2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog (2007 Supplement)
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Resources for Study and Campus Life

Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports facilities include a 104,500 sq. ft. Activity Center housing squash and racquetball courts, 3 full basketball/volleyball courts, a smaller single court auxiliary gym, a 9,000 sq. ft. fitness and weight room area, a 25 yd. six lane indoor pool, recreation and athletic training lockers, showers, a multi-purpose room, and a training room. Other facilities include eight lighted tennis courts, a jogging trail, lighted softball and soccer fields, and an outdoor basketball court. A variety of intramural and club sports are offered year round as well as physical activity courses for credit. For additional information call (972) 883-2090 or 883-2096. Web: http://www.utdallas.edu/recsports/. The Department of Recreational Sports encourages students, faculty, and staff to get involved and interact with several different recreation programs. Recreational Sports provides UTD 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.

ROTC Programs

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 U.T. Dallas courses. Payment for the courses is through the U.T. 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 3054005398, Denton, Texas 76203-54005398, 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).

Student Government

Through the Student Government Association a student can express views to the student body, the faculty, and the administration. The AssociationStudent Senate is composed of senators elected at-large each fall 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.

Student Involvement

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 Association, the Student Union and Activities Advisory Board, Student Media (UTD Mercury and Radio UTD), 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

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.

Student Organizations

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 UTD 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.

Student Publications

The UTD 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 UTD Mercury newsroom can be reached at (972)883-2286. For more information regarding the UTD Mercury, contact (972)883-2290 or visit their office at SU 2.416.3

Student Union and Activities Advisory Board

The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board (SUAAB), located in SU 2.506B, plans co-curricular and extra curricular programs and events for the U.T. 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.

Varsity Sports

U.T. 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)883-20964490. Intercollegiate athletics is a vital component of the total campus life and spirit at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.