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    University of North Texas
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Campus resources



Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) provides opportunities for students and the campus community to cultivate academic, personal and professional success. We enhance the student experience through a wide array of intentional programs, services and activities that support the life cycle of our students.

In addition, the division champions the over-arching goals of the university by implementing programs essential to realizing UNT’s mission and goals.

Departments and programs within the DSA include: Auxiliary Services, Career Center, Center for Leadership and Service, Counseling and Testing Services, Dean of Students, Dining Services, Gateway and Coliseum, Greek Life, Housing and Residence Life, Office of Disability Accommodation, Orientation and Transition Programs, Parent Programs, Recreational Sports, Substance Abuse Resource Center, Student Activities Center, Student Affairs Administration, Student Health and Wellness Center, Student Legal Services, Student Money Management Center, Student Veteran Services, and the University Union.

For more information call, 940-565-4909 or visit studentaffairs.unt.edu.

UNT-International

UNT-International assists all students, both citizens of the U.S. and of other countries, who wish to include an international experience in their education. UNT-International assists UNT administration, faculty, colleges and departments in the development and conduct of international education activities and programs on and off campus. UNT-International also directs and supports six constituent office units. Most units are located on the first floor of Marquis Hall (web site: international.unt.edu).

The Intensive English Language Institute provides English and academic skills instruction to students whose first language is not English. Contact: 940-565-2003 or come by Marquis Hall, Room 145 or visit international.unt.edu/ieli.

The International Recruitment Office helps international students from the time of their first inquiry about attending UNT until they receive admission to the university. Contact 940-369-7624 or come by Marquis Hall, Room 114 or visit international.unt.edu/futurestudents.

The International Student and Scholar Services Office assists students and scholars with matters related to immigration and maintaining student status. Contact: 940-565-2195 or come by Marquis Hall, Room 125 or visit international.unt.edu/advising.

The International Center is a “home away from home” for international students. It provides orientation programs and campus and community information and activities. Contact: 940-369-8625 or come by Marquis Hall, Room 110 or visit international.unt.edu/welcome.

The Sponsored and Special Programs Center tailors programs for UNT international students sponsored by governments, agencies, businesses or other universities; provides special orientations, personal and academic counseling; and reports academic progress to sponsors with direct invoicing for tuition and fees. Contact 940-565-2196; come by Marquis Hall, Room 106 or visit international.unt.edu/sspc.

The Study Abroad Office (SAO) encourages study experience all over the world. It assists faculty, staff and students with exchanges, program selection and travel logistics. SAO hosts exchange students from other countries on the UNT campus. U.S. students wishing to transfer credits from international institutions should contact the SAO for pre-approval. Contact 940-565-2207; come by Sage Hall, Room 236 or visit studyabroad.unt.edu.

International student health insurance requirement

Since 1982, UNT has required all international students to have medical insurance. Consequently, all international students are automatically assessed for the UNT-offered health plan each semester at registration.  In certain instance students may waive out of the UNT-offered health plan.

There are only three instances when a student may receive a waiver from the UNT-offered health care plan:

  1. an international student has a government sponsored plan (these waivers are processed in the Sponsored Student Office in Marquis Hall, Room 106),
  2. an international student has insurance through a U.S. employer group policy, or
  3. an international student is a dependent on a parent or relative’s U.S. employer group policy.

Students who request an insurance waiver will be required to go to the Student Health and Wellness Center Billing Department and complete a Waiver Request Form in addition to showing proof of coverage. Supplementary insurance to cover medical evacuation and repatriation will also be required. Information and directions are provided for purchasing medical evacuation and repatriation coverage when presenting waiver request. A waiver will not be granted until proof of group insurance and medical evacuation and repatriation is shown. Waivers are processed each semester up until the official 12th class day.

Questions about the UNT-offered health plan or about a waiver from the plan should be addressed to the Student Health and Wellness Center, Chestnut Hall, second floor payment window or 940-369-7758.

Tuberculosis (TB) screening requirement

UNT requires all incoming international and IELI students from high-risk tubercular disease countries to be screened for TB. These students must be screened and/or tested for TB within the first three weeks after the 12th class day of their first term of study on the UNT campus or provide documentation of a previous TB test with results. For more information, please visit the Student Health and Wellness Center web site at healthcenter.unt.edu or call 940-565-2333.

UNT Libraries

A wide range of student- and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the Libraries’ integral role in the UNT community. As an essential component of education and research at UNT, the Libraries offer access to more than seven million items (print and digital), along with expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. Visit us online at www.library.unt.edu.

Services

UNT Libraries’ services include:

  • Willis Library open 24/7 during long semesters
  • Electronic resources, including journals, books and other research materials
  • Research assistance from subject experts
  • Library instruction, subject guides and tutorials
  • Mac and PC laptop checkout
  • The Study cafe in Willis Library
  • Free video games, movies, music and more
  • Accessible tables, study carrels, and computers in Willis, Eagle Commons, Media, and Discovery Park libraries

Libraries and collections

UNT Libraries have many exceptional collections:

  • The Music Library is one of the country’s largest music collections, with an extensive phonographic disc and tape collection, and the private jazz collections of Stan Kenton, Don Gillis, Whit Ozier and Leon Breeden.
  • Special Collections preserve and provide access to an incredible wealth of materials that document the history and legacy of Texas, as well as touch on numerous topics of national import. Collections include the history of the university, oral histories and Texas county records. Other important archival collections include those of Sarah T. Hughes, Enid Justin and Ruth Salmon. The holdings also feature an outstanding miniature book collection; the private library of Anson Jones, President of the Republic of Texas; Texas Society of Sons of the American Revolution; the Weaver Collection of Juvenile materials; and examples of important early publishing, printing and binding styles. Recently expanded collections include the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Archive; the Latino/Latina Archive; and the Photography and Visual Materials Collection, which includes the photographic archives of several prominent photographers.
  • The Government Documents Department, contains U.S. and Texas government documents, including the Texas Register. The library has received national recognition for efforts to preserve online government information through the CyberCemetery and participation in the 2008 End-of-Term Harvest of U.S. government web sites. The UNT Libraries have the distinction of being one of ten affiliated archives of the National Archives.
  • Through collaborative efforts such as the Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library, the Libraries provide digital content to a worldwide audience. The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials from more than 250 partners at libraries, museums and archives across Texas. The UNT Digital Library is ranked in the top 15 digital repositories in North America and is 19th best globally. Highlighted collections in the UNT Digital Library include UNT electronic theses and dissertations, the Federal Communications Commission Record, UNT Scholarly Works, a Virtual Music Rare Book Room and the World War poster collections.

