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Mission

Vision of the Student Health Center: to be recognized for excellence in promoting a healthy campus and lifelong health and well-being.  Mission of the Student Health Center: The SHC supports the academic and personal success of all students by providing public health leadership to the campus community and accessible, inclusive health and wellness services.

Provide leadership in addressing the major health issues affecting student success. Provide high-quality, accessible and inclusive health care services to meet the needs of students.

 Core Values  Teamwork      Working together to achieve common goals in a fun and positive environment  Respect      Mutual consideration of individual needs and values  Integrity      Being ethical and doing the right thing—even when no one is watching  Compassion      Demonstrating empathy, care and understanding for others  Excellence      Being committed to the highest standards of quality and continuous improvement  Diversity      Valuing the contribution to our organization of different perspectives and experiences

Ethics Statement

The Student Health Center’s mission is to support the academic and personal success of all Texas State students by providing high-quality, accessible and inclusive health and wellness services.  We shall be guided by ethical principles and behaviors that will assist us in successfully achieving this mission: 

  • Organizational decisions will be based on what is in the best interest of our students.  Conflicts of interest that deter us from acting in the best interest of our students, or otherwise interfere with the ethical delivery of services, will not be acceptable. 

  • Compassionate care in a supportive, welcoming and non-judgmental environment will be provided to all students and others seeking care without regard for race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

  • Only professional medical staff who are appropriately trained and licensed will be allowed to provide patient care.  All staff will ensure they are providing the best possible service by adhering to the most current standards of care, utilizing professional best practices and expanding their knowledge through continuous education.

  • Patients will be informed of all appropriate options for addressing their health care needs and the consequences of not pursuing treatment.  Health care decision-making will be a shared responsibility between patient and health care provider, and shall be based on mutual respect and informed consent. 

  • Personal health information will be safeguarded using all reasonable measures available and in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.  Personal health information will not be released without the prior written consent of the patient, unless required by law or necessary due to an emergency.  

  • Health education provided to students and others will be accurate and unbiased, and programs will be evidence-based and appropriate for the student population we serve.  We shall advocate for the health and wellness needs of our students.

  • We will work diligently to remove access barriers to our health and wellness services, and students will not be denied necessary medical care due to the inability to pay. 

  • We will value the contribution of different perspectives and experiences and treat all whom we work with, or serve, with respect.  We will expand our understanding of the diverse student population we serve in an effort to provide culturally competent care.  

  • We will act as good stewards of our financial resources and make careful and thoughtful decisions about how to use those resources to bring the greatest value to our students. 

  • We will take responsibility for our actions and seek always to learn from our mistakes.  We shall hold each other accountable for adhering to the ethical principles that guide our organization

  • We will work together and act with integrity at all times in pursuit of our mission, and we shall always acknowledge that it is our students who determine whether we have succeeded in achieving that mission.