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UT Arlington Counseling Services

305 Ransom Hall · 817-272-3671 · www.uta.edu/counseling/

UT Arlington Counseling Services is committed to helping students meet their full personal, academic, and career potential. Counseling Services are available to help students increase their understanding of personal issues and make positive changes in their lives. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including counselors, social workers, and psychologists. Services are available and free of charge to currently enrolled students.

Typical Concerns
Adjusting to College Life
Stress or Anxiety
Relationships
Sadness and Depression
Self-esteem
Sexuality
Academic pressures
Making Career Decisions

Group Counseling - Counseling Services offers a variety of group counseling options focused on helping students develop social skills, receive support and connect with others.

Career Assessments including the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator are available to assist students in gaining awareness and understanding of their career interests, personality style and work related values.

Workshops - Counseling Services offers a variety of workshops designed to assist students with personal growth and development.  Workshop topics include Stress Management, Self-Esteem, Understanding Grief, Developing Healthy Relationships and Career Exploration. For a list of workshops each semester, please go to the Counseling Services website at www.uta.edu/counseling.

Schedule an appointment for individual or group counseling by contacting Counseling Services at 817-272-3671.


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University Advising Center

100 Ransom Hall · 817-272-3140 · www.uta.edu/advising/

The primary focus of the University Advising Center (UAC) is to provide advising for all first-time freshman students, regardless of their major as well as undeclared students regarding basic University rules and regulations, the core curriculum, clarification of academic goals, and the transition into an academic program. Emphasis is placed on helping students attain acceptance into their chosen program and progress toward a degree. UAC services include:

  • Analysis of how interests and values fit with academic goals
  • Core curriculum and general degree requirement information
  • Program and course selection consistent with students’ life and career goals
  • Mid-semester evaluation
  • Course scheduling and planning
  • On-site registration facilities

The UAC, in addition to its service to students who are in a period of academic exploration, provides services for all students, including University policy and procedure explanation; probation, dismissal and reinstatement advising; and Texas Success Initiative (TSI) advising.
TSI assistance includes:

  • Score retrieval
  • Certification of completed developmental course sequence
  • Developmental course selection
  • Information on exemptions

The UAC administers several academic support programs:


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Testing Services

201 Davis Hall · 817-272-2362 · www.uta.edu/testing

The Testing Services Office provides information to help students identify tests they may want to take for undergraduate or graduate admission, or credit by examination. Some academic departments at UT Arlington require tests prior to registration in order to place students in an appropriate course and/or to award college credit by examination.

The Testing Services Office has information on the following tests:

  • Admissions Tests: SAT, ACT, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
  • THEA Test: Used to meet Texas Success Initiative requirement and for College of Education admission requirement.
  • Credit by Examination: Several programs are available to earn credit by examination. Visit the Testing Services’ Web site for credit by exam options and policies, or pick up a Credit by Exam brochure in the Testing Services Office.

Some of these tests are offered in the Testing Office on a regular basis. For more information access www.uta.edu/testing or call 817-272-2362.


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University College Programs

301 Ransom Hall · 817-272-6107 · www.uta.edu/universitycollege

University College Programs administers the Maverick Scholars Freshmen Interest Groups (FIGs) and Learning Communities, and the Maverick Resource Hotline (www.uta.edu/resources). We also coordinate the activities of several academic support programs such as the Success Series (www.uta.edu/SuccessSeries) and the Student Veteran Workshop Series (www.uta.edu/universitycollege/veterans). University College Programs provides information and referral for students on University transition, transportation, disability assistance, academic support, financial aid, campus activities, and student health and wellness.

Adapting to a new college environment can present both academic and social challenges to first-year and transfer students. University College Programs links students to a wide variety of programs, activities, and services to enhance their UT Arlington experience. Both new and returning students are welcome to contact University College Programs at 817-272-6107 or access all our information at www.uta.edu/resources.


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Student Support Services

206 Ransom Hall · 817-272-3684 · www.uta.edu/sss/

Provides free academic support to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are low-income, first generation, and/or disabled. Services include:

  • Four hours of free tutoring per week in up to 2 courses.
  • Academic, career, personal, financial, and post-graduate education counseling.
  • A private computer lab with state-of-the-art software, free printing, and technical assistance.
  • Seminars relating to academic success and university life
  • A laptop, calculator, and textbook lending program.
  • Free admission to cultural events
  • Financial literacy programs, including FAFSA preparation.

