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Trojan Outreach wants you to have a safe spring break!

Trojan Outreach is a peer education program that promotes safety and wellness for Troy University students. Trojan Outreach is set to host their annual Safe Spring Break Week February 28th– March 2nd on the Social Quad. Each day will consist of music, games, and fun, with chances to enter a raffle for their Safe Spring Break Kit. The kit includes several items that a person may need or not think of for a trip during spring break. On Tuesday, the 28th, Trojan Outreach will kick off Safe Spring Break with Drug Education and Prevention. There will be a display of commonly abused drugs on college campuses, including cocaine, heroin, and Adderall to name a few. There will also be an educational game that illustrates what is really happening when you buy or use any drug. On Wednesday, the 1st, Trojan Outreach will focus on Alcohol Education and Prevention. There will be fun games, such as “beer pong”, the drunk driving simulation, and more, but the idea is to shine a light on the reality of abusing alcohol. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about their BAC’s (blood alcohol content) and the laws that can affect them. On Thursday, the 2nd, Trojan Outreach will wrap up Safe Spring Break week with Safety and Sexual Assault Prevention and Education. Trojan Outreach will have the drunk driving simulation again for those who miss it Wednesday, safety packets, and more! At the end of the day on Thursday, the drawing for the raffle will take place and the winner will be announced on social media.

Topics, such as drugs, alcohol, and sexual assault, are very serious topics and Trojan Outreach does not take them lightly. Trojan Outreach seeks to educate students while encouraging students to have fun the safe and healthy way!

– Trojan Outreach

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The Conditional Student Program offers students a point of contact who provides encouragement, resources to help students excel in their studies, and guides on study skills, time management, and other topics.

Conditional admission is NOT a bad thing! Don’t overload yourself with tough classes; choose wisely.  Remember, you do NOT have to take Math, English, History, and Science at the same time.

Students must meet with their advisor prior to the registration, each registration, for the duration of their conditional contract. Students admitted conditionally are limited to 13 semester hours and they must enroll in instructional support courses like TROY 1103 or TROY 1102.

To earn unconditional status, students must earn at least a 2.0 institutional grade point average (GPA) on the first 12-24 semester hours attempted. Failure to earn at least a 2.0 institutional GPA within the first 24 hours attempted will result in being dropped from the program. Students dropped from the program may not enroll in Troy University for one calendar year. Any student earning a 0.0 GPA for the initial term/semester with at least 6 hours attempted will be dropped from the program. You might not qualify for financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) if you don’t make the grades.

To learn more about the Conditional Student Program, or to contact me, click here

-Jonathan Broyles, counselor

 

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Some students believe that they should know exactly what they want to major in when they arrive at college. However, that is not the case. It takes guidance, research, and overview of different majors to truly decide on the right major. The Undeclared Program offers an abundance of resources to students throughout their first two years of college such as a Major Exploration course, Major Fairs, and job shadowing opportunities to assist  with their decision in choosing a major.

Being an undeclared student can actually be a positive thing. It allows the student to focus more on general studies courses required for graduation, rather than taking courses towards a particular degree that may not be necessary if the student decides to change his or her major.

The Undeclared Program averages between 300-400 undeclared students per semester. We focus on advising each individual student on proper courses to take every semester based on potential majors of interest while providing guidance in the right direction towards a major. We also collaborate with Career Services by providing career self assessments and encourage students to meet with our Career Counselor for additional assistance and support.

We recommend that students who are uncertain about their current majors become undeclared students so that we can keep them on track academically and provide them more guidance towards choosing the right major.

Our next undeclared event, the Major Exploration Fair, will be March 29, 2017, from 2:00-4:00 in the Trojan Arena. This event will give students an opportunity to explore different majors that we offer here at TROY, to speak with faculty and staff within the different departments to get their questions answered and receive more guidance on what each major can offer them. They will be able to talk one-on-one with working professionals who have graduated with various majors to gain insight on the different career paths associated with each major. This event will hopefully allow students to gain clarity on their decision when it comes to choosing a major.

If you have any questions regarding the Undeclared Majors Program or our upcoming events, feel free to contact Rebecca Blankenship, the Undeclared Counselor, at 334-670-3218 or via e-mail at rblankenship@troy.edu. We hope to encourage students to choose majors they are passionate about and assist in achieving their goal of graduating college.

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The Adaptive Needs program at Troy University is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with physical, emotional and learning disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

We encourage students with disabilities to reach out to the Adaptive Needs office, disclose their needs, and complete the application process.  The student is responsible for providing the appropriate documentation from the treating physician, which is defined as follows:

  • Clearly stated diagnosis
  • A Copy of any assessments or evaluation instruments used.
  • Current treatment and medication
  • Recommendations

Accommodations are based on diagnosis and need; some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Extended time to complete tests or in class writing assignments.
  • Quiet testing areas
  • Note taker
  • Scribes or Testing reading
  • Assistance in ordering adaptive equipment
  • Permission to record lectures

Please visit us at 102 Eldridge Hall for more information or you can call us at 334-808-6185 or email us at Alison Hughes, coordinator ajhughes@troy.edu or Jennifer Sewell, disability specialist jsewell46789@troy.edu