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    Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

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Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs creates an inclusive student experience that supports academic success, social engagement, and personal and professional growth. We enhance the student experience through a wide array of intentional programs, services and activities that support the educational life cycle of our students.

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

Departments and programs within the DSA include: Career Center, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Center for Leadership and Service, Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park, Coliseum and Gateway Center, Counseling and Testing Services, Dean of Students Office,  Dining Services, Distinguished Lecture Series, Emerald Eagle Scholars, First Generation Success Center, Green Jackets, High School Career Connect, Housing and Residence Life, North Texas in D.C., Off-Campus Student Services, Office of Disability Access, Orientation and Transition Programs, Recreational Sports, Recovery and Intervention Support and Education Program, Spiritual Life, Student Activities, Student Government Association, Student Health and Wellness Center, Student Legal Services, Student Money Management Center, Student Veteran Services, Survivor Advocacy, TRIO Programs, University Union, UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger, and We Mean Green Fund.

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

UNT Libraries

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

Services

UNT Libraries’ services include:

  • Willis Library open 24/7 during long semesters
  • Mac and PC laptop checkout
  • Free video games, movies, music and more
  • Electronic resources, including journals, books and other research materials
  • Library instruction, subject guides and tutorials
  • Research assistance from subject experts
  • The Spark in Willis Library, a makerspace promoting the creative use of technology
  • Accessible tables, study carrels, and computers in Willis, Sycamore, Media, and Discovery Park libraries

Libraries and collections

UNT Libraries have many exceptional collections:

  • The Music Library is one of the country’s largest music collections, with an extensive phonographic disc and tape collection, and the private jazz collections of Stan Kenton, Don Gillis, Whit Ozier and Leon Breeden.
  • Special Collections preserve and provide access to an incredible wealth of materials that document the history and legacy of Texas, as well as touch on numerous topics of national import. Collections include the history of the university, oral histories and Texas county records. Other important archival collections include those of Sarah T. Hughes, Enid Justin and Ruth Salmon. The holdings also feature an outstanding miniature book collection; the private library of Anson Jones, President of the Republic of Texas; Texas Society of Sons of the American Revolution; the Weaver Collection of Juvenile materials; and examples of important early publishing, printing and binding styles. Other collections include the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Archive; the Latino/Latina Archive; and the Photography and Visual Materials Collection, which includes the photographic archives of several prominent photographers.
  • The Government Information Connection contains U.S. and Texas government documents, including the Texas Register. The library has received national recognition for efforts to preserve online government information through the CyberCemetery and participation in End-of-Term harvests of U.S. government web sites. The UNT Libraries have the distinction of being one of ten affiliated archives of the National Archives.
  • Through collaborative efforts such as the Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library, the Libraries provide digital content to a worldwide audience. The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials from over 450 partners at libraries, museums and archives across Texas. The UNT Digital Library includes UNT electronic theses and dissertations, the Federal Communications Commission Record, UNT Scholarly Works, a Virtual Music Rare Book Room and the World War poster collections.

 

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

  • The Media Library in Chilton Hall, which houses a large collection of audiovisual materials, including videos, 16 mm films and audio CDs. Video-on-demand service is provided for curriculum support. The Media Library is also home to the Nest, an e-sports and game design space.
  • The Discovery Park Library, which supports the College of Engineering and the College of Information.
  • The Sycamore Library is home to the Juvenile and CMC Collections, government documents, law, political science, geography, business collections and is also UNT’s Funding Information Network location. The Collaboration and Learning Commons, housed within the library, offers student computing services, group and individual study spaces and two study rooms with presentation capabilities.
  • The Library Annex and the Research Collection Library—both located off-campus—which provide storage and house the preservation department and the Collection Management division.

Computer services

The IT Help Desk, techsupport.unt.edu, provides students with information and help on a variety of computing problems, including questions about Wi-Fi, EagleConnect email, Canvas, and more. An orientation to basic IT services is available through the Technology Tour, it.unt.edu/techtour.