The goal of Student Support Services is to improve academic performance, increase retention and graduation rates, and foster an environment that supports students.


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University Tutorial and Supplemental Instruction

205 Ransom Hall · 817-272-2617 · www.uta.edu/tutoring and www.uta.edu/si

University Tutorial Program: Provides low-cost academic support to any UT Arlington student in a variety of courses. To work with a tutor on an individual basis, students charge the $6.50 per hour fee to their student financial account. Tutoring is offered for specific courses in the following subject areas: math, English, history, political science, physics, chemistry, biology, modern languages and statistics in addition to entry-level prerequisite courses in business and engineering. Free tutoring (up to six hours) is available to first-time freshman students in their first Fall and Spring semesters through the Start Strong Freshman Tutoring program (www.uta.edu/startstrong).

Supplemental Instruction (SI): A series of weekly review sessions led by an outstanding student who sits through the course again, prepares study aids and review materials, and leads group discussion. SI targets historically difficult academic courses and offers all enrolled students an opportunity to compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and prepare for exams. For each targeted course, three outside-of-class study sessions are offered each week as well as exam reviews for each major test. Supplemental Instruction is offered in selected biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, engineering, accounting, economics, finance, statistics and history courses. SI handouts and SI leader e-mail and schedules are easily accessed through the Supplemental Instruction Web Portal at www.uta.edu/soar/ut/services/si.php.


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McNair Scholars Program

202 Ransom Hall · 817-272-3715 · www.uta.edu/McNair/

This federal program prepares eligible undergraduates (sophomores through seniors) for graduate study leading to the Ph.D. It recruits new scholars each fall from low-income/first-generation or underrepresented backgrounds for program admission in the spring. McNair Scholars Program benefits include:

  • Seminars focused on the skills and knowledge essential to future graduate study
  • Faculty-mentored summer research internship (with $3,000 stipend)
  • Summer scholarship for three credit hours of independent study associated with research
  • Annual UTA McNair Research Journal (highlighting student research)
  • GRE preparation courses (each summer)
  • Assistance with graduate school application process
  • Participation in undergraduate research/professional conferences
  • Graduate school visits
  • Free tutoring
  • Financial incentives for graduate study offered by graduate schools throughout the United States (including UTA)

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The Career Center

University Career Center · Room 216, Davis Hall · 817-272-2932

The Career Center assists students and alumni throughout the entire career development process. In particular, the center provides a number of programs and initiatives designed to help students and alumni as they:

  • Explore and make decisions about degree programs and potential majors based on their values, interests, personality, and skills.
  • Learn and practice appropriate strategies for a successful job search including networking, resume writing and critiques, interview skills, and professional dress.
  • Connect with employers for academic internships, part-time employment, and post-graduation, fulltime employment opportunities.

The office hosts a job database plus two job fairs each year with over 160 employers at each fair. In addition, on-campus interviews are conducted in the fall and spring semesters. The Career Center works directly with employers as well as University faculty, staff, administrators, and other offices on campus to foster student and alumni success.

Web site: hireamaverick.uta.edu


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Center for Community Service Learning

B18 Davis Hall · Box 19124 · 817-272-2124 www2.uta.edu/ccsl

UT Arlington and the Center for Community Service Learning believe in the role of higher education in preparing students for life in a democratic, civilized society and in educating students who will become civic minded graduates and serve their community. Since its founding in Fall 2001, the Center for Community Service Learning has been providing service-learning opportunities to students and faculty at UT Arlington.

The center (1) develops and supports opportunities for students and faculty to integrate academic study with community service; (2) helps faculty and students with service-learning placements; (3) provides faculty development programs; (4) houses a service-learning resource library and a database of community agencies; and (5) administers faculty development grants, faculty and student service-learning awards and student service scholarships. Contact: Dr. Shirley Theriot, Director, theriot@uta.edu, 817-272-2124.


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Office of Information Technology (OIT)

Arlington Regional Data Center · Box 19318 · 817-272-3666 · www.uta.edu/oit

The Office of Information Technology is composed of a diverse group of people working to meet the technological needs of the UT Arlington campus community. OIT provides high-speed data network and computing resources for campus-wide instructional and research activities, as well as University business operations. Computing resources provided by OIT include 10 student computer labs, accounts on multi-user systems that provide access to a web-based file management and file sharing utility called MavSpace, a personal directory on a campus server, compilers, programming tools, e-mail, online documentation, and Internet access and online student services. In-house IT professionals are available to provide assistance to students, faculty and staff.

