Fort Hays State University > Parents of Current Students > Be Informed
Being informed about campus policies and services can guide decisions and offer peace of mind as you support your student. The links below can answer many of your questions.
Family Guide Book - Published by the Office of Student Affairs, this on-line guide provides tips and resources to help you navigate the University.
Family Guidebook - English
Family Guidebook - Spanish
Health and Safety
2011 Annual Security Report - This report includes a depository of reports and statistics required by federal law.
Campus Crime Alerts - Stay on top of the latest crime alerts and University Police efforts to keep our campus safe.
Campus Crisis Plan - Visit this site to learn more about FHSU's emergency preparedness.
Kelly Center- College. Work. Relationships. Life. Your student may have difficulty managing all of the responsibilities that come with being on their own. Sometimes asking for help can be difficult. Maybe they’re not comfortable talking about personal issues. Maybe they’re worried someone will find out. Maybe they just don’t know how to take the first step to get the help they need. The Kelly Center is a student support service center designed to help students both academically and personally. The staff of the Kelly Center encourages you to call us and talk with us about our services. Please consult with us about challenges your student may be facing. While confidentiality issues keep us from divulging who we are seeing, we can certainly listen to you and help you decide how you can help. The Kelly Center provides:
Meningitis Information and Policy - If your son or daughter lives in University Housing or Greek Housing, Fort Hays State University requires students to become immunized with the meningitis vaccination or sign a waiver.
Student Health - Your student not feeling well? Fever? Headache? Sprained ankle? Maybe they need to talk to someone about a really personal health problem that no one else needs to know about. The SHC is here for them when they need questions answered, a doctor or nurse practitioner will evaluate a problem or minor health problems will be taken care of by a nurse. SHC understands your student’s busy schedule and will try to meet their changing needs. As a parent, if you are concerned about your student’s health or just have health related questions, call the health center and visit with a nurse.
Academic Advising and Career Exploration - Academic Advising and Career Exploration is a connecting point for all Fort Hays State University students. At FHSU, we believe in the importance of academic advising, so each of our students has been assigned an advisor. An advisor is a faculty member or trained professional with whom students have the opportunity to meet with and talk to one-on-one about their academic program and career/life goals--but students need to take the initiative. The advisor helps plan a course of study and makes suggestions in program planning. He or she may help with investigating careers. An advisor may refer students to other faculty or offices for help.
Career Services - Your student has started their college career to ultimately land the job of their dreams. Career Services can help connect them with professionals in their desired career field. Encourage your student to utilize the resources in career services to keep up with industry trends in the job market and stay ahead of the competition. Make sure to check out the Calendar of Events for information on career fairs, on-campus interviews and more!
Disability Services - Was your student on an IEP in high school? Have they recently had surgery or broken an arm or leg? Are they taking on-line classes and have a documented disability? The Disability Student Services (DSS) Office is here to help! Student’s can request accommodations for academic classes and receive academic support at Fort Hays State University. Accommodations and services are provided when they bring in documentation of their disability. Please visit DSS pages on getting access, accommodations, scholarships, and resources to learn about the services the Disability Student Services offers.
Financial Assistance - The Financial Assistance office is here to help students navigate the money issues involved with their college education. While administering federal, state and local financial assistance as well as scholarships programs, they will help students get the best financial package to finance their education at FHSU. With several staff members on duty they are there to answer questions students and parents may have regarding university financial aid.
Registrar - The Registrar's Office is the "gatekeeper of the University." They are here to help students from the beginning through the end of their educational journey--from the admission application to the final degree check. They can assist with interpreting university polices and degree requirements, fulfill transcript requests or verify current enrollment for insurance purposes. Have a question about in-state residency requirements? Need a course description sent to another college? They are here to help. Our goal is to maintain the quality, accuracy, safekeeping and confidentiality of the academic records of all current and former students.
Residence Life - Nothing beats the convenience and accessibility of on-campus housing for faculty, staff and students. Find out everything you need to know about our residence halls and apartment communities, as well as helpful forms and policy information. Already planning to apply for a housing contract? Complete one online through TigerTracks.
Other Student Services - From academic support services to leadership development to student engagement, FHSU offers an array of student services.
Vice President for Student Affairs - Need additional assistance? Have a great idea to better serve students? Contact the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Computing and Information Technology
Suggested Technologies for Students - Learn more about technology expectations and FHSU resources for your student.
Help Desk - This site contains information regarding technical assistance for your student.
Learning Commons - Learn more about this one-on-one personal support of students in need of technical assistance.
Parents' Guide to Referrals - Need more information? Click here for a quick reference guide.
Bookstore - "Tigerize" your family or help you student find textbooks.
Commencement - Find out all you need to know to prepare for this important event.
Commerce Bank - Learn more about how the Tiger Card can also be used as a bank card.
Dining Services - Add flexi-cash to your student's account or learn more about dining on campus.
FERPA - Learn about the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act and how students can grant access to their education records.
Study Abroad - Regardless of one's financial situation, study abroad can be a reality for any student. Discover more about the variety of opportunities and the benefits of an international experience.