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.

COVID Testing Sites

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/Cares Act Emergency Grant

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) 

 The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in the lives of many. To assist with this, the federal government has made funding available to institutions through the HEERF/CARE Act Emergency Grant. We know there may be some students who have a need for assistance with costs for housing, food, books and other course materials, healthcare, childcare, or other living expenses.  

The emergency grant is not considered Federal student financial aid, and therefore does not affect your financial aid eligibility amount. This is a grant not a loan. Repayment is not expected. Grant funds are limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis until exhausted.

Applications can be accessed at this link: https://my.parker.edu/ICS/icsfs/CARE_Act_Emergency_Grant_Application-_Fillable.pdf?target=3042909b-0b65-4ec8-9b69-712a5bda44dc

or by clicking the link for Student Affairs forms found on the left side of this page.

Applications were also sent to all active students via e-mail. 

Submit completed applications via email with supporting documentation to: caresact@parker.edu

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 Alaina Mount, Dean of Student Development, at: 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.

 

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 contact Krichey02@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 assists you in making connections with Parker.

For more information please email Alaina Mount, Dean of Student Development at amount@parker.edu or at 214-353-6514.

 

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.
 
 
 

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.

 

Telehealth Discount 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 our designated representative Tamika West at 1-800-800-8304 ext 1690  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time

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 Development/ 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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