Computing services are also available from the University Libraries, Classroom Support Services, Student Computer Labs, and many college, school and departmental computer support centers. Computer networks are installed in all academic departments to provide internet connectivity. Wireless networking, such as the UNT secure network, is available in most campus classroom buildings and public buildings, such as the University Union and UNT Libraries. Online courses are offered with support from the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign, CLEAR, clear.unt.edu.

Student computing services

Fourteen general access microcomputer labs, computerlabs.unt.edu, housing approximately 1,000 computers, are available for use by all students. Remote Software Access, it.unt.edu/remotesoftware, is available for quick access to statistics, analytics and modeling software packages from your on- or off-campus computer. Laser printing is provided in all labs as well as within UNT Libraries. Approximately 30 special-purpose labs serve students within specific academic disciplines or living in the university residence halls. In addition, all residence hall rooms have network connections, allowing students to have high-speed access to the internet and the campus network on their own computers.

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

Consulting, training and help desk services

The IT Help Desk, techsupport.unt.edu, provides students with information and help on a variety of computing problems. The Help Desk is in Sage Hall, Room 330, and is available in person, by phone at 940-565-2324, or email at helpdesk@unt.edu. Hours and more info are available at unt.edu/helpdesk.

Computer-based training programs are accessible within general access computer labs or via the web (it.unt.edu/linkedinlearning).

Student services, activities and information

Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement

Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE) provides the administrative structure for lifelong learning programs that meet the needs of the 50 and better community as well as programming for UNT retirees.

Lifelong learning and community engagement programs are offered year around through LLCE. Programming includes classes, events, trips, special lectures and activities.

Programs include the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNT (OLLI at UNT, formerly Emeritus College) and the UNT Retiree Association (UNTRA). OLLI at UNT offers non-credit classes and activities for adults 50 and older. The UNT Retiree Association offers engagement opportunities, events and activities for UNT’s retirees.

Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement is located at 1716 Scripture Street, Denton, TX 76201. For additional information, call 940-369-7293, visit the web site at olli.unt.edu or untra.unt.edu or write to the director, 1155 Union Circle #310560, Denton, TX 76203-5017.

Student Activities Center

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

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

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

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

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

Adaptive Computer Lab

Any UNT student, faculty or staff member with a valid UNT ID card can utilize the Adaptive Computer Lab services. Students registered with UNT’s Office of Disability Accommodation (ODA) have preemptive privileges when there is a waitlist for services 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 consultants on duty for hands-on help and training. 

The Adaptive Computer Lab is part of the DSI AITS HelpDesk and is located in Sage Hall, room 330. To contact the Adaptive Computer Lab, call 940-565-2324, TDD Access through Relay Texas: 800-735-2989, or e-mail the support services manager, Sharukh.Mithani@unt.edu

Hours, additional info and remote access available at it.unt.edu/adaptivelab

UNT Alumni Association

The UNT Alumni Association is a member-driven organization that creates networking and engagement opportunities for alumni in every stage of life. The organization also operates a Student Alumni Association and offers scholarships to support UNT students and build a strong alumni legacy. For more information, visit untalumni.com or call 940-565-2834.

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.

Pohl Recreation Center

Located at the corner of North Texas Boulevard and Chestnut Street, the Pohl Recreation Center, managed by Recreational Sports, is open daily to provide a variety of facility space and programming for the recreation and fitness needs of the students, faculty and staff at UNT.

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 about the Pohl Recreation Center, contact Recreational Sports by calling 940-565-2275 or emailing recsports@unt.edu. Information is also available on the UNT Rec Sports app and on the Rec Sports web site at recsports.unt.edu.

Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports is located in the state-of-the-art 138,000 square-foot Pohl Recreation Center and offers an incredible array of programs and experiences designed to support and inspire the wellness 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:

Fitness
The fitness program offers fitness assessments, personal training, RMR testing, body composition testing and small group training classes. The group exercise program offers students exciting, instructor-led aerobic activities like cycle, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, Zumba and others. Group exercise class schedules and registration can all be done through the UNT Rec Sports app. The fitness staff also oversee the 14,500 square foot weight room, located in the Rec Center, that offers a variety of cardio machines including treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, and a functional training space.

