the health, safety and general well‐being of our students is very important to all of us. As a result, we are committed to helping our students be successful academically, professionally and socially during their time at UTEP. However, there are times when our students experience difficulties that disrupt their academic, professional and personal lives and rely on faculty and staff for assistance such as the recent hurricane that impacted Houston and the surrounding area. Please know that we have resources in place to assist those impacted by the hurricane and encourage you to refer students to the appropriate office for assistance and support.
If at any time you or the students you work with have questions or concerns related to Hurricane Harvey, please refer them to the department or service that can support them further. How we choose to handle these types of situations makes all the difference for the students we work with.
Counseling and Psychological Services (Formerly University Counseling Center) Location: Union Building West, room 202 – (915) 747‐5302 – http://sa.utep.edu/counsel After‐Hour Crisis Line: (915) 747‐5302
Counseling and Psychological Services offers confidential counseling services in English or in Spanish. Distance learners are invited to contact the Center for a one time consultation regarding their specific needs. Counseling and Psychological Services provides group and individual counseling for currently enrolled UTEP students and consultation services for faculty and staff. Appointments can be made by visiting the Counseling and Psychological Services, Monday through Thursday during regular business hours. Students can “walk in” (without an appointment) to complete paperwork and can usually be seen by a counselor within an hour. The Center is open on Fridays for crisis counseling and scheduled appointments only. The Center also offers career counseling and educational workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics. Appointments can be made by visiting the Center. Counseling and Psychological Services also has an After Hours Line called Miners Talk (915) 747‐5302 which can be used by students, parents and other university associates.
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Military Student Success Center
The Military Student Success Center serves the military‐affiliated community of El Paso, Fort Bliss and beyond as the epicenter for success at The University of Texas at El Paso. Through collaborative effort, the MSSC ensures student success by achieving academic, social and professional development from admissions to graduation. Questions about military leave, funding or resources available to military affiliated students should be routed to the staff of MSSC who are located in the Library or at Ft. Bliss.
Foster Homeless Adoptive Resources (f.h.a.r.)
Foster Homeless Adoptive Resources strives to connect foster, homeless and adopted students through education and advocacy with resources that will holistically assist with their UTEP experience. Students who qualify could be eligible for support and services including bus passes, access to housing, school, hygiene and household supplies as well as referrals to off‐campus services.
A food pantry containing non‐perishable food is available on‐campus to food‐insecure students. The Pantry is located within the Student Engagement and Leadership Center, Union Building West, Room 106. The Food Pantry is open Monday‐Friday during regular business hours.