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About Special Programs

Special Programs are novelty, out-of-the-box events for students to enjoy. 


Upcoming events this semester include:​

  • Family Fued  | March 27, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Lyceum | Come see if your ‘’good answer” will make it on the board!
  • GloCade  | April 2, 2018 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Emerald Eagle Ballroom 314 | Show up to glow up with games, music and dancing!
  • Lotería  | April 16, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Jade Eagle Ballroom 333 | Similar to American style bingo and originating in Mexico, Lotería is a game of chance with richly illustrated characters and riddles!
  • Karaoke  | April 23, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Syndicate | Enjoy some throwbacks at this 2000's themed karaoke! 
  • Dog Therapy  | April 24, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Emerald Eagle Ballroom 314 | Take a break and relax with man’s best friend!
  • UPCarnival  | April 26, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Union South Lawn | Come out and have fun at the Carnival!


Meet the Coordinators!

Destyni Clark is a Special Programs Coordinator for the 2017-2018 year.

Major: Marketing

Favorite thing about UPC: The safe environment we bring to campus, we make students feel like they belong and that's there's something for them. 

Favorite program so far this year: My favorite past event was UPCarnival because I feel like it brought a lot of different types of students together; this event allowed students to be themselves and bring out their inner kid. 

Dream program to bring to UNT: My dream UPC event will be Family feud because it brings many people together and I feel like it will be a fun event for people to really relax with people who they haven't connected with before!

What are you looking foward to this year: I'm looking forward to creating events for people that will make them feel like they truly belong at UNT.


Eleonor Jackson is a Special Programs Coordinator for the 2017-2018 year.

Major: Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Favorite thing about UPC: My favorite thing about UPC is the wonderful people and role models that I get to connect with. Also, I love that  I have been positively influenced in some strong role models in UPC who have become my mentors, inspirations, and loving family! 

Favorite program so far this year: My favorite UPC event is Canvas Creations! It is super fun and relaxing with friends and is one of the best events on campus. 

Dream program to bring to UNT: My dream event for UPC is to have a huge diversity fair!  This would be a great place to show case UNT's beautiful diversity while educating and representing all the great, differing students at UNT!

What are you looking foward to this year: I am looking forward to new ideas, new faces and a new perspective while working on the 2017 UPC Executive Board. I am excited to learn how to create programs, budget, and be inclusive and innovative while working on a team with some of the most amazing students and leaders at UNT. I am so excited to serve UPC and UNT as the Coordinator of Special Programs!