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 overarching 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, Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park, Counseling and Testing Services, Dean of Students, Dining Services, Distinguished Lecture Series, Emerald Eagle Scholars, Gateway and Coliseum, Greek Life, Green Jackets, High School Career Connect, Housing and Residence Life, North Texas in D.C., Off-Campus Student Services, Office of Disability Access, Office of Spiritual Life, Orientation and Transition Programs, Parent Programs, Recreational Sports, Student Activities, Student Government Association, Student Health and Wellness Center, Student Legal Services, Student Money Management Center, Student Veteran Services, Substance Abuse Resource Center, Survivor Advocacy, TRIO Programs, University Union, UNT on the Square and We Mean Green Fund.
For more information, call 940-565-4909 or visit studentaffairs.unt.edu.
UNT International is guide and champion for internationalization at the University of North Texas. The division supports international teaching, research, and service. At UNT-I, we strive to enrich campus life by welcoming international students and scholars, cultivating global citizens among students, and fostering global connections between UNT and institutions, communities and people around the world.
UNT International functions in a leadership and facilitation role to support the university’s global endeavors and international agenda. We provide expertise, assistance, and support to faculty, staff, students, and administration in all international activities.
All units are located in Marquis Hall (international.unt.edu).
The Global Engagement Office advises colleges on the development of global programs, manages UNT’s international agreements and contracts, and oversees the division’s data collection and analysis. Global Engagement acts as steward for campus internationalization by encouraging global scholarship, administering Fulbright and intramural grants, and promoting other global opportunities for faculty and students. Contact 940-369-5292 or international.unt.edu/globalengagement.
The Intensive English Language Institute, established in 1977, is the longest-standing program of its kind in North Texas and one of the most prestigious programs for learning academic English in the United States. IELI also conducts the International Teaching Assistants testing and training program for UNT. Contact 940-565-2003 or Marquis Hall, Room 223 or visit international.unt.edu/ieli.
The International Recruitment Office recruits well-qualified and diverse international students to UNT colleges and schools. Its core activities include converting international prospects to applicants via digital outreach and recruitment at feeder institutions both abroad and in the U.S. Office staff work regularly with high school counselors, foreign faculty, U.S. higher education advisors and UNT alumni. Contact 940-369-7624 or Marquis Hall, Room 114 or visit international.unt.edu/futurestudents.
The International Student and Scholar Services Office provides immigration advising and support to international students and scholars engaged in academic activities at the University of North Texas System. The office serves as the primary campus and system resource on immigration matters pertaining to all non-immigrant visa types. Contact 940-565-2195 or Marquis Hall, Room 125 or visit international.unt.edu/advising.
The Office of Sponsored Student Programs maintains relationships with sponsoring agencies around the world to place fully and partially funded international students into undergraduate, graduate and academic English language programs at UNT. In addition, the office coordinates a variety of special programs for undergraduate and graduate international students including the 1+2+1 China Transfer program. Contact 940-565-2196 or email@example.com or Marquis Hall, Room 106 or international.unt.edu/ssp.
The Study Abroad Office coordinates affiliate, exchange and faculty led programs for UNT students in collaboration with the university’s colleges and schools. The office works to create programs that inspire global citizenship, enhance curriculum, and support the academic and personal goals of UNT students from all majors and backgrounds. The office also serves as a U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility and is open to the UNT and local Denton communities. Contact 940-565-2207 or Marquis Hall, Room 145 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 instances, 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:
an international student has a government sponsored plan (these waivers are processed in the Sponsored Student Office in Marquis Hall, Room 106),
an international student has insurance through a U.S. employer group policy, or
an international student is a dependent on a parent or relative’s U.S. employer group policy.
Students will be required to go to https://unt.myahpcare.com to either enroll or waive out of the Plan, underwritten by United Healthcare Student Resources. For students requesting an insurance waiver, supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation and repatriation will also be required. This coverage may also be purchased from United Healthcare. A waiver will not be granted until proof of group insurance and medical evacuation and repatriation is provided. Enrollment into the Plan and waiver requests are processed up until the official 12th class day
Questions about the UNT-offered health plan or about a waiver from the plan may be addressed at 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 during their first term of study on the UNT campus or provide documentation of a previous TB test with results. Testing for TB will start on the 12th class day of each semester and continue for three weeks. For more information, please visit the Student Health and Wellness Center web site at healthcenter.unt.edu or call 940-565-2333.