In addition to Willis Library, UNT Libraries include the following:

  • The Media Library in Chilton Hall, which houses a large collection of audiovisual materials, including videos, 16 mm films and audio CDs. Video-on-demand service is provided for curriculum support.
  • The Discovery Park Library, which supports the College of Engineering and the College of Information.
  • The Eagle Commons Library in Sycamore Hall, which focuses on physics, chemistry, biology, art and psychology and includes an outstanding collection in mathematics. The Collaboration and Learning Commons offers the ideal place on campus to study in groups, create multimedia projects and record presentations.
  • The Library Annex and the Research Collection Library—both located off-campus—which provide storage and house the preservation and technical services departments.

Computer services

Centralized campus computing services that support instruction, research and student learning are provided through University Information Technology, UIT, https://it.unt.edu, in various offices of Sage Hall. University IT services include support for a wide range of research computing platforms, student messaging, training, consulting and the UIT Help Desk, https://it.unt.edu/helpdesk, located in Sage Hall.

In addition to the services directly supported by UIT, computer services also are available from the University Libraries, Classroom Support Services, Student Computer Labs, and many college, school and departmental support centers. Computer networks are installed in all academic departments to provide internet connectivity. Wireless networking, such as the UNT secure network, is available in most campus classroom buildings and public buildings, such as the University Union and UNT Libraries. Online courses are offered with support from the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign, CLEAR, https://clear.unt.edu,  using computing systems supported by the UNT System’s Information Technology Shared Services, ITSS, https://itss.untsystem.edu.

Student computing services

Fourteen general access microcomputer labs, https://computerlabs.unt.edu, with approximately 1000 Windows or Mac OS computers, are available for use by all students. Laser printers are provided in all labs. For students who benefit from adaptive technologies, the UIT Adaptive Computer Lab is available in Sage Hall, https://it.unt.edu/adaptivelab. Approximately 30 additional special-purpose labs serve students in  academic disciplines or living in the university residence halls. In addition, all residence hall rooms have network connections, allowing students to have high-speed access to the internet and the campus network on their own computers.

 

Information Technology Shared Services, ITSS, provides electronic mail to all students via EagleConnect, https://it.unt.edu/eagleconnect, a web-based email and calendar system. EagleConnect is used as an official communication medium between the university and students. Through the EagleConnect service, currently enrolled students also can download and install Microsoft® Office to their personal computing devices.

Research computing support

University Information Technology supports a high-performance computing system used for computationally intensive scientific research https://hpc.unt.edu. UIT provides support for SPSS, SAS, R, Matlab, and other statistical analysis mathematics programming languages that are available for use in many of the general access computing labs. Documentation, training and consultation support are available for all supported statistical programming applications through the Research and Statistical Support Office, https://it.unt.edu/research, located in the General Academic Building, Room 535. 

UIT supports access to machine-readable data collections including the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, ICPSR. The University Libraries also maintain many databases and other research materials that are accessible through the campus network.

Consulting, training and help desk services

Consulting and training are provided by University Information Technology to facilitate the use of research and instructional computing facilities. Short courses are offered on statistical packages and research techniques that are of interest to students involved in research activities through the Research and Statistical Support Office, General Academic Building, Room 535. Experienced consultants are available to assist students with research computing questions. 

University IT operates the university computing Help Desk to provide students with information and help on a variety of computing problems, https://it.unt.edu/helpdesk. The UIT Help Desk is in Sage Hall. The phone number is 940-565-2324.

Computer-based training programs are accessible within general access computer labs or via the web (it.unt.edu/lynda). Benchmarks Online, https://benchmarks.it.unt.edu, University Information Technology’s (UIT) news journal, is published in even-numbered months and is an excellent source for news about computing and information technology resources in use at UNT. 

Student services, activities and information

Lifelong Learning and Professional Development

Lifelong Learning and Professional Development (LLPD) provides the administrative structure for continuing education academic programs to meet professional education and career development requirements of adult groups.

Continuing education programs (conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.) for all of the schools and colleges of the university can be coordinated by LLPD. This assistance includes financial planning in accordance with official university procedures; arrangements for housing, food service, meeting space, transportation and audiovisual equipment; and assistance with preregistration and on-site registration.

Continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded by LLPD, and these records, which are kept on permanent file, are reported to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as an important part of the accreditation process.

Lifelong learning programs for adults include the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNT (OLLI at UNT, formerly Emeritus College) and professional development certificates. OLLI at UNT offers non-credit classes for adults 50 and older. Professional development certificates are offered for working adults who need skill updates or wish to transition to new fields.

LLPD is responsible for arranging and scheduling the use of university classroom facilities for off-campus groups and for university departments for purposes other than credit classes.

Lifelong Learning and Professional Development is located in Woodhill Square, 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 112. For additional information, call 940-565-2656, visit the web site at lifelong.unt.edu or write to the director, 1155 Union Circle #310560, Denton, TX 76203-5017.

Student Activities Center

The Student Activities Center provides organization training and advisement, special events planning, and official registration for all student organizations at the university. For information, call 940-565-3807.

A wide array of clubs and organizations offer UNT students a connection with people of similar and varied interests, and avenues for organized and meaningful service.

Numerous national honor societies offer recognition to the student who exhibits outstanding academic achievements and campus participation. National professional societies and departmental clubs also offer involvement within the academic disciplines.

Still other clubs offer a chance to join in activities with people of mutual interests.

For a complete list of academic, service and social clubs at UNT, contact the Student Activities Center, Stovall Temporary Union Building, Room 155; www.unt.edu/sa; or call 940-565-3807.

Adaptive Computer Lab

Any UNT student, faculty and staff with a valid UNT ID card can use the Adaptive Computer Lab facilities. Students registered with UNT’s Office of Disability Accommodation (ODA) have preemptive privileges when the lab is full or when specific adaptive equipment is needed. Students are encouraged to visit the lab early in the term/semester and become familiar with equipment and services. The lab has adaptive consultants on duty 60 hours a week for hands-on help and training.

The Adaptive Computer Laboratory is located in Sage Hall, Room 153. To contact the Adaptive Computer Lab, call 940-565-3048, TDD Access through Relay Texas: 800-735-2989, or write to:

Sharukh Mithani, Manager
Adaptive Computer Lab
Computing Center
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305398
Denton, TX 76203-5017

E-mail: Sharukh.Mithani@unt.edu

The lab may be accessed through the Internet (it.unt.edu/adaptivelab).

UNT Alumni Association

The UNT Alumni Association is a member-driven organization that supports the mission and vision of the University of North Texas by enhancing its institutional reputation, community engagement and advancement with UNT constituents. For more information, visit UNTalumni.com or call 940-565-2834.

