Oct. 11, 2017
Together we are nearly halfway through the fall semester. As you gear up for mid-terms, events across the state and country continue to weigh on our collective minds. Please remember that your engagement and dialogue with one another is so important. When we listen to each other, we get things done. Our conversations draw us closer together as a community.
Look around. You are part of a university that really does have something for everyone! I encourage you to connect and take advantage of everything our campus has to offer. We often highlight student and department events on HornsLink, or you might find your kindred spirit by joining one of our 1,300 student organizations. The opportunity to make your mark on the Forty Acres presents itself daily, so be bold and intellectually curious.
Being part of our university also means embracing a willingness to do the right thing. As a community, we must all remain committed to addressing incidents that negatively affect our campus climate. One way that we make our campus welcoming to all is by reporting bias incidents to the Campus Climate Response Team online or by calling 512-471-5017. Even as we explore and learn about new perspectives, we strive for an inclusive community that fosters a free exchange of ideas based on respect for our differences.
Finally, know that we care about proactively helping students in times of need or crisis, so if you have concerns about someone’s behavior, call the Behavior Concerns Advice Line at 512-232-5050 or submit a report online. And if you ever need assistance, please connect with Student Emergency Services at 512-471-5017, or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, I am excited that you are here and part of our Longhorn family because the campus is just not the same without you! If you have questions or just want to talk, reach out. Email me or make an appointment during my office hours.
Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students