Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE) offer scholarships?

ODCE offers some scholarships. For more information, contact the Department of Community Engagement. The Financial Aid Office also has a list of other scholarships offered to UT Dallas students.

What are the requirement to become a student at UT Dallas?

For first time freshmen, the Admissions Office reviews academic grades, AP, IB, dual credit, high school rank, GPA, SAT or ACT scores as well as other factors to select students.

What does the Department of Institutional Diversity Initiatives (DIDI) do?

The Department of Institutional Diversity Initiatives at UT Dallas promotes diversity through its marketing, Diversity Lecture Series, Retention Scholarship Fund, annual recognition ceremonies and other diversity educational initiatives.

What does the Community Engagement (CE) department do?

Community Engagement utilizes several programs to encourage and retain the enrollment of underrepresented populations at UT Dallas. CE also offers opportunities for UT Dallas student leaders to assist underrepresented prospective students.

What is the Multicultural Center (MC)?

The Multicultural Center focuses on cultural programs, support services, leadership resources and educational workshops to support student achievement. The MC also provides a comfortable place for students to gather and relax between studies and extracurricular activities.

What is the Galerstein Gender Center (GGC)?

Through programming, educational workshops/training and activities, the Galerstein Gender Center promotes the exchange of ideas and greater understanding of LGBT+ issues, workplace equity and educational growth in a climate of mutual respect

What is the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC)?

OIEC supports and enhances the University’s commitment to equal access and equal opportunity for all employees and students. The OIEC provides leadership and service to support compliance in the areas of affirmative action, equal opportunity, ethical standards, institutional risk management and the prevention of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

What are some veteran programs offered at UT Dallas?

The Military and Veteran Center (MVC) provides multi-faceted support and community engagement for our fellow veterans at UT Dallas.

How does UT Dallas support LGBT+ students?

Through programming, educational workshops/training and activities, the Galerstein Gender Centerpromotes the exchange of ideas and greater understanding of LGBT+ issues, workplace equity and educational growth in a climate of mutual respect.

What are some of the student organizations or Greek life offered at UT Dallas?

UT Dallas offers a variety of organizations such as religious groups, cultural, volunteering, hobby clubs and leadership programs through the Student Organization Center and Greek chapters at Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL).

What mentoring programs are offered at UT Dallas?

One popular program is the Freshman Mentor Program- which connects freshman students with upperclassmen to participate in campus activities and social events. For other programs, contact individual schools in the University.

Where do I sign up for email notifications?

To sign up for email notifications, please submit your information through this link. The ODCE website features upcoming events, and you can find campus events through the comet calendar.

How can I establish a partnership with UT Dallas or learn more about how to support the Community Engagement Department's efforts?

Our office is always interested in establishing new partnerships that support our goal of increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff and students. Please contact Raul Hinojosa, the Director of Community Engagement at (972) 883-4546 or e-mail [email protected].

Is someone from UT Dallas available to come and speak at my event or organization meeting?

Please contact the Department of Community Engagement to request a speaker from the University. Our office phone is 972-883-4546 or by e-mail at [email protected]. We will work with your group to determine if a speaker from UT Dallas is available to attend.

As alumni, how can I participate in events or sign up to receive emails about UT Dallas?

The Alumni Relations website provides information about campus events and opportunities to volunteer and network.

What housing options are available at UT Dallas?

For information about on-campus living, visit University Housing

What transportation system does UT Dallas offer students, staff and faculty?

UT Dallas has a free bus service for students, staff and faculty called the Comet Cruiser with strategically placed stops and frequent rounds most convenient to our students. Our University provides a free DART pass for students and a discount price for faculty and staff.

What study abroad opportunities does UT Dallas offer?

Most study abroad programs can be found in the International Center website.

How does UT Dallas practice campus safety?

The University of Texas at Dallas Police offers student patrol, an escort by either a police officer or student patrol upon request, and self-defense classes known as RAD.

Whom do I contact in the event of an unpleasant experience at the University? Where can I report discrimination or sexual harassment misconduct?

The OIEC provides leadership and service to support compliance in the areas of affirmative action, equal opportunity, ethical standards, institutional risk management and the prevention of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.