UT Dallas Student Affairs

Sept. 26, 2016

Vice President for Student Affairs


Professional Development

  • Sept. 30: Nominations are due for Student Affairs employee of the quarter award.
  • Oct. 4: first on-boarding session, 10-11:30 a.m., and Oct. 5, 2-3:30 p.m. New employees will only need to attend one session. An email notification with locations and agenda will be sent prior to the sessions. Contact Daniel Hernandez for details.


  • For the first time since 2009, the Comet volleyball team is a top 10 program in NCAA Division III. The Comets climbed two spots to No. 9 last week, matching the program'shighest-ever ranking.
  • Sept. 27: Volleyball vs. East Texas Baptist, 7 p.m., Activity Center.
  • Sept. 28: Women's soccer vs. Austin College, 7 p.m., Soccer Field.
  • Oct. 8: Men's Soccer vs. Howard Payne, 7 p.m., Soccer Field.

Dean of Students

Community Standards and Conduct

  • New cases for the week of Sept. 12: Academic dishonesty (3).

Health and Wellness Initiatives

Counseling Center

  • Clinical services/sessions for the week of Sept. 12: Intakes, consultation and counseling (179), crisis services (13), psychiatric evaluations and treatment (22), group/couples (39), testing (3), mind/body lab (1), outreach (5).
  • Center for Students in Recovery services for the week of Sept. 12: Individual recovery support (9), other contacts (33). Group meetings: 12 step-all addictions (1), Al-Anon (1), meditation group (1), Nourish eating disorder support group (2), SMART (2), outreach (2).

Recreational Sports

  • The northeast entrance of the Activity Center will be closed for four weeks due to renovations of the control desk area. Use the north entrance doors by the AC Main Gym for access.
  • Sept. 26: Body Pump Express, 11 a.m., Multipurpose Orange Room. Free to all Recreational Sports members.
  • Sept. 27: Time Out Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., RHSW.

Wellness Center

  • Sept. 26: Painting Positive Vibes, 12-2 p.m., Spirit Rocks.
  • Sept. 27: Time Out Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., RHSW.

Student Engagement Initiatives

Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • 148 men joined various Interfraternity Council chapters.
  • Oct. 6: FSL Founder's Day celebration, 1 p.m., FSL Ritual Room.

Student Development

  • Sept. 27: Pride Points Pre-Game Picnic, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Chess Plaza. Free food, music and giveaways.
  • Sept. 29: Leadership Program's "Inspire a Shared Vision," 12 p.m., Libra Room.
  • Oct. 4: SOF meeting, 7 p.m., Davidson Auditorium.

Student Union

  • Looking for stress relief or a little fun on your lunch break? The Student Union offers new billiards tables, plus table tennis tables and tabletop gaming.

Student Volunteerism

  • Sept. 28: Operation Upcycle: Jump Rope for Kids, 2-3:30 p.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • Sept. 30: OSV Student Leader Fall Retreat, 1-4 p.m., Libra Room.
  • Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25: Viva Volunteer leadership trainings for responsible university officials (RUOs) and site leaders, 10-11 a.m., Galaxy Room C.
  • Oct. 12: Tech Tutors, 1-4 p.m. Registration required.
  • Oct. 22: Viva Volunteer. Group registration is closed. Individual registrations will be available on OrgSync beginning Oct. 3 for students not already registered with an organization. Limited spots, first come first served.
  • Oct. 26: Alternative Spring Break Program Interest Session, 10-11 a.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • Search is ongoing for a program coordinator.

Student Transition Initiatives

Career Center


New Student Programs


Student Transition Programs

  • Sept. 27: Comet Countdown to Commencement, 2-6 p.m., for students graduating in December 2017.
  • Transfer orientation dates for students entering in spring 2017: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov.19 and Dec. 9.

Veteran Services Center

  • Sept. 28: Honor those who serve in the military and raise awareness for suicide prevention by taking the 22 Pushup Challenge, 12-2 p.m., Chess Plaza.
  • Oct.14, 21 & 28: Warrior SMART Training for student veterans.

Housing Operations and Residential Life

Residential Life/LLC

  • LLC was recognized by the National Residence Hall Honorary for faculty member of the month, Dr. Janell Straach, and student member of the month, Nivedita Nataraj.
  • Oct. 4: National Night Out, 6:30 p.m., RHN courtyard.
  • Peer Advisor recruitment begins soon.

International Center

Education Abroad


Intercultural Programs


Marketing and Student Media

Student Media

  • Sept. 28: Radio UTD hosts Karaoke in The Pub, 7 p.m.

Galerstein Women’s Center

  • Oct. 5: Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Galaxy Room C.
  • Registration is now open for SAFE ZONE Ally Training on Thursday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Galaxy Rooms A&B. Sign up is available online.

Multicultural Center

  • Sept. 29: "Multiracial America," a program for students who identify as multiracial, 4 p.m., RHN Multipurpose Room.
  • Now-Oct. 15: "Pushing Forward Together," 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month.