Division of Student Affairs

Apartment and Residence Life

Arlington Hall Breezeway · Box 19370 · 817-272-2926 · www.uta.edu/housing

Living on campus is a great way to get connected, meet friends, and be involved. To that end, University Housing offers single and double occupancy options available in residence halls or apartments.  In addition, Learning Communities and Freshman Interest Groups are available to enhance the connection between student’s academic and social pursuits.  All our communities are designed to meet the needs of today’s students and provide an environment that supports academic growth and community respect by offering opportunities for leadership, involvement, and connections for residents that live on campus.

The University is entitled to conduct criminal background checks on students applying for on-campus housing.  Students will be notified if they are denied housing due to information gathered from a criminal background check per Texas Government Code, Section 411.094.

Apply for University Housing at www.uta.edu/housing.

Campus Recreation

500 W. Nedderman Drive · 817-272-3277 · www.uta.edu/campusrec

The Department of Campus Recreation at provides a diverse span of recreational and leisure opportunities for students, faculty and staff through several component including Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports, Fitness & Wellness, Sport Clubs, Aquatics and Spirit Groups. The Campus Recreation facilities include the MAC, Fields Complex, and The Green at College Park.

The MAC–Maverick Activities Center is a state-of-the-art, $34.5 million recreation facility where students, faculty, staff, and alumni can meet, relax, workout, and continue to be engaged in UT Arlington’s campus life. Some of the amenities include a 20,000 square foot weight and fitness room (90+ pieces of cardio equipment, 4 circuit training units & a free weight area), 5 indoor basketball courts, 8 volleyball courts, a climbing wall, game room, computer lab, Market at the MAC, indoor soccer field and more.

Adaptive Recreation

500 W. Nedderman Drive · 817-272-3277 · www.uta.edu/campusrec

Programming in this area includes invitations to students with disabilities from other college and university programs in the area, high school students with disabilities, and able-bodied students who are studying disability sport and recreation programming. The program also provides sport and recreation programming for injured service veterans looking to transition back into civilian recreational and fitness activities.

Spirit Groups

500 W. Nedderman Drive · 817-272-3277 · www.uta.edu/spirit

UT Arlington Spirit Groups consist of the cheerleading squad, dance team, mascot, and the Maverick Wranglers. Together, the groups provide support for UT Arlington athletic teams and lead the University community in spirit. These athletes represent UT Arlington at the collegiate national championships and host camps and clinics throughout the summer.

The Career Development Center

216 Davis Hall, 701 S. Nedderman Drive · Box 19695 · 817-272-2932 · www.uta.edu/careers

The Career Development Center empowers students and alumni for professional success by helping them discover and plan for possible career paths, connecting them with employers and professional opportunities, preparing them to present themselves well to compete for the opportunities they seek, and helping them develop the skills that will allow them to succeed in their professional goals now and in the future.

The Career Development Center maintains the online job database, HIREAMAVERICK, which is for those seeking full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities, and over 150 employers attend the bi-annual Job Fair hosted by the Career Development Center each fall and spring.

The Center for Students in Recovery

B170 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19355 · 817-272-2354 · www.uta.edu/csr

The Center for Students in Recovery (CSR) provides a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment for students to cultivate life skills and celebrate recovery successes. Members enjoy access to scholarships, educational and volunteer opportunities, and a strong network of supportive peers. The recovery coaching and peer-based recovery mentorship helps students manage challenging situations with agility and grace. To join CSR, a student must be admitted to The University of Texas at Arlington and committed to living clean and sober.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services: 303 Ransom Hall · Box 19156 · 817-272-3671 · www.uta.edu/caps
Counseling and Psychiatric Services: 605 S. West Street · Box 19329 · 817-272-2771 or 817-272-0429 · www.uta.edu/caps

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a department in Health Services. Services are available to help students increase their understanding of personal issues, address mental and behavioral health problems and make positive changes in their lives. Individual, couples and group counseling and psychotherapy are provided by an interdisciplinary team of licensed mental health providers including psychologists, counselors, social workers, and psychological associates. Psychological assessments are conducted for ADHD and learning disorders. Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners provide diagnostic assessment and ongoing treatment of psychiatric conditions including medication management and brief psychotherapy. An integral part of the CAPS mission is to provide outreach to the campus community in the form of workshops and training sessions. CAPS staff is also available to provide consultation to concerned students, faculty and staff.  