OIT’s 10 on-campus computer labs are strategically located throughout the campus to provide computer resources for all students. Labs are located within the Architecture Building, Business Building, Central Library (three facilities), Engineering Laboratory Building, Fine Arts Building, Nedderman Hall, and University Hall. All of our facilities are networked and provide access to both UT Arlington systems and the Internet. These facilities allow students free laser printing; several feature color printing, scanning, and classroom facilities.

OIT supports multi-user large centralized as well as distributed client/server computing resources. The large centralized resources consist of:

  • A High Performance Computing cluster, dedicated to UT Arlington’s researchers, consists of high speed Alpha Servers and Intel servers running HP Tru64 UNIX and Redhat Linux. Numerous scientific and engineering applications software are available to researchers. Accounts on this system are offered to tenured or tenure-track faculty pursuing research for the University.
  • A Compaq AlphaServer 4000 5/400 with twoEV56 processors, 1 GB of memory, and 74GB of RAID disk space. This system, called Omega, runs Digital UNIX and supports both teaching and research activities with various compilers, programming tools, utilities, databases and statistical packages. Accounts on this system are available upon request to all UT Arlington students, faculty and staff.
  • A Compaq AlphaServer 4100 with four EV56 processors, 1 GB of memory, and 100GB of RAIS disk space. This system, called Epsilon, runs HP Tru64 UNIX and supports Oracle database management system. Accounts on this system are limited to those students enrolled in database classes.
  • A Sun Ultra Enterprise 3000 with two UltraSPARC processors, 4GB of memory, and 218GB of RAID disk space. This system, called Gamma, together with its 41 SUN Ultra 1 Model 170E workstations available in OIT’s Computing Facility in the Engineering Laboratory Building, runs Sun Solaris 7. It provides programming tools, libraries, utilities, engineering application software, and full network connectivity to the Internet. Accounts on this system are available upon request to all UT Arlington students, faculty and staff.
  • The distributed client/server environment supports thousands of computers located on the desktops of UT Arlington’s faculty and staff offices as well as in the student computer labs. Distributed client/server resources consist of many IBM Netfinity and Dell Power Edge servers running Microsoft Windows to serve as Exchange, SQL, SMS, and print/file servers. Together, these servers support the University’s e-mail, desktop productivity and departmental applications.
  • OIT provides a high-speed data network within the UT Arlington campus as well as interconnections to major regional, national and international networks (e.g., Internet, Internet2, THEnet, LEARN, NLR, etc.). Wireless network access is available throughout the public areas of the campus, including central public areas of the five UT Arlington residence halls.

OIT supports the enterprise administrative systems utilized by academic and administrative departments across campus, such as Graduate and Undegraduate Recruiting and Admissions, Academic Advising, Registrar, Student Records, Financial Aid, Student Financials, Graduate School, Police and Bursar. All students, and most faculty and staff, will interact with the enterprise administrative systems through the use of the new MyMav system, a fully functional, totally integrated web-based system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Additional information about OIT’s computers, network and student computing facilities, as well as access to documentation and staff consultants is available at the Computing Services Help Desk on the first floor of the Central Library (817-272-2208, helpdesk@uta.edu, www.uta.edu/helpdesk). All OIT labs and resources are available to current UT Arlington students, faculty and staff.


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Health Services

605 S. West Street · Box 19329 · 817-272-2771 · www.uta.edu/healthservices

UT Arlington Health Services, under the direction of the Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations, is an ambulatory health care facility fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.  Health Services strives to maintain the optimum physical and emotional health of UT Arlington students by providing quality, accessible, comprehensive and cost-effective primary health care.

In addition to a general medicine clinic, Health Services houses a pharmacy, laboratory, radiology department, mental health clinic, women’s health clinic, immunization clinic, and a health promotion and substance abuse prevention office.  Complementing efforts of the professional staff is a peer education program that prepares and trains students to educate the University community and surrounding communities about healthy lifestyles, including information on topics such as substance abuse, eating disorders, healthy relationships, acquaintance rape, sexually-transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and stress.  In addition, there is a Student Health Advisory Committee composed of students who act as a liaison between Health Services administrators and the UT Arlington student body concerning health care issues.

Health care is available to all enrolled students. Student employees, such as GTAs, GRAs, TAs, and RAs, may utilize Health Services as students. Access to Health Services is by appointment only. This is intended to avoid potentially long waiting times experienced under a walk-in system. Access to the Immunization Clinic and Pharmacy does not require an appointment.

Staffing: The staff includes full-time physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, laboratory and x-ray technologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, health promotion and substance abuse prevention educators and support personnel. Health care is available at Health Services during those times when the University is open. Services are not available during scheduled University holidays. During periods of closure, students are financially responsible and must arrange payment for medical care received from another source.


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Services Available

Medical Clinic: Two Board certified family practice physicians, four nurse practitioners, and four registered nurses operate out of eight exam rooms. They provide a wide range of urgent care services as well as limited follow-up care for eligible students.

Allergy-Antigen Injections: If students wish to receive allergy-antigen injections, they must make an appointment with the senior physician prior to beginning allergy injections at Health Services. Patients are responsible for bringing their own antigen with specific instructions from their allergist, and the first dose of the antigen must be administered by their allergist. Patients are responsible for providing a medical history and allergy skin testing results from the ordering healthcare provider.

Women’s Clinic: Diagnosis and treatment of gynecological problems, contraceptive advice, routine Pap smears and breast examinations are performed by nurse practitioners with specialized training in women's health.

Mental Health: A variety of mental health services are available to eligible students. Individuals may receive help with problems in daily living or mental health concerns such as depression, stress, grief reactions, interpersonal problems, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders and psychoses. Appointments can be made with the office staff and no referral is necessary. When indicated, psychological testing is available to help gain increased understanding about a patient's functioning. Psychiatric consultation is also available when questions concerning medication or hospitalization are an issue. Referrals to appropriate community mental health agencies or other professionals may also be made. Comprehensive assessment and testing for ADHD and learning disabilities is available. Treatment recommendations and appropriate referrals are made when indicated.

Laboratory: Accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation(COLA), the laboratory provides a wide range of laboratory testing as well as testing for sexually transmitted infections. Outside physician orders for laboratory examinations are accepted. HIV/AIDS testing requires pre and post-test counseling.

Pharmacy: Most medications are purchased at a state-contracted rate and generic medications are used whenever possible. Patients have the option of bringing outside prescriptions for filling in our pharmacy. A separate prescription counseling room is available for patients to receive discreet, confidential counseling regarding prescriptions or over-the-counter medication. The pharmacy also stocks a variety of non-prescription and over-the-counter products such as pain relievers, cough and cold remedies, vitamins, antacids, laxatives, topical skin care medications, feminine hygiene products, condoms, bandages and wound-care supplies.

X-Ray: Health Services performs routine x-rays. Digital images are sent for reading to a local radiologist who returns the results to us in about 48 hours.

Medical Records: As of July 2009, Health Services made a complete transition from paper medical charts to an electronic medical records system in accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. All medical records are protected under patient/physician confidentiality provisions, only the patient has access to their records. Records will not be released to anyone without written authorization from the patient or as provided by law.

HIV/AIDS: Education and information on HIV/AIDS are available at no charge and may be given in a one-on-one setting or to campus groups. Testing for HIV/AIDS is available and requires pre- and post-test counseling appointments. Clients are referred to appropriate off-campus facilities, if needed. The UT Arlington brochure, "Policy and Guidelines on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)" is available at Health Services.

Bacterial Meningitis: Meningitis, a rare but potentially fatal bacterial infection that affects the brain and spinal cord, strikes about 3,000 Americans each year. Information about meningitis and its symptoms is available on the Health Services website and in the printed Schedule of Classes. As of Jan. 1, 2012, incoming Texas college students under 30 years old must be immunized against bacterial meningitis before they enroll in an institution of higher education.

