The Division of Student Development offers a wide variety of opportunities for academic and personal growth, leadership development, and organizational involvement. Specific offices under the Vice President for Student Development include Office of Admissions (Undergraduate), Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, Counseling and Testing Center, Dean of Students, Office of Disability Accommodation, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Health and Wellness Center, International Studies and Programs, Learning Center, New Student and Mentoring Programs, Recreational Sports, Student Activities and Organizations, Student Employment and Career Services, and Student Legal Advisor.
The Division of Student Development is committed to the improvement of the quality of life for students and to the enhancement of their competencies as productive citizens. The division advocates responsible behavior, supports learning and promotes the attainment of personal and cultural goals through varied activities. For information, call (940) 565-4909.
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. RASSL (Reading and Study Skills Laboratories), Supplemental Instruction, Supplemental Tutoring, Connecting for Success, The Volunteer Tutor Program and the Learning Resource Center are all housed in the center.
Reading and Study Skills Laboratory (RASSL) is a non-credit workshop designed to help students enhance their skills in studying, test taking, presenting, money management, 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 rate.
Supplemental Instruction and Supplemental Tutoring place 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 Learning Resource Library provides books and computer programs to assist students with preparation for graduate school admissions exams.
Connecting for Success provides comprehension linkages to academic support resources throughout the university. Students can contact those resources that might be most helpful to them.
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 life-long learning and community standards.
The university provides a number of services to commuter and nontraditional students. Special assistance with problems, liaison for proper referrals and self-help materials for off-campus living, day care and other issues are available through this office. Additionally, students can register for the car-pool and ride share program online at web2.unt.edu/carpool. Commuter Services is located in the Student Activities and Organizations Office, University Union, Suite 216I, or call (940) 565-3807 for more information.
The University Union provides lounge areas and food service. Contact the University Union Office at (940) 565-3805 for more information.
The center provides confidential, professional psychological services to currently enrolled students. Faculty and staff may be seen on an emergency basis for evaluation. 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.
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, GMAT and TOEFL. Information and application forms for various national tests are available in the center's office.
The center is in the University Union, Suite 321, 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.
The Dean of Students Office is a resource for UNT undergraduate and graduate students in all programs, schools and colleges. The Dean of Students Office provides services to enhance student success, learning and personal development during the college transition period and beyond. It serves as a liaison for the student body with family, faculty, staff and the local community to provide a framework for students' successful adjustment to college life, learning, academic success and personal development, consistent with the academic mission of the university.
Staff members in the Dean of Students Office are available for general counseling or information and assistance with any phase of campus life. In emergency situations (i.e., death in family), special assistance can be provided to students for either verification or notification of illness, death or other absences or for assistance with medical withdrawals. The Dean of Students Office handles social adjustment problems, and provides self-development opportunities and enrichment activities via a number of sub-units. For information, call (940) 565-2648 or visit Suite 216 in the University Union.
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 provide reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids to eligible students by facilitating appropriate adjustments to the classroom and associated learning environments. In order to administer this process, ODA maintains all student disability related medical and psychological documentation and the corresponding accommodation request records. Students who qualify for accommodations are responsible for presenting to their instructor an Accommodation Request Form, which is generated in ODA 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 322, University Union.
International Studies and Programs (ISP) assists all students, citizens of the U.S. and of other countries, who wish to include an international experience in their education. ISP assists UNT administration, faculty, colleges and departments in the development and conduct of international education activities and programs on and off campus. ISP also directs and supports activity of six constituent units. All units are located in Kendall Hall (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
The International Admissions office assists students with admissions advising. Contact: (940) 565-2442 or email@example.com The International Advising office assists students and scholars with matters related to immigration and maintaining student status. Contact: (940) 565-2195 or visit www.international.unt.edu/immigration.
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 visit www.international.unt.edu.
The Sponsored and Special Programs Center tailors programs for UNT international students sponsored by governments, agencies, businesses or other universities; provides special orientations, personal and academic counseling; and reports academic progress to sponsors with direct invoicing for tuition and fees. Contact: (940) 565-2196.