Intramural Sports
UNT students versus UNT students! Any student who pays the recreation fee may participate in intramurals through one of three divisions that have men’s, women’s and co-recreational teams: Residence Hall, Greek or Open. 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 single-day events can include sand volleyball, table tennis, dodgeball, flag football and basketball tournaments, as well as PS4 and Xbox tournaments.

Esports
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 League of Legends, Rocket League, and Overwatch.

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

Sport Clubs
The sport club program provides an opportunity for UNT students to compete against other colleges and universities in the Texas region and nationally. The 36 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 on the UNT Rec Sports app or by visiting the Rec Sports web site.

Aquatics
The aquatics staff oversee an indoor lap pool and indoor leisure pool and spa. The program offers private swim lessons and instructional classes for adults and children, as well as American Red Cross certification courses for lifeguards and water safety instructors. The aquatics program also hosts free special events throughout the semester like dive-in movies and swim challenges.

Informal Recreation
Informal recreation offers drop-in activity at the Rec Center for basketball, indoor soccer, swimming, badminton, volleyball and more, and can check out equipment to you at no charge. Informal Recreation also oversees the Waranch Tennis Complex offering 12 lighted tennis courts, equipment checkout, and is home to the Mean Green women’s tennis team. For more information about the Waranch Tennis Complexplease call 940-565-2275.

Employment
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 more information and program details, download the UNT Rec Sports app or visit the Rec Sports web site at recsports.unt.edu. Follow @UNTRecSports on social media for the latest news, program reminders, and special giveaway events.

Career Center

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

Students may learn about on- and off-campus job opportunities through Handshake at careercenter.unt.edu. Job fairs are conducted throughout the semester for students seeking off-campus employment. Once a student is hired for an on-campus position, they are required to take student employment orientation, offered in person and online. The student’s supervisor may also request the student to attend additional trainings offered through the Career Center.  

Students may receive more information or learn how to access Handshake, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Career Center office, Sage Hall, Suite 202, or by calling 940-565-2105.

The Career Center provides the following services to students and alumni from 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 and internship vacancy announcements from UNT-friendly employers. Students and alumni must formally register with the Career Center to utilize this service.

More than 1,000 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 in their area(s) of interest. A wide variety of business, industry, government, public service, and school districts visit campus annually. Registration for on-campus recruiting is required through Handshake.

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

Visit the Career Center in Sage Hall, Room 202; 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 and or visit careercenter.unt.edu.

UNT Internships

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

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

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

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

Internships

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

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

The Career Center works with thousands of employers who offer internship programs as well as full time job opportunities at companies such as Toyota, Southwest Airlines, Fidelity Investments, Texas Instruments, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin and many others.

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

The Career Center strongly promotes paid internships; however, in some cases certain employers may not offer a paid internship. Some degree programs require students to fulfill an internship as part of their course work and may require an internship to be paid to meet curriculum requirements. If a student accepts an unpaid internship, there may be a small stipend available to the student by contacting the Career Center.

Off-Campus Student Services

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

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

Counseling and Testing Services

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

Counseling and Testing’s group program includes both workshops as well as group therapy. Daily workshops are designed to increase student’s coping skills in a safe space, Identity based workshops and groups are also available. Additionally, therapy groups provide students an opportunity to obtain support from both clinicians and other students, regarding topics such as body wellness, grief, sexual and gender identity, and graduation.

Counseling and Testing Services is also a national testing center and administers professional and academic testing (e.g., GRE, Praxis, Pearson Vue exams, and other proctored exams). Information and application forms for various national tests are available in the center’s Testing Services office in the Gateway Building, Room 140.

The Counseling Center is in Chestnut Hall, Room 313 or call 940-565-2741.

Professional and Academic Testing is located in Gateway Center, Room 140, or call 940-369-7617; or visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/testing-services

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 deanofstudents.unt.edu/sexual-misconduct.

By Texas law UNT employees are mandated to report sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator if they witnessed or information received while in the course and scope of their employment; that the employee reasonably believes constitutes an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking; committed by or against a student who was enrolled at the institution at the time of the incident; an employee employed by the institution at the time of the incident. Reports can be made to report.unt.edu or to TitleIX@unt.edu.

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 them at survivoradvocate@unt.edu or at 940-565-2648 or by visiting the Union 411.