Services are available to campus based students. CAPS has resources online that are available to all students including those enrolled in distance education/online programs. Online resources include an online mental health screening, links to external suicide prevention websites and links to external self-help information.  

Fraternity and Sorority Life

B160 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19348 · 817-272-9234 · www.uta.edu/fsl

Fraternity and Sorority Life at UT Arlington prepares young men and women to be contributing members of society. Fraternity and sorority members have a variety of opportunities on and off campus geared toward the enhancement of their educational experience and contributions toward their personal growth. Most importantly, fraternities and sororities focus on the development of four pillars; Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Philanthropy/Community Service, Scholarship and Leadership. The fraternity and sorority community is comprised of four governing bodies representing over 30 fraternities and sororities and two affiliated honorary organizations, Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha.

Health Services

605 South West Street · Box 19329 · 817-272-2771 · www.uta.edu/healthservices

Health Services is an ambulatory health care facility fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Health Services’ mission is to support academic success by providing excellent health care and promoting wellness. It provides currently enrolled UT Arlington students with quality, accessible, comprehensive, and cost-effective primary health care.

In addition to a general medicine clinic, Health Services provides a pharmacy, laboratory, radiology department, counseling and psychological services, women’s health clinic, immunization clinic, and a health promotion and substance abuse prevention office.

Medical Emergencies

For true medical emergencies on campus, or when the seriousness of an indivdiual’s condition is uncertain, call the University Police at 817-272-3003. The police will dispatch officers to the site, and call an ambulance, if needed. Officers are trained in CPR and first aid, and can stabilize the individual until an ambulance arrives. This procedure should be followed even when Health Services is open. If individuals experiencing a medical emergency are off-campus, call 911.

The Leadership Center

B160 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19340 · 817-272-9220 · www.uta.edu/leadership

The Leadership Center strives to develop innovative and collaborative leaders who actively apply their leadership knowledge and skills to improve their local and global communities. The Leadership Center is home to the Alternative Breaks Program, UTA Volunteers, the Leadership Honors Program, FLOC (Freshmen Leaders on Campus) and the UTA-HOSTS! Peer Mentoring program. Some other programs and events include the fall leadership retreat, Certified Leader Institutes, academic courses and Leadership Studies Minor.

Alternative Breaks offers students the opportunity to engage in community service and experiential learning as they are challenged to explore social justice issues and their own social responsibility. Programs include a weekend, winter and spring break trips. During their week of volunteer service, students learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they otherwise may have had little or no direct contact.

UTA Volunteers is a student group that plans, promotes, and participates in volunteer and community engagement programs at UT Arlington and within the community. Their purpose is to promote active citizenship and strengthen the community by creating a role for students to become involved in community service and provide tools and resources to the UT Arlington community.

The Leadership Honors Program offers students the opportunity to develop their own leadership path tailored to their schedule. Students work through different levels and if they complete all four levels, they graduate with Leadership Honors.

Freshmen Leaders On Campus (FLOC) is a select organization created to promote freshmen involvement at UT Arlington. Students who were high school leaders have the opportunity to further develop their skills. Students who are interested in leadership can become involved at UT Arlington as a member of FLOC.

UTA-HOSTS! (Helping Other Students To Succeed) is a peer mentor program designed to help new students achieve success their first year on campus. The program matches interested first-year students with upper level students with a similar major. The upper level students, or mentors, will help students new to UT Arlington gain insight into campus opportunities and resources.

LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally) Program

B150 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19353 · 817-272-2099 · www.uta.edu/lgbtqa

The LGBTQA program is an initiative hosted by the Division of Student Affairs which is a part of the Multicultural Affairs office. The program provides quality events and support services dedicated to cultivating a positive campus environment for LGBTQA students, allies, and others with gender identity questions and concerns.

MAVS 1000 FYE Course

300 West 1st Street, University Center · Box 19348 · 817-272-1104 · www.uta.edu/fye
UT Arlington’s First-Year Experience Course (MAVS 1000) is for first-year college students entering in the fall term. It is designed to orient students to life on the Maverick campus and assist in the transition to college. The course assignments will help students to identify their individual needs and skills which will affect their success, determine what resources are appropriate and available to them, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience on the campus.

Mediation Services

B170 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19355 · 817-272-2354 · www.uta.edu/mediation

Mediation services are provided to aid students in reconciling interpersonal disputes with other UT Arlington students including roommate conflicts and arguments with friends, significant others, or other students in a campus organization. Mediation often allows students to avoid facing a student conduct violation for handling the dispute inappropriately. Mediation Services also can provide court-ordered and family mediations free of charge through the campus attorney. The program has a group of faculty and staff who are credentialed mediators and can assist students in negotiating an arrangement that is agreeable to everyone involved in the dispute.

The Movin' Mavs and Lady Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Teams

801 W. Greek Row · 817-272-3410 · www.uta.edu/movinmavs

UT Arlington’s Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team has won seven national championships. The team has a rich history of leading the nation in intercollegiate wheelchair basketball, exemplified by offering full athletic scholarships to team players, by players consistently being named to the First-Team All-America squads, and by participation in the Paralympics. Visit the website to keep up with the Movin’ Mavs as they prepare to compete for a national championship.

The Lady Movin’ Mavs began in 2013 with five players and has become one of the most dominant teams in the NWBA Intercollegiate Division with a first place finish in the 2016 national championship. Several of the Lady Movin’ Mavs have been selected for USA National Team Tryouts, College Division Post-Season honors and All Academic Selections. The Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs also continue a strong tradition of wheelchair tennis as well as participants in several other nationally competitive sports (table tennis, boccia, power hockey, track and field). The program includes camps and clinics for youth, women and veteran’s programs throughout the year and in the summers.

Multicultural Affairs

B150 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19353 · 817-272-2099 · www.uta.edu/multicultural

Multicultural Affairs offers a variety of programs that celebrate the rich diversity found at UT Arlington. Programs also help to educate the campus about current social justice issues. The staff provides activities that recognize diversity on multiple levels, including — but not limited to — race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religion/spirituality. Students can get involved with the Multicultural Mavericks (Hispanic Heritage, Asian Heritage, and Black History Months), the Women in Leadership Program and Women’s History Month, the Leaders Educating About Diversity and the Maversity social justice workshop series, the Ubuntu Social Justice Conference, the Men & Masculinities Series, Diversity Week, and/or the LGBTQA program.

Maverick Orientation

B160 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19348 · 817-272-9234 · www.uta.edu/orientation

The University of Texas at Arlington is dedicated to the retention and overall success of our students, by promoting academic excellence and fostering lifelong learning. New Maverick Orientation offers a variety of programs, both on campus and online, for new freshmen, transfer students, veterans, international students, and graduate students. At orientation, new students gain valuable information about the services, resources, activities, and organizations that will enhance their success at UTA. Additionally, the connections students make at orientation can develop into meaningful relationships and networks.

Off-Campus Mavericks

500 W. Nedderman Drive, Suite 100AA · Box 19360 · 817-272-3213 · www.uta.edu/offcampus

Off-Campus Mavericks provides services and programming to support commuter students at UT Arlington. Commuter students are invited to visit the Off-Campus Maverick Center in the Maverick Activities Center (MAC) every Monday for a free cup of coffee, or to participate in our Commuter Appreciation Days and the Commuter Engagement Incentive Program. The goal of Off-Campus Mavericks is to help commuter students enjoy an enriching college experience, which features active participation in campus life in addition to academic success.