Student services, activities and information
Adaptive Computer Lab
Any UNT student, faculty or staff member 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 semester and become familiar with equipment and services. The lab has adaptive consultants on duty for hands-on help and training.
The Adaptive Computer Lab is located in Sage Hall, room 330. 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
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305398
Denton, TX 76203-5017
The lab may be accessed through the Internet (it.unt.edu/adaptivelab).
Athletic organizations and activities
Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports 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 lounge area. The Waranch Tennis Complex has 12 lighted tennis courts.
The Physical Education Building also contains handball/racquetball courts.
North Texas Athletics
North Texas Athletics is a vital component of university life. The Mean Green athletics programs provide a rallying point for fans, friends and, most importantly, students of the University of North Texas. A student’s collegiate experience would not be complete without having enjoyed the opportunity to: tailgate with friends and family; stand and cheer on the Mean Green as they take the field or court prior to competition; and sing “Glory to the Green” immediately following the conclusion of an athletic event.
Mean Green Athletics strives to be a university partner and works diligently with multiple aspects of the university in order to enhance students’ participation and enjoyment of the collegiate experience. Students are admitted free to all athletic events with a valid student ID.
The University of North Texas competes at the Division 1 level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and is a member of Conference USA. The university is represented by athletic teams in the following sports: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball. North Texas Athletics resides in the 46,000-square-foot Athletics Center, which houses administrative offices, a football locker room, team meeting rooms, strength and conditioning facilities, and sports medicine facilities.
Apogee Stadium provides amenities that attract today’s fans looking for the ultimate game day experience, including 21 luxury suites, club level with chair back seating, giant video screens, unique concessions options and generous tailgating and staging areas. And in accordance with UNT’s commitment to create a sustainable campus, strict Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards were followed in making this the nation’s first collegiate football stadium to earn platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Late in 2018, Mean Green athletics completed construction on a brand new soccer and track facility that will feature advanced training areas and new offices and meeting space. It will also have some covered and chair-back seating for fans. The new facility has the ability to host postseason championship events which the previous facilities could not.
Mean Green athletics teams have captured numerous Conference championships as well as receiving national recognition by making recent appearances in postseason football bowl games and NCAA postseason championship tournaments for basketball, golf and soccer.
Within the Career Center, Student Employment (SE) assists students in 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 student employment services. The Career Center assists students in identifying local jobs on or off campus. Students with a preference working off-campus will find numerous opportunities in the Dallas–Fort Worth region posted through the Career Center. Some on-campus jobs may include:
- Food Services Worker, Barista, or Delivery Driver
- Rec Sports – Referee, Lifeguard or Coordinator
- Computer Lab Assistant, Tech Support or Library Assistant
- Office Assistant or Research Assistant
- Tutor, Grader or Academic Assistant
- Resident Assistant
If students choose to work on campus, we recommend scheduling classes to have three to four hours available during the day. This allows students to work 15 to 20 hours per week. Some departments are flexible with schedules, but others may prefer a set schedule.
On- and off-campus job openings are advertised on Handshake, which is available to all students, or by visiting careercenter.unt.edu. The Career Center also hosts part-time job fairs each August and January for students seeking off-campus employment as well as positions available on campus. Once a student is hired for an on-campus position, the student is required to complete student employment orientation, which is offered both online and in-person. The student’s supervisor may also request the student to attend a training offered through the Career Center.
Students may receive more information about Student Employment as well as learn how to log into Handshake by calling 940-565-2105 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by visiting the Career Center in Chestnut Hall, Suite 103.
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 careercenter.unt.edu. 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 (Handshake) 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.
Visit the Career Center in Chestnut Hall, Suite 103; Business Leadership Building (BLB), Room 136; or Discovery Park, Room C111. The Career Center also has an office at the UNT New College at Frisco campus in Room 145. For additional information, call 940-565-2105 or visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/career-center.
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, Suite 345. For more information call 940-565-3021.
