Resources for Study and Campus Life
The Callier Center is an internationally recognized institution that offers services to people who have any type of communication disorder. Acknowledged for meeting the assessment, treatment, education, and social service needs of children and adults with communication disorders, the Center has programs in preschool education, parent education, and child development. Its clinical services include pediatric and adult services in audiology, speech pathology, and language development; its research activities include psychoacoustics, auditory neurophysiology, speech science, and audiology. Graduate classes are conducted at the Callier Center Dallas facility, adjacent to The UT Southwestern Medical Center and Callier Center-Richardson on the main UT Dallas campus.
Students are encouraged to contact the Career Center early in their schooling. By doing so they can fully access all the services needed for the development of their long-range career plans. The staff provides students with career counseling and may evaluate and test in the areas of skills analysis, interest identification, and values clarification. Computer-assisted career information searches and a Career Resource Library contain occupational and employer information.
The Career Center provides pre-employment preparation assistance through mock interviews and a variety of workshops on such topics as resume writing, business letter writing, identifying marketable skills, interviewing skills, and conducting an effective job search. A resume editor is available to critique student resumes and professional documents. Representatives of business, government, industry, education, and social agencies recruit UT Dallas students at Career Expos and through on-campus interviews. The Career Center also manages the Internship/Cooperative Education program for all majors, except for students in EE/CS majors.
Part-time jobs, both on- and off-campus, internships, full-time jobs, and on-campus interview schedules are posted through UT Dallas Careerworks. All students register for UT Dallas CareerWorks by accessing the Career Center website. Students upload a resume into the system in order to apply for qualified positions or to make it available for employer referrals. Employers may have access to candidate resumes via various web resume books set up in the UT Dallas CareerWorks system.
The Women's Center works with organizations in the University and the Dallas communities to provide resources and services that enhance the experience of all campus women by contributing to an academic atmosphere in which positive role models are highly visible and gender bias and inequities can be addressed. The Center acts as a central coordinating agency for campus and community groups, and offers opportunities and events that promote a broader understanding of the diverse experiences and ideas of women. The Center offers dynamic programs, and provides resources and services that will help the women of our community to grow and develop, personally and professionally.
How can I use the Women's Center?
- Meet new people, network with other professionals, socialize...talk to someone who's willing to listen;
- Take a break, study, use the computer...read or rent a book, video, or magazine from our library;
- Learn about resources on campus and in the community that address your specific needs;
- Use the Center as a meeting place for your organization;
- Volunteer at the Women's Center, or find out about volunteer opportunities in the community;
- Stay current on upcoming events and important issues;
- Find out about scholarships offered in the community and nationally.
A licensed Child Care Center under the supervision of the Office of Student Life and the Richardson YWCA is located in the Student Union. Evening care is available for children ages four to eleven of University students. For additional information call (972) 883-2945.
The Comet Card is the official University identification card for all students, faculty, and staff. The Comet Card allows students to use campus facilities and services and offers a debit feature where money may be stored to make on-campus purchases and payments. The card can also be linked to a Wells Fargo banking account and used as a pin-based debit card. Cards are issued through the Info Depot (SU 2.204). For additional information call (972) 883-4123 or check our website at http://www.utdallas.edu/cometcard/.
Information Resources provides computing facilities for student, faculty, and staff use in instruction and research.
General Access computer labs are located on the first and third floor of the McDermott Library and the ground floor of the Jonsson Building. The Labs provide a modern, networked computing environment with Windows-based and Macintoch computers, scanners and more.
Dedicated systems are also available to support such functions as campus information services, programming, research-related activities, and computationally intensive applications.
A sophisticated campus-wide network permits offices and laboratories direct access to extensive computing resources both on and off campus. The University maintains high bandwidth connections to the commodity internet as well as appropriate research and education networks such as Internet 2. Primary remote services access is through the Galaxy portal (http://galaxy.utdallas.edu/). Additional remote access to the campus network is provided through VPN (Virtual Private Networking) services.
The University provides wireless LAN access to the campus community areas across most of the institution. All holders of a UT Dallas NetID may utilize the campus network using devices with the appropriate wireless LAN 802.11b/a/g network interface. Guest wireless access is also provided on request (http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/).
Many of the schools, programs, and research centers operate their own computing facilities that are also available to students as appropriate. Details of these facilities can be found in the individual school/program sections of this catalog.
The University Help Desk is located in the Jonsson building and offers walk-in, telephone, email and web chat support for a wide range of technology problems. Contact info: 2911 (phone), [email protected] (email).
