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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
University of North Texas
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 overarching goals of the university by implementing programs essential to realizing UNT’s mission as a “student-focused research university.”

Departments and programs within the DSA include: Career Center, Center for Leadership and Service, Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, Counseling and Testing Services, Dean of Students, Dining Services, Greek Life, Housing and Residence Life, Orientation and Transition Programs, Parent Programs, Research and Planning, Recreational Sports, Student Activities Center, Student Health and Wellness Center, Student Legal Services, Student Money Management Center, University Union and the Veterans Center.

For more information, call 940-565-4909.

UNT-International

UNT-International assists all students, 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 activity of six constituent units. All units are located on the second floor of Sycamore Hall (e-mail: international@unt.edu; web site: www.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 visit www.international.unt.edu/ieli.

The International Admissions office assists students with admissions advising. Contact 940-565-2442 or international@unt.edu or visit www.international.unt.edu/admissions.

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 internationaladvising@unt.edu or visit www.international.unt.edu/advising.

The International Welcome 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 international@unt.edu or visit www.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, and personal and academic counseling; and reports academic progress to sponsors with direct invoicing for tuition and fees. Contact 940-565-2196 or aleka.myre@unt.edu or visit www.international.unt.edu/sspc.

The Center for Global Learning and Experience (GLE) encourages study experience all over the world. It assists faculty, staff and students with exchanges, Fulbright Programs and travel logistics. GLE also hosts exchange students from other countries on the UNT campus. U.S. students wishing to transfer credits from international institutions should contact the GLE for pre-approval. Contact 940-565-2207 or studyabroad@unt.edu or visit www.international.unt.edu/gle.

National Student Exchange

Valerie Borgfield, Campus Coordinator

An undergraduate student at the University of North Texas may apply to spend a term/semester or a year on exchange at one of nearly 200 colleges and universities that are members of the National Student Exchange, a consortium that provides for students within the United States and Canada what study abroad programs offer on an international scale. Through NSE a student can travel and live at another university site, take courses that are not offered at UNT, assess an out-of-state institution for future graduate study, and enjoy a part of the United States that is quite different from Texas.

UNT’s membership in the National Student Exchange makes it possible for a UNT student to attend another NSE member institution at the same cost as attending UNT or at the in-state tuition rate of the other university. The student remains enrolled at UNT, with all the advantages of continuous enrollment. Through NSE coordinators on the two campuses, the tasks of advising, registering for classes and securing housing can be worked out to provide the student with a smooth exchange experience. UNT students may apply for financial aid on our campus for the term(s)/semester(s) they will be on exchange.

Students must be enrolled full time at UNT for two consecutive long terms/semesters prior to exchange including the term/semester in which they apply and must have a minimum cumulative UNT GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application and when the exchange actually takes place. All aspects of the application process must be completed by February 15 prior to the academic year in which the student wishes to go on exchange. Since exchanges are limited, an exchange through NSE is a privilege for which the student must be selected.

Students who are interested in learning more about an exchange through NSE should contact the campus coordinator to learn the procedures of applying and qualifying. Interested students should stop by Sycamore Hall, Room 204, to pick up a copy of the NSE Directory, which explains how the program works and provides detailed information about every institution that participates in NSE.

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.

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,
  2. an international student has insurance through employment in the U.S., or
  3. an international student has coverage obtained through the employment of a parent or relative in the U.S.

Students who request an insurance waiver will be required to show proof of coverage that is either government sponsored or provided by a U.S. employer. Supplementary insurance to cover medical evacuation and repatriation will also be required. A waiver will not be granted until such proof is shown.

International students eligible for UNT employee insurance must go to the Human Resources Department to enroll in the insurance program. Human Resources will provide the employee with a verification form that will indicate the employee’s enrollment status. Students must take the form to the Student Health and Wellness Center and complete a waiver request form. If the student is in the mandatory 90-day waiting period, the student will need to purchase short-term insurance from the UNT-offered health plan.

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, Room 205 or 940-565-2157.

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 Sycamore Hall, Room 104. To contact the Adaptive Computer Lab, call 940-565-3048, TDD Access through Relay Texas: 800-735-2989, or write to:

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

e-mail: Mikal.Hensarling@unt.edu

The lab may be accessed through the Internet (www.unt.edu/ACSGAL/).

