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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:​

  • Superbowl Watch Party  | February 4, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Syndicate | Calling all those who can sing, share poetry, write jokes or appreciate those who do!
  • UNT Basketball Watch Party  | February 8, 2018 | 7:00pm | Syndicate | Don't miss your shot to watch our UNT basketball team! 
  • Mardi Gras  | February 13, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Library Mall | Enjoy the best of New Orleans with food, activities and jazz music!
  • Bears for Bae  | February 13, 2018 | 11:00am | Jade Eagle Ballroom, 333 | Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a bear for that special someone in your life!
  • Wild 'n Out: UNT Edition  | February 19, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Lyceum | Join us for a wild time and good laughs during UPC's roast competition!
  • Mean Green Bingo  | February 21, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Jade Eagle Ballroom, 333 | Come test your luck at this Human themed bingo! 
  • Karaoke  | February 21, 2018 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Syndicate | Sing your heart out or listen while others do!


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!