Athletic organizations and activities

Both the Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports programs at UNT offer a wide range of opportunities for recreation. Accessible sports facilities include the Pohl Recreation Center with two swimming pools, four gymnasiums, an indoor soccer court, 45-foot tall climbing wall, weight room and cardio area, 1/8 mile indoor track, group exercise rooms, Smoothie King and Point Bank lounge area. The Waranch Tennis Complex has 12 lighted tennis courts.

The Physical Education Building contains handball/racquetball courts.

Pohl Recreation Center

Open throughout the day for recreation and fitness opportunities, the Pohl Recreation Center provides a variety of facilities, space, and programming to support and inspire the wellness of the UNT community.

The Rec Center has a 14,500 sq. ft. weight and cardio area, 3 multi-purpose courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton, an indoor soccer gymnasium, a 45 ft. climbing wall and 10 ft. bouldering wall, an 8 lane lap pool and 5,510 sq. ft. leisure pool with a hot tub, and an 1/8 mile indoor track. Also located in the facility are locker rooms, Smoothie King, a lounge and seating areas, meeting rooms, two group exercise rooms, lighted outdoor sand volleyball and basketball courts, and the Recreational Sports office.

The Rec Center is open to all currently enrolled UNT students with a valid UNT ID who pay the recreation fee included in tuition. Current and retired faculty, staff and their families may purchase memberships. Memberships are also available to alumni. Current and retired faculty and staff employees who are members of the Rec Center and students with an active Rec Center membership may sponsor one individual over the age of 18 living in the same residence for membership. Members can sponsor up to two guests per day for a fee.

The Rec Center is a result of a project initiated by a UNT student group in 1997, which gained momentum through student involvement and was approved through a student referendum in 2000. The Rec Center is funded primarily through the recreation fee.

For more information regarding the Pohl Recreation Center’s programs and facilities, contact Recreational Sports in Room 103 or call 940-565-2275. Information is also available through the Rec Sports website at recsports.unt.edu.

Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports is located in the state-of-the-art 138,000 square-foot Pohl Recreation Center, and offers an incredible array of programs and experiences that promote and support the recreation and fitness needs of the UNT community. Along with special events like Movie Under the Stars and Rec Extravaganza, Rec Sports has six different departments to help keep students happy, healthy, and active.

Fitness
The fitness program offers fitness assessments, personal training, RMR testing, body composition testing and other classes. The group exercise program offers students exciting, instructor-led aerobic activities like cycle, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, Zumba and others. The Fitness staff also oversee the 14,500 square foot weight room, located in the Rec Center, and offer a variety of cardio machines including treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights.

Intramural Sports
UNT students versus UNT students! Any student who pays the recreation fee may participate in intramurals through one of three divisions that have men’s, women’s and co-recreational teams: Residence Hall, Greek or Independent. Team sports are arranged on a round-robin basis, and individual and dual sports are set up by elimination tournaments, meets and special events. Major sports include flag football, outdoor soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, and indoor soccer while individual events can include racquetball, tennis, PS4, Texas Hold ‘Em, and dodgeball.

Outdoor Pursuits
The Outdoor Pursuits program offers a 45-foot indoor climbing wall, 10-foot bouldering wall, rental of outdoor equipment like tents, sleeping bags, coolers, stoves, canoes and kayaks. Outdoor Pursuits also oversees an adventure trip program that takes members out on day, weekend, and even extended trips within Texas and beyond. Free clinics are also offered throughout the year that give instruction on various topics like stargazing, survival, and kayak roll.

Sport Clubs
The sport club program provides an opportunity for UNT students to compete against other colleges and universities in the Texas region. The clubs include archery, baseball, bowling, climbing, cycling, disc golf, dodgeball, equestrian, fencing, ice hockey, in-line hockey, men’s lacrosse, men’s rugby, men’s soccer, men’s ultimate, men’s volleyball, men’s wrestling, paintball, running, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, wakeboard, women’s lacrosse, women’s rugby, women’s soccer, women’s ultimate, women’s volleyball, and women’s wrestling.

Aquatics
The aquatics program offers instructional classes such as Learn to Swim, private swim lessons, and lifeguard certification courses. The Aquatics program also hosts special events like the Dive-In Movie and Recathon.

Informal Recreation
Informal recreation offers drop-in activity in basketball, indoor soccer, racquetball, swimming, badminton, volleyball and more, and can check out equipment to you at no charge. Informal Recreation also oversees the Waranch Tennis Complex. This facility offers 12 lighted tennis courts and equipment checkout, and is home to the Mean Green women’s tennis team. For more information about the Waranch Tennis Complex, please call 940-565-4200.

Work where you play: Recreational Sports is one of the largest employers of students on the UNT campus. Rec Sports offers a wide range of job opportunities for students throughout the six program areas including membership services, weight room, personal training, group exercise instruction, lifeguarding, outdoor pursuits, or officiating their favorite intramural sports.

For information concerning hours of operation, call the Member Services Desk at 940-369-8347, the Recreational Sports Office at 940-565-2275, or visit the Rec Sports website at recsports.unt.edu

Career Center

Within the Career Center, Student Employment (SE) assists students with their job search by providing employment opportunities, both on- and off-campus, year round. Students who have been accepted to UNT and are currently enrolled or who have been enrolled within the previous year are eligible to access services.

Students may learn about on- and off-campus job opportunities through Eagle Careers at careercenter.unt.edu. Job fairs are conducted in August and January for students seeking off-campus employment. Once a student is hired for an on-campus position, the student’s supervisor may request the student to attend a training offered through the Career Center.  

Students may receive more information or learn how to register with Eagle Careers, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Career Center office, Chestnut Hall, Room 103, or by calling 940-565-2105.

The Career Center provides the following services to students in all degree programs and at every degree level: undergraduate, master’s and doctoral.

In-class presentations and guest lectures are offered on career-related topics (including “Resume Writing,” “Interviewing Skills,” “Using Social Media in Your Job Search” and “What Can I Do with a Major In …”).

Career planning and job search resources can be found at studentaffairs.unt.edu/career-center. These resources assist students and alumni in assessing their career interests, exploring career options and accessing relevant information for making career-related decisions.

Career advisors assist students and alumni in career exploration and research, resume writing, interview preparations, career transitions and general job search strategies through individual advising.

A web-based career services job listings system (Eagle Careers) contains current job vacancy announcements from UNT-friendly employers. Students and alumni must formally register with the Career Center in order to utilize this service.

More than 1000 employers come to UNT each year to conduct on-campus employee recruiting and on-campus interviews. The Career Center links student and alumni job seekers with hiring professionals. More than 100 school districts and 900 business, industry, government and public service employers visit campus annually. Registration for on-campus interviewing is required through Eagle Careers.

All services and resources the Career Center offers are provided at no cost to students and alumni.

The Career Center is located in Chestnut Hall, Room 103, and is available by telephone at 940-565-2105 and on the web at studentaffairs.unt.edu/career-center.