The Study Abroad Center develops and advises for study, work and volunteer programs throughout the world and assists faculty, staff and students with exchanges, Fulbright Programs, travel logistics, ID cards and hostel membership, as well as hosting students from other countries on the UNT campus. U.S. students wishing to transfer credits from international institutions should contact the SAC for pre-approval. Contact: (940) 565-2207 or visit www.international.unt.edu/sac.
All international students are required to have health insurance before enrolling at the university. It is compulsory for international students on non-immigrant visas to carry medical and hospitalization insurance.
International students are billed for health insurance with tuition and fees unless they have alternate insurance coverage. Waivers of this university-endorsed policy are available in International Advising Kendall Hall, Room 171, for UNT students who show proof of comparable alternate insurance coverage. Proof must be presented before the 12th class day of a long semester (4th class day of a summer term; 2nd class day of a mini-mester). Coverage must be in effect continuously from the time the student initially enrolls at the University of North Texas through all enrollment periods and vacation periods, including holidays, until final separation from the university.
The Student Activities and Organizations office provides organization training and advisement, special event planning, and official registration for all student organizations at the university.
A wide array of clubs and organizations offer UNT students a connection with people of similar 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. Numerous national professional societies and departmental clubs offer involvement within the academic disciplines.
The campus has an active Greek system of national Greek letter fraternities and sororities that sponsor such activities as Greek Week, social events and fund-raising drives for local charities.
Students find opportunities to get involved through numerous organizations. Almost every interest is represented from religious and spiritual to sports and academics. Student Activities and Organizations can help you get connected.
For a complete list of academic, service and social clubs at UNT, contact Student Activities and Organizations, University Union, Suite 216I or call (940) 565-3807.
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 can be referred to as many as three on-campus jobs per day and an unlimited number of off-campus positions.
Students may learn about on- and off-campus job opportunities at www.unt.edu/secs. 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 apply for positions in person, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Student Employment and Career Services office, University Union, Suite 320.
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 Laboratory 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.
The online career planning guide (at www.unt.edu/secs) assists students and alumni in assessing their career interests, exploring career options and accessing relevant information for making career-related decisions.
Career and job development advisers assist students and alumni in career exploration and research, resume writing, interview preparations, career transitions and general job search strategies.
A web-based career services job listings system contains current job vacancy announcement from UNT-friendly employers. Students and alumni must formally register with the CS in order to utilize this service.
More than 200 employers come to UNT each year to conduct on-campus employee recruiting. The CS links students and alumni job seekers with hiring professionals. More than 100 school districts and more than 100 business, industry, government and public service employers visit campus annually. Registration is required.
Alumni life-career development resources are provided at no cost.
Student Employment and Career Services is located in the University Union, Suite 320. Student Employment and Career Services is available by telephone at (940) 565-2105 and on the web at www.unt.edu/secs.
Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides several methods of assisting students in financing their education. See "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" in the Financial Information section of this catalog or the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships web site for additional information. For financial aid information at UNT go to www.unt.edu/finaid.
The Student Legal Advisor provides advice and assistance to currently enrolled students who have paid their student activities fees. This office also maintains a variety of legal publications for student use. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments from Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are seen most Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please call (940) 565-2614 in advance.
The Office of Academic Core Programs is home to three UNT programs: the University Honors Program, the Great Books Program and National Student Exchange.
Through the University Honors Program, talented and motivated students may enrich their college experiences by taking many of their general education requirements in the honors environment of small classes taught by experienced professors. Admission to the Honors Program is by application. The program is open to all qualified undergraduate students seeking the baccalaureate degree at UNT, regardless of school or major. New, continuing and transfer students are welcome to apply.
National Student Exchange provides UNT students the opportunity to exchange to any of more than 175 colleges and universities in the U.S. While on exchange, the student remains enrolled at UNT. Exchanges can be arranged for a semester or an academic year. Students should apply before March 1 for placement during the next academic year.
The Great Books Program offers students an opportunity to become broadly educated by reading some of the world's finest writings. In this two-semester program, students enroll for 9 hours per semester in English, history and philosophy. Students spend class time discussing their readings under the tutelage of professors from each of the three departments.
