Health Insurance & Medical Services
University Sponsored Dental/Health Insurance: AcademicBlue

Get health insurance from Texas A&M University to help cover costs from medical appointments. 

Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) for Law Students

TLAP operates the Sheeran-Crowley Trust to financially cover mental health medication, counseling, and/or treatment for substance use and mental health needs for lawyers and law students. Students can fill out an application for the trust. Call 1-800-343-8527 or talk with Allison Pawlowski for more information.

JPS Hospital – Fort Worth

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital – Fort Worth

Methodist Hospital Emergency Room – San Antonio

Law Enforcement & Legal Assistance

If you need immediate help, call 911.

Fort Worth Police Department
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department
San Antonio Police Department
TAMU Law School Campus Security
 
Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. They offer a free 30 minute consultation with a legal professional.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. You and your household members can speak with a counselor about personal, school-related, or emotional concerns.

Inclusive Therapists

Find therapists who center the needs of marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent folx, and people with disabilities.

Mental Health & Counseling
Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. You and your household members can speak with a counselor about personal, school-related, or emotional concerns.

Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) for Law Students

TLAP provides programming to raise awareness about alcohol and drug abuse, mental health issues and wellness. Crisis counseling, referrals and peer assistance are services that are available to law students.

Crisis Text Line

Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

Physical Wellness

Vigor Active Gym

Gym that encourages physical strength and good health through sustainable science based fitness. Discounted membership available to TAMU Law students, faculty, and staff.

 

Racial Trauma & Social Justice
Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. You and your household members can speak with a counselor about personal, school-related, or emotional concerns.


The Crisis Line

Free and confidential counseling available 24/7.

TAMU Counseling and Psychological Services

Xenophobia & Racism Around the Coronavirus – learn about normal reactions and ways to manage racial trauma.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to connect with a crisis counselor for free counseling available 24/7.

Inclusive Therapists

Find therapists who center the needs of marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent folx, and people with disabilities.

The Safe Place

The app was created to spread awareness of mental health in the black community by containing black mental health statistics, self-care tips, information about how mental health has had a stigmatized impact within the black church, information on how police brutality and racism has impacted the mental health of the black community, videos, articles, mental illness descriptions, self-assessment questions and more.

Substance Use
Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. You and your household members can speak with a counselor about personal, school-related, or emotional concerns.

Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) for Law Students

TLAP provides crisis counseling, referrals and peer assistance are services that are available to law students. TLAP has a financial trust for inpatient and outpatient treatments.

Survivor Support & Advocacy
Texas A&M University School of Law Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs works with students to find resources and support through crisis or difficult events.

Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. You and your household members can speak with a counselor about personal, school-related, or emotional concerns.

Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) for Law Students

TLAP provides programming to raise awareness about alcohol and drug abuse, mental health issues and wellness. Crisis counseling, referrals and peer assistance are services that are available to law students.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Provides free and confidential support from a trained staff member, support finding a local health facility, someone to talk to, local resources and referrals, information about laws within your community.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Advocates available to talk with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources/information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Women's Resource Center of Tarrant County

Provides rape crisis and victim services, employment solutions, and general counseling.

Fort Worth Police Department Victim Assistance

The Fort Worth Police Department’s Victim Assistance Section exists to provide assistance and support services directly to victims of crime.

Safe Haven of Tarrant County

Has two emergency shelters and transitional housing to families, and offers counseling, legal services, and case management for domestic violence victims.

  • Phone: 817-701-7233
  • Toll-free Crisis Hotline (bilingual): 1-877-701-7233
  • Website: http://www.safehaventc.org/
  • Address: 1100 Hemphill St. Suite 3030, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Free and confidential support for people in distress.

Veterans Resources
Texas A&M University Veteran Services

Find help with scholarships and benefits.

Student Assistance Program and Work-Life Services Program

This confidential program, funded by the school and therefore free to students, helps you keep your school life and personal life in balance, helping you and your family manage the challenges of everyday life. You and your household members can speak with a counselor about personal, school-related, or emotional concerns.

Veterans Crisis Line

Support for veterans, service members, and their family members who are experiencing a crisis.

  • Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to be connected to the VA crisis line
  • Text: 838255
  • Deaf/hard of hearing number: 1-800-799-4889
  • Website: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

 

Visa & Immigration Assistance
Texas A&M University International Student Services (ISS)

The ISS answers questions, provides information about the international education process, immigration and personal advising, and liaison for international students.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Texas – San Antonio Field Office

The San Antonio Field Office can help with non-asylum, naturalization ceremonies, and appointments for information and applicant services.

Wellness Apps
  • Student Assistance Program: Free and confidential for you to access resources and connect with a counselor. Username and password are available from Allison Pawlowski.
  • COVID Coach: Free, secure, and helps connect you to important resources for coping and adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Insight Timer: Guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers.
  • MindShift: Gain insight into and basic skills to manage symptoms of anxiety.
  • UCLA Mindful: Practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
  • Sanvello: Clinically proven techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, and whatever else you may be going through.
 
Additional Information
Student Assistance Program - Steps to BetterHelp

What is BetterHelp?

BetterHelp is a service provided by the Student Assistance Program for you to get mental health support/counseling through video, telephonic (on the phone), chat, or texting. the service is provided through a secure and HIPAA compliant app.

Who qualifies for mental health counseling?

All TAMU Law students and their household members qualify to receive free counseling through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). You receive 5 sessions per issue per year.

How to use BetterHelp through the Student Assistance Program

  1. Call 1-855-270-3349 
  2. Identify yourself as a Texas A&M University School of Law student seeking counseling through SAP & answer some basic questions.
  3. To access teletherapy via BetterHelp, state that you are specifically seeking to use your SAP benefits to use BetterHelp's service. Otherwise you can be connected to a specialist based on the zip code you provide.
  4. After the intake call, you will receive an email with a unique login link. Use this link to sign up for BetterHelp's service.
  5. After answering BetterHelp's questionnaire, you will be matched with a therapist. you will be able to communicate with them via message, video call, or phone call.
Wellness Calendars

Check out these self-care tips, fun events, and important deadlines each month to practice wellness. 

Wellness Calendars

Connecting Aggies - Peer Support

Want to find someone who has similar experiences? The Office of Student Affairs can help you connect with peers to create a stronger community and support system.

To participate, please fill out this form: Connecting Aggies

Cooking with Professors

Cooking with Professors is a continuing series of faculty leading the TAMU Law community in a fun, interactive cooking show! Below are the links to previous events.

Cooking with Dean Ahdieh - Crunchy Egg Rolls

Cooking with Professor Morrison - Nopalitos & Chiles Toreados

Baking with Professor Murphy - Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits

Cooking with Professor Pham - Vietnamese Tofu with Tomato Sauce

 

Have a question or concern but don't know where to go?

Allison Pawlowski, the Wellness Program Coordinator, can help TAMU law students find the right resources. Complete the form below with the question or topic you'd like to discuss and she will be in touch.