UNT Internships

Many employers prefer to hire graduates with hands-on experience in their majors. Students can gain practical experience and enhance their classroom learning through an internship.

In addition to providing insight into future careers, working as an intern provides a competitive advantage in the job market because of the skills developed while in the position.

The Career Center helps students obtain high-quality internships by working closely with potential and existing employers to promote internships within their organizations.

The Career Center also hosts a number of career-related workshops open to all enrolled students throughout the academic year.

Internships

Internships are work experiences (typically one semester) related to a student’s field of study and provide a competitive advantage in the job market by:

  • providing transferable skills through work in a professional environment,
  • creating a valuable network of contacts within an industry or occupational specialty, and
  • reinforcing choice of major and career path.

The Career Center works with more than 4,000 employers who offer internship programs such as Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Southwest Airlines, Fidelity, Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin and many others.

Internships can be part time or full time and are available throughout the year. The summer is the most popular season for obtaining them. Depending on a student’s major, academic credit may be received for completing an internship. Completing an internship is mandatory in some degree programs.

The Career Center strongly promotes paid internships; however, in some cases certain employers may not offer a paid internship. Some degree programs require students to fulfill an internship as part of their course work and may require an internship to be paid in order to meet curriculum requirements.

Off-Campus Student Services

Part of Student Activities, Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) functions as a resource for UNT’s off-campus, commuter, online and non-traditional students. Resources include an off-campus housing and roommate search database, child care resource and referral service, and information about transportation services (e.g., carpooling, bus schedules). OCSS also coordinates events for these populations, including Commuter Week, Housing Fair, Family Fun Night, and Non-Traditional Student Week.

Off-Campus Student Services is located in the Student Activities Center, University Union, Room 345. Call 940-565-3807 or visit offcampus.unt.edu for more information.

Counseling and Testing Services

The center provides short-term, confidential, professional psychological services to currently enrolled students. Individual counseling related to personal, social and emotional concerns; vocational counseling for help with selection of a major field of study or career plan; educational related counseling; and couples counseling are offered at the center. Outreach programs and consultation are available for faculty/staff and student groups.

Counseling and Testing’s group program includes both workshops as well as group therapy.  Daily workshops are designed to increase student’s coping skills in a safe space, through a variety of innovative methods such as Animal Assisted Therapy, art activities, and dancing mindfulness.  A workshop for Veteran students is also available at Student Veteran Services.  Additionally, therapy groups provide students an opportunity to obtain support from both clinicians and other students, regarding topics such as body wellness, grief, sexual and gender identity, and graduation.

In addition to the vocational interest, personality and other tests used in counseling, the center is also a national testing center and administers computer-based testing for the GRE, TOEFL, CLEP and Accuplacer. Information and application forms for various national tests are available in the center’s Testing Services office in the Gateway Building.

The Counseling Center is in Chestnut Hall, Room 311 or call 940-565-2741.

For information or to sign up for computer-based testing, call 940-369-7617; go by the Gateway Center, Room 140; or visit www.counselingandtesting.unt.edu.

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office fosters the development of leadership, civility, accountability and responsibility in the University of North Texas student; builds community through service and involvement; and serves as an advocate for all students. This office is dedicated to supporting the UNT student who may need assistance in resolving complex social, personal, financial and academic matters. We strive to help all students achieve their academic and personal goals and enhance the UNT student experience.

One of the primary aspects of the Dean of Students Office is to help students resolve university-related issues. Through the SOS (Seeking Options and Solutions) Program, the office assists students and their families in navigating diverse concerns, as well as identifying resources for personal, academic, financial and social issues. We can assist students with absence verification, class absences, pregnancy assistance, medical withdrawals, military activation of enrolled students, temporary disabilities, and temporary illness.

Student Conduct: The Dean of Students (DOS) is responsible for addressing student conduct, enforcing university policies and procedures, and providing students with the resources necessary to resolve their own personal disputes. DOS administers student disciplinary procedures in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct and maintains official disciplinary records. However, emphasis is placed on educating students about their rights and responsibilities as members of the University of North Texas community. In addition, DOS seeks to educate the campus community through literature and training about the services it offers. The office provides policy interpretation and rights adjustment as well as handling complaints against students. DOS is committed to enhancing students’ competencies as productive citizens and promoting life-long learning and community standards.

The University of North Texas is committed to providing a safe environment for all community members. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual coercion, sexual exploitation, sexual violence, and stalking are prohibited. Please see https://deanofstudents.unt.edu/sexual_violence_policies_sanctions_and_resources.

Survivor Advocacy: The UNT Survivor Advocate’s role is to connect students who have been impacted by violence to resources (counseling, health, safety, academics, legal, etc.), and act as their advocate. The Survivor Advocate can assist a student by filing protective orders, completing crime victim’s compensation applications, contacting professors for absences, working with housing to facilitate a room change (if needed), and connecting students to the many other resources that are available, both on and off campus.  You can contact her at survivoradvocate@unt.edu or at 940-565-2648.

Student Withdrawals: The Dean of Students Office is committed to helping students when they intend to withdraw for the semester. Students wishing to withdraw must do so in person at the Dean of Students Office during office hours. During their visit, students will obtain the official University Withdrawal form and meet with a staff member who will ensure students are informed of any pertinent implications related to their withdrawal. Students will also be informed of any obligations they may have with the university and items they may need to fulfill prior to withdrawing and/or upon retuning to UNT.

Students may only withdraw from the first class day until the official last day to withdraw as indicated in the academic calendar which can be found at registrar.unt.edu. Please note that a withdrawal implies dropping ALL courses. Students wishing to drop classes but who will remain enrolled in at least one course can obtain drop slips from the Registrar’s Office.

If by chance a student is incapacitated and the student cannot make the request on their own, the Dean of Students Office will assist. Verified documentation related to their condition will be required. For more information please contact the Dean of Students Office directly.

Student Complaints: The Student Standard Complaint Policy of the University of North Texas provides students with a procedure for resolving complaints against UNT faculty, staff, and agents of the university. Students with questions concerning discrimination, grade appeal, academic integrity, disability, financial aid, accommodations, or the Code of Student Conduct must contact the appropriate academic personnel or compliance officer and refer to the appropriate policies.

The Dean of Students Office will assist the student throughout the complaint process. UNT believes that most complaints can be resolved informally. All university contacts with the aggrieved student will stress the preferred mechanism of an informal resolution. A complaint filed, either formally or informally, will not be considered unless it is filed no later than 120 days after the event or occurrence giving rise to the complaint or knowledge of the event or occurrence. A student’s complaint may be withdrawn at any point by the student, thereby halting the complaint.

