Green Jackets history dates back to 1926. The Green Jackets were founded by Buelah Harriss, the first woman to be hired into the athletics department of what was then North Texas State Normal College. Ms. Harriss founded the Green Jackets as a service and spirit organization, and she served as the faculty advisor for four decades.

For over 90 years, the Green Jackets have shown strong leadership skills both on and off campus. They have a true passion for service toward UNT and its community, are outstanding students in the classroom, and constantly serve as role models for their peers.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Green Jackets earned a cumulative GPA of 3.4 and completed a total of 1,329 hours of service.


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Become A Green Jacket
We are not accepting applications for new Green Jackets members at this time. Want to be notified when we are recruiting new members? Please sign up below to be the first to know:
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If your department would like the Green Jackets to assist with your campus event (ushering, passing out programs, greeting, etc.) Please do not hesitate to contact Lindsey Foster with any questions.


What is the GPA requirement?

All applicants must carry at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in good standing with the University.

How long must I serve?

All applicants must be able to serve for at least 2 long semesters, but ideally through graduation.

How do I apply?
We are currently not accepting any new applications at the moment but you can join our email list here: Join our email list here.
Where are you located?
We are located in the University Union.