The Office for Students with Disabilities

102 University Hall · Box 19510 · 817-272-3364 · www.uta.edu/disability

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) assists students with disabilities to participate in the full spectrum of college life. OSD serves students using exemplary practices in assistive technology, disability counseling, and academic accommodations such as testing accommodations, sign language interpreters, volunteer note-takers, e-text, and auxiliary aids.

The Parent & Family Center

B150 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19363 · 817-272-2128 · www.uta.edu/parents

Parents play a very valuable role in keeping the lines of communication open between students and various key offices on campus. The center helps families and students understand institutional processes so they can concentrate on academic, social, and overall success. The Parent & Family Center is available Monday through Friday during business hours to answer any questions parents or family members may have.

Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program

B170 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19355 · 817-272-2354 · www.uta.edu/rvsp

The Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention (RVSP) program promotes education and awareness of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, harassment, and stalking on campus. An advocate is available to provide advocacy, support, and referral services to students impacted by sexual and/or relationship violence. Anonymous forms to report an incident are available online. Additionally, the RVSP program hosts a number of training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students on response and advocacy. Educational outreach programs highlighting the impact of violence include but are not limited to the: Clothesline Project, Silent Witness Project, and the Red Flag Campaign. These programs are available to any student group or organization, as are various programs on: healthy relationships, how to intervene and support your peers, and information on community resources. Volunteer positions and internships are available for students wanting to take a stand to end violence. A victim of sexual and/or relationship violence that has occurred on campus should notify the UTA Police Department immediately at 817-272-3003. The RVSP Coordinator may assist in: discussing available options, resource connection, safety planning, reporting the incident to the Police Department, and can be contacted Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at 817-272-3506.

Student Activities and Organizations

Lower Level, University Center · Box 19348 · 817-272-2963 · www.uta.edu/studentactivities

Student Activities and Organizations serves as a focal point of out-of-classroom involvement and engagement at UT Arlington. Participation in co-curricular activities helps students gain valuable skills and experiences that complement academic work, enhances leadership, and enriches the collegiate experience. Major program areas include campus activities and student organizations.
 
The university’s student programming board, EXCEL Campus Activities, plans and implements social, recreational, cultural and educational events. From large to small, throughout the year there are a variety of events and traditions that make the university an enriching place to make the most of your time.  These diverse programs become an essential part of the culture on campus because they are student led and university supported. These events and activities are open to all students; you can even get involved by becoming a member of EXCEL.
 
There are over 300 registered student organizations operating on campus. Groups are formed and governed by their members around a variety of common causes including academic/professional, sport/recreational, honorary, cultural, spiritual, and a variety of special interests. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for?  Make your way down to our offices and learn how you can form your own.  Visit mavorgs.uta.edu for more information on campus organizations.
 
Student Activities and Organizations is also where student organizations obtain approval to reserve space on campus, post flyers and publicity on campus and register their events.  Organizations can receive consultation and advice on campus policy and operational matters. 

Student Conduct

B170 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19355 · 817-272-2354 · www.uta.edu/conduct

The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for the implementation of the Student Conduct & Discipline Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Regents' Rules and Regulations at the University of Texas at Arlington. The University of Texas at Arlington Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP) contains official policies and procedures for the governance of UT Arlington. The Honor Code upholds UT Arlington's tradition of academic integrity, a tradition that values hard work and honest effort in the pursuit of academic excellence Please see the University Requirements & Policies tab within the University Catalog for information on Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.

We strive to uphold and support standards of personal honesty and integrity for all students consistent with the goals of a community of scholars and students seeking knowledge and responsibility. Consistent with this goal, the office is engaged in the task of educating the community regarding standards for student behavior and procedures used in the resolution of student disciplinary allegations. Students at the University of Texas at Arlington are encouraged to engage their campus in a positive way. By staying educated on policy and procedure, students can ensure a healthy and productive education at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Office of Student Conduct sponsors several large scale programs across campus, smaller residence life focused programming efforts and training for students, staff and faculty throughout the year. 

