Jul 09, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Facilities and Parking


Failure to Respond to a Reasonable Directive of University Official

All students are expected to comply with a reasonable directive of a UNTD official, including campus police, the Director of Student Affairs, and any UNTD instructor, administrator or employee acting in the performance of their official duties. Refusal of any person while on institutional property to comply with an order from authorized officials to leave such premises or cease behavior that violates the Code is prohibited.

It is the responsibility of each student to answer promptly all written notices from UNTD faculty and staff. Failure to respond in a timely manner will be construed as a waiver of the student’s right to respond and, in appropriate circumstances, may result in disciplinary action on the part of the institution.

Campus Carry (SB-11)

In the 2015 session, the Texas Legislature passed and Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law legislation commonly known as “campus carry.” It allows those with concealed handgun licenses to carry their guns on the campuses of public universities in Texas, beginning Aug. 1, 2016.

UNT Dallas is preparing to implement and comply with this new law, which allows for each university to develop policies that take into account the specific safety considerations of its campus. View a copy of the UNT Dallas policy.

If you’d like to share your thoughts or have questions, please email UNT-DallasCampusCarry@untdallas.edu.

Supervision of Minors

UNT Dallas is a learner centered institution of higher education. To ensure that all student learners receive quality academic instruction, only registered students should be in the classroom. Children, friends, family members, and others who do not appear on the class roster should not be in the classroom. Because UNT Dallas does not provide onsite child care, parents or adult guardians are responsible for supervising and monitoring all activities of their children and children under their care while they are on campus.

The following applies for students who bring children/minors to the UNT Dallas campus:

  • Parents or adult guardians are responsible for any damage caused by children in their care (e.g., cutting, tearing or destroying books, periodicals, equipment or furniture, or otherwise defacing campus property).
  • Children 17 years of age or under must not be left unattended anywhere on the UNT Dallas campus, including the parking lot, computer labs, hallways, or the library.
  • An occurrence of an unattended child or children will be reported to University Police.
  • Children under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times while on the UNT Dallas campus.
  • The parent(s) or adult guardian(s) of a child who disrupts campus operations and/or activities may be required to remove the child from the premises.
  • Students required to leave class to attend to a disruptive child may be considered absent from class. 

Liability for Personal Loss

The University is not responsible for and does not assume any liability for loss of or damage to personal property, including vehicles. Students are encouraged to obtain personal insurance coverage for loss or damage to possessions on campus, including possessions in vehicles.

Motor Vehicle Regulations

Persons who operate motor vehicles and bicycles on the campus of UNT Dallas must comply with the Texas Transportation Code and published University regulations regarding vehicle and bicycle use, parking, display of decals and penalties for violation. The regulations are available online at the UNT Dallas Parking Services website at www.untdallas.edu/parking.

Severe Weather Dismissals

Weather conditions may temporarily disrupt University operations. The University policy regarding severe weather disruption pertains to all University classes unless exceptions are noted specifically in news media and web site announcements. For more information, see the policy on the closing of campuses due to extreme weather conditions at: www.untdallas.edu/hr/upol.

Courses taught online via Web CT are unaffected by severe weather closings unless instructors inform students otherwise. Those students should continue course work as regularly scheduled.

Closings due to severe weather are posted on the UNT Dallas web site (www.untdallas.edu), are released to the Dallas-Fort Worth news media, and are sent to registered students, faculty and staff via Jag Alert system when appropriate.

Smoke-Free Buildings and Facilities

Smoking is prohibited on the UNTD campus. For more information, see the University’s smoking policy (11.002) at: www.untdallas.edu/hr/upol.

Supervision of Minors

UNT Dallas is a learner centered institution of higher education. To ensure that all student learners receive quality academic instruction, only registered students should be in the classroom. Children, friends, family members, and others who do not appear on the class roster should not be in the classroom. Because UNT Dallas does not provide onsite child care, parents or adult guardians are responsible for supervising and monitoring all activities of their children and children under their care while they are on campus.

The following applies for students who bring children/minors to the UNT Dallas campus:

Parents or adult guardians are responsible for any damage caused by children in their care (e.g., cutting, tearing or destroying books, periodicals, equipment or furniture, or otherwise defacing campus property).

Children 17 years of age or under must not be left unattended anywhere on the UNT Dallas campus, including the parking lot, computer labs, hallways, or the library.

An occurrence of an unattended child or children will be reported to University Police.

Children under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times while on the UNT Dallas campus.

The parent(s) or adult guardian(s) of a child who disrupts campus operations and/or activities may be required to remove the child from the premises.

Students required to leave class to attend to a disruptive child may be considered absent from class.

Vehicle Emissions

UNT Dallas is prohibited from issuing parking permits to faculty, staff, and students driving motor vehicles registered out of state unless the vehicle has satisfied the state requirements for vehicle emission inspections. Failure to register the vehicle in Texas and failure to display a current and appropriate Texas Inspection Certificate may result in a citation being issued to the vehicle operator.