The Department of Student Activities is a component of the Division of Student Affairs, Student Activities fosters out-of-classroom experiences through the development of student communities. The Department of Student Activities is comprised of two primary component areas.
EXCEL Campus Activities brings College to Life: From big to small, throughout the year there are a variety of university events and traditions that make campus an enriching place to spend your free time. You can find live music acts that range from local college bands to national-headliners such as Drake and Maroon 5. There is laughter and entertainment on a regular basis with stand-up comedians and blockbuster movies in the University Center’s theatre. Each year sees a slate of compelling guest speakers that stimulate your mind like Soledad O’Brian, Bill Nye and Emmitt Smith. The traditions that come with each season like Homecoming, The Bed Races and One Mic Stand Comedy Night help to mark the rhythm of a school year. These diverse programs become a part of the culture on campus because they are planned and implemented by student representatives. The organization which functions to plan, promote and host these events—known as EXCEL Campus Activities—is made of approximately 60 students selected each year.
Fraternity and Sorority Life at UT Arlington prepares young men and women to be contributing members of society. Fraternity and sorority members have social, leadership and service opportunities on and off campus geared toward the enhancement of their educational experience and contributions toward their personal development. Most importantly, Fraternity and Sorority Life assists in the development of lifelong friendships. The community is comprised of four governing bodies representing 27 fraternities and sororities, and two affiliated honorary organizations, Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha.