The Office of Student Governance and Organizations (SGO) supports the philosophy of maximizing student learning through active participation by students. In an additional sense, its activities support the concept of the community at UT Arlington by involving students in determining the community environment. The department dedicates itself to helping all students to get involved, from freshmen to graduate students. SGO is comprised of Student Congress, Student Organizations, Freshmen Leaders on Campus, UTA HOSTS! Peer Mentoring, UTA Ambassadors, and the Graduate Student Senate. Through the programs, UT Arlington students have the opportunity to Make a Difference and Make Some Memories. For information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshmen Leaders on Campus (FLOC) provides selected first-year students with leadership opportunities through community outreach, as well as various academic and networking events. The program seeks to identify freshmen with previous leadership experience who want to continue those activities and assume a significant leadership position at UT Arlington. Membership is by application.
The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) understands the needs and concerns of graduate students here at UT Arlington. Members are appointed to serve on over 20 University-wide committees, insuring graduate students a voice in the University community. The Graduate Student Senate passes resolutions to improve graduate student life on campus, hosts guest speakers to discuss current issues, creates ad-hoc committees to research potential changes in University policy that may impact graduate students, and assists with Graduate Forums, the ACES research symposium, and campus advertising.
Student Congress is UT Arlington's elected representative body for undergraduates. Members work to implement change on campus, solicit concerns, and propose resolutions to solve problems. The group serves as the major link between students and the administration. Student Congress elections are held each spring and fall.
The UTA Ambassadors serve as the official student hosts of UT Arlington under the direction of Mr. and Ms. UTA. The group maintains and promotes new and old campus traditions; increases awareness of UT Arlington's services, programs, and activities to students and the surrounding community; and establishes and strengthens pride and passion for UT Arlington on and off campus.
UTA-HOSTS! is a mentoring program that matches new students with returning UT Arlington students by major. The mentor serves as an informational resource to the new student to aid in their adjustment to University life.
The Office of Student Governance & Organizations serves over 300 student organizations. Student Organizations provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that enhance their educational experience. Students will meet other students with like interests and develop programs and activities that specifically meet their needs. If you do not find a group that fits your needs and the needs of other students—start one! It’s as easy as that!
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New students can find a guide for their first year through a mentor who shares the same major, school, or college.