opportunities abroad will find information at the International Office.
The office is located in the Lower Level of the University
Center. The telephone number is 817-272-2355.
Office of Multicultural Services
The Office of Multicultural Services is committed to fostering
the full participation of ethnic minorities at The University of Texas
at Arlington by helping create an academic, social and
cultural atmosphere conducive to the presence and responsive to the
needs of African-American, Native American Indian,
Mexican-American and Pacific Island students. It is important that prospective
students receive orientation to the diverse and numerous offices designed
to assist students at the University. While the Office of
Multicultural Services is committed to facilitating full participation of
ethnic minorities in every aspect of university life, its doors are open to
all students at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Academic assistance services are available to promote a
successful learning experience. In addition, seminars and workshops
provide leadership training and enhance the social skills and positive
self-concepts necessary for successful living. Rich cultural diversity is
reflected in the number and variety of minority student
organizations on campus.
The Center for Multicultural Cooperation
(CMC) is a comprehensive, campus-wide outreach initiative for
attracting, orienting and retaining minority students. The CMC seeks to
recruit minority students in various ways, including the utilization
of volunteer students and staff recruiters.
The CMC provides an orientation program for minority
students. Students receive a thorough overview on how the campus
operates, who to see for a particular problem, and what is required of them
if their campus experience is to be successful. The program stresses
class attendance, establishing friendships, participating in
campus activities and accepting responsibility.
Also, the CMC works to increase minority student retention
by providing assistance with academic preparation, academic
advising, cultural activities, sociocultural adjustment, financial resources
and faculty/staff recruitment. The CMC views retention as a
campus-wide effort involving all aspects of the educational process.
In summary, the intent of the CMC is to recruit minority
students with the goal of graduating minority students.
The office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday
9 a.m.-6 p.m. For further information, contact Casey Gonzales or
Zeb Strong at 817-272-2099 or 817-272-2128.
The Minority Mentor Project matches freshman and
sophomore students with U.T. Arlington faculty and staff to facilitate
successful graduation rates. Freshmen or sophomores with fewer than 60
hours should contact the Office of Multicultural Services to participate.
Disabled Student Services
The Office for Students with Disabilities is charged with
the responsibility of ensuring full inclusion of all disabled students in
all programs and activities offered at U.T. Arlington. In
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all disabled students
who require accommodations at U.T. Arlington should contact the
director at 817-272-3364 or visit the office, located in the Lower Level of the
E.H. Hereford University Center. Any academic
accommodations must originate with the Office for Students with Disabilities.
Department of Recreational Sports
The Department of Recreational Sports provides a diverse
offering of recreational and leisure experiences for students, faculty and
staff. More than 80 activities in competitive and recreational
areasteam, individual and co-recreationalare scheduled throughout the
year. For more information, stop by Room 212 of the Activities
Building or call 817-272-3277.
Intramural Sports: Activities range from traditional
(volleyball, softball, basketball and football) to nontraditional (bed
races and oozeball).
Informal Recreation: This program centers around the
Activities Building which contains racquetball courts, weight
rooms, cardiovascular equipment, a jogging track, and gymnasiums
for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
QUEST University Wellness: This program offers various
activities to enhance personal wellness. Some of the benefits
include aerobics, fitness testing, personal training,
educational seminars and nutrition assessments.
Sports Clubs: Individuals with common sports interests can
participate in a variety of sports and activities ranging from
soccer to roller hockey.
Recreational Swim: This program utilizes two pools located
directly south of the Activities Building. Specific hours are
established for the program.