Student Governance

B150, Lower Level, E. H. Hereford University Center · Box 19350 · 817-272-0556 · www.uta.edu/studentgovernance

Student Governance is dedicated to providing a medium for students to voice their concerns and opinions. By serving as the voice of the student body, Student Congress and the Graduate Student Senate provide student representation on various university committees and have the opportunity to represent the student perspective on a variety of campus issues.

Student Congress is UT Arlington's elected representative body for undergraduate and graduate students. Members work to implement change on campus, solicit concerns, and propose resolutions to solve problems. The group serves as the major link between students and the administration. In addition, the organization sponsors voter registration drives, supports the on-campus early voting polling site, and hosts various programs to solicit student feedback on a variety of campus issues.

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) understands the needs and concerns of graduate students here at UT Arlington. The Graduate Student Senate passes resolutions to improve graduate student life on campus, hosts guest speakers to discuss current issues, creates ad-hoc committees to research potential changes in University policy that may impact graduate students, and assists with Graduate Forums, the ACES research symposium, and the Graduate School Showcase.

Student Publications

Lower Level, E.H. Hereford University Center · Box 19038 · 817-272-3661 · www.uta.edu/studentpubs and www.theshorthorn.com

The Student Publications department employs more than 100 student journalists, advertising sales representatives, marketing assistants, web developers, and office assistants in jobs that help them prepare for their careers. The department publishes The Shorthorn, the Maverick Connection phone directory and the Maverick Housing Guide. It also houses a full-service creative services agency. The department’s mission is to provide a spectrum of hands-on communication training to students while providing a valuable news service to the UT Arlington community and an open forum for free expression.

The Shorthorn is UT Arlington’s oldest and most honored source of news and information. Students created the award-winning student newspaper in 1919. Today, The Shorthorn delivers news as it happens through its website and social media channels. It also provides a daily summary of pertinent headlines emailed to you with links that will work on any mobile device or computer. The print edition is published every Wednesday. The Shorthorn website also contains interactive features, videos, and photo galleries of student events and activities, and lets you submit your own photos to the newspaper. Shorthorn discussions also allow you to express your opinions on campus issues in an open forum.

Becoming part of the paid, all-student staff in Student Publications provides a way to get involved on campus while earning respected experience for students planning media-related careers. In 2015, the Associated Collegiate Press honored The Shorthorn with a Pacemaker Award, among the top awards in collegiate journalism.

University Events

B160 Lower Level, University Center · Box 19348 · 817-272-2963 · www.uta.edu/universityevents

University Events collaborates with departments and organizations to produce large-scale campus events that engage students, staff, and faculty, while strengthening students’ ties to the university and community. University Events is involved in the planning of Maverick Stampede (Welcome Week), the MavsMeet AfterParty, Homecoming, the Spring Concert, and BlockParty. University Events is also home to the UTA Ambassadors and The Big Event.

The UTA Ambassadors serve as the official student hosts of UT Arlington, under the direction of Mr. and Ms. UTA. The group maintains and promotes new and old campus traditions; increases awareness of UT Arlington’s services, programs, and activities to students and the surrounding community; and establishes and strengthens pride and passion for UT Arlington on and off-campus. The UTA Ambassadors are involved in the planning of the Maverick Speakers Series, the Maverick of the Month recognition program, the UTA Spirit Horse initiative, and Spirit Week.

The Big Event is an organization of service-minded students whose purpose is to plan and implement a day of community service and outreach involving UT Arlington students, faculty, staff and community members in an effort to engage, educate, and mobilize volunteers throughout the community. Numerous community-based and non-profit organizations/agencies benefit from the volunteer efforts, as well as local residents. Enthusiastic volunteers participate in various service project sites such as painting, landscaping, youth development workshops, and facility cleanup all on one BIG day.