The latest information regarding computing facilities can be found at the campus web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/.
Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students are encouraged to register with Disability Services as soon as they are admitted to the University.
The Office of Disability Services is located in the Student Union (SU 1.610), (972) 883-2098. Additional information is available at the Disability Services website located at http://www.utdallas.edu/disability/.
The University of Texas at Dallas utilizes e-learning technologies to provide students the opportunity to engage in coursework from remote locations and without the time constraints of the traditional face-to-face classes. Distance Education opportunities at the University include courses and entire programs taught online via the internet, as well as courses conducted through videoconferencing in real time. Additionally, the University has partnered with other U.T. System schools to provide cross-campus courses through the U.T. TeleCampus. UT Dallas currently offers courses in a number of areas from across the campus, including courses in teacher education and the natural sciences. Furthermore, distance learning opportunities now include blended courses that utilize both on-campus and off-campus presentation, providing students an opportunity to maximize their learning by collaborative learning experiences. UT Dallas also works with a number of partner institutions to provide students additional learning opportunities through exchange programs and other collaborative programs both nationally and internationally.
More information about specific distance and e-learning programs or courses at The University of Texas at Dallas and registration procedures can be found in the Class Schedule or on the distance learning web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/distancelearning/.
The International Student Services Office provides services to students that hold a non-immigrant visa status while studying at UT Dallas. The office staff offers individual counseling as well as group workshops to aid international students in understanding and complying with U. S. Department of Homeland Security regulations relating to their stay in the United States as non-immigrants. Services include issuance of F-1 and J-1 immigration documents, workshops regarding Optional and Curricular Practical Training, invitation letters for visiting family members, travel authorizations, and enrollment letters.Special programs include International Student Orientation, Introductions to US Classroom Culture, International Festivals, Non-Immigrant Tax Workshops, Immigration Attorney workshops, etc. The International Student Services Office also administers the UT Dallas student health insurance program. The health insurance plan is available at a minimal cost to all full- or part-time students and their families. Health insurance is required for all international students. The International Student Services Office, MC 1.310, may be contacted by calling (972) 883-4189. Information is also available at http://www.utdallas.edu/student/international/.
The Learning Resource Center offers assistance to students in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills. These services are available through individual appointments, group workshops, short courses, and video tapes.
The Writing Lab offers one-to-one assistance with writing assignments and general writing skills. Appointments are required.
The Math Lab gives short-term and semester-long support for a variety of mathematics courses. Students may drop in or visit these labs on a regular basis.
The Supplemental Instruction program offers facilitated group study sessions as a supplement to many UT Dallas courses. Students should check with the center for availability of individual tutoring in specific subjects.
The Learning Resource Center also offers developmental math, reading, and writing classes. These classes are for credit, but they do not count toward graduation.
Assistance is also available in study skills, note taking, writing, test taking, algebra, and preparation for the THEA (required for teacher certification), GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. In addition, students can receive help with time management, basic mathematics improvement, test-anxiety reduction, and various other study techniques and strategies. All students enrolled at the University are eligible for these services.
The center, located in MC 2.402 - MC2.412, may be contacted by calling (972) 883-6707.
The Multicultural Center (MC) provides cultural programs, support services, resources and cultural education programs. The MC is a place for students, faculty and staff to gather and relax. The MC has a comfortable lounge area with a television, videos, computer lab, work station, and a meeting room. Traditional events hosted by the MC are Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, MLK Jr. Breakfast, Asian-American Heritage Series, Native American Heritage program and the Leadership Speaker Series. The MC is home to the Multicultural Peer Advocates (MPA's). The MPA's are student peer advocates that are available for personal, social or academic assistance.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Location: Conference Center CN1.126. Email: [email protected] Phone: (972)883-6390. Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/multicultural/. Director: Arthur Gregg.
The Department of Recreational Sports encourages students, faculty, and staff to get involved and interact with several different recreation programs. Recreational Sports provides UT Dallas with a quality facility and diverse recreational programs to enhance the overall educational experience. Our goal is to expand the knowledge of and participation in recreational activities in order to foster healthy lifestyles, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.
The Activity Center is managed by the Department of Recreational Sports and contains a state of the art fitness center, 4 racquetball courts, 2 squash courts, 4 basketball courts, a multi-purpose room, and a 25-yard indoor swimming pool. In addition to the Activity Center, Recreational Sports oversees the outdoor basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, and softball fields.