For more information on these programs, please refer to "Academic Core Programs" in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.
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 60 hours a week for hands-on help and training.
The Adaptive Computer Laboratory is located in the Science and Technology Library in the Information Sciences Building, Room 110. The Information Sciences Building is in the center of campus next to the Hurley Administration Building and across from the Biology Building. To contact the Adaptive Computer Lab, call (940) 565-3048, TDD Access through Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989, or write to:
Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Manager
Adaptive Computer Lab
University of North Texas
P.O. Box 305398
Denton, TX 76203-5398
The laboratory also may be accessed through the Internet (www.unt.edu/ACSGAL).
The Aerie is the only official pictorial history of the university. It is distributed each fall and covers organization events and activities, all athletic programs, and university events. For additional information, contact the Aerie Office on level four of the University Union, (940) 565-3822.
Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports at UNT offer a wide range of opportunities for recreation. Accessible sports facilities include an 18-hole golf course, a weight-training building, six lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, two gymnasiums, Fouts Field and the Coliseum.
Facilities in the Coliseum include handball and racquetball courts. The Physical Education Building contains a multipurpose gymnasium, handball/racquetball courts and an indoor aquatics area.
The University of North Texas has a strong athletic tradition. The Mean Green compete at the NCAA Division 1-A level. In 2000, UNT athletic teams joined the Sun Belt Conference. The league consists of 12 schools from nine different states and conducts championships in 18 different sports.
UNT currently sponsors men's teams in basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Women's teams compete in basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and swimming and diving. Softball will be added as a varsity sport in 2004.
Home football games are played on campus at Fouts Field. Men's and women's basketball games are held at the Super Pit (Coliseum). Women's volleyball matches are held at the Snake Pit (Men's Gym), and women's soccer games are held at the Mean Green Soccer Complex. All facilities are on campus except the soccer fields, which are located one-half mile south of campus. Admission to all athletic events is free to students with valid UNT ID cards.
The university offers extensive intramural, sport clubs, open recreation and recreational instruction programs to provide students with recreational and competitive opportunities. Any student enrolled for residence credit hours may participate in intramurals through one of three divisions: residence hall, Greek or independent, which have men's, women's and co-recreational teams. 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 sports club program provides an opportunity for UNT students to compete against other colleges and universities in the Texas area. The clubs include Aikido, badminton, baseball, bowling, cycling, chess, billiards, fencing, lacrosse, in-line hockey, ultimate disc, racquetball, weightlifting, wrestling, men's rugby, and sailing.
The recreational instruction program offers students exciting activities for a small fee. Step aerobics, body sculpting, step interval, kickboxing, aerobic conditioning, cardio kickboxing and other activities provide the student with a variety of programs from which to choose. A Learn to Swim Program for children of students, faculty and staff is also offered for children ages 5-12.
The open recreation program in the Physical Education Building offers currently enrolled students, current and retired faculty and staff, and their guests drop-in activity in basketball, handball, racquetball, swimming, badminton and volleyball. A weight room for recreational use is located in the Men's Gymnasium and offers BodyMastersTM equipment, StairmastersTM, UniversalTM treadmills, QuintonTM treadmills, StairmasterTM freerunner elipitcals, Precor elipticals, free weights and exercise bikes to students, faculty and staff, and their families, who have a valid ID card. For information concerning hours of operation, call the Recreational Sports Office at (940) 565-2275 or the 24-hour information line at (940) 369-7100.
The Multicultural Center (formerly the Student Ethnic Enrichment Center) opened in November 1995 to serve all UNT students, faculty and staff. The center's primary purpose is to support and enhance a welcoming environment at UNT, which fosters communication across cultures and honors all people. The center addresses the needs of minority groups on campus; however, the overall focus is inclusive.
The center serves as a central resource for a broad spectrum of campus individuals and groups looking for specific information. Staff members collect and make available information of special interest to various groups, including information about internships and scholarships, as well as conferences, exchange programs, guest speakers, workshops and other educational opportunities. Additionally, the center provides and promotes cultural awareness, both on campus and in the broader community.
The center is located in Room 422 of the University Union.
The Center for Media Production is a full-service media production center that serves the faculty, staff and students of UNT. The center features professional-quality audio, graphics, photography, video and multi-media production.
The graphics area provides design, typesetting, layout, and illustration services for projects such as brochures, programs, booklets, poster presentations, display units, signs, posters and web pages. The graphics area also offers digital output, computer scanning and color inkjet prints.
The photography area provides location, copy stand and studio photographic services (including portraits); digital photography and printing; develops and prints black-and-white film; and handles processing and printing of color slides and negatives.
The audio area features a studio equipped for narration recording, digital editing and on-location recording of campus events.
The video area features broadcast quality videotaping, either on location or recorded and edited in the video production studio. Video editing features the Media 100 digital video editing system. Format transfer and VHS duplication is available from BETACAM, 3/4-inch, Hi8, SVHS/VHS, PAL/SECAM and mini-DVD.
The multi-media area features design and production of interactive multi-media and web-based presentations, CD duplication and DVD mastering. Web site design, production and maintenance is a specialty.
The center is in Chilton Hall, Room 211, or call (940) 565-2180, or visit the CMP web site (www.cmp.unt.edu).
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.
Variety in selections, freedom of choice, an all-you-can-eat policy and self-serve salad bars are features of UNT's residence hall dining service. Students living in residence halls on campus are required to choose a five-day or seven-day meal plan. An open dining policy allows all students and guests access to any cafeteria continuously from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a grill operation open until 12 midnight.
Students living off campus may purchase full-service meal plans in the Dining Services office at current board rates. Faculty, staff, students and guests without a meal plan may purchase meals individually with cash.
The Dining Services office is located in Crumley Hall, Room 132. For more information about meal plans please call (940) 565-2462.
The University of North Texas offers a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses via distributed learning, which includes courses delivered via the World Wide Web and videoconference. Off-campus videoconference sites are located around the DallasFort Worth Metroplex and at various sites across Texas and the United States. Web-based courses can be taken from any location worldwide that has Internet access and the appropriate computer equipment available.
For further information, consult the "Distance Education and Web-based Courses" section of the Schedule of Classes or check out the UNT Distance Education web site (courses.unt.edu).
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, the North Texas Exes and at Parent Orientation sessions. They also serve as a positive role model for prospective students while assisting the Office of Admissions at college nights and at North Texas 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 $1,500 scholarship as well as an hourly wage and are required to maintain a minimum grade point average and full-time student status.
UNT has designated e-mail as an official form of communication between the university and students at eaglemail.unt.edu. UNT provides e-mail accounts to all students registered at the university with no special fee imposed for those accounts. Students are automatically assigned e-mail accounts and user IDs and are given computer storage space for a reasonable volume of mail; however, it is the student's responsibility to activate the account. Students are responsible for reading their e-mail frequently enough to receive important communications from the university.
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.
The Facilities Scheduling Office handles reservations for public-use facilities on campus for faculty and staff organizations as well as for off- campus groups wishing to use university facilities. The office is in the Gateway Center, Suite 149.
The UNT Fine Arts Series had its origin as the Lyceum Series in 1924 during the Normal College era. The series has continued for 100 consecutive seasons to provide a wide variety of the visual, performing and literary arts for the university and the greater metroplex communities. Coordinated by a committee composed of faculty, staff and students, 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 performances by presenting a current UNT ID to the ticket seller. Faculty and staff are admitted at a discounted price. General public tickets are available at the venue where the program is presented. For information, call (940) 565-3805 or visit www.unt.edu/union/fas.htm.
The Gateway Center is a multipurpose facility housing class and conference rooms, a banquet facility, the Club at Gateway Center (formerly the Club at College Inn), and offices for the UNT System Chancellor and his staff, the Office of Development, the North Texas Exes, the UNT Foundation, Inc., and the Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management.
The Graduate Student Council was established in 1968 to assure formal avenues of communication between representatives of the graduate student body and both the dean of the graduate school and the University 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 University Graduate Council. For additional information, contact the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.