State law mandates that first-time college students, students transferring from another institution and students who are re-enrolling following a break of at least one fall or spring semester be inoculated against the illness. Students who plan to audit a course also must comply with the law, SB 1107 passed during the 82nd Legislative Session.
It is imperative that students who plan to enroll in UT Arlington be vaccinated as soon as possible. Under the law, new college students must have received the vaccine within the past five years. Proof of inoculation is required 10 days before the start of the semester as the vaccine is considered effective several days after it is administered. Limited exemptions are specified in state law. (Texas Education Code, Section 51.9192; 21 Texas Administrative Code 21.610 et seq)

Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention: Health Services offers health education, programs and materials to assist students to make appropriate decisions concerning alcohol, drugs, sexual health, nutrition, wellness and other health-related topics. Several awareness events are held throughout the year promoting health and wellness, including an annual Health Fair held each spring term.

In support of the University’s tobacco-free policy, Health Services offers tobacco cessation resources and support. Fresh Start from Tobacco classes are free and open to all faculty, staff and students who are ready to quit. Registration is required. A brochure on the University Policy regarding drugs and alcohol, Illicit Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, is available at Health Services.\

Student Health Advisory Committee: This organization is sponsored by Health Services and is composed of students who act as a liaison between Health Services administrators and the University student body concerning health care issues. The committee provides feedback on health-related issues and policies from a student perspective and conducts special events throughout the academic year to promote health awareness. Membership is open to all majors.

SMART Peer Educators: The SMART Peer Educator Program is a University and community-based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. Peer educators actively promote student and young adult-based, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors. Peer educators receive extensive and rigorous training before working with students and offering peer counseling.

Patient Rights:

  • To receive high quality, accessible, culturally sensitive medical care.
  • To be treated with respect consideration, privacy, and dignity.
  • To know one’s provider’s name, specialty, and credentials.
  • To decline evaluation and/or treatment by a health care professional in training.
  • To specify gender preference, and to change provider if requested, depending on availability.
  • To receive complete, current information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and progno­sis in understandable terms.
  • To be given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving your health care.
  • To be informed of the benefits, possible risks or side effects of treatment, alternate methods, and the medical consequences of treatment.
  • To express any dissatisfaction to one’s provider, to the managers of Health Services, or to the Director of Health Services.
  • To be informed of the right to refuse to participate in any research conducted at Health Services.
  • To have records and disclosures treated confidentially and, except when required by law, be given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release.

Transportation: Health Services is an out-patient facility, and, as such, provides only ambulatory medical services. Patients are responsible for their own transportation to Health Services. For true emergencies, or when the seriousness of the patient’s condition is uncertain, call the University Police at 817-272-3003. The police will dispatch officers to the site, and call an ambulance, if needed. These officers are trained in CPR and first aid and can stabilize the patient until an ambulance arrives. This procedure should be followed even when Health Services is open.

Indebtedness: It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy indebtedness to Health Services with reasonable promptness. Upon payment, receipts will be issued to be used by the student for submitting claims to personal insurance companies. Health Services will file claims for patients with the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Health Insurance: Health insurance is not required in order to receive healthcare at Health Services; however, all students are strongly urged to have adequate medical insurance coverage. Health Services is not equipped to perform extensive diagnostic procedures and services such as those offered by a general hospital, which do require medical insurance coverage. Students on non-immigrant visas are required to carry health insurance and must show proof of coverage at the time of registration. An optional system-wide Student Health Insurance Plan is available through an insurance carrier by contract with the University. It is the only insurance accepted at Health Services. Students with private health insurance will receive a receipt to submit a claim with their insurance company; Health Services can only file claims for patients with the Student Health Insurance Plan. For more information about the Student Health Insurance Plan, contact Health Services at 817-272-2771. Insurance brochures and applications are available online.


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Office of International Affairs

Swift Center, 1022 UTA Blvd. · Box 19028 · 817-272-2355 · www.uta.edu/oie

The Office of International Education (OIE) serves as general coordinator of the University’s international contacts and programs, and seeks to promote, support and assist international activities throughout the University. The OIE serves more than 2,800 students and 100 scholars in non-immigrant status, U.S. students wishing to study abroad, and academic units who host visiting scholars and researchers.

The Student and Scholar Services area provides programs, consultation and documentation in the area of immigration and federal regulations. International students may take advantage of counseling on personal, academic, and financial issues through one-on-one sessions or through activities such as international student discussion groups, special workshops on immigration and other topics of interest. The International Programs area plans, organizes, and facilitates mandatory orientations for new international students, an international student discussion group, a friendship program, an international spouse club, an international coffee hour for the UT Arlington community. and workshops of interest to students. The tradition of International Week in the spring is facilitated through the International Student Organization.

