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.
Reading and Study Skills Laboratory (RASSL) is a non-credit workshop designed to help students enhance their skills in reading, studying, 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.
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 University Union provides lounge areas and food service. Contact the University Union Office at (940) 565-3805 for more information.
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.
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 furnishes assistance with registration, scheduling, academic access and certain educational auxiliary aids for students whose disabilities necessitate special accommodations for equality of educational opportunity. For additional information, call (940) 565-4323, TDD access: (940) 565-2958, (940) 369-8652, or visit Room 324 in the University Union.
International Studies and Programs and its constituent units assist all students, citizens of the U.S. and of other countries, who wish to include an international experience in their education, and assist UNT administration, faculty, colleges and departments in the development and conduct of international education activities and programs on and off campus. International Studies and Programs also directs and supports activity of five constituent units. All units are located in Kendall Hall (e-mail: email@example.com; 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. Call (940) 565-2003.
The International Admissions office assists students with admissions advising. Call (940) 565-2442.
The International Advising office assists students and scholars with matters related to immigration and maintaining student status. Call (940) 565-2195 or visit the web site (www.international.unt.edu/immigration).
The International Welcome Center is a "home away from home" for international students. It provides orientation programs, campus and community information and activities. Call (940) 369-8625, or visit www.international.unt.edu for information.
The Sponsored Student 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. Call (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. Students wishing to transfer credits from international institutions should contact the SAC for pre-approval. Call (940) 565-2207 or visit www.international.unt.edu/sac for information.
A wide array of clubs and organizations offer UNT students friendship, relationships 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.
Still other clubs offer a chance to join in activities with people of mutual interests. Almost every interest, from religion to residence hall improvement and from intercultural orientation to sports clubs, has its organized club on campus.
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.
Students may learn about on- and off-campus job opportunities on KNTU-FM 88.1 at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A job line (369-JOBS) operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 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/coc) 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 300 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 200 business, industry, government and public service employers visit campus annually. Registration is required.
Alumni life-career development resources are provided at no cost. Registration is required.
The office of Student Employment and Career Services is located in the University Union, Suite 320. Employment Services is available by telephone at (940) 565-2425 and on the web at www.unt.edu/ses. Career Services is available by telephone at (940) 565-2105 and on the web at www.unt.edu/coc.
Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides several methods of assisting undergraduate 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 http://essc.unt.edu/finaid.
Through the University Honors Program, talented and motivated students may take their core requirements in the honors environment of small classes taught by experienced professors. Admission to Honors 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.
The Adaptive Computer Laboratory is located in Chilton Hall, Room 116. Chilton Hall is on the corner of Chestnut and Avenue C across from the Health Center. To contact the Adaptive Computer Laboratory, call (940) 565-4750, TDD Access through Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989, or write to:
University of North Texas
Adaptive Computer Laboratory
P.O. Box 311340
Denton, TX 76203-1340
The laboratory also may be accessed through the Internet (www.scs.unt.edu/labs/adaptive/index.html).
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.
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.
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 UNT Soccer Field. All facilities are on campus. Admission to all athletic events is free to students with valid UNT ID cards.
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, ice hockey, lacrosse, in-line hockey, ultimate disc, men's volleyball, racquetball, weightlifting, wrestling, men's rugby, and multi-sport 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 and volleyball. A weight room for recreational use is located in the Men's Gymnasium and offers BodyMastersTM equipment, Stairmasters,TM UniversalTM treadmills, QuintonTM treadmills, Stairmaster 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.
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 graphics area provides design, typesetting, layout, and illustration services for projects such as brochures, programs, booklets, thesis diagrams, poster presentations, display units, signs, posters and web pages. The graphics area also offers digital output, computer scanning, color inkjet prints, lamination and dry mounting.
The photography area provides location, copy stand and studio photographic services (including portraits); digital photography and printing; develops and prints black-and-white film; handles processing and printing of color slides and negatives; and makes color slides from printed illustration, typography, graphics or original art.
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 Power Point presentations, CD duplication and DVD mastering.
The center is in Chilton Hall, Room 211, or call (940) 565-2180 or visit the CMP web site (www.cmp.unt.edu).
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 or ID Plus. A 10 percent discount is deducted from the purchase with the use of ID Plus.
The Dining Services office is located in Crumley Hall, Room 132. For more information about meal plans please call (940) 565-2462.
For further information, consult the "Distance Education and Web-based Courses" section of the Schedule of Classes or check out the UNT Distributed Learning web site (http://courses.unt.edu/).
Student organizations wishing to reserve facilities should contact the Student Activities Center, University Union, second level (940) 565-3807.
UNT students may receive free tickets to performances by presenting a current UNT ID to the ticket seller. Faculty and staff are admitted at half price. General public tickets are available at the Information Center in the University Union or at the door for each presentation.
Hours of operation: Clinic and Pharmacy, Monday through Friday, 8 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, Eagle Express (ID card) 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 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.
Hall guidelines are set forth in The ABCs of Residence Hall Living and Home Away from Home, which are available in the Housing Office. It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with these regulations.
Room and board costs are subject to change by the Board of Regents. A list of current charges is available from the Housing Office. 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/).
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.
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.
Existing SGA programs include The Eagle's Nest Interorganizational Council, a guide to off-campus housing, and the Eagle Calls directory, among others. The Student Government Association offices are on the second level of the University Union.
The North Texas student can become involved in SGA through election or appointment. The president, vice president and a majority of the representatives are elected; executive officers are appointed by the SGA president, subject to the approval of the representative assembly. Association meetings are held every other Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the University Union, Room 411, during the long terms and are open to the public. For more information call (940) 565-3850 or visit Suite 216, University Union.
This program is used by more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the world.
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, 32 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.
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 through 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, Student Ethnic Enrichment Center, Student Volunteer Center and the Women's Center.
For further information, contact the Union at (940) 565-3805 or TDD (800) 735-2989. Contact Verde! Reservations Office for catering, event planning and facility use at (940) 565-3804.
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.
For further information, contact the Office of Disability Accommodation, University Union, Room 324, or call (940) 565-4323, TDD access: (940) 565-2958 or (940) 369-8652.
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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