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MANDATORY COVID TESTING FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING IN-PERSON EVENTS

To enhance our ability to give UNT students the in-person experiences they are craving, UNT has added a COVID-19 testing component to all student organization and department in-person events and meetings. Beginning Wednesday, March 3, students attending events or meetings in person, regardless of size, must have a negative COVID-19 test result within seven days of the event or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days. Those experiencing symptoms or with known exposure should quarantine until cleared by the UNT Contact Tracing Team. Testing will not be required at Commencement ceremonies and one-on-one meetings students have with faculty and staff. Read President Smatresk’s message to students.

Effective immediately, Event Applications for in-person activities must be submitted* at least 15 business days prior to the requested date to ensure there is enough time to get the activity through the review/approval, booking, and safety notification processes such that the student org is aware of the logistical details (ex., location) and has time to promote the safety guidelines to attendees prior to the activity.

*The Application is not considered “submitted” until both the President and Advisor approve it. Both will receive an automatically-generated email from "UNT Student Activities OrgSync" asking for their review and approval.

For more info, visit our COVID-19 events page.

Upcoming Events/Deadlines

Think you're smart? Put your skills to the test by signing yourself or your team up to compete in the IN PERSON Spring 2021 Quiz Bowl Tournament April 9th-10th! Sign-up deadline is April 4th. The winning team will win up to $200 in prizes!
Nominate and apply today for a selection of several awards that recognize outstanding student organizations and individual leadership! Does your org have what it takes to win org of the year or best virtual event? Apply today! Deadline is March 21st.

Eagle Awards

Applications now open on Org Sync! For more information, check out the website studentactivities.unt.edu/eagle-awards

March Virtual Involvement fair

Sign-up by Monday, March 15th

Participate for a chance for your org to win one of two $50 co-sponsorships!

Looking to share more about your organization with potential members? Sign your registered student organization up for the March 17th Virtual Involvement Fair from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Student Org of the Month

Has your org done outstanding things? As you nominate for Eagle Awards, don't forget to toot your org's horn by nominating them for Student Org of the Month. Winner will receive a $100 co-sponsorship. Apply on OrgSync today!
Mark your calendars and get ready for Org Spirit Week MOVED to April 5th - 9th! There will be opportunities for your orgs to be featured on @UNTActivities social media and win co-sponsorships!
Need a break? Mark your calendars to come join us for our March Officer Mixer and Game Night on Tuesday, March 23rd at 6 pm! RSVP by noon that day at bit.ly/MarOfficerMixer

S.N.A.P Chats

Conflict Management

This conversation series is for new and continuing leaders looking to discuss current topics impacting student leaders.

Join us March 24th at 1 pm for a conversation on Conflict Management!

Can't make it? Be sure to join us on our last conversation about Calling In vs Calling Out on April 7th at 1 pm.

Resources

Make accessibility a priority when hosting virtual meetings and game nights so everyone can participate and enjoy! Check out CLEAR's webpage on Making Accessibility a Priority or some Quick Tips through UNT Online. Doing things such as providing captions on videos, alt text on pictures, or knowing how to make a PowerPoint accessible by using certain colors are a few of many things to make virtual events accessible. More tips and tricks can be found on our website.

Eagle's Nest

Did you know the SGA Eagle’s Nest Fund Grant provides project funding for student organizations to host virtual and on-campus projects that help boost a healthy campus culture and promote involvement in different student organizations?

As a UNT student, you have the power to make your virtual or on-campus project ideas within your student organization a reality by submitting the Spring 2021 Eagle’s Nest Funding Application via UNT OrgSync by April 2, 2021. Please review the attached link below to find more details about the Eagle’s Nest Fund Grant expectations and requirements. Notably, all project funding is awarded by the SGA Student Allocations Director and the student committee, which means the decisions behind this student-funded program are made by students. Meet one on one with the SGA Student Allocations Director for more questions and guidance by attending an Eagle’s Nest Fund Resource Meeting!

Visit the Eagle’s Nest Fund website for more details.

What’s your student organization project idea? Apply here.

• SGA Email: eaglesnest@unt.edu

• SGA Office: Union, Suite 344

Get Featured!

Has your org already been featured for #FeaturedFriday? If not, share why other's should join your org, today!

We understand that orgs aren't able to table or promote what they are doing right now so we want to highlight our organizations for #featuredfriday #untstudentorgspotlight

Was your organization or a member recognized at the state, national, or international level? Have y'all won any awards, competitions, or tournaments in the 2020-2021 school year? Please let us know by filling out this form for a #featuredfriday #untstudentorgshoutout!

Campus News & Events

Promote your org at the 2021 Equity & Diversity Conference!

Promote your registered student org in a PowerPoint that will display during the 2021 Equity & Diversity Conference Presented by Hilti, which was originally scheduled for February 23rd will now be held on March 23, 2021.

We will be running the PowerPoint in our all-day networking Zoom room. Email James.Jackson@unt.edu with your graphic sized for a 16:9 PowerPoint slide or if you have any questions about the specifications.

Admission to the conference is FREE for UNT World students at edc.unt.edu/registration!

Org Service Opportunity

The Center for Leadership and Service alongside the Multicultural Center and The Office of Outreach would like for you to join us at our inaugural Cesar Chavez Day of Action!

Cesar Chavez Day is a US federal commemorative holiday, begun by the government in 2014 and has been celebrated in our country since the year of 2000. This holiday is annually recognized on March 31st and it celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist, Cesar Chavez. This holiday marked the first time a Latino Labor Leader was recognized and honored with its own public legal holiday. With dedication and selflessness, Cesar Chavez fought for farm worker’s rights, economic justice, and civil rights. It is a legacy that he will forever leave in our country and will serve as inspiration for generations to come.

This year in collaboration with the Multicultural Center, Office of Outreach, and our UNT organizations we will be having the inaugural Cesar Chavez Day of Action at the University of North Texas.

This event will occur virtually on Wednesday, March 31st from 3-5 PM.

Our event will spotlight the non-profit, LUPE, an organization founded by labor rights activist César Chávez & Dolores Huerta, LUPE builds stronger, healthier communities where colonial residents use the power of civic engagement for social change. In addition to the day of activities, we will also be hosting a Supply Drive benefiting the ANGRY Tias and Abuelas’, a non-profit whose mission is to provide basic necessities for the health, safety, and support for human dignity and justice, to individuals and families seeking asylum at our borders as they embark on their journeys to designations in the U.S. The supply drive will be in accordance to COVID-19 guidelines by being virtual as well. Participants can purchase an item using an Amazon Wishlist that was created by Team Brownsville and ANGRY Tias and Abuelas and the donation will be sent directly to them so they may disperse supplies as necessary.

If your org requires service hours, be sure to share the registration info to attend here.

Donate to Supply Drive here.

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