The Coliseum is a multipurpose facility with accommodations for center arena events (10,705), theater presentations (3,400–5,200), banquets (1,100), concerts (3,400–8,200), commencements, athletic events, workshops, dances, camps and competitions. For information regarding Coliseum reservations, contact the Coliseum director’s office at 940-565-2557.
Off-Campus Student Services
Part of Student Activities, Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) functions as a resource for UNT’s off-campus, commuter, graduate, online and non-traditional students. Resources include an off-campus housing and roommate search database, babysitter clearinghouse, and information about transportation services (e.g., carpooling, bus schedules). OCSS also coordinates events for these populations, including the Non-Trad/Grad Student BBQ, Housing Fair, Family Fun Night, and Professional Picture Day.
For more information about OCSS, contact Student Activities in the University Union, Room 345; visit offcampus.unt.edu; or call 940-565-3807.
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 counseling; and couples counseling are offered at the center. Outreach programs and consultation are available for faculty/staff and student groups.
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, CLEP, TOEFL and TSI. The center also gives the Praxis with other proctored exams. Information and application forms for various national tests are available in the center’s office.
The Counseling center is in Chestnut Hall, Room 311, or call 940-565-2741.
Testing Services, such as computer-based testing, is in Gateway Center, Room 140, or call 940-369-7617; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 returning to UNT.
Students may only withdraw from the first class day until the official last day to withdraw as indicated in the academic calendar . 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 the Request to Drop Class form 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 email@example.com or by calling 940-565-2648.
For more information, contact the Dean of Students Office, 940-565-2648; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 severe, go beyond anything that the University’s Code of Student Conduct will address.
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)
UNT Dining Services is a student-driven 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 many retail locations, we have fresh options that will satisfy your hunger. Our goal is to fuel student success by providing nutritious and delicious mealtime favorites that are both affordable and convenient.
Freshman living on campus and upperclassmen in certain 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. All dining halls are open Monday – Friday and weekend service is available at Kerr 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 and work like a debit card; each time a purchase is made, the money is subtracted from your FLEX account.
Students living off campus may purchase the meal plans listed above or select commuter-specific meal plans: Weekly Cafeteria Plans vary from 1-A-Day to the Commuter Weekday Plan with unlimited visits Monday-Friday. Rollover Cafeteria Plans can be purchased in various meal increments. Our popular Apartment Combo Plans include visits to our cafeterias and Declining Balance dollars. The West Cafeteria Super Low Cost Plans provide a great value and can be purchased in various meal increments for use at West Cafeteria. Our Advantage FLEX Plans include FLEX Dollars and can be used at all our retail outlets on campus or to purchase meals at our cafeterias. Discovery Park Plans are also available for use at our satellite campus in north Denton.
Meal plans are a convenient and hassle-free way to save money. They’re also a great way to make sure you have access to the wholesome (and great-tasting!) food you’ll need to thrive in college. For more information, please call 940-565-2462, email email@example.com, or visit our web site at dining.unt.edu.
Office of Disability Access
The Office of Disability Access (ODA) is the campus resource 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. Part of the mission of the ODA is to provide reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids to eligible students and assist with the resolution of student disability-related access issues. In order to administer this process, ODA works with faculty and campus partners to facilitate accommodations and services. Students who are approved for accommodations are responsible for presenting to their instructor a Letter of Accommodation, which is generated on 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, 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 university-wide 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 UNT. 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, anthropologist and author Jane Goodall, 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, environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and more. For more information, visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/dls.
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 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.
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, it.unt.edu/eagleconnect. Students automatically are assigned email accounts to support a reasonable volume of email. Students are responsible for reading their email frequently enough to receive important communications from the university.
Early Alert Response System
The UNT Early Alert Response System seeks to ensure that every student has knowledge of and access to all available campus resources. Our office maintains and monitors the Early Alert Response System, and through this system we identify struggling students and connect them with appropriate on- and off-campus resources.
It is the mission of the Early Alert Program to facilitate campus-wide collaboration through the Early Alert Response System in an effort to increase student retention and persistence by identifying struggling students and actively provide a link to academic support services, advising, and campus referrals in a timely way.