The Study Abroad office offers opportunities for credit-bearing, international study through exchange, affiliated, and faculty-led programs in more than 60 countries. Students earn UTA resident credit for coursework completed on these programs. Students interested in study abroad programs, scholarship, travel and work opportunities abroad will find information at the OIE in Swift Center or by visiting http://studyabroad.uta.edu/.


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Multicultural Affairs

Lower Level, University Center · Box 19353 · 817-272-2099 · www.uta.edu/multicultural

Multicultural Affairs offers a variety of programs that educate the campus about social justice issues and that celebrate the rich diversity found at UTA. The staff aims to provide activities that recognize diversity on multiple levels including, but not limited to, race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religious/spiritual diversity.

All UTA students are invited to join a Multicultural Mavericks committee where they can help plan events for Hispanic Heritage, Asian Heritage, and Black History Months, and Women’s History Months. Rising and current female leaders have an excellent opportunity to develop relationships with other UTA women who strive to make a positive difference in the community through participation in the Women in Leadership Program. Students can also strengthen their multicultural leadership skills through the Black Leadership Institute or the annual Kaleidoscope Multicultural Leaders Retreat. Join in on a discussion facilitated by the Leaders Educating About Diversity student team at a Maversity workshop, which offers a safe space to dialogue about hot diversity topics.. Get involved with the many culturally based student organizations with whom we work. The entire campus community can enjoy special events like Diversity Week and the Diversity Lecture Series which features distinguished speakers from around the country. Finally, the LGBTQA Program is also housed in Multicultural Affairs and offers programs and support services aimed at fostering an inclusive campus for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally community. For more information visit www.uta.edu/multicultural. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


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LGBTQA Program

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally Program
Multicultural Affairs · Lower Level, University Center · Box 19353 · 817-272-2099 · www.uta.edu/multicultural

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally Program: The LGBTQA Program is an initiative hosted by the Division of Student Affairs which is housed in Multicultural Affairs. The Program provides quality events and support services dedicated to cultivating a positive campus environment for LGBT students, allies, and others grappling with gender identity issues.  The core functions of the LGBTQA Program are to offer educational events, networking activities, Safe Zone ally training, and anti-bullying education and advocacy.  Get connected with other students through the variety of events that are hosted by the LGBTQA Program Pride Peers. The Pride Peers, our student programming team, invite you to attend special activities including, but not limited to, Pride Awareness Week, National Coming Out Day, and the Lambda Arts & Education workshop series, featuring keynote speakers, gallery exhibits, movie nights, mixers, and more.

For more information visit www.uta.edu/lgbtqa.  Office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


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Disability Services (Office for Students with Disabilities)

102 University Hall · Box 19510 · 817-272-3364 · TDD 800-RELAY TX · www.uta.edu/disability

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at UT Arlington is charged with ensuring full inclusion of students with disabilities in all programs and activities offered at UT Arlington. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, OSD verifies all physical and cognitive disabilities in order to specify the appropriate disability-specific accommodations that will assist students in successfully completing their academic objectives. All UT Arlington students with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact OSD at 817-272-3364 (voice) or 800-RELAY TX (TDD) or they may visit the office in 102 University Hall, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Any academic accommodations relating to a disabling condition must originate with the Office for Students with Disabilities. For more information regarding services or documentation requirements, please visit www.uta.edu/disability.


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Student Legal Services

Lower Level, University Center · Box 19355 · 817-272-3771 · www.uta.edu/attorney

A licensed attorney is employed by the University and available to advise and consult with all currently enrolled students. The attorney may advise the student regarding personal legal problems and concerns.

Areas frequently discussed with the attorney include landlord-tenant disputes, family law matters, contractual controversies, consumer protection questions, traffic accidents and minor criminal matters. Concerns regarding other legal matters may require additional research or referral, at the discretion of the attorney. Academic matters and other problems or concerns involving UT Arlington are addressed in various policies and procedures. Therefore, the attorney may not represent the student in any legal or administrative proceedings or offer advice pertaining to any legal topic involving the University or another enrolled student.

