University Centers and Events (UCE) encompasses the University Union, Gateway Center, Coliseum and Student Affairs at Discovery Park. UCE provides quality programs, services, and facilities that enhance the educational experience and create a community for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We assist students to become citizens of a global community, prepared to function successfully in a diverse world.

Our Mission

The University Union, part of University Centers and Events (UCE), provides quality programs, services, and facilities that enhance the educational experience and create a community for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests.

Our Values

  • Being Student-Centered:  We value student involvement, employment, and leadership opportunities that promote learning and personal growth beyond the classroom.
  • Being Service-Oriented:  We value great customer service, overall quality, and adaptability.
  • Being Technology-Driven:  We value technology and advancements that increase our efficiency in delivering programs and services.
  • Being Environmentally-Conscious:  We value environmentally responsible practices and sustainable initiatives.
  • Being Diverse:  We value individual uniqueness represented through race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, ability, national origin, religion, and thought.
  • Being Ethical:  We value integrity as demonstrated through honesty, civility, and fairness.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students who participate in UCE programs will be able to apply knowledge and experiences that support their academic and personal growth.
  • Through interaction with our staff, programs, and services, students will increase their capacity for interdependence and collaboration.
  • Through participation in our student employment program, students will develop skills and competencies that will contribute to their career-readiness, academic, and personal growth.
  • Through interpersonal interaction with student employment, programs, and services, students will gain an understanding an appreciation for cultural and human differences and recognize their role in contributing to positive social change.
  • Through usage of UCE facilities, students will establish a sense of place that contributes to their sense of safety, wellness, and social connection.

UCE's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UNT University Centers and Events is committed to creating an inclusive environment where individuals representing diverse backgrounds are respected, celebrated, and provided equal opportunities to thrive. We recognize that we have room for growth in achieving this standard and are committed to the following values and actions

  • Being Diverse: We value individual uniqueness represented through race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, ability, national origin, religion, and thought.
  • Student Learning: Through interpersonal interaction with student employment, programs, and services, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for cultural and human differences and recognize their role in contributing to positive social change.
  • UCE will demonstrate an increased focus on diversity and inclusion through the following initiatives and actions:

    Implementing best practices for hiring a diverse team
    • UCE will implement the guidelines and best practices for Affirmative Search Processes created by The DSA Diversity Council within our hiring practices
    • The DSA Diversity Council has developed a 15-minute Implicit Bias training which will be required for all hiring chairs and search committees within UCE
    • All UCE positions are posted externally to increase exposure and likelihood of recruiting diverse candidates, a practice started by DSA in 2014
    • UCE will publish our commitment to diversity and inclusion and the actions being taken on our webpage
    • UCE will ensure that our diverse students and staff are represented through images on our webpage and testimonials
    • UCE will engage diverse staff at all levels as part of candidate interviews
    • UCE will seek out and connect with national and regional professional association minority and underrepresented groups to cast a broader net in recruiting diverse talent
    Implementing ongoing education and training for all staff and students
    • All full-time staff will be required to complete the annual Division-Wide Diversity Training Plan and this goal will be represented on their performance evaluation
    • UCE will implement mandatory training session(s) for full-time staff, a minimum of two times annually
    • Sessions topics related to diversity and inclusion will be included in the UCE student development sessions each Fall and Spring semesters
    • UCE will highlight resources and additional diversity and inclusion training opportunities throughout the year
    Implementing measures to increase our inclusivity within our environment, policies, and procedures
    • UCE will include questions regarding providing an inclusive environment and supportive staff for diverse students as part of our annual assessment with UNT students
    • UCE will form a committee with University Union stakeholders to review and provide feedback on our House Guidelines in Fall 2022
    • UCE name tags now have the option of including personal pronouns
    Creating a proactive D&I communication plan
    • UCE will provide updates on D&I initiatives to full-time staff as part of our monthly newsletter
    • UCE will share the link to report racist or unjust acts on our webpage via the Dean of Students Reporting Portal
    • UCE will create a plan for responding to social incidents that may impact our students and staff
    • UCE will implement the discussion guide for facilitating difficult conversations with supervisors in order to have supportive conversations with students

History of the University Union

Imagine a 21st-century student union building fueled by the energy of a post-email generation that grew up on Facebook, have always used Google as a verb, tweet more than they talk, and have an app for everything. Imagine a union that embraces and communicates UNT's rich sense of history and culture. This revitalized University Union will embody the culture, legacy, and aspirations of UNT, and simultaneously serve as a living symbol of UNT's promise of greatness.