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 and a Smoothie King and Point Bank lounge area. The Waranch Tennis Complex has 12 lighted tennis courts. Fouts Field and the Coliseum.

Facilities in the Coliseum include handball and racquetball 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 athletic program provides a rallying point for fans, friends and, most importantly, students of the University of North Texas. A student’s collegiate experience wouldn’t 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 the Sun Belt Conference. The university is represented by athletic teams in the following sports: basketball, 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), volleyball. North Texas Athletics resides in the 46,000-square-foot Athletics Center, which houses administrative and football coaches’ offices, a football locker room, team meeting rooms, strength and conditioning facilities, and sports medicine facilities.

Mean Green Stadium provides amenities that attract today’s fans looking for the ultimate game day experience, including 20 luxury suites, club level with chair back seating, giant video screens and generous tailgating and staging areas. The new stadium is the first collegiate football stadium designed by award-winning HKS Inc., the same architectural firm that just completed the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. And in accordance with UNT’s commitment to create a sustainable campus, we’ve followed strict Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards making this the nation’s first collegiate football stadium that earns gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Mean Green athletics teams have captured numerous Sun Belt Conference championships as well as receiving national recognition by appearing in four consecutive football bowl games from 2001–04 and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 2007 and 2010.

Career Center

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 services.

Students may learn about on- and off-campus job opportunities through the Eagle Network by visiting careercenter.unt.edu. Job fairs are conducted in early fall and spring for students seeking off-campus employment. Once a student is hired for an on-campus position, the student is eligible to sign up for customer service training in the C.A.S.A. (Creating a Service Attitude) program.

Students may receive more information or learn how to register with the Eagle Network 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.

Career Services (CS) 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,” “Job Search Strategies,” “Interviewing Skills” and “What Can I Do With a Major In …?”

The Career Research Library and Career Computer Lab have publications, corporate portfolios and computer programs to assist students in identifying and exploring career and employment information (employment outlook, salary surveys and employer contact information). It is open to all students and alumni to use in their job search.

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 (Eagle Network) 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 400 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 more than 300 business, industry, government and public service employers visit campus annually. Registration for on-campus interviewing is required through Eagle Network.

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

The Career Center is located in Chestnut Hall, Room 103. The Career Center is available by telephone at 940-565-2105 and on the web by visiting careercenter.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 University Union, Suite 324. For more information call 940 565-3021.

The Coliseum

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.

Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services

The Student Activities Center serves as a liaison between commuter students and non-traditional students. Services include assistance with locating off-campus housing, information on commuter and transportation services (i.e. carpooling, bus schedules, etc.), as well as coordinating and co-sponsoring events such as Commuter Week, Apartment Fairs and Non-Traditional Student Week.

Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services is located in the Student Activities Center, University Union, Suite 320. Call 940-565-3807 or visit studentactivities.unt.edu for more information.

Counseling and Testing Services

The center provides 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 marital and premarital counseling are offered at the center. All individual counseling is limited to eight sessions per academic year. Outreach programs and consultation are available for faculty/staff and student groups.

Group counseling is offered at various times in such areas as improving interpersonal skills, stress management, overcoming eating disorders and coping with sexual abuse, among others.

In addition to the vocational interest, aptitude, personality and other tests used in counseling, the center also serves as a national testing center and computer-based testing site for the GRE, CLEP and TOEFL. Information and application forms for various national tests are available in the center’s office.

The 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 or go to the Gateway Center, Room 140.

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students (DOS) fosters the development of both undergraduate and graduate students by providing continuous opportunities for intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth.

The Dean of Students also promotes diversity, student advocacy, leadership and ethical development, and builds community, while serving to complement the academic experience.

The DOS departments include the Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park, Office of Greek Life, Pohl Recreation Center and Recreational Sports, Student Activities Center, Student Money Management Center and the Veterans Center.

For information contact the Dean of Students, University Union, Suite 320; www.deanofstudents.unt.edu; or 940-565-2648.

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 & 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. Anyone without a meal plan is also welcome at all of our locations as 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 website 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. The mission of the ODA is to pro-vide 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 on ODA letterhead 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, or visit Suite 321, University Union.