The Department of Recreational Sports is made up of 5 program areas: Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness, Informal Recreation, and Intramural Sports. These areas are designed to offer each participant a variety of events and activities. Recreational Sports believes that there is something for everyone.
Students at The University of Texas at Dallas may participate in the Air Force ROTC program at The University of North Texas, or in the Army ROTC program at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Students register for the ROTC courses by contacting the Office of the Registrar at the time they register for other UT Dallas courses. Payment for the courses is through the UT Dallas Bursar Office by the published payment deadlines. The ROTC courses are used as elective courses. Successful completion of degree requirements and the respective ROTC program can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force or the United States Army.
For further information and application procedures, contact: AIR FORCE ROTC, Detachment 835, Air Force ROTC, The University of North Texas, P.O. Box 305400, Denton, Texas 76203-5400, Telephone (940) 565-2074; or ARMY ROTC, Enrollment Officer, Army ROTC, The University of Texas at Arlington, P.O. Box 19188 Arlington, Texas 76019, Telephone (817) 272-3281 (metro).
Students are assisted in resolving personal difficulties and enhancing skills in order to succeed in their academic pursuits, as well as achieve personal and emotional well-being. Students' development is facilitated by a variety of services including personal counseling, psychiatric services, consultation, and outreach. The Student Counseling Center also serves the UT Dallas community by providing crisis management and intervention. In addition, the Center is committed to the training and education of graduate students as future helping professionals.
Stress, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to life transitions are some of the issues that bring students to the Counseling Center for confidential Individual Counseling. Other common concerns include relationship conflicts, grief and loss, loneliness, self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, or planning for the future. Relationship Counseling for students and their partners focuses on resolving conflicts and improving communication. Psychiatric referrals are provided for students in counseling when it is determined that such assistance would benefit a student and their treatment. Consulting is provided to students, faculty or staff for helping a friend, family member or student with a personal problem. Workshops are offered during the semester to assist students in developing life skills such as time management, effective communication and managing test anxiety. The Personal Development Library includes books, audiotapes, and self-help videos with information on a wide range of topics including sexuality, relationship enhancement, dealing with emotions, and personal growth.
Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals and trainees under the supervision of licensed psychologists. The center is a member of the Dallas Metropolitan Consortium in Psychology, a training program for pre-doctoral psychology interns that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For more information, visit our website at http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/.
Student Union 1.608
James Cannici, PhD Director
The U.T. System Student Exchange program is designed to allow upper-division students enrolled in an institution of the U.T. System to take courses or engage in research at another institution within the System during a regular semester or summer session.
A UT Dallas student in good standing who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours is eligible to participate in the exchange program. Approval by the student's Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education is also required. Visiting students register and pay tuition and required fees at their home institutions and are given normal privileges associated with available student services at the exchange institution. Visiting students are subject to the rules and regulations of both institutions.
Each U.T. System institution has designated an individual to coordinate and approve undergraduate student exchanges. Interested UT Dallas students should contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education for additional information: phone (972) 883-6706 or e-mail [email protected]. Students at other U.T. System schools wishing to take courses at The University of Texas at Dallas under this exchange program should contact and work through the office designated by their home institution.
Through the Student Government a student can express views to the student body, the faculty, and the administration. The Student Senate is composed of senators elected at-large and elected by school each spring. The president and vice president are elected by the student body each spring. Further information may be obtained from the Student Government Offices in the Student Union, SU 2.604, (972)883-2284.
The University of Texas at Dallas encourages student involvement and provides numerous opportunities for students to further their co-curricular and extra-curricular interests. Students may have a voice and contribute to student life through participation in the Student Government, the Student Union and Activities Advisory Board, Student Media (UT Dallas Mercury and Radio UT Dallas), Greek Life, Spirit Program, various University committees, and student organizations. For more information contact the Office of Student Development, SU 2.604, (972) 883-6158 or the Center for Student Involvement, SU 2.506, (972)883-6551.
Student Life offers a variety of student services and programs, including Disability Services, New Student Programs, Multicultural Center, Intramural and Club Sports, NCAA Division III Athletics, Residential Life, Student Publications, the Student Union and Activities Advisory Board, Service Learning, and the Child Care Center. Student Life also provides support for student organizations and assists students in the interpretation of University rules and regulations including those regarding student discipline and conduct. Call (972) 883-6391 for more information.
Registered student organizations provide the major means by which students can contribute to student life while developing friendships, interests, talents, and leadership skills. There are over 100 student organizations at UT Dallas that cater to a variety of interests, such as academic and honor groups, service clubs, religious groups, ethnic groups, and special interest groups. Detailed information on the groups and guidelines for forming new organizations is available in the Center for Student Involvement (2.506) in the Student Union, (972) 883-6551.