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 University Union Event Planning and Scheduling Services One Stop Shop at 940-565-3804.
Student organizations wishing to reserve facilities should contact the Student Activities Center, Stovall Temporary Union Building, Room 155, 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.
The Gateway Center is a multipurpose facility housing class and conference rooms, the Club at Gateway Center, offices for the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, the Office of Development, the UNT Alumni Association, the UNT Foundation Inc., and a banquet facility which caters to both on-and off-campus events. For banquet/conference scheduling, reservations and pricing, call Union Scheduling at 940-565-3804 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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. 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 healthcenter.unt.edu.
Services available to students 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, laboratory 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 outside allergist prior to receiving allergy injections in the clinic. For more information, obtain a current “Allergy Policy” from the Student Health and Wellness Center.
If a student needs medical care when the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed, they have different options based on their insurance coverage. Students enrolled in the student insurance plan may use a 24-hour Telehealth Line by calling 855-355-7998. Students enrolled in other health insurance should consult the back of their insurance card for medical advice options. All students may call Parkland’s Nurse Call Line at 214-266-8777 free of charge. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.
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. Prescriptions from outside physicians can also be filled at the UNT Pharmacy. Patients needing medications filled should speak with a pharmacist about their options by calling 940-565-2790. Over-the-counter medications are available at the UNT Pharmacy as well as first aid supplies, hygiene products and other sundry items.
Dental and optical services are available for UNT 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, and 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 for Health Resources 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 October 1, 2013, a bacterial meningitis vaccination is required by Texas state law for any new or transfer student under the age of 22 who is attending UNT for the first time, or for 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 healthcenter.unt.edu/immunization-requirements. The UNT Health Center recommends that all UNT students consider receiving the bacterial meningitis vaccination, even if not required by state law.
Health insurance program
A group student health insurance plan is offered for students enrolled at UNT. Interested students can enroll online at https://unt.myahpcare.com.
International students should refer to “International Student Health Insurance Requirement” elsewhere in this section.
Each fall, Homecoming activities offer a full week of events sponsored by various campus departments and student organizations. Annual events include a picnic, spirit march, bonfire, parade, Golden Eagle reception to honor 50-year alumni and tailgating before the football game. Additionally, departmental receptions and student organization gatherings welcome alumni and friends returning to the campus.
For more information, contact Student Activities in the University Union, Room 345; visit homecoming.unt.edu; or call 940-565-3807.
For more than half a century–since 1950–the University of North Texas has observed the tradition of coming together each academic year to honor our most accomplished and distinguished students, faculty and staff. Honors Day is an important event in the life of the institution and occurs each spring semester, usually in April.
For more information, call 940-565-4909 or visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/programs/honors_day.html.
University Scholars Day
The purpose of Scholars Day is to celebrate the work of undergraduate researchers at UNT. Students do not need to be members of the Honors College to present. Undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a poster or paper based on original research or artist statement for creative work conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor at UNT during the past year.
All unmarried undergraduate students who have graduated from high school the semester prior to enrolling at UNT, who have completed fewer than 30 semester hours of university work (pre-college hours not included) and who enroll for 12 or more hours are required to reside in university-operated residence halls under a contractual room and board plan as long as space is available. Exemption may be granted by the director of housing in accordance with an established policy statement, which is available from the Department of Housing and Residence Life. College Inn, Honors Hall, Legends Hall, Mozart Square, Santa Fe Square and Traditions Hall are available for upperclassmen students and allow for a no–meal plan selection.
The University of North Texas’ 16 residence halls provide students with a wide range of living environments. Coed, freshmen and upperclassmen halls offer a variety of learning opportunities. Most halls have rooms specifically modified to meet ADA accommodation requests.
Hall guidelines are set forth in the Housing Handbook, which is available at housing.unt.edu. It is a student’s responsibility to be familiar with these regulations.
Residence hall applications
The Housing application, available online at housing.unt.edu must be accompanied by an administrative application fee and a prepayment in order to receive a room assignment. Room assignments are made primarily on the basis of the date contracts are completed and the residence hall and room type selected via the online application. The online application functions as a signed contract. A person who is not accepted to UNT must contact the Housing Assignment Office within 10 days- to receive a full application payment refund. For those accepted to UNT but electing not to attend, there is a schedule of application payment refund dates found in the terms and conditions of the Housing License Agreement.