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. Students can file complaints at report.unt.edu.

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 they 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. Students can apply for possible accommodations at report.unt.edu for pregnancy and parenting.

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 report.unt.edu.

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. The Flight Memorial is usually held on a Wednesday in April. All family members of those who will be honored are welcome and encouraged to attend the memorial. Please contact the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@unt.edu or by calling 940-565-2648. 

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

Free Speech

The University of North Texas (UNT) recognizes that freedom of expression and public assembly are fundamental rights of all persons and are essential components of the education process. These activities promote debate and the sharing of ideas, which are the foundation of educational institutions.

The responsibility of the university to operate and maintain an effective and efficient institution of higher education requires regulation of the time, place and manner of assembly, speech, and other expressive activities on the grounds of the university. In keeping with this responsibility, students, faculty, staff and visitors are free to exercise the rights to assemble and engage in expressive activity in a constitutionally-protected manner subject only to the content-neutral regulations necessary to fulfill the mission and obligations of the university; preserve the rights of others, coordinate multiple uses of limited space; assure preservation of the campus facilities and grounds; and assure financial accountability for any damage caused by these activities.

The UNT Free Speech policy can be found at policy.unt.edu/policy/07-006.

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 clery.unt.edu.

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.

Hazing

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

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

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

Examples of hazing include but are not limited to:

  • Any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking, placing a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity.
  • Any type of physical activity that involves sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics, or other similar activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student;
  • 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 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)

Amnesty

The university may elect not to pursue disciplinary sanctions for a violation of this policy against persons who voluntarily and in good faith provide information to the Dean of Students or an appropriate university official related to hazing.

The UNT Hazing policy can be found at policy.unt.edu/policy/07-013.

HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Policy

Definitions: Student Employees—a student who is employed with a part-time job on the university campus while they are attending college classes.

Education: The university offers educational training programs on HIV/AIDS to students through the Student Health and Wellness Center. These programs are tailored to the cultural, educational, language and developmental needs of the target audience. In addition, the Student Health and Wellness Center will provide medical care for routine medical problems, psychiatric visits and referrals to any student desiring assistance with an HIV/AIDS related issue. Counseling sessions are also available through the Counseling and Testing Center.

Student rights: The existence of an HIV infection is not used to determine suitability for employment or for student admission unless current scientific data indicates that required activities may expose other to risk of transmission. No difference in treatment shall be accorded these individuals so long as they are able to meet established essential functions of the job or academic standards for the classes attended.

The university will comply with federal and state laws, regulations, and policies that protect the confidentiality of medical and educational records and with requirements for the reporting of certain test results or medical conditions to appropriate health authorities and others legally authorized to receive the information. Persons who are living with HIV/AIDS are not required to reveal their HIV/AIDS status to the university, however, they are urged to share this information on a confidential basis with the Student Health and Wellness Center. Health information about a student is personal and confidential and will be treated as such. Neither the University nor any student or employee, except as provided by law, shall disclose to anyone the identity of a person with HIV/AIDS without the person’s prior written consent. University employees with access to confidential information must maintain strict confidentiality and privacy, separating this information from personnel or student records. Individuals who fail to protect these employee and student rights commit a serious offense and are subject to disciplinary action including termination as well as both criminal and civil penalties.

The university residential housing staff will not exclude HIV-positive students from university housing, and will not inform other students that a person with HIV infection lives in university housing.

Dining Services

It’s About the Food. UNT Dining Services serves up affordable great-tasting food, made fresh daily from whole ingredients in our on-campus kitchens. With our 20+ Retail Restaurants, five Dining Halls, upscale dining restaurant, central bakery, hydroponic garden and Catering department, you’re never far from a great meal. Our award-winning food service program is part of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative. As the largest employer on campus, Dining Services provides résumé-building job opportunities to more than 1,000 student employees. Learn more and find hours of operation—including late-night and weekend options —at dining.unt.edu, 940-565-2462 or dining@unt.edu.

Meal Plans for On-campus Living

Select upperclassman residence hall rooms are bundled with an Everyday Unlimited or Weekday Unlimited Meal Plan Membership. These Plans include unlimited meals in any of our 5 Dining Halls as well as Flex to use at your favorite on-campus Retail Restaurants, including Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, The Campus Chat Food Court and more. Meal Plans are optional, but recommended for graduate students living in Honors, Legends, Mozart, Santa Fe and Traditions. Choose your Plan when you apply for Housing or purchase at dining.unt.edu.

Meal Plans for Off-campus Living

Graduate students living off campus can save big by purchasing a Student Meal Plan designed with you in mind. Preparing your own hearty meals can be costly in time and money. Our Plans allow you to supplement or completely replace your home cooking with convenient, freshly-prepared meals on campus. We do the hard work of cooking—and our culinary teams actually do cook—so you can focus on your university experience.

There’s a Plan for every appetite and budget, whether you want to enjoy our Dining Halls, Retail Restaurants or both. Meal Plan purchases are routed through your MyUNT account for payment with financial aid, scholarships, installments and other methods. Find the right Meal Plan for you 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 letterhead and emailed to the instructor by the ODA.

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), textbooks in alternative accessible formats, and various forms of adaptive equipment and technologies. ODA also houses a Test Center for the administration of accommodated 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 studentaffairs.unt.edu/office-disability-access.

Distance education (web-based and digital communication)

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 100% web-based courses can be taken from any location worldwide that has Internet access and the appropriate computer equipment available. For more information on online programs, 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. 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, and environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and more. For more information, visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/dls.

Eagle Ambassadors

The UNT Eagle Ambassadors are a group of outstanding students with various majors and backgrounds, who are selected to provide a student perspective about our university through campus tours. They introduce thousands of prospective students and visitors to the University of North Texas annually and are known for their friendliness, genuine love for UNT and excellent customer service.

Being an Eagle Ambassador is a prestigious honor and a unique chance for personal and professional growth. Students chosen to be part of this elite group receive valuable training and experience, making them more marketable for today’s workforce. In addition to monetary compensation and scholarship opportunity, Eagle Ambassadors participate in special events with the Office of the President, Admissions and Advancement.

Eagle Alert

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

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

EagleConnect

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

Facilities use policy

The term facilities describes all structures on the campus or otherwise under the control of the university. Use of such facilities is governed by the university’s “Facilities Use” policy and “Off-Campus Speakers” policy. Requests may be made through the 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, or call 940-565-3807.

Fine Arts Series

The Mary Jo & V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series began as the Lyceum Series in 1924 during the Normal College era. The series has continued to present a wide variety of visual, performing and literary arts events for the UNT and DFW communities. Coordinated by a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff, the Fine Arts Series strives to expose campus and community members to programs and personalities to whom they would not ordinarily be exposed, thereby raising their sensitivity to and appreciation for the arts. In addition, the Fine Arts Series compliments the educational process by providing supplemental presentations, master classes, workshops, residencies, and lectures to enhance student learning.

UNT students may receive free tickets to all performances at UNTuniontickets.com or 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.FineArtsSeries.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 Toulouse Graduate School and the Graduate Council. It serves as an advisory council to facilitate an interchange of views and information between these groups. Two members of the Graduate Student Council are elected annually to serve as voting members of the Graduate Council. For additional information, contact the Toulouse Graduate School or visit tgs.unt.edu/gsc.

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.

Student Legal Services

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

Living accommodations

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

Honors Hall, Legends Hall, Mozart Square, Santa Fe Square and Traditions Hall are reserved for upperclassmen, including graduate students. Students living in one of these halls may select from an expanded list of meal plan options that include the residential meal plans and commuter student plans. More information regarding university-owned residence halls may be obtained by calling 940-565-2610, or online at housing.unt.edu.

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

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

Multicultural Center

Location: University Union, Room 335
Phone: 940-565-3424
Web site: ied.unt.edu/multicultural-center

Serving the UNT community for more than 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.

Student organizations policy

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

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 TF permits) are sold online, based on availability.

Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life is an initiative within the Division of Student Affairs that serves and supports members of UNT community as they explore and engage deeply-held beliefs and religious practices during their college experience. Through a variety of programs and events focused on interfaith engagement, improving religious/spiritual literacy, and cultivating practices for spiritual health and wellness, Spiritual Life provides opportunities for students to engage the impact, significance, and value of religion and spirituality in the world today. Spiritual Life is also here to help students find and get connected to spiritual resources, provide assistance to religiously affiliated student organizations looking for more ways to connect to the campus and the student body (including a registration process for faith leaders from non-UNT organizations), and more. For more information, please call 940-565-3288, email SpiritualLife@unt.edu, or visit studentaffairs.unt.edu/office-of-spiritual-life.

Speech and Hearing Center

The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center offers services to adults and children in the Denton-Dallas-Fort Worth areas with speech, language, reading, swallowing, and hearing disorders. Audiology services include hearing testing, dispensing, management, and repair of hearing aids, management of cochlear implants, assessment of auditory processing disorders, assessment of tinnitus, vestibular assessment, 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 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 in network for many major insurance plans. A sliding fee scale is available for clients from the community who meet income qualifications and free or reduced-fee services are available for UNT students. To schedule an appointment or inquire about fees and payment options, please call 940-565-2262. Additional information can be found at aslp.hps.unt.edu/clinic.

Learning Center

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

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) 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 office in the Eagle Student Services Center; call 940-565-2302 or contact us via ScrappySays.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 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 www.healthcenter.unt.edu.

Services available to students include routine visits for injury and illness as well as monitoring of chronic conditions and referrals to outside specialists. Charges are assessed for office visits, medications, supplies for procedures and treatments, laboratory testing, vaccinations and allergy injections. Specialty services include limited psychiatric services, dietitian consultation, massage therapy, travel medicine and gynecological services. The Student Health and Wellness Center accepts most major insurance plans and will file claims on behalf of the patient. Students may pay for charges assessed with cash, check, credit card, or make billing arrangements. The Student Health and Wellness Center must have prior parental consent on file to treat patients under 18 years of age. Anyone with a complex medical condition is urged to meet with a medical provider to review their medical history within the first few weeks of attending UNT.

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

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911. 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 the 24-hour Telehealth Line listed in their insurance benefits. Students enrolled in other health insurance should consult their carrier for medical advice options. All students may call Parkland’s Nurse Call Line at 214-266-8777 free of charge.

Medical information is confidential and is not provided 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 outside providers. 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 personal care 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 at 940-565-2787 to request information or schedule a program. Wellness consultations are provided by a certified health education specialist.

The Student Health and Wellness Center recommends that all students have current immunizations for diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, rubella, mumps, measles and hepatitis B. Effective January 1, 2012, a bacterial meningitis vaccination is required by Texas state law for any new or transfer student under the age of 30 who is attending UNT for the first time, 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 www.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 student health insurance requirement

Since 1982, UNT has required all international students to have medical insurance. Consequently, international students are automatically charged a student health insurance fee to cover the premium for the UNT-offered health plan each semester after 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 (these waivers are processed in the Sponsored Student Office),
  2. an international student has insurance through a U.S. employer group policy, or
  3. an international student is a dependent on a parent or relative’s U.S. employer group policy.

Students will be required to go to unt.myahpcare.com to 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 acceptable insurance and medical evacuation and repatriation coverage is provided. 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 to SHWCinsurance@unt.edu.

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. Failure to complete TB screening requirement may prevent students from registering for future semesters. For more information, please see TB screening section at www.healthcenter.unt.edu/immunization-requirements.

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.

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 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 or Instagram.

University Union

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 @UNTUnion. Contact Union Scheduling Services for catering, event planning and facility use at 940-565-3804 or visit union.unt.edu/scheduling.

Student Veteran Services

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

Writing Center

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. Please note that graduate students working on dissertations, theses or longer projects should make appointments in our main center.

Students may have up to 1 hour of instruction total per day. Graduate students working with our Toulouse Graduate Tutors can schedule 1 hour of instruction per week, either online or in person.

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 writingcenter@unt.edu to schedule an online conference.

Our graduate tutors also offer online appointments for graduate students. Please e-mail gradwriting@unt.edu to schedule.

To learn more about, visit writingcenter.unt.edu.

UNT Teaching Excellence Seminar

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