The UT Dallas Mercury is the official student newspaper of the University. It is published bi-weekly. Funded with student service fees and advertising sales, the Mercury is available without charge to all students. Other publications are the Guide to Student Life mailed to new students each semester and This Week at The University of Texas at Dallas, a weekly publication distributed on campus.
The UT Dallas Mercury newsroom can be reached at (972) 883-2286. For more information regarding the UT Dallas Mercury, contact (972)883-2290 or visit their office at SU 2.416.
The North Wing of the Student Union houses the Comet Café, the Info Depot, lounges, Radio UT Dallas, a television lounge, billiards and ping pong, a payphone, first-aid medical dispenser and a vending area with microwaves. In addition, an ATM is located in the Comet Café. The annex to the North Wing features The Pub, the best place to hang out on campus, listen to state-of-the-art stereo and catch the latest news or sporting events on television. The annex also houses expanded dining space, three meeting rooms, a childcare facility, Comet Card administrative offices, and a student organization suite.
The South Wing of the Student Union houses student service offices and provides areas for meetings and activities. The first floor houses the Dean of Students, Residential Life, New Student Programs, Student Health Services, Disability Services, Counseling Center, and Child Care Center. On the second floor are meeting rooms plus offices for Student Government Association, Greek Life, The UT Dallas Mercury, Student Development, SUAAB, Late Night Programming and Student Union staff.
The Student Union is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board (SUAAB), located in SU 2.506B, plans co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and events for the UT Dallas community. SUAAB's goal is to provide programs to enrich students' lives and to provide opportunities for faculty-student interaction. For more information, contact (972)883-6438.
Information about educational opportunities in other countries, including study abroad, international internships, international research opportunities, and international scholarship programs, is available at the Office of International Education (OIE), located in Jonsson, JO 5.504. Students are required to attend an advising session before seeking staff assistance in selecting the program most appropriate to their individual needs and interests. The advising sessions include University policies governing study abroad, program options, funding sources, and application and selection procedures. Information is also disseminated through publications, special events, group meetings, individual appointments, reference materials and at the OIE web site, http://www.utdallas.edu/utdgeneral/provost/oie/. (See "International Education" located in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog for more details).
University Housing is provided on campus with several affordable apartment living choices for those who appreciate the advantage of being able to walk from their residence to class. The apartments are reserved for The University of Texas at Dallas students and offer a variety of floor plans and prices. Locations include University Village, a community owned by UT Dallas and managed by American Campus Communities, and Waterview Park Apartments, a community owned by the Utley Foundation managed by University Partners.
In accordance with University policy, all freshmen are required to live in either University Village or in the new suite-style 400-bed residence hall, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2009.
For more information please http://www.utdallas.edu/student/slife/housing/.
Waterview Park Apartments
UT Dallas' Residential Life Office works with students to build a community at the apartments and to assist students with concerns related to apartment living. Residential Life staff members are also available to assist personal and academic concerns. For more information please call (972)883-6391.
The Eugene McDermott Library and the Callier Library support the research, instruction, and community service programs of the University by providing access to information in both print and electronic forms. The libraries consist of over two million items, including more than a million volumes, over 30,000 current periodical titles, as well as one million government documents, microforms, and maps. The McDermott Library is a U.S. and Texas state depository.
Special collections include the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Belsterling Collection, and the History of Aviation Collection.
The libraries provide an ever-expanding digital collection that is available to distance learners. Users connect to these resources through the library portal at http://www.utdallas.edu/library/. Current students have unlimited access to the digital library.
The librarians and staff provide competent and cordial interactions with the people they serve. Librarians provide class and individual instruction on the use of the library.
The library collections are enhanced by the Interlibrary Loan Service, which provides students with books or articles from a network of major libraries. Student research is facilitated by copiers available to duplicate from paper, microfilm, or microfiche. The Electronic Reference Center provides connections to our electronic material. The libraries offer students with disabilities a range of services to encourage their independent research.
UT Dallas is a member of the NCAA Division III and America Southwest Conference and sponsors thirteen men's and women's sports including soccer, basketball, cross-country, tennis, golf, softball, baseball and women's volleyball. Aspiring student athletes are encouraged to contact the coaching staff of their chosen sport(s) by calling (972) 883-4490. Intercollegiate athletics is a vital component of the total campus life and spirit at The University of Texas at Dallas.