Student Activities Center

Open 'til 6:00pm.

What We Do

Student Activities promotes a sense of community and loyalty to the University, while serving to enhance the social, intellectual and developmental growth of students as individuals or as members of organizations. By engaging members of the University community in collaborative efforts, Student Activities nurtures citizenship, leadership, and community, while striving to assist in the holistic development of students.

Get Connected

One of the goals of Student Activities is to help students make connections on campus and maximize their college experience through student organizations. We have about 400 orgs from which to choose, so there’s something for everyone. And if there’s not, you can create one! Becoming a member of a student organization helps you meet new people, develop leadership skills, and promote your interests while in college.

News & Updates

First Flight "Campus Quest"

Need to stay connected to everything on-campus while you live off-campus? 

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) can help! Discover what events and services OCSS and UNT offer by completing this online campus quest. We ask a question and provide a resource; you find the...

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Mon, August 17 - 9:50am

About Us

Our Mission

Student Activities promotes a sense of community and loyalty to the University, while serving to enhance the social, intellectual and developmental growth of students as individuals or as members of organizations. By engaging members of the University community in collaborative efforts, Student Activities nurtures citizenship, leadership, and community, while striving to assist in the holistic development of students.

Get Connected

One of the goals of the Student Activities Center is to help students get connected and involved on campus, to maximize their collegiate experience. Through a variety of events, services, and resources, the office provides students and student organizations with opportunities to connect to the university and to other students. Student Activities promotes a sense of community and loyalty to the University while serving to enhance the social, intellectual, and developmental growth of students as individuals or as members of organizations. We do this through three main areas: campus-wide events and traditions, including Mean Green Fling, Homecoming, and EarthFest; services and programs for off-campus, commuter, and non-traditional students; and student organization services. Our staff also advises several student organizations, including the Homecoming Crew, Union of Non-Traditional Students, Off Campus Connection, and Talons.

 

Organization Chart

Hours of Operation

Monday8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday8:00am to 5:00pm
SaturdayScheduled to be closed.
SundayScheduled to be closed.
Summer Hours are in effect.

Our Staff

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Christa Coffey, Ed.D.

Director of Student Activities

Christa Coffey is from El Paso, Texas. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, followed by a master’s degree in Educational Administration (Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education), from Texas A&M University. In 2010, she completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. Prior to her arrival at UNT in July 2011, she worked in student activities at both Missouri State University (2001-2004) and the University of Central Florida (2004-2011). When she’s not at work, Christa enjoys playing volleyball, watching TV, and going to the dog park (with her dogs).

Campus Life Ambassadors

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Justin

CL Ambassador

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Mohammed

CL Ambassador

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Devin

CL Ambassador

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Xavier

CL Ambassador

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Taylor

CL Ambassador

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Ekane

CL Ambassador

Administrative Assistant

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Claire Medina

Administrative Coordinator

Claire Medina was born in Montreal, Canada, and moved to Denton shortly after. She became a citizen of the U.S. when she was 15. Claire became an employee of UNT in 1981 and really loves interacting with students and co-workers. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, going to the movies, swimming, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Coordinators

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Courtney A. Newsome, M.Ed.

Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Services

Courtney Newsome was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia & Dallas, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science: Business & Technology from the University of Tennessee. She has many years of  experience in Higher Education and completed her master’s in Higher Education: Student Affairs at UNT. She describes herself as fun & quirky and has a passion for creating educational access for all students.

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Daniel K. Suda, M.S.

Coordinator for Campus Wide Events & Traditions

Daniel Suda was born and raised in Houston, TX. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2013. Immediately after, he earned his Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University (ISU) in 2015. While at ISU he worked in the Leadership and Community Connections office overseeing the Alternative Spring Break program. His research interests are related to racial identity development, specifically examining how to support transracially adopted college students and he hopes to write his dissertation on that topic. Outside of work, Daniel can be found at the dog park or hiking with his partner and their three dogs (Corgi, Beagle, and Bull Terrier). 

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Dan Goodwin, M.S.

Coordinator for Student Organizations

Dan Goodwin was born and raised in Illinois. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Recreation Administration from Illinois State University. Prior to his start in the field of student affairs, Dan spent 3 years as a golf professional. Before coming to UNT, Dan worked at Illinois State University (2009-2011) and Tulane University in New Orleans (2011-2014). Dan’s professional interests lie within leadership education and development and preparing others for life after college. Dan loves music, especially the live variety, and can be found at a concert near you! He also can be found on a basketball court, soccer field, or softball field.

