2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 39 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 State Health Services authority and is in effect for the location of the university the student attends. Texas law states that acceptable evidence the meningitis vaccination must include: • Student’s name and date of birth • Month, day, and year the vaccination was administered • Signature or stamp of the physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel OR • An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority (as from the Texas Public Health Department ) OR • An official record received from school officials , including a record from another state • The student must have received the vaccine or a booster during the five-year period preceding the first day of class. The vaccine can be obtained through the health department, some pharmacies, and some private physicians. It is important that a physician be contacted regarding the need for the meningitis vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis. Student ID Card The university Student ID Card is used for access to residence halls, to check out library materials, register attendance at certain campus events, and as Cowboy Cash. Only the person to whom a Student ID Card is issued may use the card. The use of another person’s Student ID Card may subject both students to disciplinary action. Student ID Cards become inactive at the end of each semester and are reactivated at registration. Students should report a lost card to the Moody Service Center where cards can be replaced. A replacement fee of $15.00 will be charged. Student Involvement It is our hope that every student at HSU not only does well in their classes, but also finds a place to fit in and contribute to campus. For some students, this can happen as a member of an athletic team, a music ensemble, or a professional office on campus. Other students, though, may want to be a part of planning events, running Stampede, leading student groups, organizing or participating in intramurals, advocating for students, or many other opportunities that present themselves with Student Involvement at HSU! We believe that getting involved outside of the classroom, whether with us or any other part of campus, will greatly enhance the student experience at HSU, and it is our goal to give students these opportunities while also planning the best programs and initiatives we can and developing leaders as they work with our staff! Intramurals Most evenings throughout the school year at HSU our students are competing against each other as a part of our Intramural Program. We have major sports competitions including: flag football, volleyball, basketball, and more. We also provide one-time events like spike ball and tennis tournaments that HSU students get to help choose. We have a thriving Intramural Program that gives out championship clothing to each member of a winning team! Visi t www.imleagues.com/hsutx t o view our online intramural website!