Offices and Programs
More than 250 student athletes compete in the UT Dallas team sports of baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball, and in the individual sports of golf, tennis and cross country. A relatively young program, the Comets officially became part of the NCAA Division III in 1998 and the American Southwest Conference in 2002.
The Behavior Assessment and Intervention Team reviews behavioral incidents and ensures a systematic response to students whose behavior may be disruptive or harmful to themselves or the UT Dallas community.
The Career Center offers a variety of services for students at all stages of their job search process. Licensed professional career counselors provide assessments and mock interview training, and a fulltime editor is available to help prepare resumes and cover letters. The center also hosts workshops and job expos, has an online job search database and helps students find internships.
The Center for Students in Recovery assists students with substance use disorders or other addictions, those affected by addiction, or individuals questioning or exploring the impact of potential addictive behavior on his or her life.
Jointly with UT Dallas Student Affairs, the Dallas International School provides on-campus child care services in the Student Union. Parents who attend classes are eligible for child care services.
At the Comet Card Office, students can pick up their Comet Card (UT Dallas' student ID card), obtain discount passes to venues and events, receive free notarization services, purchase stamps and more.
Comet Spirit Programs support UT Dallas athletic teams by generating crowd enthusiasm and fostering school spirit. The program is home to Temoc the mascot as well as cheerleaders, power dancers, the pep band, the Crush Crew and the Comet Pride Points program.
The Office of Community Standards and Conduct encourages student learning, growth, and development by promoting awareness of the University’s expectations of behavior, holding students accountable for violations of these expectations, and developing educational sanctions designed to address the consequences of student decisions.
The Dean of Students office provides leadership in the development, overall management and supervision of programs and services within the Division of Student Affairs.
UT Dallas Fraternity and Sorority Life is home to 24 national Greek fraternities and sororities. These organizations provide more than 700 UT Dallas students with opportunities for friendship, guidance and leadership that last well beyond their college experience.
There's nothing quite like the first year of college. A new world awaits, and UT Dallas wants to help freshmen make the most of their experience. The following programs are part of the Freshman Year Experience.
Held annually each fall, Homecoming is a celebration of Comet spirit during four days jam-packed with festivities, including an athletic event, parade, tailgate and more.
Housing and Building Operations has oversight of the University's residence halls and apartments. The office oversees the University's relationship with its property management company, reviews management, maintenance and financial reports and establishes University housing policies and procedures.
The International Center oversees education abroad, international student services, intercultural programs, international risk and safety and international partnership development.
Living Learning Communities are groups of freshmen who share common academic goals or interests. Students involved in these communities live in the LLC residence hall, enroll in courses together and participate in customized group activities.
Meteor Theater is UT Dallas' student-run movie program that screens popular movies on campus throughout the school year. Meteor Theater also hosts the Cosmic Film Festival each spring to encourage an interest and appreciation of student-created, original movies and short films.
The Military and Veteran Center is a resource center and meeting place for veterans, reservists, eligible dependents and active duty military students attending UT Dallas.
The New Student Programs office plans and arranges Freshman Orientations, Comet Camp, Success Camp and the Road Warriors program. Through New Student Programs, students receive peer support and guidance to help them get a strong start at UT Dallas.
The Programs for Minors Office provides oversight for university sponsored programs, activities, camps and events (PACE) involving minor participants to ensure compliance with regulations and to provide a positive environment that promotes health, wellness, safety and security.
There are five program areas within Recreational Sports: aquatics, club sports, fitness, intramural sports and informal recreation. The Activity Center includes a fitness area, racquetball, squash and basketball courts, a climbing wall, a multi-purpose room and an indoor swimming pool. Outdoors there are sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and softball, baseball and soccer fields. A separate facility, Recreation Center West, is located near the residence halls and features indoor courts, a fitness area and a multipurpose room.