The Student Health and Wellness Center is equipped with examination and treatment rooms, a clinical laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray. Medical services are available when school is in session to enrolled students paying the medical service fee. No medical care is available between semesters or on official university holidays. For a major emergency, call 911. The Student Health and Wellness Center operates on an appointment system. Call (940) 565-2333 to make an appointment.
Hours of operation: Clinic and Pharmacy, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mini-mester and Summer clinic hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The health center professional staff includes licensed physicians and nurses; certified lab technologists; certified medical radiological technologists; registered pharmacists; certified health educator; and administrative, business and medical records personnel. Also available are psychiatrists, a registered dietitian, registered massage therapists and a personal fitness trainer.
Office visits to a physician or nurse are free, but charges are assessed for ancillary services and special supplies and treatments. The student may pay with cash, check or credit card, or make billing arrangement. Statements will be sent to the parent with the student's written permission.
The Health and Wellness Center files patients' insurance claims with most carriers. Other patients receive information at the time of service to file with their insurance carrier. The Health and Wellness Center is not a provider on the university employee health insurance plan.
Medical information is confidential and is not released to others without a release signed by the patient. If a parent requests information for a minor, the Health and Wellness Center is obligated to provide the information.
A pharmacy is located inside the Health and Wellness Center. Prescriptions from private physicians can be filled at the pharmacy. The pharmacy accepts some PCS and some Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas Prescription Drug Cards with co-payment.
The Health Resource Center provides individual health counseling, outreach programs to campus groups and special programs for specific health needs. Contact the Health Resource Center director at (940) 565-2787 for a complete list of offerings.
A licensed nurse administers allergy injections. Patients must bring their antigen and current orders (date cannot exceed one year) from their allergist. 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, tetanus, rubella, mumps, measles and hepatitis B. It also is recommended that you consider receiving the bacterial meningitis vaccination.
Students who have their medical fees waived must pay a user fee each semester to be eligible for Health and Wellness Center services.
A group student health insurance plan is offered for students enrolled at UNT. Application forms are available in the Health and Wellness Center. It is compulsory for international students on non-immigrant visas to carry medical and hospitalization insurance. International students are billed with tuition and fees unless they have alternate insurance coverage. Waivers of this university-endorsed policy are available in International Advising, Kendall Hall, Room 171, for UNT students who show proof of comparable alternate insurance coverage. Proof must be presented before the 12th class day of a long semester (4th class day of a summer term; 2nd class day of a mini-mester).
Traditional homecoming activities offer almost a full week of events sponsored by the Office of Development, the University Program Council, Student Activities and Organizations and other campus organizations. Departmental receptions and fraternity and sorority gatherings also provide a welcome to former students, faculty, staff and friends returning to the campus each autumn.
At the annual honors convocation, UNT recognizes its outstanding students, including those listed in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, and presents departmental student awards. Student awards to outstanding faculty and distinguished alumni also are announced at this convocation. For information, call (940) 565-4909.
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 (advanced placement 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. College Inn, Santa Fe Square, and Mozart Square are available for upperclass students who choose the no-meal plan. Exemption may be granted by the director of housing in accordance with an established policy statement, which is available from the Housing Office and on the Housing Office web site at www.unt.edu/housing. Single rooms are not available for undergraduates.
The University of North Texas' 10 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. Santa Fe Square and Mozart Square are now considered UNT residence halls. A new upperclass hall with all single rooms is scheduled to open Fall 2003.
Hall guidelines are set forth in The ABCs of Residence Hall Living and Home Away from Home, which are available at www.unt.edu/housing. It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with these regulations.
Contracts, 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. The housing deposit and prepayment are totally refundable until May 1 for the fall semester and October 15 for (new) spring contracts. Partial refund of prepayment only will be made from May 2 to June 1 for fall and November 15 for spring. Half the amount of prepayment will be refunded from June 2 to July 1 for fall and November 16 to December 1 for spring. Cancellation after these dates results in forfeiture of deposit and prepayment, unless the student is denied acceptance to UNT.
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, P.O. Box 311310, Denton, TX, 76203-1310 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The housing contract is available on our web site (www.unt.edu/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.
