Mission Statement

The Dean of Students Office fosters the development of leadership, civility, accountability, and responsibility in the University of North Texas student; builds community through service and involvement; and serves as an advocate for all students. This office is dedicated to supporting the UNT student who may need assistance in resolving complex personal and academic matters. We strive to help all students achieve their academic and personal goals and enhance the UNT student experience.

Letter from the Dean

Dear UNT Student,

Your college years will be some of the most memorable of your life. The opportunities available to you at the University of North Texas inside and outside the classroom are absolutely incredible. While you are a student at UNT, I encourage you to get involved in our campus and stay connected.

Consider joining your Residence Hall Association, an intramural sports team, a fraternity or sorority or any of the academic, social, and service organizations offered. Attend a home game in the brand new stadium or road trip with friends to an away game. Take in a concert in the Murchison or relax in the University Union between classes. Earn money as an on-campus student employee or raise money to help your favorite charity. Gain leadership experience by becoming an Orientation Leader, a Resident Assistant, an Eagle Ambassador, a member of the Student Government Association or many of the other leadership positions available.

Every student is encouraged to take advantage of the multiple opportunities for leadership development, volunteerism, and student engagement. Your involvement and the friends you make along the way will only enhance your college experience. What will your experience at UNT look like?

The Dean of Students Office is here to help you navigate through some of the concerns you may have as a student. We are your campus advocate and provide assistance when it comes to managing a crisis, understanding campus policies and procedures, and connecting you with the proper university resource. This support system, which extends beyond the walls of the Dean of Students, will help you find your way through any obstacle you may face while you are student.

I encourage all students to explore the Dean of Students website as well as all the exceptional programs and services the Division of Student Affairs has to offer. Even more, I encourage you to stop by the Dean of Students Office and get to know the staff members who are dedicated to your education and overall development as a student and future alum of this great institution! Go Mean Green!!!!

Go Mean Green!

Laura Smith, Ph.D.
Dean of Students