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Student Assistance Services & CIRT. Offices of the Dean of Student Life Texas A&M University. Student Assistance Services Staff Members. Angela Winkler Assistant Director Risa Bierman Assistant Coordinator Davanna Minter Administrative Assistant. 845-3113 Located in Cain Hall C-217.

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Student assistance services cirt

Student Assistance Services & CIRT

Offices of the Dean of Student Life

Texas A&M University

Student assistance services staff members

Student Assistance Services Staff Members

  • Angela Winkler

    • Assistant Director

  • Risa Bierman

    • Assistant Coordinator

  • Davanna Minter

    • Administrative Assistant


Located in Cain Hall C-217

Student assistance services

Student Assistance Services

  • Academic and personal guidance, resources, and support

  • “Triage”

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Student Assistance Services

  • Referrals & connecting people to resources

  • Student welfare checks

  • Student absence notifications

  • Student death/ Silver Taps

  • Withdrawal support

  • Transition issues

  • Consultation about university rules, process, and grievances

Tell somebody

Tell Somebody

  • Any member of the University community may report concerning behavior using an online report form 

  • Reports are submitted to the Special Situations Team – who will distribute appropriately for follow-up


Title ix reporting

Title IX Reporting

  • As an A&M Employee – you have a responsibility to report any discrimination, sexual assault or sexual violence

  • Federal law mandates how quickly action must be taken once the University is notified

  • You are considered “the University” when you are made aware of any incident

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Title IX Coordinator: Mr. Charley Clark

Deputy Coordinators:

Dr. Cynthia Hernandez – Students


Dr. Blanca Lupiana – Faculty


Ms. Kathy Symank – Staff


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Critical Incident Response Team


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Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

  • Provide university response to assist and support students during/after a critical incident

  • Assist with immediate concerns

  • Also provide assistance and support to families and members of university community

Cirt members

CIRT Members

  • Risa Bierman-Student Assistance Services

  • Kelly Cox- Student Life Studies

  • Tracey Forman- Disability Services

  • Jake Hayes- Student Activities

  • Katy King- Memorial Student Center

  • James Nash - Student Recreation Center

  • Lyndon Pryor – Memorial Student Center

  • Christine Thoorsell- Residence Life

  • Angela Winkler- Student Assistance Services

What is a critical incident

What is a critical incident?

  • Student death

  • Suicide ideation or attempt

  • Serious injury or illness

  • Sexual assault, abuse, or violence

  • Mental health crisis

  • Drug/ Alcohol overdose

  • Contacting students in case of family emergency

  • Airplane/ Automobile/ Train accidents

  • Natural disasters

  • Infectious disease

  • Domestic/ International kidnapping

  • Hate/ Bias incidents

  • National/ International emergencies

  • Campus disturbance/riot

  • Fire/ Explosion with injuries or significant damage

How does it work

How does it work?

  • Activated through UPD

  • On-call member gathers information

  • Responds to incident

  • Refers students to appropriate resources

  • After incident follow-up

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