Student Affairs Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives aim to enhance student learning and personal development by strengthening knowledge and skills related to equity, inclusion and cultural awareness of the professional staff of the division. This includes fostering greater awareness and appreciation for diverse cultures, creating a climate of intentional interaction and collaboration between individuals and units within the division and developing leaders for positive social transformation.
University Housing has oversight of the University's residence halls and apartments. The department reviews maintenance and financial reports, and establishes housing policies and procedures. University Housing includes Housing Operations, Living Learning Communities (LLCs), Residential Camp and Conference Services (RCCS) and Residential Life.
More than 300 student athletes compete in the team sports of baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball and esports, and in the individual sports of golf, tennis and cross country. The Comets became part of the NCAA Division III in 1998, and the American Southwest Conference in 2002.
Intercultural Programs offers experiences that develop, promote and enhance intercultural competence and that support the integration of international students into campus life. Programs include international student orientation, International Week, iFriend and global engagement workshops for faculty and staff.
The Office of Community Standards and Conduct encourages student learning, growth, and development by promoting awareness of the University’s expectations of behavior, holding students accountable for violations of these expectations, and developing educational sanctions designed to address the consequences of student decisions. The office works closely with the Behavior Assessment and Intervention Team.
The Student Counseling Center helps students maintain the emotional well-being necessary for their success. The Counseling Center's professional staff of licensed psychologists and counselors is available by appointment or in times of emergency. Sexual assault recovery services are also available. All counseling is confidential.
The Student Health Center provides quality care for acute and stabilized chronic illnesses, minor injuries, women's care and preventative health care. Visits are free to currently enrolled students, and care is provided by a staff of licensed, registered and certified professionals. There are nominal fees for lab work, medications and certain procedures. Comets may learn about Student Health Insurance through the Student Health Center.
Student Media includes The Mercury, Radio UTD, UTD-TV and AMP. The Mercury publishes bi-weekly on Mondays throughout the school year. Radio UTD is an internet radio station, UTD-TV broadcasts news, entertainment and other online content, and AMP focuses on student life, global politics, arts and social commentary.
The Student Ombuds Office is a confidential space for students to discuss university-related concerns or issues. The office provides support to students who encounter challenges and conflicts while empowering students to identify their own resolution. Discussions are confidential, except in cases where students or others may face imminent risk of harm.
There are about 350 student organizations at UT Dallas, ranging from academic interest, to cultural, to recreation, to service, to special interest, to Greek, and more. All registered student groups are managed through the Student Organization Center, which provides an outlet to help the groups connect and engage with the campus community at large.
The Student Transition Programs office plans and arranges Freshman Orientations, Comet Camp, Success Camp and the Road Warriors program. They also provide involvement opportunities specific to the transfer, sophomore, junior and senior and multicultural student populations. Through Student Transition Programs, students receive peer support and guidance to help them get a strong start at UT Dallas.
The Student Union is a place for students to hang out, eat and relax. Open seven days a week, it includes a TV lounge, study areas, pool and Ping-Pong tables, the Comet Café, The Pub and multi purpose rooms. Also a part of the Student Union are Meteor Theater, the Student Union Activities Advisory Board (SUAAB) and the Room Reservation System.
The University Career Center offers a variety of services for students at all stages of their job search process. Services include career counselors, mock interview training and resume review. The center hosts workshops and job expos, has an online job search database and helps students find internships.
University Recreation includes aquatics, club sports, fitness, intramural sports and informal recreation. The Activity Center includes a fitness area, racquetball, squash and basketball courts, a climbing wall, a multi-purpose room and an indoor swimming pool. Outdoors, there are sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and softball, baseball and soccer fields. Rec Center West, located near the residence halls, features indoor courts, a fitness area and a multipurpose room.