Absence Verification: Students are expected to attend classes regularly and to abide by the attendance policy established by the professor. However, the university is aware that there will be times when a student is unable to attend class due to emergency situations, health or the death of a loved one. The Dean of Students Office is also available to assist you with documenting your absences. Students must provide the Dean of Students with official and verifiable documentation related to the reason for absence. Once the absences have been verified the decision to allow a student to make up course work is left to the discretion of the professor and/or the department.

Authorized Class Absences/ Field Trips: All travel by students off the campus for the purpose of participation in athletics, music groups, AFROTC activity, dramatics, exhibitions, debate, student government, conventions and field trips must be authorized by the dean of the school or college of the sponsoring department. Absence lists must be approved by the department chair and sent to the office of the dean in advance of the travel date. Sponsors must report to the Dean of Students Office all students listed who did not make the trip.

Within three days after the absence, students must obtain authorized absence cards from the Dean of Students Office for presentation to instructors of classes missed. Students with authorized absence cards may make up the work missed when practicable or be given special allowance so that they are not penalized for the absence. Additional information regarding Authorized Class Absences may be found in the Faculty Handbook.

Military Activation of Enrolled Students: The University of North Texas is deeply committed to supporting students who serve in the military. A student who is a member of the National Guard, Reserve or other branch of the United States Armed Forces and is unable to complete classes because of military activation may request course withdrawals, incompletes or grades, depending on the timing of the activation and the individual needs of the students. This will ensure understanding and standardized guidelines for awarding grades to students called to active military duty during an academic semester.

The student will be required to provide documentation of military orders to the Dean of Students Office and follow procedures for withdrawal. This will ensure understanding and standardized guidelines for awarding grades to students called to active military duty during an academic semester. Dean of Students will meet with the student to discuss options and consider all areas that affect the student upon withdrawal. If incompletes or grades are requested, the student will be referred to the faculty member or academic department for assistance. The Dean of Students will send notification to faculty, academic department and Associate Dean of the verification of military orders and student’s preference for incomplete or grade assigned.

Per Texas Education Code 54.0006 (f) 3, either grades are assigned or incompletes granted. If a student receives an incomplete he/she will have one year from the end of their active duty to complete the course. The Dean of Students office will complete the official withdrawal of the student and full refund of appropriate tuition and fees. If student opts for an incomplete or grades are assigned, no refund will be given.

Pregnant and Parenting Students: The U.S. Department of Education and Office for Civil Rights released new Title IX requirements regarding pregnant and parenting students in June 2013.

The requirements and suggestions include:

Schools must excuse student’s absences because of pregnancy or childbirth for as long as the student’s doctor deems the absences medically necessary.

Absence policies in classes must accommodate pregnancy or childbirth related absences and allow for make-up work. “A teacher may not refuse to allow a student to submit work after a deadline that she missed because of absences due to pregnancy or childbirth. Additionally, if a teacher’s grading is based in part on class attendance or participation, the student should be allowed to earn the credits she missed so that she can be reinstated to the status she had before the leave.”

“A school may offer the student alternatives to making up missed work, such as retaking a semester, taking part in an online course credit recovery program, or allowing the student additional time in a program to continue at the same pace and finish at a later date, especially after longer periods of leave. The student should be allowed to choose how to make up the work.”

The UNT Dean of Students Office will provide a Verified Absence slip for parenting students (both male and female) who need to take their children to doctors’ appointments or to take care of their sick children as long as they provide proper documentation. Once the absence is verified, professors must accommodate these absences and allow for makeup work. Students needing this documentation should contact the Dean of Students Office.

Temporary Disabilities: Even temporary disabilities are not afforded the same consideration for accommodation and/or waivers that is provided under federal law for permanent disabilities. The Dean of Students Office can act as an advocate for students dealing with temporary disabilities. If a student has a temporary disability (i.e., broken leg, broken arm, pregnancy, etc.) and is in need of accommodation, they may contact the Dean of Students Office and request we advocate on their behalf. Student must submit proper documentation to the office. Upon receipt and verification, DOS will make contact with the student’s professors confirming that the temporary disability exists. Ultimately, it is up to each individual instructor to make any accommodations pertaining to temporary disabilities.

CARE Team: The University of North Texas cares about our students’ success, not only academically, but emotionally and physically as well. This commitment to the holistic development and well-being of our students is the fuel behind the hundreds of departments, services and resources across campus that seek to respond to their unique needs. Nevertheless, students do not always ask for help when they need it. In an effort to identify those students proactively, UNT has created a campus wide network of professionals who are committed to caring and responding to the unspoken needs of students. The CARE Team ensures a confidential program of identification, intervention and response in order to provide our students with the greatest chance of success and our community with the greatest level of protection.

Questions or concerns for the CARE Team regarding a student or an incident can be directed to a CARE Team Chair or another member through our web site at studentaffairs.unt.edu/care.

Student Death: The Dean of Students Office is the main point of contact in the case of a student death. The dean’s staff will notify all appropriate people and departments on campus. Information needed is the student’s full name and the contact name and number for the student’s family. A staff member will be identified by the Dean of Students to make direct contact with the family and serve as the university liaison to assist the family as needed. The names of the student’s friends should be forwarded to the Dean of Students for the purpose of outreach to those affected by the death of their friend and fellow student.

The Dean of Students Office organizes the annual Flight Memorial, an event where the UNT community recognizes all students, faculty, staff members and alumni who have passed away over the past year (April 1 - March 30). The Flight Memorial is usually held the last Wednesday of April. All family members of those who will be honored are welcome and encouraged to attend the memorial. Please contact the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@unt.edu or by calling 940-565-2648. 

For more information, contact the Dean of Students Office, 940-565-2648; deanofstudents@unt.edu; or visit us on the web at deanofstudents.unt.edu.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The personal safety and security of every member of the university community is of paramount concern to all at the University of North Texas. In keeping with this concern, each year the university publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report informing the campus about programs and services to enhance campus security, crime statistics, fire safety, fire statistics, and student disciplinary referrals for certain crime-related conduct. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at studentaffairs.unt.edu/clery.html.

The following notification is mandated by Texas Education Code Sec. 51.219.

Notification of Penalty for False Alarm or Report

A person commits an offense if he knowingly initiates, communicates or circulates a report of a present, past, or future bombing, fire, offense, or other emergency that he knows is false or baseless and that would ordinarily:

(1) cause action by an official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies;

(2) place a person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or

(3) prevent or interrupt the occupation of a building, room, place of assembly, place to which the public has access, or aircraft, automobile, or other mode of conveyance.

An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the false report is of an emergency involving a public or private institution of higher education or involving a public primary or secondary school, public communication, public transportation, public water, gas or power supply or other public service, in which event the offense is a state jail felony.

A false threat can be communicated through any means (e-mail, phone, in writing, verbally, social media, etc.). An individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony shall be punished by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days and, in addition to confinement, may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.