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 www.UNTeCampus.com.

Next Generation Courses (NGEN)

NGen courses are large lecture classes which have been redesigned to blend three main elements: traditional lecture; experiential learning; and interactive, online learning. Each NGen course is uniquely designed and students will spend a portion of class time in lectures and small group experiential learning, with the remaining content delivered online. These blended learning courses are designed to engage learners and to enhance student learning outcomes through an instructional format that matches the learning needs of a new generation of students.

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 and the Division of Student Development. 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 financial planner Suze Orman, author Eric Schlosser, activist Cornel West, former Mexican President Vicente Fox, TV scientist Bill Nye, and environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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 in UNT history and traditions. 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.

To register for Eagle Alert, students should log on to my.unt.edu and click on the Eagle Alert banner to provide or update their contact information.

EagleConnect

UNT has designated e-mail as an official form of communication between the university and students. UNT provides e-mail accounts, accessible at my.unt.edu, to all students registered at the university with no special fee imposed for those accounts. Students are automatically assigned e-mail accounts and are given computer storage space for a reasonable volume of mail. 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, Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management at 940-565-2600.

Student organizations wishing to reserve facilities should contact the Student Activities Center, University Union, second level 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 the greater Dallas–Fort Worth community. Coordinated by a committee composed 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 information, call 940-565-3805 or visit www.unt.edu/fas.

Gateway Center

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 unionschedul-ing@union.admin.unt.edu.

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 x-ray. A pharmacy and an optical clinic are located on the first floor. Medical services are available when school is in session to enrolled students paying the medical service fee. Medical care is not available between semesters or on official university holidays. In an emergency, call 911. The Student Health and Wellness Center operates on an appointment system. Call 940-565-2333 to make an appointment. Forms and additional information are available online at www.healthcenter.unt.edu.

Appointment hours, fall and spring semesters:  Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Appointment hours, summer terms: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Saturday walk-in clinic for acute care only (fall and spring semesters only): 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Nurse visit hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Allergy clinic hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 9:30a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The health center professional staff includes licensed physicians, certified nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses; certified lab technologists; certified medical technologists; certified radiological technologists; registered pharmacists; social workers; and administrative, business and medical records personnel. Also available are psychiatrists, a registered dietitian and a registered massage therapist.

The student medical services fee allows students to access physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and the pharmacy. Charges are assessed for ancillary services, medications, special supplies and treatments, and specialty provider visits. 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 minors (under 18). Anyone with a complex medical condition is urged to meet with one of our medical providers to review your medical history.

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

The 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 physicians can also be filled at the pharmacy. Students needing medications filled should speak with a pharmacist about their options by calling 940-565-2790.

The Meadows Center for Health Resources provides individual health education and outreach programs referral to students, campus groups and special programs for specific health needs. Contact the Coordinator of the Meadows Center for Health Resources at 940-565-2787 for a complete list of offerings.

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.

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, 2010, a bacterial meningitis vaccination is required by Texas state law for any first-time or transfer student who is residing in on-campus housing. Additional information on this requirement, including proof and other issues relating to possible exemptions, is available at the immunization section of the UNT health center’s web site at healthcenter.unt.edu/ImmReq.htm. 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 in the Student Health and Wellness Center or online at www.uhcsr.com.

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

Homecoming

Traditional homecoming activities offer a full week of events sponsored by numerous campus departments. Events include the annual homecoming picnic, a Golden Eagle reception honoring 50-year alumni, the annual homecoming bonfire and student yell competition, and the homecoming parade and Mean Green Village tailgating area. Departmental receptions and student organization gatherings also provide a welcome to former students, faculty, staff and friends returning to the campus each fall.

Honors Day

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. Students listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges are also recognized. For more information, call 940-565-4909 or visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/programs/honors_day.html.

Housing

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, Santa Fe Square, and Mozart Square are available for upperclass students who wish to choose the no–meal plan option.

Residence Halls

The University of North Texas’ 14 residence halls provide students with a wide range of lifestyles. All-female, coed and upperclass halls offer a variety of learning opportunities. Most halls are specially modified to accommodate disabled students.

Hall guidelines are set forth in The ABCs of Residence Hall Living, which is available at www.unt.edu/housing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with these regulations.

