UNIV 1131: Student Success


The UNIV 1131: Student Success course is a learning community course that will teach new students academic success skills to aid their transition into college. The goal of the course is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. Each UNIV 1131 class section has a Peer Academic Leader (PAL), who are students who have already taken the course and assist as a discussion leader for the class under the supervision of the instructor.  PALs provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors, and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College.


  • College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts, except Music Majors
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation students who elected to join a Residential Learning Community focusing on nursing
  • College of Science
  • School of Social Work
  • Honors College students
  • Undecided/Undeclared Students

What is a Learning Community (LC)?

A Learning Community (LC) is an exciting way for first-year students to merge their academic priorities with their personal and social goals. You are assigned to a LC based on your major, and will get matched with students in the same field. You will take your first year practicum course with these students.  You will also be placed into a few other classes with the LC students. This allows you to have a built in study group of people in your major from your first day here at UTA!

In order to ensure there is a group for everyone, we also offer an option that includes students living together in one of UTA's residence halls. To learn more about these Residential Learning Communities options, please visit our Residential Learning Community page.