Residential Camp and Conference Services offer a one-stop shop for housing, dining and campus needs for both on-campus and external groups during the summer. UT Dallas residence halls feature private bedrooms and meeting spaces to accommodate overnight conferences, summer camps, interns or visiting scholar groups.
UT Dallas takes an active role in creating a sense of community and providing a network of support for on-campus residents. The Office of Residential Life and its student support team of Peer Advisors are committed to seeing that every resident has a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to live and learn.
Registered student organizations and staff and faculty are required to use the Student Affairs Room Reservation System to request facilities and services in the Student Union, the Student Union Mall and the Student Services Building. Student organizations must also use this system to reserve space in all other campus buildings.
The Office of Student AccessAbility ensures that students with documented disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in educational, recreational and social opportunities at UT Dallas.
The Student Affairs Marketing office oversees creative concepts and designs for Student Affairs-related ads, websites, brochures, flyers, banners, newsletters and other collateral materials that promote the overall image of Student Affairs at UT Dallas.
The Student Counseling Center helps students maintain the emotional well-being necessary for their success at UT Dallas. The Counseling Center's professional staff of licensed psychologists and counselors is available by appointment or in times of emergency. Sexual assault recovery services are also available to assist students who have experienced sexual violence. All counseling is confidential.
Student Government serves as the official student voice to UT Dallas administration, the UT System Board of Regents, and other governmental entities. Student Government seeks to enhance spirit, protect University traditions and support all students and student organizations in their academic and community-directed endeavors.
The Student Health Center provides quality care for acute and stabilized chronic illnesses, minor injuries, women's care and preventative healthcare. Visits are free to currently enrolled students, and care is provided by a staff of licensed, registered and certified professionals. There are nominal fees for lab work, medications and certain procedures.
Student Leadership Programs offer non-credit classes in leadership education and development to help grow and enhance students' competence and self-knowledge as it pertains to leadership and being part of a global society.
Student Media at UT Dallas includes The Mercury, Radio UTD, UTD-TV and A Modest Proposal. The Mercury publishes bi-weekly on Mondays throughout the school year. Radio UTD is an internet radio station with an eclectic and freeform mix of music and original programming including talk, poetry and coverage of UT Dallas sports. UTD-TV broadcasts news, entertainment shows and other online media content. A Modest Proposal publishes eight months per year and focuses on student life, global politics, arts, events and social commentary.
There are more than 280 student organizations at UT Dallas, ranging from academic interest, to cultural, to recreation, to service, to special interest, to Greek and more. All registered student groups are managed through the Student Organization Center, which provides an outlet to help the groups connect and engage with the campus community at large.
The Student Programs office is committed to promoting student success by offering experiences that strengthen personal growth, leadership, professional development and community engagement. Offices supported by Student Programs include New Student Programs, Student Transition Programs, the Career Center, and the Military and Veteran Center, each of which organizes events and activities that support the various academic and intellectual stages of UT Dallas students.
The Student Transition Programs office provides programming, services, involvement opportunities and websites specific to the transfer, sophomore and senior student populations.
The Student Union is a place for students to hang out, grab a bite to eat and relax. Open seven days a week, it includes a TV lounge, study lounges, pool tables, Ping-Pong tables, a video arcade, the Comet Café, The Pub and rooms that can be reserved for organization meetings.
The Office of Student Volunteerism offers students a variety of opportunities to lend their time and talents toward improving the communities of UT Dallas, North Central Texas and beyond.
The Student Wellness Center promotes health, fitness and responsible personal choices among UT Dallas students through educational programs, resources and individual consultations.
The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board is a student leadership group that offers a variety of events to promote student participation, including the UT Dallas Homecoming dance, Casino Night, Springapalooza, movies, comedians, concerts, pep rallies and more.
Held annually at the beginning of each fall semester, Welcome Week is a sampling of campus events and activities for incoming freshmen and returning students. It is the culmination of months of planning among many student organizations and departments across campus to present a fun, educational and social celebration of University life.