Residence Hall Contracts

The Housing contract, available online at www.unt.edu/housing, must be accompanied by a deposit and a prepayment. Room assignments are made primarily on the basis of the date contracts are completed via the online application. The online application functions as a signed contract. A person who is not accepted to UNT has a 10-business-day period from the date of denial to receive a full refund. For those accepted but selecting another university, there is a schedule of refund dates found on the web site.

For those accepted and attending UNT, there is a 10-business-day period after making the contract in which to cancel for a full refund. There is also a simple walk-off fee (to leave for whatever reason) of $1000 plus room and board charges through check-out. Freshmen exercising this option may only move home.

Room and board costs are subject to change by the Board of Regents. A list of current charges is available from the Housing Office and 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 housinginfo@unt.edu. The housing contract is available on our web site—www.unt.edu/housing.

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, religion, disability, veteran status or national origin.

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 is provided to maximize the academic potential of all University of North Texas students. Online tutoring, RASSL (Reading and Study Skills Laboratories), Supplemental Instruction, Connecting for Success, the Volunteer Tutor Program, the Academic Success Program, Learning Success Workshops, and the Academic Resource Library are all housed in the center.

Online tutoring provides UNT students with free interactive tutoring 24 hours a day, seven days per week through Smarthinking.com.

Reading and Study Skills Laboratory (RASSL) is a non-credit workshop designed to help students enhance their skills in studying, test taking, presenting, note taking, goal setting and time management. The groups are small and students are encouraged to share their experiences with academic difficulties and success.

Speed Reading is a non-credit workshop designed to increase reading speed while maintaining or improving retention.

Supplemental Instruction places peer tutors in difficult courses to help students clarify material. These tutors facilitate group learning outside of class, while modeling transferable study skills that will help students in other courses.

Volunteer Tutors offer their time and expertise for free. The tutors are upper-class students who have done well in the courses they tutor and are eager to help others succeed.

The Academic Resource Library provides books and computer programs to assist students with preparation for graduate school admissions exams.

The Academic Success Program is a workshop designed to help students restore their academic standing.

Connecting for Success provides linkages to academic support resources throughout the university. Students can contact those resources that might be most helpful to them.

Learning Success Workshops are designed to help students enhance their skills in studying, note taking, goal setting and time management.

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 Multicultual 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.

UNT Alumni Association

The UNT Alumni Association 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.

Organizations Policy

The University of North Texas recognizes the right of any group of students, faculty or staff to form a voluntary organization for purposes not forbidden by the laws of the United States or the State of Texas or university policy. All organizations that include enrolled students as members must register each year with the Student Activities Center.

Policies regulating the organization, functioning, sponsorship and privileges of registered and recognized organizations are available from the Student Activities Center, University Union, Suite 320; the web site (www.unt.edu/sa); 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. Effective December 1, 2008, all student, staff and faculty parking permits (except temporary permits, TF permits and “A” Reserved permits) are sold online.

Pohl Recreation Center

The Pohl Recreation Center (Rec Center) provides facilities for recreational and fitness activities, including a weight room, a climbing wall, a bouldering wall, an indoor track for walking and jogging, an aquatics area, four gymnasiums and an outdoor pursuits center. The aquatics area includes a lap pool, a spa and a leisure pool (with warmer water than in the lap pool, a vortex, a water channel, underwater seating, a water fountain, benches, zero beach entry, spray tunnel and water curtains, and hydraulic lifts for handicap access). The gymnasiums house four multi-purpose courts for basketball, volleyball and badminton, with one of the multi-purpose courts featuring an indoor soccer arena. The outdoor pursuits center provides outdoor equipment rental and sponsors outdoor adventure trips and clinics.

Also located in the Rec Center are locker rooms, the Smoothie King, lounge and seating areas, meeting rooms, two group exercise rooms, lighted outdoor sand volleyball and basketball courts, and the Recreational Sports office.

Open throughout the day for recreation and fitness opportunities, the Rec Center offers group exercise classes in a variety of formats. 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 recreational facility 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 Recreational Sports’ web site:www.unt.edu/recsports.

Recreational Sports

The university offers extensive intramural, sport clubs, informal recreation and recreational instruction programs to provide students with recreational and competitive opportunities. Any student who pays the recreational facility 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.