North Texas Exes' purpose is to enhance the mission of the university through increased alumni participation. The association represents all schools, colleges, students, faculty and staff. An application for membership can be found in the Exes office or through the UNT web site (www.unt.edu/alumni). Call (800) UNT-1153 (868-1153) for more information.
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 long semester with the Student Activities and Organizations office.
Policies regulating the organization, functioning, sponsorship and privileges of registered and recognized organizations are available from Student Activities and Organizations, University Union, Suite 216I, or call (940) 565-3807.
Parking regulations and maps detailing parking areas may be obtained at the Parking Office in the Sullivant Public Safety Center at 1700 Wilshire. Parking permits are available through a number of sources based on the type of permit desired. Commuter parking permits are sold at the UNT Bookstore beginning one week prior to the first class day and throughout the first week of classes. Permits are sold the remainder of the semester at the Parking Office. Residence hall parking must be purchased through the Housing Office located in Crumley Hall. These permits should be requested as part of the housing enrollment process.
Scheduled to open for the 2003 fall semester, the Student Recreation Center provides facilities for recreational and fitness activities, including a weight room, a climbing wall, an indoor track for walking and jogging, an aquatic area, several gymnasiums and an outdoor pursuits center. The aquatic area includes a lap pool, a spa and a leisure pool (with warmer water than in the lap pool, a vortex, a water channel, under-water 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, plus a separate gym for basketball, volleyball, badminton and indoor soccer. The outdoor pursuits center provides outdoor equipment rental and sponsors outdoor adventure trips.
Also located in the recreation center are locker rooms, a deli/snack bar (serving snacks, smoothies, sandwiches and beverages), a pro shop (selling spirit wear and sports items), lounge and seating areas, meeting rooms, two aerobic rooms, and lighted outdoor sand volleyball and basketball courts, and Recreational Sports offices.
Open all day for recreation and fitness opportunities, the center offers classes in a variety of activities.
The 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 center is funded primarily through the Student Recreation Fee.
For more information regarding Student Recreation Center programs and facilities, contact Recreational Sports in Room 109 or call (940) 565-2275. Information is also available through the center's web site (www.unt.edu/recsports.
Campus ministries and student centers sponsored by different denominations and the churches of Denton, as well as campus religious organizations, offer opportunities for personal counseling and for social and spiritual involvement. A list of campus religious organizations is available in the Student Activities and Organizations, University Union, Suite 216I, or call (940) 565-3807.
The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center offers diagnostic and remediation services to adults and children presenting communication disorders. Specific services provided include audiological tests, hearing-aid evaluations and aural rehabilitation programs, as well as evaluations and therapy programs for articulation, language, voice and fluency disorders.
The Speech and Hearing Center is located at 907 West Sycamore. Services are free to enrolled students. Fees for services are charged to all others based on a sliding scale according to gross income and number of dependents.
The Student Government Association (SGA) strives to promote the interests and opinions of the student body. SGA sponsors programs and projects that are beneficial to students and enhance their educational experience. SGA is the official voice of the student body and works to represent the student body in matters of policy and student welfare.
SGA is responsible for many services to students, such as apartment guides, metro-phone service, homecoming/spring elections and the Eagle Calls Student/Faculty/Staff Directory. Students may also benefit from Eagle's Nest Inter-organizational Council membership, Freshmen Interns Program and Raupe Scholarships.
Students interested in becoming a member of SGA may call (940) 565-3850; visit the SGA office located in the University Union, Student Life Suite 216b; or visit the SGA web site at www.unt.edu/sga.
SI and ST are peer tutoring programs designed to help students assist each other with classes. The most difficult courses on campus are identified and targeted for SI. Two to three free study sessions are offered outside of class each week.
This program is used by more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the world.
The University Police are primarily concerned with the safety of all members of the university community and the protection of state and personal property.
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 they are empowered with the same authority as municipal police officers. The University Police shares an area of jurisdiction with the City of Denton Police Department and is responsible for the enforcement of state and local laws, as well as university rules and regulations. It offers services such as crime prevention programs, criminal investigation, escort services, shuttle bus transportation, and parking and visitor information. Additionally, 35 emergency phones are located throughout the campus, allowing immediate communication with the University Police.