As UNT grows into a major public research university, the rejuvenated Union will elevate to play a key role in providing UNT's students the best holistic education in Texas. Symbolizing all that is the "Green Light to Greatness," the Union will dramatically enhance its ability to service the university community, the City of Denton, and the State of Texas.

The transformation of the University Union will embrace and enhance the architectural character of Central Campus, be sustainable and efficient in operations, symbolize the UNT Brand, and feature bright, daylight filled spaces throughout its open and airy interior. The Union's carefully designed exterior features large windows, covered terraces, and beautiful views to and from the Library Mall, Highland Street, and Union Circle. Powerful new entries will welcome the campus community by providing recognizable beacons that anchor a clear, simple and understandable circulation system and allow people to effortlessly navigate to - and through - the rejuvenated building.

Did you know?

  • Not only does the University Union host many campus services and dining options, it also accommodates space for student meetings and functions.
  • UNT's University Union was first formed as the Memorial Union, in honor of the men and women lost during wartime. The Memorial Wall, currently pays tribute to our fellow Eagles who have served.
  • The first college unions were available only for men. As more women pursued higher education in the early 1900s, some colleges opened separate union facilities for them. UNT's union has always been open to all members of the UNT community.
  • UNT's student-led programming office, UPC, puts on more than 180 events and activities thanks largely to the suggestions made by UNT students.
  • The Union Gallery hosts a variety of student and community artists throughout each semester. It is a great free way to check out local art on your way to class.
  • Discounted tickets are available through Union Perks. Enjoy campus and DFW community-wide events and attractions for a fraction of the price!
  • More than 60 pieces of art are featured throughout the Union building. Spend a free moment browsing the unique examples of talent at UNT.
  • Freshman students who plan to begin their coursework during a summer term are strongly encouraged to attend a Freshman Orientation session (the sessions noted in the chart below labeled as Fall 2021) prior to enrollment. Summer Orientation sessions, while an option, are focused on advising and course registration. The 2-day Freshman Orientation program incorporates experiences that encourage students to make connections with their peers.

The Union Board of Directors (UBD) is the governing body for the University Union. Comprised of seven students and six faculty/staff members, the UBD oversees the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures for the University Union. They serve as an advisory board for the Union programs and services provided, approve budget changes, and determine business operations. The UBD also coordinates regularly with university officials. Meetings are held monthly.

For more information please contact the Board at union@unt.edu


FY 2020-2021 Meeting Minutes

August 2020

  • September 2020 Meeting – minutes taken to be approved at next meeting in-person or virtual meeting
  • October 2020 Meeting – meeting cancelled due to lack of business to discuss, no email update sent
  • November 2020 Meeting – meeting cancelled, email update sent (UBD email Nov 2020)
  • December 2020 Meeting – meeting cancelled due to lack of business to discuss, no email update sent
  • January 2021 Meeting – meeting cancelled, email update sent (UBD email Jan 2021)
  • February 2021 Meeting – meeting cancelled due to campus closure because of ice storm, email update sent (UBD email February 2021)
  • March 2021 Meeting – meeting cancelled, email update sent (UBD email March 2021)
  • April 2021 Meeting – meeting cancelled, email update sent (UBD email April 2021)

FY 2019-2020 Meeting Minutes

March 2020 | February 2020 | January 2020 | November 2019 | October 2019 | September 2019 | August 2019



Hours of Operation

Monday through Saturday 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M.
Sunday 12:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.

 

Hours of Operations Special Dates

Monday, September 6, 2021 Closed in observance of Labor Day

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