UNT students should be aware that the State of Texas takes these threats seriously, and the legal consequences, which are severs, go beyond anything that the University’s Code of Student Conduct will address.

Hazing

The university wants to take this opportunity to inform the university community about the dangers and consequences of hazing.

Hazing is a criminal act under the state law of Texas.

By definition, hazing is any intentional, knowing or reckless act by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in or maintaining membership in an organization” whose members are or include UNT students.  

Examples of hazing include but are not limited to:

  • Any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking, placing a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity.
  • Any type of physical activity that subjects a student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of a student, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space or calisthenics.
  • Any activity involving consumption of alcoholic beverages, liquor, drugs, food, liquid or any other substance that exposes a student to unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.
  • Any activity that intimidates or threatens a student with ostracism or that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame or humiliation that adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the student or discourages the student from entering or remaining registered at UNT, or that may reasonably be expected to cause the student to leave the organization or UNT rather than submit to hazing whether the act is committed in person or communicated by other media including social networking.
  • Any activity that induces, causes or requires a student to perform a duty or task that requires commission of an illegal act.

Hazing occurs regardless of whether the act is committed on or off the university campus and regardless of whether the student victim may have consented to or acquiesced in the activity. 

A person engages in hazing not only by directly engaging in hazing activity, but also by soliciting, directing, encouraging, directing, aiding or attempting to aid another in hazing; or by recklessly allowing hazing to occur; or by knowingly failing to report firsthand knowledge that a specific hazing incident is planned or has occurred; any person reporting a specific hazing incident involving a student  to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities or the dean of students or other appropriate university official is immune from civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred as a result of the report.

Students may be prosecuted for committing an act of hazing or for failing to report first-hand knowledge of hazing.

Incidents or planned incidents of hazing must be reported in writing to any one of the following:

  • Dean of Students Office, 940-565-2648 or 940-565-2039
  • UNT Police Department, 940-565-3000
  • UNT Hazing Hotline, 940-369-STOP (7867)

Dining Services

Dining Services at UNT is an award-winning dining program where our motto speaks volumes: “It’s about the food!” Whether you are looking to enjoy a meal in one of our resident dining halls or need something quick to-go from one of our convenient retail locations, we have fresh options that will satisfy your hunger.

Resident plans

Students living in residence halls are required to have a 5 or 7 day meal plan. These plans allow you to take advantage of our popular all-you-care-to-eat open dining policy, meaning that you can visit any dining hall, any time it’s open, as often as you wish. Most are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M-F) and weekend service is available as well. Both 5 and 7 day meal plans come with Flex dollars, which give students access to all of our retail locations on campus. Flex dollars are a spending privilege that work like a debit card; each time a purchase is made, the money is subtracted from your flex account, and your new total will print at the bottom of your receipt.

Commuter plans

Commuter students may purchase the meal plans listed above or select commuter-specific meal plans: 8’s Enough, 1-A-Day, Commuter 80, Commuter 120, Commuter 160, and Declining Balance. While having a meal plan will save you money, all of our dining halls are open to the public and we gladly accept cash and credit for individual meals.

For more information please visit the Dining Services office located in Crumley Hall, Room 132, call 940-565-2462 or visit our web site at dining.unt.edu.

Office of Disability Accommodation

The Office of Disability Accommodation (ODA) is the central referral agency and resource clearinghouse for students who qualify for disability accommodations as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as Amended. The mission of the ODA is to provide reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids to eligible students by facilitating appropriate adjustments to the classroom and associated learning environments. In order to administer this process, ODA maintains all student disability related medical and psychological documentation and the corresponding accommodation request records. Students who qualify for accommodations are responsible for presenting to their instructor an Accommodation Request Form, which is generated in ODA letter-head and signed by a department official.

ODA staff members are available to counsel and advise students regarding disability related matters and can assist in devising academic success strategies, including referral to other campus and community services. ODA arranges classroom auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters, Computer Aided Real Time Transcriptionists (CART), readers, alternative format textbooks (such as textbooks on tape) and various forms of adaptive equipment and technologies. ODA also houses adaptive testing facilities for administration of course examinations and works closely with academic departments and course instructors in making such arrangements. For more information, call 940-565-4323, TDD 940-369-8652 or 565-2958; visit Sage Hall, Room 167; or go to www.unt.edu/oda.

Distance education (web-based and videoconference)

The University of North Texas offers a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses, degree programs and certificate programs via distance education, primarily through the web. Most web-based courses can be taken from any location worldwide that has Internet access and the appropriate computer equipment available. For more information, visit online.unt.edu.

Distinguished Lecture Series

The UNT Distinguished Lecture Series was organized and chartered as a universitywide program in 2004 with the assistance of the UNT Student Government Association and the Division of Student Affairs. The series is administered by a committee composed of students, faculty and staff, with a student member serving as chairperson. The objective of the series is to provide the university and greater communities with a variety of distinguished, world-class lecturers and speakers who will bring significant interest, visibility and added prestige to the University of North Texas. The series is dedicated to complement the educational process and to add significantly to the quality of life for the university community and communities of the Dallas–Fort Worth region. Recent programs have featured President George W. Bush, author Sherman Alexie, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, financial planner Suze Orman, television hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, author Eric Schlosser, activist Cornel West, former Mexican President Vicente Fox, TV scientist Bill Nye, and environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and more. For more information, please visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/dls.

Eagle Ambassadors

UNT Eagle Ambassadors are student recruiters/tour guides with various majors and backgrounds who are interested in promoting the university. In addition to conducting well-organized, friendly tours of the university for prospective students, parents and other visitors, Eagle Ambassadors represent the student body at various events for the President’s Office. They also serve as positive role models for prospective students while assisting the Office of Admissions at college nights and at UNT Preview. The Eagle Ambassadors are responsible for operating the information desk in the Eagle Student Services Center.

The program, started in 1998, offers students an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Following a competitive application and interview process, Eagle Ambassadors are trained extensively. These students receive a $2,500 scholarship as well as an hourly wage and are required to maintain a minimum grade point average and full-time student status.

Eagle Alert

Eagle Alert is an automated system that allows UNT administrators to notify the campus community by phone in the event of an emergency. Eagle Alert sends voice and text messages to phones of everyone with an active EUID account who has registered with the system. All students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the Eagle Alert system using the telephone numbers provided to UNT during the registration or hiring process.

You should check your contact information regularly and update it as soon as it changes by logging in at my.unt.edu and following the “Update your information” link under the Eagle Alert banner. For more information on UNT Eagle Alert, visit www.unt.edu/eaglealert.

