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National Hazing Prevention Week

September 19-22 


Fall 2011 Leadership Retreat

September 23-25

Glen Rose, TX 


Financial Literacy Program

October 5, Noon

Guadalupe, UC


Leaders Learn Series

'Making Connections'

October 11, 3-4 p.m.

Chemistry & Physics Room 303


Perfecting the Paperwork

October 13, 12:30 p.m. Palo Pinto


Parent & Family Weekend

October 20-23


Leaders Learn Series

'Group Dynamics'

October 25,  3-4 p.m. Chemistry & Physics

Room 303    


Having a Productive Meeting

Nov. 15, 12:30 p.m.

Palo Pinto




























A Message from SGO...

13,037 and Rising


We hope that your busy fall semester is off to a great start here at UT Arlington.  Following our recent re-registration, SGO is excited to report a record-breaking 13,037 students involved in student organizations, with that number rising each day.  We are thrilled to see so many students involved on campus and a more than 37% increase from last year.


Thank you, advisors, for all that you do to keep students engaged and active in these organizations.  We look forward to a fun-filled month of activities, events, and opportunities on campus.  As always, do not hesitate to contact our office with questions, comments, or concerns.



Student Governance & Organizations

817 | 272.2293


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Student Organization News

Recent Renovations Give SGO a Fresh Look
SGO renovations
Top to bottom face lifts greet visitors to Student Governance & Organizations as a part of the E.H. Hereford University Center renovations.  The suite reflects new paint, carpet, furniture, pillars, and refurbished desks. 


Drop by to say hello and see the improvements today!

Award, RibbonCongratulations!


The Association for Women in Communication- UT Arlington Chapter was nationally recognized for the 2010-2011 school year.  The organization was honored as the large division chapter winner of the Outstanding Student Chapter Award.


The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) here at UT Arlington was recently awarded the highest level of student chapter recognition at the international level, the GOLD Award.  This award was given in recognition of the chapter's improvements, progress, and overall achievements in 2010-2011.


Bryan Bastible, President of the Society of Professional Journalists, has been selected to be an intern for The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper that covers the Excellence in Journalism 2011 Conference.  Click here for more details about this prestigious position:

Risk Management 


DEADLINE: September 23
Make sure your officers are compliant with Risk Management!
Per the Implementation of House Bill 2639, Senate Bill 1138, and Texas Education Code 51.9361, student organizations are required to learn about potential risks to facilitate safe and successful events and interactions. 


Tier 1 Sessions

[Mandatory for all Tier 1 organizations.  See here for full list of Tier 1 organizations.  All others are strongly encouraged to attend.]

No need to register.  Officers may simply show up on the day of his or her convenience.  The president and one other officer (vice president, secretary, treasurer, etc.) must attend for each Tier 1 organization.  The remaining sessions are as follows:


Tuesday, September 20 @ 12:30 p.m.,   San Jacinto

Wednesday, September 21 @ Noon,   San Jacinto

Thursday, September 22 @ 6:00 p.m.,     San Jacinto



Tier 2 Module

Tier 2 organization presidents are required to complete the online Risk Management module and disseminate the information to organization members.  Please follow up with your Presidents to ensure they have done so.  The online module can be found here:



The penalty for non-adherence will be placement of that organization on inactive status.  Inactive status will result in the immediate loss of room reservations, inactive campus bank accounts, and probation of room reservations until February 2012.



University College Success Series


Encourage your students to attend "The Success Series", a workshop series hosted by University College designed to improve academic performance and enhance important life skills.  Various departments within University College will offer innovative, hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, such as time management, study skills, dealing with stress, learning styles, major exploration, and more. 


Visit the Calendar of Events to view all of our up-coming seminars.  Each workshop is free and open to all students unless specifically posted otherwise.  Highlighted workshops include:


Wednesday, September 28, Noon

Getting involved is a key component of success in college. This presentation led by Carter Bedford from Student Governance & Organizations will coach students through the process of identifying the organizations and activities that will be the best fit.  


Conversations: First College Student in the Family 

Thursday, September 29, 1:00 p.m.

Are you the first in your family to attend college? Is this your first year at UT Arlington? Discuss issues that may be unique to your experience.  


Employability Skills 

Wednesday, October 5, Noon

This is an interactive workshop designed to assist students with strengthening their job-seeking skills and providing a smooth transition from college life to the work force. Topics include: developing a job search plan, resume writing, and interview skills.  

Student Organization Development Sessions


Student Governance & Organizations is committed to the development of student leaders and the betterment of student organizations.  This Fall, we are hosting a series of workshops to help students (and advisors) advance their organization:


Perfecting the Paperwork

Thursday, October 13                 

12:30 p.m., Palo Pinto

Become a forms expert!  During this session, we will talk all about the paperwork required for all campus postings, events, food waivers, and purchasing. 

