Dare to Dream

The Department of Admissions at the University of North Texas values diversity and is committed to recruiting a diverse student population each semester. The Mean Green Family prides itself on creating an inclusive environment that engages our local community and creates a diverse student body pipeline. The Office of Outreach, a component of Admissions, is responsible for planning and implementing strategic recruitment strategies in serving diverse student populations. Outreach works to ensure students from low-socioeconomic status and diverse backgrounds have the tools to succeed in higher education. Programs within Outreach such as the G-Force Mentorship Program, Ventanilla de Orientación Educativa, and the Multicultural Scholastic Awards Program help UNT and Texas provide students with underserved populations.

As a component of the Division of Enrollment, Outreach regularly collaborates with the Division of Equity and Diversity to recruit diverse student populations and ensure that students feel welcome and safe on campus and will earn their degree. Offices such as the Multicultural Center and the PRIDE Alliance engage with high profile recruitment events such as UNT Preview Day. They are available to students during the Orientation and other transition-based programs. Other Enrollment departments such as Financial Aid also collaborate with Outreach to serve current and prospective students. Also, Outreach works closely with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs entities to host programs such as the MLK and Cesar Chavez Day of Service alongside the Center for Leadership and Service. Admissions and Outreach also help recruit students for specialized retention initiatives such as MARTIAL Eagles and the new Latinx Living Learning Communities that aim to increase graduation rates for men of color.

Admissions and Outreach are not only committed to increasing enrolment and diversity at UNT. It is critical to engage students at a young age, as Texas's state continues to evolve in demographics. Currently, more than 60% of K-12 students in Texas are Black or Hispanic. These populations have traditionally been underrepresented in Texas higher education institutions (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2015). Admissions and Outreach are committed to helping students excel and thrive at UNT and connect students to campus partners to provide a safe and educational environment where they may thrive.