The Office of Student Life offers a variety of student services and
programs, including Disability Services, New Student Programs,
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. Cards are issued through the Info Depot. Call (972) 883-2495 for information.
All counseling services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon’s Annotated Texas Civil Statutes.
Disability Services provides for the special needs of students with disabilities. Students are urged to make their needs known to Disability Services as soon as they are admitted to the University. The Office of Disability Services is located in the Student Union, (972) 883-2070.
Through the Student Government Association a student can express views to the student body, the faculty, and the administration. The president and vice president are elected each April for one-year terms. In addition two graduate students are elected from each school. In September elections are held for 14 at-large graduate senators. Further information may be obtained from the Student Government Offices in the Student Union, (972) 883-2284, or by contacting the Director of Student Development, (972) 883-6158.
U.T. Dallas has adopted a written policy on HIV infection, and the
educational pamphlet, HIV Infection and AIDS, developed by the Texas Department
of Health, is available from the
Information about bacterial meningitis is available upon request at the
All medical services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon’s Annotated Texas Civil Statutes.
In accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 51.933, the following immunizations may be required by certain facilities, such as hospitals, for all students enrolled in health-related courses that will involve direct patient contact with human biological fluids or tissue. Students for whom these immunizations are not required are strongly urged to obtain these immunizations for their own protection.
A group health insurance plan is available to all enrolled students and is administered by the International Student Services Office.
International students on F and J non-immigrant status and dependents of J1 visa holders are required to maintain approved comprehensive health insurance while enrolled at U.T. System component institutions. At registration, F and J status students will be assessed a health insurance fee for the purchase of the U.T. System Student Health Insurance Plan where there is no evidence of continuing coverage under (1) the U.T. System Employee Health Plan or a comparable mandatory employee plan, (2) continuing mandatory coverage through a government sponsored health plan, (3) or continuing coverage that satisfies the requirements of USIA regulations with regard to J1 and J2 visa holders.
The International Student Services Office is available for those students in
The International Student Services office may be contacted by calling (972) 883-4189.
The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or veteran status in its provision of services, activities, and programs, and in its treatment of students. Students seeking further information about this policy, or related complaint procedures for alleged discrimination or sexual harassment should contact the Dean of Students at (972) 883-6391.
Registered student organizations provide the major means by which students can contribute to student life while developing friendships, interests, talents, and leadership skills. These groups include 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 in the Student Union or by calling (972) 883-6551
The UTD Mercury is the official student newspaper of the University. It is published bi-weekly during the regular academic year. Funded with student service fees and advertising sales, the Mercury is available without charge to all students. Other publications are the A to Z Guide to Student Life, which is mailed to new students each semester, and This Week at UTD, a weekly publication distributed on campus. Radio UTD is a student -operated internet-based radio station that web casts nightly throughout the regular academic sessions.
Recreational Sports facilities include a 100,000 sq. ft. Activity Center (housing squash and racquetball courts, a multipurpose gym with 3 full basketball courts, a smaller single court auxiliary gym, a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness area, a multipurpose room, a 25 yd. six lane indoor pool, recreation and athletic training lockers, showers, a training room, and athletic administrative offices. Other facilities include eight lighted tennis courts, a jogging trail, lighted softball, baseball, and soccer fields, and an outdoor basketball court. A variety of intramural and club sports is offered year-round as well as physical activity courses for credit. For additional information call (972) 883-2090 or 883-2096.
U. T. Dallas is a provisional member of the NCAA Division III (no athletic
scholarships). U. T. Dallas fields men’s and women’s teams in soccer, golf,
basketball, tennis, cross country, baseball (men), softball (women), and
volleyball (women). Graduate students are able to participate only if their
undergraduate degree is from U.T. Dallas and they still have NCAA eligibility
remaining. Administrative offices are
located in the