UT Dallas Student Affairs

Oct. 10, 2016

Vice President for Student Affairs

  • Oct. 12: Student Affairs all-staff meeting, 10:30 a.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • Oct. 13: State of the University, 2 p.m., ATC Auditorium.


  • The volleyball team remains a top 10 program in NCAA Division III this week, holding steady at No. 9 in the latest AVCA/NCAA D-III Top 25, matching the highest-ever ranking for the team.
  • The women's golf team wrapped up its best-ever fall season last week with a first-place showing at the UTD #DallasStrong Tri-Match.
  • The women's cross country team has won its last two meets and is a favorite to win its first-ever conference championship later this month.
  • Oct. 14-15: Volleyball hosts ASC Crossover Tournament, all day, Activity Center. The Comets will try to break the ASC volleyball attendance record Saturday at 6 p.m. against Mary Hardin-Baylor. We hope to have more than 1,000 fans in the crowd, thanks to Family Day.
  • Oct. 20: Soccer vs. Texas-Tyler, 5 & 7:30 p.m., Soccer Field. Paint the stands green as the Comets host rival Texas-Tyler for our annual Green Out. Flags from around the world will be on the field in honor of International Night.
  • Oct. 22: Soccer vs. Ozarks, 2 & 4:30 p.m., Soccer Field. Senior members of both the men's and women's soccer teams will be honored between games.

Comet Center

  • Oct. 18: Dallas Chamber Symphony, F.W. Murnau's "Sunrise," 8 p.m., students $13, employees $20.

Dean of Students

Community Standards and Conduct

  • Megan Schaedel will begin as director of Community Standards and Conduct on Oct. 20.
  • New cases for the week of Sept. 26: Academic dishonesty (7), misconduct (4).

Health and Wellness Initiatives

Counseling Center

  • Clinical services/sessions for the week of Sept. 26: Intakes, consultation and counseling (188), crisis services (15), psychiatric evaluations and treatment (24), group, couples (44), testing (4), outreach (4).
  • Center for Students in Recovery services for the week of Sept. 26: Individual recovery support (9), other contacts (25). Group meetings: 12 step-all addictions (2), meditation group (1), Nourish eating disorder support group (1), COR/group (1), SMART (1).

Health Center

  • Oct. 19: Free dental screening, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Galaxy Room C.
  • Scheduling interviews for triage nurse and medical assistant positions.

Recreational Sports

  • Oct. 10: Prorated memberships go on sale. Staff memberships are $50 and are good through Jan. 8, 2017.
  • Oct. 11, HIIT Fit 11:45 a.m., Multi-Purpose Orange Room. Free to all Recreational Sports members.

Wellness Center

  • Oct. 10-14: Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Peer Health Educators will provide awareness and prevention materials throughout the week.
  • Oct. 12: It's On Us,12-2 p.m., Chess Plaza.
  • Oct. 12: Ask the Dietician, 2-4 p.m., SSB 4.5.
  • Oct. 13: Breast Cancer Awareness Bootcamp and Smoothies, 12-1 p.m., RHW Courtyard.

Student Engagement Initiatives

Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Oct. 21: Staff FSL photo, 10 a.m., TI Plaza. Student Affairs staff that are members of a fraternity or sorority are invited to participate. Wear your letters or bring a sign to show your affiliation.
  • Oct. 12: IFC "A Walk in her Shoes," 11 a.m., Plinth.
  • Oct. 18: FSL Alcohol Awareness event "Mocktails," 6 p.m., RHW.
  • Oct. 19: "Greeks in Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness event, 6-8 p.m., Plinth.
  • Oct. 21: NPHC "Kickback" social event, 7-9 p.m., Plinth.

Student Development

  • Now-Oct. 24: Sign up to participate in the 2016 homecoming parade.
  • Oct. 10-13: Rock The Vote week.
  • Oct. 13: Join Student Government and SUAAB at 7 p.m., in the Davidson Auditorium for a talk with political analyst Rick Shenkman.
  • Nov 5-6: Global Leadership Retreat, applications open through Oct. 16, free. Email with questions.
  • Nov. 9-12: Homecoming.
  • SOC currently has 307 registered student organizations.

Student Union

  • Oct. 12: Meteor Theater Mainstream: "The Secret Life of Pets," 7:30 p.m., Student Union Dining Hall Courtyard.

Student Volunteerism

  • Oct. 1-31: Gift Bag & Wrapping Paper Drive benefiting The Birthday Party Project, a local organization that hosts birthday parties for homeless children. Collection bins are in the OSV office (SSB 3.600), SU first floor lobby and the AD second floor lobby near the elevators.
  • Oct. 11, 18, 25: Viva Volunteer leadership trainings for registered responsible university officials (RUOs) and site leaders, 10-11 a.m., Galaxy Room C.
  • Oct. 13: Tech Tutors, 1-4 p.m. Registration required.
  • Oct. 15: Scarves for the Homeless, 12:30-2 p.m., SU Mall North, while supplies last. Must be registered for Family Day.
  • Oct. 22: Viva Volunteer Individual registrations now available for students not already registered with an organization.
  • Oct. 26: Alternative Spring Break Info Session, 10-11 a.m., Galaxy Room B.
  • Oct. 28: Garden Upkeep, 9-11 a.m. Students will meet in the SSB first floor lobby at 9 a.m. and walk to the Community Garden.
  • Search is ongoing for an administrative assistant and a program coordinator.

Student Transition Initiatives

Career Center


Student Transition Programs

  • Transfer orientation dates for students entering in spring 2017: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov.19 and Dec. 9. Registration is open for all dates.

Veteran Services Center

  • Oct.14, 21 & 28: Warrior SMART training for student veterans.
  • Nov. 17: Green Zone training for staff and faculty, 9 a.m.-noon.
  • In September 2016, the center had 1,133 sign-ins, compared with 974 in September 2015.

Housing Operations and Residential Life


  • All concrete foundation pours have been completed for the new apartment buildings, and crews are currently working on wood framing of the third floor. Both buildings are on track for July 2017 completion.
  • Repairs of two stairwell towers are underway at RHN. Work is expected to be complete in November.
  • Housing recently announced to residents that the internet network will be upgraded and facilitated via the University instead of Time Warner Cable. Utility infrastructure upgrades are occurring now through February 2017. Questions about the project should be sent to [email protected].

Housing Operations

  • Occupancy at University Village apartments is 99.3%.
  • Occupancy at University Commons residence halls is 98.6%.

Residential Life/LLC

  • Oct. 19: House Cup Volleyball, 8 p.m., RCW.
  • Melissa Montoya and Darrian Slater will be advising a delegation of residential student leaders at the SWACURH regional student leadership conference at UNT Oct. 20-23.

International Center


Intercultural Programs


International Student Services


Galerstein Women’s Center

  • Oct. 10: "Dance with the Sun: A One-Act Coming Out Play," 7:30-8:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall, free.
  • Oct. 11: National Coming Out Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Plinth.

Multicultural Center

  • The Multicultural Center presents "Pushing Forward Together," 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month, through Oct. 15. Additional information is available online.