Areas of Improvement II

Another change, I would  like to see at the Union is more space dedicated for Student Organizations to use.

Student Organizations currently have the option of applying for offices in Student Activities but they are limited and on a first come, first serve basis.  The offices have to be cleaned out for the summer and reapplied for the next school year.

We need designated areas where student organizations, who don’t have houses on greek row, can store materials for all their members to use all year long.  The lack of offices makes having events difficult when members have to arrange to bring specific items ahead of time and find a temporary place for storage.  I would like to see cubicles or small offices that an organization can claim for infinite period of time.  To ensure organization were actively using their space, a sign in sheet could be filled out or student id’s scanned.

Some of the areas I really liked were from visits to other Unions, check these out:

Don’t forget to check out:

University of North Texas Student Union webpage:

http://union.unt.edu/

Student Union Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/UNTUnion

Tips for Incoming Students

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In high school, counselors always recommend students take AP courses to “supposedly” get them adjusted to what is to come.  However, I think you don’t know everything about college life until you fully submerge yourself into the culture of higher education.   Here’s some tips to make the transition that much easier:

  1. Set your priorities – What are your goals for the semester?  What do you need to do to accomplish them?
  2. Use a planner – Time is precious!! Even if you think you might be able to remember all your assignments, it will serve a s reminder.
  3. Go to class – As days pass, it will become easier to skip class since there will be no one forcing you to attend for the class you already paid for. Don’t slack off, it will become harder to catch up.
  4. Make copies of everything you submit to any of the Administrative buildings for your records.  For example, if you need to turn in a verification form to financial aid make a copy in case they lose it you have proof.
  5. Become active on campus after your first semester.  Once your GPA is high and you’ve become adjusted with college is the time to participative.  Find your voice.
  6. Network.  Sometimes being successful in your current classes involves getting help from people who’ve already taken the course.
  7. Take advantage of study centers. Chances are some of your student fees are going to running these centers. If your having difficulty with a class, find help.  The sooner you do it the better.
  8. Study at your peak times.  If your a night owl who brain doesn’t function until 10pm, make sure your schedule your study time then.
  9. Know your learning style. Determine your best retention method to maximize your study time.
  10. Take time learning how to make inexpensive, healthy meals.  Go home a weekend and have your mom/dad teach you cheap meals you can make at your dorm.
The ten tips I listed are just some every college student should know.  There is no instruction manual for college though.  If there was, I would have jumped at the opportunity to buy it from Day 1. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge and explore your options.

Don’t forget to check out:

University of North Texas Student Union webpage:

http://union.unt.edu/

Student Union Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/UNTUnion

Social Media Assistant

Hi Everyone, my name is Anacely Ledezma and I’ve recently been hired as one of the two new Social Media Assistants for the University Union.  I transferrred  to UNT two years ago and it has been one of my best decisions to date.  I am a senior, currently pursuing a Bachelors/Masters degree in Accounting.  I’m really active in the UNT Greek Community and a proud sister of  Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.  Most recently, I held the roles of VP of Internal Relations for the Multicultural Greek Council and VP of Entity Operations for my chapter.   I have a couple years left at UNT and I’m looking forward to the many more memories to come.

The Union Master Plan Project is a huge endeavor that the University is participating in and I plan to use my prior marketing skills to assist in the completion of their objectives.  The Union sought out social media assistants to make sure students could become aware of the new changes being planned and ensure everyone’s opinion could be heard.  One of my major roles will be to promote the Union as a key location to participate in campus activities, leisure events, and so much more.  Over the next few months,  Brett and I will be keeping students informed of  what is happening.

I am now partially responsible for exposing the Union to the more than 36,000 students at the university.  I’m excited beyond words and really look forward to the challenge to come.