The University of Texas at Arlington

The Maverick Way Our choices define us.
You chose to be a Maverick.
But what does that mean?

As a Maverick, you wake up every day and choose to be the best. Because college isn’t just a place where you earn a degree. It’s a place that challenges you to set your goals high and then surpass them, just because you can. And you rise to that challenge every time. Whether you’re acing a test, cheering on the Mavs, or spiking a volleyball ankle-deep in mud, you choose excellence in all things. You work smart, play hard, and live well. Because there’s one clear path to success, and you’re headed squarely in that direction. Keep going that way. The Maverick Way.

The Maverick Way We celebrate diversity
and each other.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

UT Arlington is one of the most diverse campuses in the country. Walking on campus is like opening a door into the real world. The unique perspective of each of our students expands our vision, increases our knowledge of the world, and enhances our own self-awareness. There are many ways to uphold this tenet of The Maverick Way.

  • Participate in a Multicultural Affairs event like Asian Heritage Month, Black History Month, or the Diversity Lecture Series.
  • Take a study abroad course.
  • Attend International Week events and learn about other cultures.
  • Learn a new language.
  • Share an experience with someone different than you.

The Maverick Way We make smart decisions
inside and outside
the classroom.

Integrity

Integrity

Our students are people of integrity. Be intentional while you develop your own personal integrity. Weigh your options and make good choices. You can uphold The Maverick Way of integrity by choosing any or all of the following.

  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship on the intramural fields and at athletic events.
  • Hold peers accountable for misconduct.
  • Model good behavior and ethical decision-making.
  • Develop original academic thoughts and ideas and give credit to others for their original thoughts and ideas, as outlined in the Honor Code.
  • Take responsibility for your actions and accept the consequences of a mistake.

The Maverick Way We live blue and orange.

Pride and Tradition

Pride and Tradition

As a Maverick, you are part of a strong tradition of excellence that began in 1895. From the events that generations of Mavericks have enjoyed for years to the places on campus that will come to define your UT Arlington experience, UT Arlington is a place rich with history and full of spirit and pride. Take part in the longstanding traditions of the University, and be proud to be a member of the Maverick community. Show your Maverick pride – it’s The Maverick Way.

  • Wear UT Arlington spirit gear on campus and in the community.
  • Learn and sing the UT Arlington Alma Mater and Fight Song to show your school spirit at athletic and campus events.
  • Participate in University traditions including Welcome Week, Oozeball, Bed Races, and Graduation Celebration.
  • When you meet the credit hour requirements, purchase and proudly wear your Maverick ring.
  • Read the Campus Traditions and Transitions book to learn about the history of UT Arlington, including former names of the University, previous mascots, the meanings behind the names of campus buildings, and other fun facts.

The Maverick Way We respect our
fellow Mavericks.

Respect and Civility

Respect and Civility

At UT Arlington, we promote a culture of respect and dignity. We recognize that the success of one is the success of all of us, and as such, we value every unique contribution and talent that comes together to make the Maverick community strong. In all, we strive for a campus culture that strengthens our unity at UT Arlington and beyond. You can demonstrate mutual respect by following The Maverick Way.

  • Respect the space, thoughts, and feelings of others.
  • Abide by the University Code of Conduct.
  • Address conflicts maturely.
  • Show respect in the classroom by showing up on time, being prepared to learn, and turning your cell phone off.

The Maverick Way We help define
the campus community.

Involvement and Engagement

Involvement and Engagement

Being a Maverick means blazing your own path to success by creating memories and experiences that are all your own. The Maverick Way teaches you to leave no stone unturned and take full advantage of the collegiate experience by being an engaged member of the campus community. How can you uphold this tenet of The Maverick Way?

The Maverick Way We live well
and stay healthy.

Wellness

Wellness

A healthy Maverick is a successful Maverick. Our students know that college is a time to develop your whole self. That it’s an endeavor best tackled with sense of balance, a sharp mind, and a strong body. The Maverick Way offers many avenues toward personal wellness.

The Maverick Way We carve our own paths.

The beauty of The Maverick Way is that it isn’t a single path that we all follow in the same manner. It’s a path that changes depending on who travels it. If you follow any of the suggestions above, great! But there are many other ways to follow The Maverick Way. Is your Instagram account full of pictures taken around the UT Arlington campus? Check off one for school spirit! Did you organize a study group for a tough class? Check one off for academic integrity! Did you tell your cousin in high school about what a great school UT Arlington is? That’s The Maverick Way, too. How do you follow The Maverick Way? Tell us here.