Graduate Assistants

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Emiliana Lopez

Graduate Assistant

Emiliana Lopez was born and partially raised in Medellin, Colombia. She moved to the United States when she was nine-years-old, living in Denton for 13 years now. Emiliana earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies with a concentration in International Development and Humanitarian Affairs from UNT. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies also at UNT. In her spare time, Emiliana plays with her husky, hangs out with friends and family, and travels.  

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Alexis Wong

Graduate Assistant

Alexis Wong was born in El Paso, Texas, and later moved to Omaha, Nebraska. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Immediately after, she received her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from Florida State University in May 2015. At FSU, she worked with student athletes and implemented various mental training techniques with them. She is currently working on her second Master’s in Counseling and is hoping to continue on to the Doctoral program after. Outside of studying and work, Alexis can be found playing with her three dogs (Ilyah, Parker, and Lydia) or hanging out with friends and family. 

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Chris Scanlan

Graduate Assistant

Chris Scanlan was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He received his Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Early Childhood through 6th with ESL concentration from UNT in 2015. He is currently working on his Master's degree in Higher Education: Student Affairs here at UNT. Chris' professional and personal philosophy focuses on developing one's potential through education, leadership development, and finding one's community. In his spare time Chris can be found playing video games, playing with his two dogs (Corgi mix and Shepard mix), and hanging out with friends and family.

Marketing

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Kyle

Video Design

Jonathan Kyle Mason is a senior at UNT and a major in film. With a strength in editing and cinematography he strives to one day create motion pictures that will inspire creativity in people.

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Alana

Graphic Designer

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Kent

Social Media & Marketing

Kent Besmer is a senior at UNT working towards a major in Marketing and a minor in Advertising. He hopes to use his degree to pursue a career in social media marketing.

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Tiarra

Social Media & Marketing

All Programs & Services

Arts & Entertainment

Best Seat in the House

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Building Blocks

Off-Campus Student Services is proud to host a series of presentations for UNT Faculty/Staff/Students with children. 
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Coffee & Convos

The purpose of this program is to grant Non-Traditional students the opportunity to engage their professors in conversations outside...
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Commuter Week

Commuter Week, is a full week of programming just for Off-Campus & Commuter . During this week you can find events like Housing Fair...
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Eagle Awards

About Past Recipients Every year, Student Activities hosts a collection of awards that...
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EarthFest

  EarthFest is a sustainable event celebrating international Earth Day. This year’s event will have live...
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Family Fun Night

‚ÄčThe purpose of this event is to highlight non-traditional students, expose them to available on-campus resources, and connect them with...
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First Flight Movie Night

During First Flight week, Student Activities and UPC host First Flight Movie Night.  Students can bring their own lawn chair/...
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Homecoming

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Housing Fair

Held every Fall & Spring semester, the Housing Fair invites on-campus and local off-campus housing properties and other resources to...
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Involvement Advising

Want to get involved on campus but don't know where to start? The UNT Campus Life Ambassadors can help. They advise students on...
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Mean Green Fling

Mean Green Fling 2015 August 20,  5:00-7:00pm - The Hill at Apogee Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the...
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Non-Trad Week

Non-Traditional Student Week, is a full week of programming just for Non-Traditional Students and their supporters. During this week you...
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Off-Campus Connection

Off-Campus Student Services partners with students who live off-campus to support the creation of a community atmosphere, where...
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Off-Campus Eagle Extravaganza

August 27, 5:30-7:30 pm City Parc Clubhouse, 1310 Scripture St, Denton, TX 76201 The purpose of ...
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Off-Campus Housing

If you are looking for off-campus housing, Off-Campus Student Services can assist you in getting the process started. Information...
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Off-Campus Student Services

About Non-Traditional Students      Guide Commuter Students Events...
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Quiz Bowl

Think you're smart? Student Activities annually hosts a Quiz Bowl tournament where teams of four UNT students compete in a...
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Student Organization Leader Development (SOLD) Workshops

Take Your Event to the Next Level!   Come out to Wooten Hall 214 from 10:30am-11:30am on September 2nd as the Chair of the...
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Student Organizations

About Registration Event Application Resources One of the goals of Student...
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Talons

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University Day

The first University Day was held on May 10, 1961, when North Texas State College became North Texas State University. Now...
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Welcome Back Bash

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Student Activities Center
1155 Union Circle #305069
Denton TX, 76201