Overview

The mission of the Department of Student Affairs is to provide services and co-curricular opportunities that promote intellectual, emotional, physical, personal, professional, and leadership development, while educating students on their rights and responsibilities as members of Parker.
 
The Department of Student Affairs includes the Offices of Administrative Services, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Success and Retention, Student Programs and Traditions, Counseling Services, Career Services and Athletics and Recreation, and the Student Senate.

 

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is revised and distributed each year by the Department of Student Affairs. Each student is individually responsible for knowledge of current policies, regulations and procedures as contained in the Student Handbook, the Catalog, and other documents of the University

 

Parker Directory

COVID Testing Sites

On-Campus Self-Tests Available

COVID-19 test kits are available for scheduled pick-up at no cost to the student on the campus of Parker University for those who feel they may have been exposed to the virus or may be exhibiting symptoms. 

When Should I Test? 

Individuals should test if they are experiencing COVID-like symptoms and/or if they have concerns following exposure to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.  

COVID-19 Test Procedure: Tests are only available for pick up and at home administration. 

  1. Collect your test kit: Test kits may be collected on the Parker University’s campus. While on campus, text “COVID Test” to: 469-570-9271. You will be given instructions on where to park. A testing kit will be brought out to you. When you see the test being delivered please open your trunk if possible or roll down a rear window for delivery. Once tests are received please exit campus immediately if you are symptomatic. Testing should be conducted off-campus.
  2. Watch the test kit instructional video: https://youtu.be/baQQfoX-JXo 
  3. Conduct your test: Written instructions are found in the test kit. 
  4. Download the Navica app: For tracking purposes, install the Navica app on your mobile device and create an account.  This will allow you to track your test results and provide documentation. 

After Your Test:  

  1. If you have a positive test result, please monitor your condition and consult with your physician. Do not return to campus but notify COVID@parker.edu for students and AskHumanResources@parker.edu for faculty and staff, as soon as possible and include  screenshot of your test results from the Navica app. 
  2. If you have a negative test result, a second test should be taken within 3 days with at least 36 hours after the first test. The testing kits provided each have two tests included. Please provide documentation to COVID@parker.edu for students and AskHumanResources@parker.edu for faculty and staff, as soon as possible. 

 If you would prefer off-campus testing options, see below for more information. 

Here are some of the COVID testing sites that we have been made aware of:

GoGetTested.com- Free Testing with no requirements just indicate you have no insurance when scheduling, scheduling on the website, results in 48-96 hours, those who test positive receive a medical consultation from a provider

MD Clinics

Schedule appointment online, they send you a text with link - fill out paperwork, take pic of your DL an Insurance card

Drive Thru, you have to wait, but once tested get the results in 20 minutes, Doctor comes to the car with results and talks to you. Locations:

MD Family Highway 30 - 1200 Woodhaven Blvd, Fort Worth, TX

MD Family Clinic- 9991 Marsh Ln. #100 Dallas, TX 75220

MD Family Clinic Irving Heights- 1111 S Irving Heights Dr, Irving, TX 75060

MD Family Clinic- 9709 Bruton Rd. Dallas, TX 75217

MD Kids Pediatrics Saner- 3201 W. Saner Ave. Dallas, TX 75233

Clinicas Mi Doctor Seminary- 4200 South Fwy. #106, Fort Worth, TX 76115

Clinicas Mi Doctor Lewisville- 701 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

 

Project Unity-https://www.projectunity.net/together-we-test/

 

Click here for a comprehensive list of Dallas County Testing Sites:

https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/testing/September28-TestingLocationsUpdate-Website.pdf

HEERF III Emergency Grant

 

We are happy to announce another grant opportunity to provide financial support to our students during this pandemic! The HEERF III Emergency Grant is accepting applications. This grant is very similar to the previous COVID-19 relief grants that we have offered in that it provides financial assistance for students who express financial need related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few items to note regarding the grant:

 

  • This grant is available to ALL students regardless of program, citizenship status, or international student status who were enrolled after March 13, 2020. 
  • The maximum amount of funding for this grant will be determined based on documentation of individual circumstances.
  • All questions should be sent to caresact@parker.edu not my personal e-mail.  Please read this entire e-mail before submitting questions. I am providing the link to the electronic application below.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • This does not affect your financial aid and you do not have to have a FAFSA on file to be eligible. These funds are not part of your aid package. This is not a loan and you will not be required to repay this grant.
  • Eligible items include food, printing, course materials, living expenses, child care, healthcare costs including mental health care and technology/internet service.
  • Eligible items such as assistance with food, printing, and internet do not require documentation. Documentation should be submitted for other requests.

 

Applications can be accessed at this link:  HEERF III Grant Application

Please be sure to review the eligibility criteria located on the application. Your application will be reviewed, and if you are found to be eligible you will be notified and given information to set up direct deposit. You will be updated regarding the timeline for disbursement of funds.

Parker University cares about your personal and educational success.  Any questions regarding this grant should be submitted to caresact@parker.edu.

New Student Orientation

“Orientation is the best opportunity for Parker University to introduce a strong learning environment, build the foundations for academic success, welcome students to campus, promote student interactions with their cohort, and convey the values and traditions of their new university.”

Click for more information on the new student orientation.

Questions about Orientation can be directed to Annjeanette Tyson, Director of Student Programs and Traditions at annjeanettetyson@parker.edu

Career Services

The Department of Student Affairs compiles and maintains a list of off-campus job opportunities, both part-time and full-time. Frequently, businesses will call the college seeking full-time and part-time employees.  For more information on these opportunities or Career Services, please visit the Parker Success Academy Marketplace here: https://parkersuccessacademy.com/marketplace/ or contact AlexandraHarrel@parker.edu.
 

Student Success

The Office of Student Success is dedicated to ensuring that you, the student, have the necessary supports – both inside and outside of the classroom – to fully realize your potential at Parker University. By supporting you when you face obstacles associated with adjusting to your chosen program, the Office of Student Success and Retention assists you in making connections with support services and resources such as individual success coaching sessions.

For more information please email Dr. Gordon Newell, Director of Student Success and Special  Advising at gnewell@parker.edu.

 

 

International Student Office

The International Student Advisor assists international students and maintains files of the required and necessary documents and is located in the Enrollment Department. For assistance with International Student issues please contact askregistrar@parker.edu.
 
 
 
 

Health Insurance

 

Parker University does not provide student health insurance. 

Students interested in purchasing health insurance can contact the following agents to get quotes on individual plans and to get information on plans available through the state for which some students may qualify:  

Agent Larry Blackmon with US Health Advisors www.ushagent.com/larryeblackmon  972-217-0987 

Or visit The Health Insurance Marketplace for information on affordable health insurance options for which you may qualify.

 

CampusCare Telehealth Plan

As a Parker University student, you automatically become enrolled in a telehealth discount plan through CampusCare as part of your student fees. With this plan students, spouses, and dependent children receive 24/7 access to speak to a physician via phone or video for a consultation. Prescription services are provided as needed. There is no copay required. Students also receive 24/7 access to counseling at no charge and discounts on prescriptions, vision, dental and alternative medicine. See the attached explanation of benefits for more information. 

Students can visit MyBenefitsWork.com or download the MyBenefits Work Mobile app to register themselves as well as spouses and dependent children. You will need to use the Member ID and Group Number provided in the email you received to register.  A member card will be mailed to the address you provide at enrollment.

Students still living at home may register parents and siblings still in the household for no additional charge at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7TAVZ79HXg7auoIe16_3qbdFGxG2LvPgXQAjEp-OzBmYaKQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

This form is only for parents and siblings in your household. This form is not for adding spouses and dependent children. These need to be added in the account you create when you register.

NOTE: This is not considered a health insurance plan, does not provide any benefits for outside providers, and does not affect any current insurance plans you may have. 

 

Answers to most other questions can be found in the information provided when you register.

If you have any questions you may contact a customer service representative at 1-800-800-8304 Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time. If you cannot resolve your issue with customer service please e-mail Alaina Mount, Dean of Students at amount@parker.edu.

Pregnancy and Parenting

Parker University recognizes the importance of balancing the family and academic needs of new parents and provides support for  students who are anticipating the birth or adoption of a child. Parker extends this support to parents expecting a baby, to parents who are adopting a child, to parents through surrogacy, and to parents nursing their infants.

Parker University prohibits discrimination on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law, including discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, in the administration of its programs and activities.  Parker will neither require nor prohibit leaves of absence for pregnancy or childbirth. In addition, Parker will reasonably accommodate its students, including pregnant students, so that they may continue to make progress toward the completion of their degree. 

Students seeking accommodation for pregnancy or parenting should contact:

Alaina Mount, MS

Dean of Student Affairs/ Title IX Coordinator

amount@parker.edu

214-353-6514

Any student who believes that they have not been treated equitably under the provisions of this policy may file a grievance with Title IX Office https://my.parker.edu/ICS/Campus_Life/Default_Page.jnz?portlet=Campus_Services, through the Student Non-Academic Grievance Procedure. 

Licensure and State Boards

Please consult the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards for information and requirements for chiropractic state board licensure. Persons interested in state board licensure information should contact the governing board for the area in which he/she wishes to practice.
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