Students must bring their Mav Express card to the appointment for verification of current enrollment. For more information regarding our services visit www.uta.edu/attorney. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


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Off Campus Mavericks Center

Maverick Activities Center, Suite 100AA · Box 19360 · 817-272-3213 · www.uta.edu/offcampus

The Off Campus Mavericks Center is dedicated to connecting off-campus students with the UT Arlington community and campus life by offering events geared towards commuters such as the Commuter Appreciation Breakfast, supporting various commuter related events, and traditional university happenings. For details about programs or a calendar of events, visit www.uta.edu/offcampus. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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The Parent & Family Center

Lower Level, University Center · Box 19363 · 817-272-2128 · www.uta.edu/parents

Parents play a very valuable role in keeping the lines of communication open between students and various key offices on campus. The center helps families and students understand institutional processes so that they can concentrate on academic, social and overall success. The center also houses the Maverick Parent & Family Association featuring discounts to local business, newsletters, free scantrons and blue books for students, scholarship opportunities and more. The Parent & Family Weekend takes place every October and is open to all UT Arlington students and their families. For questions or concerns call or visit www.uta.edu/parents. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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YWCA Child Development Center

106 W. 6th St. (corner of 6th and Speerstreets) · 817-272-1135

The YWCA Arlington Child Development Center is operated by YWCA Fort Worth and Tarrant County and offers full-time infant, toddler and preschool child care. Children of faculty and staff are welcome, too! The center is open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some scholarships are available for children of UT Arlington students and the center accepts CCMS (Child Care Management Services) funding. For enrollment information, call 817-272-1135.


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Other Student Services

Several offices on campus offer specific services to students. Refer to the following directory for information regarding these services.


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Office of Undergraduate Recruitment

123 Davis Hall
  • Information for new freshmen and transfer students

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Office of Admissions, Records and Registration

129 Davis Hall
  • Transferring credits from another institution
  • Application for undergraduate admission processing
  • Withdrawals (resignations) from the University
  • Application for graduation
  • Information concerning degrees
  • Address changes and name changes
  • Student ID changes
  • Request to withhold directory information
  • Veterans’ advising and enrollment certification
  • Grade reports at termination of semester
  • Request for transcript
  • Registration
  • Residency determination

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Bursar Services

130 Davis Hall · Box 19649 · 817-272-2172
  • Payment of debts to the University
  • Student account billing questions
  • Enrollment Loan applications
  • Check cashing services
  • Allan Saxe Loan Administration ($50 maximum, 30 day repayment, $0.25 service charge)

Any form of payment (Check, ACH, or Credit Card) that is returned unpaid can result in enrollment withdrawal and the following additional penalties:

  • A $25 fee for each returned or cancelled item
  • Enrollment withdrawal plus financial responsibility
  • A readmission bar
  • Grades, official transcript, and diplomas will be held
  • Loss of check writing privileges,
  • All other penalties and actions authorized by law.

Check Cashing: A current university identification card and a driver’s license are required to cash a personal check for an amount not to exceed $25. A $0.25 Check Cashing Charge will apply.


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Police Department

University Police Building, 700 S. Davis
  • Provides motorist assistance and patrols campus 24 hours a day
  • Investigates traffic accidents
  • Investigates, makes arrests, assists prosecution as necessary
  • Conducts crime prevention programs
  • Provides public service speakers for classes, clubs and special events
  • Recovers, returns found and stolen property
  • Provides parking hang tags, rules and information (see Parking Fees)
  • Maintains and operates University shuttle bus services

Provides escort services for personal safety as requested


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MavMail and MavMail Newsletter

Every student at UT Arlington is issued a University e-mail account. Students are expected to regularly check their University e-mail account and UT Arlington considers e-mail an official means of communication. Various offices and faculty members may conduct official business via the UT Arlington e-mail account.

In addition to providing students with an e-mail account, UT Arlington sends a weekly newsletter called MavMail to each student’s e-mail account. The MavMail newsletter lists campus events, important deadlines, and news related to the campus. Students are expected to read this newsletter.

If you have a question related to the University and do not know where to direct the question, you may contact MavMail. MavMail is designed to provide answers to questions, direct inquirers to the appropriate office(s), and forward suggestions or compliments to the correct individuals or offices. Staff members in the Office of the Provost provide responses after contacting appropriate individuals to gain answers to the questions posed.

To contact MavMail:

  • Send an e-mail message to mavmail@uta.edu
  • Drop a note in campus mail to MavMail (no box number needed)

Use U.S. mail and address it to MavMail, UT Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019


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