EagleConnect

UNT has designated email as an official form of communication between the university and students. UNT provides email accounts to all students registered at the university through EagleConnect, https://it.unt.edu/eagleconnect. Students are automatically assigned email accounts to support a reasonable volume of email.  Students are responsible for reading their e-mail frequently enough to receive important communications from the university.

Facilities use policy

The term facilities describes all structures on the campus or otherwise under the control of the university. Use of such facilities is governed by the university’s “Facilities Use” policy and “Off-Campus Speakers” policy. Requests may be made through the Facilities Scheduling Office, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development at 940-565-2600.

Student organizations wishing to reserve facilities should contact the Student Activities Center, Stovall Temporary Union Building, Room 155, or call 940-565-3807.

Fine Arts Series

The UNT Fine Arts Series began as the Lyceum Series in 1924 during the Normal College era. The series has continued to provide a wide variety of the visual, performing and literary arts for the university and communities in the greater Dallas–Fort Worth region. Coordinated by a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff, the Fine Arts Series provides students with leadership opportunities, arts management skills, participation in the selection of artists and their works, and evaluation skills to discern among various artists.

UNT students may receive free tickets to non-food performances by presenting a current UNT ID to the ticket seller. Faculty and staff are admitted at a discounted price. For more information, call 940-565-3805 or visit www.unt.edu/fas.

Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council assures formal avenues of communication between representatives of the graduate student body and both the Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School and the Graduate Council. It serves as an advisory council to facilitate an interchange of views and information between these groups. Two members of the Graduate Student Council are elected annually to serve as voting members of the Graduate Council. For additional information, contact the Toulouse Graduate School or visit www.gsc.unt.edu.

The Center for Leadership and Service

The Center for Leadership and Service provides opportunities and programs to assist students in becoming engaged leaders in the community. Programs include leadership workshops and conferences, short-and long-term service programs, and opportunities for students to engage in leadership positions on campus. The Center for Leadership and Service is located in the Union, Third Floor. For more information call 940 565-3021.

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services provides free advice and assistance to currently enrolled students. This office also maintains a variety of legal publications for student use. Students are encouraged to meet with an attorney during walk-in hours. For details, please refer to the web site at www.unt.edu/legal or call 940-565-2614.

Living accommodations

Graduate men and women may live in university-owned residence halls or in off-campus housing.

College Inn, Honors Hall, Legends Hall, Mozart Square and Santa Fe Square are reserved for upperclassmen, including graduate students. Students living in one of these halls may select a no–meal plan option. More information regarding university-owned residence halls may be obtained by calling 940-565-2610, or online at housing.unt.edu.

Off-Campus Housing. Students who are not required to live in university housing under the terms of the housing policy may live where they choose. The university does not assume any responsibility in off-campus housing arrangements but does support the federal housing policies that housing owners not discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status or national origin.

The Student Association publishes an apartment evaluation survey that is available in their office on level 4 of the University Union.

Multicultural Center

Location: University Union, Suite 218
Phone: 940-565-3424
Web site: edo.unt.edu/content/multicultural-center

The UNT Multicultural Center was established with the goal that it would be a place where students and community members could experience the cultural wealth of the university with a central purpose to teach diversity through student engagement and promote student success. The Multicultural Center provides resources, information, educational opportunities and events that build inclusion focusing on five areas of diversity: race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, interfaith and disability.

Student organizations policy

The University of North Texas recognizes the right of any group of students to form a voluntary organization for purposes not forbidden by local, state or federal law, or university policy. All organizations that wish to obtain benefits (e.g., room reservations) must register each long semester with the Student Activities Center. 

Policies regulating the approval, functioning and privileges of registered organizations are available from the Student Activities Center, University Union, Room 345; studentactivities.unt.edu; or 940-565-3807.

Parking

Parking regulations, maps detailing parking facilities, parking office hours, contact information, and the links to paying parking citations online or to purchasing a parking permit online may be obtained at www.unt.edu/transit. All student, staff and faculty parking permits (except temporary permits, TF permits and “A” reserved permits) are sold online.

Spiritual life

The Office of Spiritual life seeks to help students explore their values, beliefs, and ways of making meaning as they navigate their college experience. Through various initiatives, students are encouraged to critically reflect on their beliefs and engage with a diverse array of peers in interfaith dialogue. Spiritual life also serves as an additional resources for religious and spiritual student organizations looking for more ways to connect to the campus and the student body, including a registration process for campus ministers. For more information, please call 940-565-3288 or visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/office-spiritual-life.

Speech and Hearing Center

The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center offers services to adults and children in the Denton-Dallas-Fort Worth areas with speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders. Audiology services include hearing testing, dispensing and repair of hearing aids, management of cochlear implants, assessment of auditory processing disorders, assessment of tinnitus, and aural rehabilitation programs. Speech-language pathology services include evaluation and treatment of language, articulation, fluency, voice, resonance, and swallowing disorders.

The Speech and Hearing Center offers many services designed to meet the needs of UNT students, including a dialect reduction service for non-native speakers of English and testing and support for students with language-learning disabilities. The Center also provides assessment and treatment services to students in the performing arts, including a hearing conservation program for musician’s ear protection, tinnitus management for musicians, and voice evaluation and treatment for performance-related disorders. Services are free to enrolled UNT students.

The Speech and Hearing Center accepts payment through cash, credit card, insurance, and traditional Medicaid. A sliding fee scale is available for clients from the community who meet income qualifications. To schedule an appointment, please call 940-565-2262. Additional information can be found at speechandhearing.unt.edu.

Learning Center

The Learning Center was created to supplement and support academic excellence and life-long learning. A wide range of individual, group and self-help programs and materials are provided to maximize the academic potential of all University of North Texas students. Programs and services housed within the center include:  tutoring (one-on-one, online, and group), the Study Skills Laboratory, Speed Reading, Supplemental Instruction,  Academic Coaching, , the Academic Success Program, Learning 101 Series, Graduate Student Services and the Academic Resource Library. For additional information see learningcenter.unt.edu.

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS) at the University of North Texas offers a variety of options to assist students in financing their education. For more information on financial aid scholarships at UNT, please visit financialaid.unt.edu, come by our office in the Eagle Student Services Center, or call 940-565-2302.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) strives to promote the interests and opinions of the undergraduate student body. As the official voice of the undergraduate student body, SGA represents students in matters of policy and student welfare. SGA sponsors programs and projects that enhance students’ educational and collegiate experiences. To learn more about the many services SGA is responsible for, visit sga.unt.edu.

Student Health and Wellness Center

The Student Health and Wellness Center, located on the second floor of Chestnut Hall, is equipped with examination and treatment rooms, a clinical laboratory and digital x-ray machine. Medical services are available when classes are in session to enrolled students paying the medical service fee. Medical care is not available between semesters or on official university holidays. A 24-hour Telehealth Line is available when the clinic is closed by calling 940-565-2333; however in an emergency, call 911. The Student Health and Wellness Center operates on an appointment system. Call 940-565-2333 or go online to myosh.unt.edu to make an appointment. Forms, hours and additional information are available online at www.healthcenter.unt.edu.

