Hey Hanszen! If you're ever having any trouble in any class, want someone to proofread your paper for free, or just want some help with homework/studying for tests, come visit your Hanszen Fellows! The Fellows are a group of friendly Hanszenites who hold review sessions, read papers, and help out with whatever academic needs you may have! We are also going to hold some great lectures, research events, and study breaks this year, so get excited! All fellows are available during their office hours listed below, and/or are available by appointment via email! They will all also hold review sessions at relevant times throughout the semester.
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Divisional advisors consist of several Hanszen associates and Rice faculty who graciously volunteer their time to help you choose your classes and answer any questions you might have about certain majors. Most of these advisors specialize in a certain school (School of Engineering, School of Humanities, etc.). During O-Week, you'll have a chance to meet them to go over your planned schedule for the fall, and even during the school year, they will be available (usually by appointment) to help you with class or major decisions. (Note that after you declare a major, you'll be assigned a major advisor, which is an advisor from your department). Make good friends with these wonderful professors! They love to help you find your interests and succeed here at Rice, and are a great resource to have available.
The Peer Academic Advisors (PAAs) consist of your fellow Hanszenites who have been trained by the Office of Academic Advising (OAA) to help you choose classes, clarify academic rules and regulations, assist in finding research opportunities and study abroad information, and anything else academically related. In addition, the PAAs also facilitate a number of academic events at Hanszen, usually in the form of academic planning sessions, where Hanszenites come together and help each other choose classes for the next term. During O-Week, four Hanszen PAAs will be present to help the incoming students narrow down which courses they want to take and create their fall schedule. Once the school year starts, about twenty Hanszen PAAs will be available to answer questions about deadlines, registration, rules, and any other academic questions. They really are here to help you, so if you have any questions or just need solid academic advice, feel free to knock on their doors or send them an email. If they can't find an answer for you, they'll find someone who can.
Need to get your resume reviewed? Unsure of what to do at the Fall or Spring Career Fairs? Want to know how to apply for internships/jobs? Have questions about the services that the Center for Career Development (CCD) offers? Then you've come to the right place!
The Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are fellow Hanszenites who have been selected by the CCD to answer questions, review resumes, and redirect you to the appropriate resources to help you figure out your major or out-of-college plans. They're trained and always willing to help out, so feel free to shoot one of them a Facebook message or email if you need any assistance with your career development, even as early as the start of your freshman year!
COVID-19 PHAs are responsible for the education of peers in the student’s college about safe health practices in response to COVID-19. They are trained from the Student Wellbeing Office and Student Health Services. As a group, the Ambassadors for each college encourage and support their peers by setting examples of healthy life at Rice during a global pandemic. They are trained about the consequences for noncompliance with Rice’s community expectations for safe living in the colleges, and share that information with their peers in the college through outreach efforts.
A Head Caregiver oversees the Caregiving Program at their college and works to implement and maintain the culture of care within the college. The most important job of the Head Caregivers is to be a resource for the college to contact when someone is in need of caregiving or unsure of how to handle a situation. Head Caregivers are prepared to respond to phone calls when someone needs caregiving and able to provide help on the fly.
Note: RHAs will direct students to the Wellness Center, Health Services or the Rice Counseling Center as appropriate.
What can the RHAs do for me?
RHAs are trained on mental health and wellness topics such as being an ALLY, stress relief, suicide prevention, and body acceptance among other topics. They are here if you need to discuss a personal problem or issue in a confidential setting, or if you just want to learn more about the organization.
What health supplies do the RHAs provide?
Alcohol wipes, Aminofen (Tylenol), antibiotic ointment, antiseptic, Astroglide, Band-Aids, cloth tape, condoms, cough drops, earplugs, elastic bandages, Ibuprofen, hydrocortisone cream, ice packs, sterile gauze pads, tampons, and maybe other supplies. Feel free to ask! RHAs keep a supply kit in their rooms, and there is also an RHA locker in the commons.
How can I contact the Hanszen RHAs?
If you can’t find them roaming around Hanszen, feel free to email them! There will also be a poster in the commons with their emails and room numbers, and the doors to their rooms will have a sign with their name and contact info too.
The goals of the STRIVE Liaisons are to raise awareness within the college about the issue of sexual assault and to prepare Hanszenites with the tools they need to become allies and prevent sexual assault in the future. They work with the Title IX office on campus to understand the intricacies of the issue as it pertains to college campuses and Rice in particular. They also serve as confidential resources to listen to Hanszenites and, if requested, connect them to other resources at Rice and/or off campus in Houston that will support them and help them report incidences of sexual assault if they so choose.
Navigate the Access and Opportunity Portal to learn more about the resources available to make the Rice community open and accessible to all undergraduate students, including requests for financial support. Begin by learning more about the different sources of financial support, items and experiences that may be considered for funding, and the procedures associated with making a financial request.Go to Acces and Opportunity Portal
Hanszen's Financial Accessibility Fund is here to support all Hanszenites. The fund is completely confidential and is managed by the Hanszen magisters. To access the form, click the button that will take you to all forms and look for the "Financial Accessibility Fund" forms.Go to Forms
Diversity Facilitators are liaisons between the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the residential colleges. Here at Hanszen, we are your point people for any issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our role includes both education and justice; we not only provide information on and discussion spaces for allyship and current issues, but we also are here if you want to talk about inequity you or someone you know is facing and what potential consequences exist for the perpetrator. Whether you want to vent, see your identity celebrated, or be connected to social justice initiatives, we are resources for all of you!