For those accepted and attending UNT, there is a 10-business-day period after completing the contract in which to cancel for a full refund. Cancelation of an application beyond 10 days after completion is subject to a loss of application payment and $500 termination fee.
Students that move into on-campus housing are expected to complete the full term of the application period. Termination of housing after move-in is subject to terms outlined in the Housing License Agreement.
Room and board rates are subject to approval by the Board of Regents. A list of current rates is available online. For housing information, write to University of North Texas, Housing Department, 1155 Union Circle #311310, Denton, TX 76203-5017 or by e-mail to email@example.com. The housing application is available by creating an eHousing account on the Housing web site—housing.unt.edu.
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, religion, disability, veteran status or national origin.
Location: Sage Hall, Suite 170
Web site: learningcenter.unt.edu
The Learning Center (LC) 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. Tutoring (one-on-one, online and group), Speed Reading, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching, Learning 101 Series, Graduate Student Services and the Academic Resource Library are all housed in the center.
The Learning Center offers advising, placement, support and assessment for students completing their university and state readiness TSI requirements.
Location: Sage Hall, Suite 302
Web site: learningcommunities.unt.edu
Learning Communities at the University of North Texas offer students the opportunity to get involved in academic, service and social activities with other UNT students who share similar interests. Learning communities include two or more of the following components:
Core Courses: Required for all students. Core courses are often large courses, but students have the benefit of being enrolled with peers from their learning community.
Major Courses: Courses specific to or recommended for the intended major.
Peer Mentor: An upperclass student who provides support and advice and coordinates activities for the group.
Residence: Living on the same wing with students who share common majors or interests.
Location: University Union, Room 335
Web site: edo.unt.edu/multicultural-center
In existence for nearly 25 years, the center is committed to cultivating a campus environment where people of all identities and experiences can thrive. It fosters the success and awareness of historically underrepresented student populations with an emphasis on disability, ethnicity, gender, interfaith, race and sexual orientation. The Center provides culturally relevant programs and services that increase the awareness, understanding, and intersectionality of the various identities in the UNT community.
UNT Alumni Association
The UNT Alumni Association is a member-driven organization established to engage alumni in the life of the university and support alumni through every stage of life. The Association also offers scholarships to current students to help build a strong alumni legacy. For more information, visit UNTalumni.com or call 940-565-2834.
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 certain benefits (e.g. room reservations) must register each long semester with Student Activities.
Policies regulating the approval, functioning, and privileges of registered organizations are available from Student Activities, University Union, Room 345; studentactivities.unt.edu; or 940-565-3807.
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 transportation.unt.edu. All student, staff and faculty parking permits (except temporary permits and TF permits) are sold online based on availability.
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 web site at recsports.unt.edu.
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. We also pride ourselves on being a welcoming and engaging family, committed to helping students, faculty, and staff live happy, healthy, and active lives by participating in our seven different program areas:
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, and a new functional training space.
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 tournaments, Texas Hold ‘Em, and dodgeball.
Esports at UNT is a varsity program dedicated to developing, guiding, and encouraging our varsity players to compete at the highest level within the collegiate arena, as well as training and facilitating the competitive growth of each player and team. The esports program also supports our students in the gaming community through club and intramural sports competitions. Varsity teams include Hearthstone, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.
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.
The sport club program provides an opportunity for UNT students to compete against other colleges and universities in the Texas region and nationally. The 33 clubs compete recreationally and competitively and welcome all those interested in the sport, regardless of skill level. Club leader information and club practice times can be found by visiting the Rec Sports website or by picking up a Sport Clubs contact list in the Rec Center.
The aquatics program offers instructional classes such as adult and kids swimming classes, private swim lessons, and lifeguard certification and water safety instructor courses. The Aquatics program also hosts free special events like a dive in movie and swim challenge.
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.
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 seven 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.
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 resource 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 & 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 (re)habilitation 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 or social/pragmatic difficulties. 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.
The Speech and Hearing Center accepts payment through cash, credit card, and we are out of network for most insurance. 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 aslp.hps.unt.edu/clinic.