Services covered by medical services fee include routine visits for coughs, colds and other illnesses as well as monitoring of chronic conditions and referrals to outside specialists. Charges are assessed for ancillary services, including medications, supplies for procedures and treatments, testing, vaccinations and allergy injections, and specialty provider visits, such as psychiatric, dietitian, massage therapy, travel clinic and women’s pap appointments. Students may pay with cash, check, credit card, or make billing arrangements. The Student Health and Wellness Center must have prior parental consent on file to treat patients under 18 years of age. Anyone with a complex medical condition is urged to meet with a medical provider to review their medical history within the first few weeks of attending UNT.

Allergy injections can be administered at the Student Health and Wellness Center. Patients must have allergy serum and orders from their allergist prior to receiving allergy injections. For more information, obtain a current “Allergy Policy” from the Student Health and Wellness Center.

Medical information is confidential and is not released to others without a release signed by the patient. If a parent or guardian requests information on a patient under 18 years of age, the Student Health and Wellness Center provides the information as allowed under the law.

The UNT Pharmacy located on the first floor of Chestnut Hall fills prescriptions for the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center and offers some over-the-counter medications for students. Prescriptions from outside physicians can also be filled at the UNT Pharmacy. Students needing medications filled should speak with a pharmacist about their options by calling 940-565-2790.

Dental and optical services are available for enrolled students and their families through contracted partnerships. These services are not covered by student fees, but can be covered under some insurance policies.  Please contact the UNT Dental Office at 940-273-2184 and College Optical Express at 940-369-7441 for pricing, information on services, and other questions.

The Meadows Center for Health Resources provides individual health education, outreach programs for students and campus groups as well as special programs for specific health needs. Go online to healthcenter.unt.edu/meadows-center for information about services and programs. Contact the Meadows Center at 940-565-2787 to request information or schedule a program.

The Student Health and Wellness Center recommends that all students have current immunizations for diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, rubella, mumps, measles and hepatitis B. Effective January 1, 2012, a bacterial meningitis vaccination is required by Texas state law for any new or transfer student under the age of 30 who is attending UNT for the first time, and any returning students who have not been continuously enrolled for the previous long semester. Additional information on this requirement, including forms, submission process and other issues relating to possible exemptions, is available at the immunization section of the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center’s web site at healthcenter.unt.edu/immunization-requirements. It is also recommended that all other students consider receiving the bacterial meningitis vaccination.

Health insurance program

A group student health insurance plan is offered for students enrolled at UNT. Application forms are available online at www.uhcsr.com.

International students should refer to “International Student Health Insurance Requirement” elsewhere in this section.

UNT Police Department

The UNT Police Department serves an integral role in campus life as the university’s principal provider of safety and security for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Located at 1700 Wilshire in the Sullivant Public Safety Center, the department operates 24 hours a day.

University Police officers are licensed by the State of Texas, and enforce state and local laws as well as university rules and regulations. The department offers numerous programs and services available to our community.

For more information, contact the UNT Police Department at 940-565-3000, or visit our web site at www.unt.edu/police.

University Program Council

The University Program Council (UPC) is a student-run programming board that coordinates fun and exciting programs around the UNT campus. UPC is dedicated to providing programs that are entertaining, educational, diverse and almost always free for students. UPC is comprised of several student executive positions and a student volunteer board that plan and implement events on campus. Students have the opportunity to join UPC at the beginning of each semester and assist in developing new ideas for future events as well as promote and organize events. All of our UPComing events can be found by liking our Facebook page at “UNT University Program Council” or following @UNT_UPC on Twitter.

University Union

The University Union renovation project was completed in the Fall 2015 semester and has reopened as the new center for campus life at UNT. The Union provides services and programs that members of the campus community need in their daily lives and creates an environment for getting to know and understand others through formal and informal associations.

The Union is home to many different offices, services and student organizations. These groups include: Barnes & Noble at UNT, Union Administration, Student Activities, Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Student Legal Services, banking services, post office, Design Works, Multicultural Center, Center for Leadership and Service, University Program Council (UPC), Orientation and Transition Programs, Substance Abuse Resource Center (SARC), Student Government Association (SGA) and Graduate Student Council (GSC).  The Union is also home to many dining options, including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bueno, Burger King, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Which Wich, and much more.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the Union, please visit union.unt.edu or contact the Union at 940-565-3805. Like us at facebook.com/UNTUnion and follow us on Twitter @UNT_Union. Contact Union Scheduling Services for catering, event planning and facility use at 940-565-3804 or visit union.unt.edu/scheduling.

Student Veteran Services

Student Veteran Services, in collaboration with a diversity of university departments, aims to serve as a safe place to help student veterans navigate university resources for academic success. Our focus is simply three pillars: to help remove barriers for student veterans through an emphasis on transition support through campus life; to provide connection to resources both on and off campus to assist student veterans; and to give due recognition of the service members in our UNT community through programs and scholarship. For more information, please visit the center in the General Academic Building, Rooms 102 and 119, call 940-369-8021, or e-mail veteranscenter@unt.edu for further assistance.

University Writing Lab

At the UNT Writing Lab, we offer free tutoring to all UNT students in all disciplines and at all stages of their academic careers—from English composition students to graduate students writing theses and dissertations. We do more than merely proofread; we teach you strategies and techniques to improve your writing for the long term.

We offer the following services:

  • Graduate students receive 1 hour of one-on-one tutoring at Sage Hall, Room 152. To set an appointment, email GradWriting@unt.edu
  • Graduate students receive 1 hour of one-on-one tutoring using our online tutoring service. To set an appointment, follow the guidelines on http://writinglab.unt.edu/online-tutoring
  • Engineering graduate students receive 1 hour of one-on-one tutoring at Discovery Park Library B112. To set an appointment, email WritingLab-DP@unt.edu

 

You may have only one one-on-one tutoring session per day.

 

For best results, bring your professor’s requirements for the assignment with you. Our sessions start on the hour. Please make an appointment by

  • Coming see us at the Writing Lab in Sage Hall, Room 152
  • Calling us at 940.565.2563

To learn more about our hours of operation, our workshops, and our informational handouts on topics like punctuation, grammar, and more, go to http://www.WritingLab.unt.edu.

UNT Teaching Excellence Seminar

The Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign (CLEAR) holds the Teaching Excellence Seminar, a TA/TF orientation that introduces new TA, TF and adjunct faculty to best practices in teaching and supportive resources. The event is supported by the Office of the Provost. The one-day workshop is mandatory for all new TAs and TFs as stated in the Graduate Catalog.