[All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free bowling party for his or her organization at UT Arlington's Bowling & Billiards.]



Having a Productive Meeting

Tuesday, November 15             

12:30 p.m., Palo Pinto

Meetings dragging? Not getting anywhere? Morale down?  SGO is here to help, offering your student organization tips, strategies, and resources to improve the effectiveness of your organizational meetings.

[All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win up to $150 of free pizza for his or her organization.]

New Look, Same Great MavOrgs

 MavOrgs banner

You might notice a new look for MavOrgs, the one-stop-shop website for student organizations (  Don't worry, it's the same great site.


This is a great way to recruit and publicize for your organization!

Just in the past month...

-2,400 active users

-4,300 unique visitors

-More than 100,000 page views


Does your MavOrgs page adequately reflect your organization?  Re-vamp your page TODAY!  Questions on how to navigate, edit, and make the most out of MavOrgs?  Don't hesitate to contact Bailey in Student Governance & Organizations to set up a meeting: or 817 | 272.2293


Student Veterans' Workshop Series


University College is proud to offer the Student Veteran Workshop Series, a new program specially designed to meet the unique needs of student veterans at UT Arlington.  This series of workshops that are centered around building academic success and confronting transitional challenges is presented by a fellow student veteran along with assistance from some of UT Arlington's faculty and staff.  All sessions listed below are free and require no advanced registration.  If you have any questions or ideas for future workshops, please feel free to email or visit the Veterans' Workshop Series website. 


All workshops are held in Science Hall room 330 from 12:00pm to 12:50pm unless otherwise specified.


September 21:  Time Management for Student Veterans

October 5:  Understanding Your Learning Style

October 19:  Improving Your Reading and Note-Taking Skills

November 2:  Managing Test Anxiety

November 16:  Money Management

November 30:  Building a Healthy Lifestyles


Division of Student Affairs

National Hazing Prevention Week 2011 
 NHPW 2011September 19-22


Nationally, 55 percent of college students involved in clubs, teams and organizations experience hazing.


Mavericks are taking a stand. 


UT Arlington is hosting National Hazing Prevention Week this week, September 19-22, to raise awareness among the campus community of the negative effects of hazing.  The week of events aims to prevent hazing from happening through strong educational efforts, diligent policy enforcement, and comprehensive and on-going efforts within all organizations.


For more information, visit the 2011 National Hazing Prevention Week site.  The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Conduct, Athletics, Housing and Residence Life, Student Governance & Organizations, and UTA Ambassadors is proud to be involved with the planning of the National Hazing Prevention Week 2011.

Student Organization Night at UT Arlington Volleyball

Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m. 


UT Arlington Women's Volleyball welcomes student organization members and advisors for a special Student Organization Night when they take on Texas State University!  Tickets are always FREE and the first 100 people will get a $1 hotdog.  Also, the UTA Bookstore will raffle off $10,000 cash to one student in attendance at the game.  Sponsors for the evenings events include the Division of Student Affairs, Student Governance & Organizations, and UT Arlington Athletics.

Save the Date! Parent & Family Weekend 2011 

Thursday, October 20-Sunday, October 23, UT Arlington Campus 


The weekend is a time for the whole family to experience more of what UT Arlington has to offer. The 2011 schedule is online and registration is open so be sure to check out the Parent & Family Center website! 

31st Annual Bed Races at UT Arlington


Bed Races

Join the fun as teams of students push beds on wheels while decked out in creative costumes at the University's "longest running" tradition. Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. in Maverick Stadium. The event is open to attend with free: DJ, dancing, games, giveaways and a half-time competition! Teams must register in advance to participate in the racing.


The event began in 1980 to celebrate the opening of Maverick Stadium. Racing beds are provided. Teams compete against one another in timed heats; top teams advance through finals to win. Best time in each division wins, but awards for "best-dressed team" and half-time competition given. A theme is given each year, and this year the Campus Traditions committee has selected The Flintstones, a cartoon classic, as the event's motif. You'll have a yabba dabba doo time!

Visit to sign up today!

Leadership Coaches 



The Leadership Center invites you to share your knowledge and skills to enhance the development of student organizations here at UT Arlington.  Leadership Coaches are faculty and staff partnering with the Leadership Center that have a passion for leadership and student development. Different roles of a Leadership Coach vary from a facilitator or presenter on a broad range of leadership topics, student leader mentor, scholarship committee member, and a resource for students and student organizations.


Contact Kerri Ressl @ TODAY for more information!

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