One of the goals of Student Activities is to help students get involved on campus, to maximize their college experience. Through a variety of events, services, and resources, the office provides students with opportunities to connect to the university and to other students. Student Activities promotes a sense of community and loyalty to the university while enhancing the social, intellectual, and developmental growth of students as individuals or members of student organizations. We do this through three areas: campus-wide events and traditions, including Mean Green Fling and Homecoming; Off-Campus Student Services, which includes events and services for off-campus, commuter, non-traditional, graduate, and online students; and student organization services, including programs for new and existing organizations.
For more information or help contacting any of the 425 registered student organizations, contact Student Activities in the University Union, Room 345; visit studentactivities.unt.edu; or call 940-565-3807.
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 and scholarships at UNT, please visit financialaid.unt.edu; come by our offices 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 experience. To learn more about the many services SGA is responsible for, visit sga.unt.edu.
Undergraduate students interested in becoming a member of SGA may call 940-565-3850; visit the SGA office located in the University Union, Room 344; or visit the SGA web site at sga.unt.edu.
Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services provides free legal 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 Open Legal Clinic hours. Please refer to the web site for details (unt.edu/legal) or call 940-565-2614.
Student Money Management Center
The Student Money Management Center provides tools and solutions UNT students need to achieve financial independence during their college experience. Free services include private consultations with professionals or peer counselors. The center sponsors free workshops, seminars and clinics covering a wide variety of personal financial and money management topics. Some of the workshops are based in theory, some are based in methodology—but all of the training opportunities include plenty of tips and strategies that students can apply to their personal financial situations. All educational opportunities are open to all members of the UNT community. For information, visit moneymanagement.unt.edu, call 940-369-7761 or stop by Suite 313 in Chestnut Hall.
Orientation and Transition Programs
Orientation and Transition Programs seeks to provide resources and services to help students establish and attain their educational goals. Beginning with first-year students, the office serves as a central location to help students transition to the UNT campus, but also connect with their peers, faculty, staff and parents. These connections help guide and direct students throughout their educational experience at UNT and facilitate their success. For more information on Orientation and Transition Programs, stop by our office, located in the University Union, Room 377, call 940-565-4198, or visit us on the web at transition.unt.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
UNT TRIO Programs
TRIO develops, implements and administers programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of unique student populations, such as the financially and educationally disadvantaged, minorities and disabled individuals. UNT TRIO currently administers four programs that provide services to students from middle school level through undergraduate level. Projects administered by TRIO have involved numerous school districts in the state of Texas, as well as many community colleges throughout the state. These four programs provide services for more than 1,700 participants yearly, ranging from 6th graders to upper-division undergraduate UNT students. Contact TRIO at 940-565-2090 or email@example.com. The McNair Scholars Program is a fifth TRIO program at UNT, located in the Honors College under Academic Affairs. See honors.unt.edu/mcnair-scholars for more information on this program
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 the university community.
For more information, contact the UNT Police Department at 940-565-3000, or visit their web site at police.unt.edu.
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, Eagle Images, Substance Abuse Resource Center (SARC), PRIDE Alliance, 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 and Instagram @UNT_Union. Contact Union Scheduling Services for catering, event planning and facility use at 940-565-3804 or visit union.unt.edu/scheduling.
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.
The UNT Writing Center offers 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.
Our hours are from 9:00 – 9:00, Monday – Thursday and from 9:00 – 3:00 on Fridays. We offer walk-ins at Willis Library on Sunday – Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00. You can stop by at 5:00 when the tutor arrives to sign up for a slot that night – first come, first served.
Students may have up to 1 hour of instruction total per day. Graduate students working with our graduate tutors can schedule 1 hour of instruction per week, either online or in-person.
We have one more location exclusively for graduate students in engineering in the library at Discovery Park, room B112. Please e-mail writingcenter-DP@unt.edu for details.
We have online appointments in our main center from 9:00 – 9:00, Monday –Thursday, and from 9:00 – 3:00 on Fridays. Please call 940-565-2563 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an online conference.
Our graduate tutors also offer online appointments for graduate students. Please e-mail email@example.com to schedule.
To learn more, visit our website writingcenter.unt.edu.