Student Governance 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 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 call 817-272-0556.
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 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.
The largest waffle party of the year mixes students, toppings, music, entertainment, and, of course, waffles.