For more information, contact the University Police at (940) 565-3000, or P.O. Box 310948, Denton, TX 76203-0948.
The University Union is the gathering place for the campus. 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, as well as an exceptional catering department, 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 convenience store has a large selection of "grab and go" meal options, gourmet coffees, ice cream and bakery items. Avesta provides a casual dining atmosphere with gourmet cuisine for lunch, Monday tehrough Friday.
The Union also offers a games and recreation center, TV viewing, graphics and reproductions center, a copy center, a retail catalog order service, and a variety of entertainment at almost any time of the day. ATMs, pay phones and public fax services are found throughout the facility. At the Information Center, level three, check cashing, discount tickets to local attractions, lost and found, and updates on programs are available.
Also housed in the Union are the Student Activities and Organizations, Student Government Association, banking services, Office of Disability Accommodations, UNT Bookstore, Student Employment and Career Services, Counseling and Testing, Dean of Students, U.S. Post Office, Multicultural Center, Student Volunteer Center and the Women's Center.
For further information, contact the Union at (940) 565-3805 or TDD (800) 735-2989 or visit www.unt.edu/union. Contact Verde! Reservations Office for catering, event planning and facility use at (940) 565-3804.
The University Program Council (UPC) offers a co-curricular learning experience through involvement in student programming committees. UPC provides movies, outdoor recreation and off-campus travel, concerts, dances and traditional events, arts and lectures, promotion, and other special events to 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/union/upc_main.htm.
The University Writing Center 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 and four evenings a week, for 13 weeks during each long term and five weeks during each summer term.
The Writing Center also houses the UNT Grammar/Writing Hotline, (940) 565-4311. Students, faculty, staff and community members who have questions about any aspect of grammar or writing may call the hotline for an answer Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The primary purpose of the Writing Center is to promote more and better written composition by students at all levels. Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Center in the Auditorium Building, Room 105, to discuss their writing abilities.
The Volunteer Center offers programs and services designed to provide a link between those who want to serve and those who need assistance. A collaborative effort between the Dean of Students Office and the School of Community Service, the center serves as a clearing house and information resource to potential volunteers as well as agencies, organizations and campus departments that need volunteers. The Volunteer Center is located in the University Union, Suite 430. For more information call (940) 565-3527.
The Women's Center offers programs, services and resources that enlighten, support and enhance the university community and serves as a central coordinating agency for campus and community organizations. The center also offers activities in observance of national projects such as Women's History Month, a self-defense course for women, as well as various support groups and childcare information. The center provides opportunities to the university that promote a broader understanding of the diverse experiences of women. The Women's Center is located in University Union, Suite 216I. Call (940) 565-3527 for information or see www.unt.edu/sac/WomensCenter online.
Students with visual impairments are encouraged to contact the Texas Commission for the Blind (TCB) to determine if they qualify for academic support services. In order to be eligible for TCB services, an individual must have a visual disability that constitutes a vocational hardship that can be reasonably accommodated through resources provided by the commission. Individuals may contact a counselor in the North Texas Region by calling the Dallas office at (800) 687-7017 or may contact the TCB office located in their home community.
An equal opportunity institution, the University of North Texas complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act in making reasonable adjustments in its policies for qualified students with disabilities who wish to participate in its education programs. The Office of Disability Accommodation provides certain educational auxiliary aids for eligible students who request reasonable accommodation. Students requesting accommodations due to disability should notify the Office of Disability Accommodation at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment.
For more information, contact the Office of Disability Accommodation, University Union, Room 322, or call (940) 565-4323, TDD access: (940) 565-2958 or (940) 369-8652.
The Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC) provides services for qualified individuals with physical, learning or emotional impairments. Examples of these are diabetes, hearing impairment, heart problems, orthopedic problems, dyslexia, arthritis, adjustment disorders and numerous other disorders that can create difficulty in successfully mastering college-level classroom training.
Services include financial assistance, job placement, counseling and guidance, and physical restoration. Application for services must be made through a representative of the commission.
Students interested in applying for services should contact the office in their home community or contact: Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 116 E. Prairie St., Denton, TX 76201; (940) 383-1521.
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