The sport club program provides an opportunity for UNT students to compete against other colleges and universities in the Texas area. The clubs include aikido, baseball, bowling, cycling, disc golf, fencing, gamers, ice hockey, in-line hockey, ultimate disc, men’s lacrosse, men’s rugby, men’s soccer, men’s ultimate disc, men’s volleyball, paintball, running, sailing, table tennis, tennis, triathletes, wake, women’s lacrosse, and women’s ultimate disc and women’s volleyball.

The group exercise program offers students exciting aerobic activities for a small fee. Step aerobics, cardio, body sculpting, cycle, cardio kickboxing, mat Pilates, yoga and other classes provide the student with a variety of programs from which to choose. Free noncredit classes are offered, and others require the purchase of a pass.

The outdoor pursuits program offers a 45-foot climbing wall, 10-foot bouldering wall, rental of outdoor adventure equipment, outdoor trips, clinics and workshops.

The aquatics program offers classes such as Learn to Swim-Child, private swim lessons, lifeguarding classes and more.

The fitness program offers fitness assessments, personal training, RMR testing, body composition testing and other classes.

The informal recreation program in the Pohl Recreation center is open to all currently enrolled UNT students with a valid UNT ID card who pay the recreational facility fee. 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. Informal recreation offers drop-in activity in basketball, indoor soccer, handball, racquetball, swimming, badminton, volleyball and more.

A 14,500 square foot weight room is also located in the Rec Center and offers StairmasterTM, treadmills, selectorized weight machines, elliptical machines, free weights and exercise bikes.

The Waranch Tennis Complex offers 12 lighted tennis courts and equipment checkout. These courts are home to the Mean Green women’s tennis team and open to all students, faculty and staff, and their guests. For more information about the Waranch Tennis Complex, please call 940-565-4200.

For information concerning hours of operation, call the Member Services Desk at 940-369-8347, the Recreational Sports Office at 940-565-2275, or the 24-hour information line at 940-369-7100, or visit the Recreational Sports’ web site: www.unt.edu/recsports.

Spiritual Life

Spiritual life at the University of North Texas is as varied as our campus community is diverse. A dimension of spirituality is often encountered as students make choices about values, relationships, beliefs, lifestyles and careers. Information for spiritual life resources is available from the Dean of Students, University Union, Suite 320; www.deanofstudents.unt.edu; or 940-565-2648.

Speech and Hearing Center

The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center offers services to adults and children with communication disorders. Audiology services include hearing testing, dispensing and repair of hearing-aids, management of cochlear implants, assessment of auditory processing disorders, and aural rehabilitation programs. Speech-language therapy services include evaluation and treatment of language, articulation, fluency and voice disorders.

The Speech and Hearing Center offers many programs designed to meet the needs of UNT students, including a dialect reduction program for non-native speakers of English, testing and support for students with language-learning disabilities, and preventative programs for students in the performing arts, including a hearing conservation program, musician’s ear protection, and a voice evaluation/treatment program for performance-related disorders. Services are free to enrolled students. The center also accepts insurance, including Medicare/Medicaid, and offers a sliding fee scale for clients from the community who meet income qualifications. To schedule an appointment, call 940-565-2262.

Student Activities Center

The Student Activities Center (SAC) exists to provide students with the resources, services and advising to operate student organizations successfully and to develop student leaders. Student organizations represent many areas of interest such as service, professional, political, academic, spiritual, athletic, residential, and Greek.

SAC also facilitates many of the major campus events such as the Mean Green Fling, Dance Marathon, EarthFest, and student Homecoming events, including Bonfire.

Additionally, the Student Activities Center houses the Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services office, serving as a link to students with special needs.

For a complete list of student organizations, contact the Student Activities Center, University Union, Suite 320, visit studentactivities.unt.edu or call 940-565-3807.

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships 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 the Eagle Student Services Center or www.unt.edu/finaid, or call 940-565-2302.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) strives to promote the interests and opinions of the student body. As the official voice of the student body, SGA represents students in matters of policy and student welfare. SGA sponsors programs and projects that enhance students’ educational and collegiate experience.

