"At the University of North Texas, our caring and creative community empowers our students to thrive in a rapidly changing world."
— UNT Mission Statement
Caring is an integral part of the UNT mission statement because it's one of the most important things we do as an institution. We show #UNTcares through the personal investment made by faculty and staff in the success of each student as well as the broader UNT and Denton communities.
MARTIAL Eagles Program is Focused on Helping Students Succeed
The latest data shows African American men are the least likely to enroll in or graduate from a 2- or 4-year college. Harold Woodard and Candi Harris are working to change this statistic through the UNT MARTIAL Eagles. The Male Alliance for a Rigorous, Transformative and Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning (MARTIAL) program brings together young men with a common interest in music and the Black male experience to live, learn and lead as a team.
Mean Green Gowns for Grads Program Helps Students Celebrate Their Accomplishments
The Mean Green Gowns for Grads program launched in the Fall of 2018 after Dean of Students staff members were made aware of several graduates who didn’t get to walk the stage the previous spring because they couldn’t afford the cost of a cap and gown, like single mother Linda Farrell (below).
“This program helps students who are historically underrepresented; low-income, DACA, first-generation college students who can’t afford the cap and gown,” says Dean of Students/Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Moe McGuinness. “We know these students have had to overcome many obstacles to stay in school and graduate – they’re so resilient. UNT prides itself on being a community that cares for all of our students. This is just one way to show that we care about them all the way through graduation and beyond.”
Starting Strong: Associate Dean Helps Students Find Their Way
Associate Dean Steve Cobb shows how #UNTcares with his 24-year tradition! At the beginning of each semester, Cobb greets students between the General Academic Building and the Language Building, helping students find their way to class.
“There is nothing worse than being late on your first day of class and getting off to a bad start,” Cobb says. “I am just there to offer some reassurance.”
Our job at #UNT is to give every student what they need to succeed. We’re not just giving degrees, but making a difference. Read more in the message I sent to faculty and staff today: https://t.co/Dn3FUQx59T #UNTcares pic.twitter.com/3YRbwQ8y3d— Neal Smatresk (@UNTPrez) August 22, 2018
All semester I have fought hard for the inclusion of crisis phone and text lines on the back student ID’s.— Derek Foshee (@derekfoshee) April 29, 2019
I am SO #UNTProud that a resolution wasn’t necessary and that administration actually listened to you, the students, by including these crucial lines of text for #UNT. pic.twitter.com/xMhPq1sEeh
We’re here for you. #UNTcares about more than just your education – we care about your mental and physical well-being. That’s why we offer a variety of resources to help you manage the stress of college life. Learn more: https://t.co/3MROzJP8pg pic.twitter.com/sM4puYeCWr— UNTsocial (@UNTsocial) February 19, 2019