SGA is responsible for many services to students, such as apartment guides, homecoming/spring elections, SGA forums and town hall meetings. Students may also benefit from Eagle’s Nest, the Freshman Intern Program and Raupe Travel Grants.

Students interested in becoming a member of SGA may call 940-565-3850; visit the SGA office located in the University Union, Suite 320S; or visit the SGA web site at www.untsga.com.

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 walk-in hours. Please refer to the web site for details (www.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.

Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities (CSRR) is responsible for addressing student conduct, enforcing university policies and procedures, and providing students with the resources necessary to resolve their own personal disputes. The CSRR 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, the CSRR 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. The CSRR is committed to enhancing students’ competencies as productive citizens and promoting lifelong learning and community standards.

Orientation and Transition Programs

The University of North Texas is focused on the retention and overall success of our students. Through Orientation and Transition Programs, resources and services are provided 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. Programs are designed with consideration to the particular needs and interests of each class of students and promote four-year graduation. For more information on Orientation and Transition Programs, stop by our office, located in the University Union, Suite 319, call 940-565-4373, or visit us on the web at www.unt.edu/orientation.

Veterans Center

The UNT Veterans Center, 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 University Union, Suite 320, call 940-369-8021, or e-mail veteranscenter@unt.edu 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 six 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 six programs provide services for more than 1,900 participants yearly, ranging from 6th graders to upper-division undergraduate UNT students. Contact TRIO at 940-565-2090 or trio@unt.edu.

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 Union

The University Union is the 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.

A 500-seat theater, meeting and banquet facilities are available to campus or community groups.

A food court, complete with an outside terrace seating area, provides a variety of menu offerings. The Corner Store has a large selection of grab-and-go items, a smoothie bar and Boar’s Head Deli sandwich shop. Green Mountain Coffee is a gourmet coffee bar featuring a special brew coffee along with muffins, scones and breakfast items. Both areas are on level 2.

Avesta provides a casual dining atmosphere with gourmet cuisine for lunch, Monday through Friday.

The Union also offers a games and recreation center, which includes an Einstein Bros. Bagels; TV viewing; e-mail stations; a graphics and reproduction center; a copy center; and a variety of entertainment at almost any time of the day. ATMs and public fax services are also available. At the Information Center, level 3, discount tickets to local attractions, lost and found, and updates on programs are available.

Also housed in the Union are the Student Activities Center, Student Government Association, banking services, Office of Disability Accommodation, UNT Bookstore, Dean of Students, post office, Multicultural Center, and Center for Leadership and Service.

For further information contact the Union at 940-565-3805 [TDD 800-735-2989] or visit www.unt.edu/union. Contact Union Scheduling Services for catering, event planning and facility use at 940-565-3804 or visit www.unt.edu/union/scheduling.

University Program Council

The University Program Council (UPC) is UNT’s premier program and activities office on the UNT campus. As the only student-run programming office, UPC offers a co-curricular learning experience through involvement in student programming committees. UPC programs outdoor recreation and off-campus travel, concerts, dances and traditional events, arts and lectures, promotion, and other special events for the UNT campus and Denton community. UPC is part of the University Union and is funded in part by the union fee paid by students. UPC welcomes members for their suggestions and ideas. Committee membership is open to any interested student. The UPC Office is located in the University Union. Call 940-565-3825 for information or visit www.unt.edu/upc.

University Writing Lab

The University Writing Lab provides free tutoring, workshops and help in composing papers for students from the freshman through graduate levels. Individualized and group work in areas such as punctuation, grammar, sentence structure and essay writing is provided by experienced tutors, five days a week, for 13 weeks during each long term.

The Writing Lab has two locations:

  • the Auditorium Building, Room 105, open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the long terms/semesters and Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the summer terms/sessions, and
  • the first floor of the Willis Library, near the Cyber Cafe, open Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the long terms/semesters.

Students may also access tutors through the UNT Writing Lab web site. Visit www.unt.edu/writinglab. Tutors will respond within 24 hours to any questions students submit. The web site also contains exercises, diagnostic exams, an interactive calendar of events and other helpful materials.

The primary purpose of the Writing Lab is to promote more and better written composition by students at all levels. Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Lab in the Auditorium Building, Room 105, or the Willis Library, first floor, to discuss their writing issues.