From Borders, 2nd edition, Glossary
A professor or
staff person within UTEP who assists in
planning a studentís academic program of
point average and automatically assigned
by the Registrarís Office if GPA falls below
ďholdĒ placed on
your record that does not allow you to
Alum, Alumnus /
Alumna (Alumni, Alumnae, plural):
graduate or former student
UTEP graduates and former students.
Works closely with the Alumni Office to
coordinate events and programs such as
Homecoming, Season of Lights, Top Ten
Seniors and the Official UTEP Ring.
Amplified Sound Areas:
The grassy area
in front of the Union Dinner Theater, Leech
Grove, Geology Lawn, and UGLC
Amphitheater. (Contact Dean of Students
for more details).
Center/ Lab in the
Undergraduate Learning Center (UGLC).
Open to all registered students.
Machine - ATM
for Wells Fargo is located in the West
Union Parking lot. ATM for Bank of
America is located in the Union East, first
floor, directly across from the Mail Room.
after completion of required credit hours
within a particular field of study in addition
to general requirement courses.
used for essay exams, available in the
textbooks, greeting cards, scantrons, a variety
of books and magazines, and UTEP clothing.
Campus Activities Board, a
component of the Student Development
Center. CAB is responsible for programming a
variety of entertainment in and around the
Union and at various sites across campus.
hill that connects
inner campus to outer campus. Located near
unauthorized use of aid during
a test or taking an examination for another
student. (See Student Conduct and Discipline
for more details).
degree-seeking lower and upper division
= student has
earned less than 30 credit hours;
= student has earned between 30-59 credit
= student has earned between
60-89 credit hours;
= student has
earned over 90 credit hours before graduation;
= student who has earned a
bachelorís degree and is enrolled in graduate
academic skills test. By taking this exam you
may earn credit towards classes you have not
taken before that may be accepted towards
your major. Check the Course Catalog for
generally held the Saturday immediately
following the last day of finals.
not live on campus and who has to drive
back and forth to UTEP.
outstanding achievements of students,
faculty and staff of UTEP. Held in the fall
and spring semesters.
An opportunity to
experience in your field of study. Generally
lasts two or more semesters. Co-ops are
paid positions. Contact the University
Career Center at 747-5640 for more
identifies what course you are taking
(for example: UNIV
An academic honor
automatically bestowed upon students
each semester they receive a grade point
average (GPA) of 3.5 and are attending
University Parking Permit.
This decal must either be attached to the
front windshield or hanging from the
rearview mirror of your car at all times while
parked on UTEP property. Call the Traffic
Office at 747-5724 for more information.
If a financial
aid check is not
available by the financial aid tuition
payment deadline, a deferment will prevent
the recipientís registration from being
set amount of
time given to a student during which he/she
must maintain a level of behavior which
does not violate any of the University rules
and regulations. If he/she violates any of
the University rules during that time of
ďprobation,Ē the offense will require a more
severe penalty-usually a time of suspension
from the university. Probation means that
any further violation(s) will be a ďsecond
offenseĒ and an increased sanction will be
highest degree you
can receive after earning your Masters
Concurrently fulfilling the
requirements of two approved majors.
To decrease or
number of courses for which you have
registered. Must complete the appropriate
forms. Check the class schedule for
Depending on your degree
plan, courses may count towards the total
number of hours required. Contact the
Deanís Office of your College (where your
degree plan is filed) for specific details.
Phone boxes located throughout campus
and parking lots. Each phone is hooked
directly to the UTEP Police Department and
free of charge.
termination from the
University of a studentís privilege to attend
Free Application for Federal
employment, grant or scholarship offered to
help a student meet the cost of attaining an
education and related expenses.
Financial Aid Award:The
amount of aid (money)
that is being offered to you for the academic year.
Fraternities and Sororities:
student organizations that focus on
learning to get along with all types of people,
making lifelong friends, participating in a
variety of campus activities and becoming
involved in other campus organizations.
full-time student is
enrolled for 12 or more credit hours per
semester at the undergraduate level and 9
hours at the graduate level. For Financial Aid
purposes, anyone who takes 12 or more
credits (undergraduate) or 9 credit hours
(graduate) hours is considered a full-time
Federal Work Study.
To graduate you must
complete the requirements listed in the
catalog. Keep the catalog for the year you
were first admitted and enrolled at UTEP, as
those are the requirements you have to
meet. No catalog more than seven years old
may be used to determine the course
requirements for a degree. The seven year
period begins with the year the catalog was
issued, regardless of the studentís first
semester of enrollment. Contact your
Academic Advisor if you have any questions.
Grade Point Average:
four-point grading system, used to measure academic
performance. (4.0=A, 3.0=B, 2.0=C, 1.0=D, 0.0=F)
Graduate Assistants (G.A.):
students that are hired to teach courses or to
assist in the teaching of courses. Graduate
Assistants may also have other duties and
responsibilities depending on departmental
need. Also known as
AI's (Assistant Instructors).
Graduate Record Exam (GRE):
standardized test to continue school at the
A member of a
fraternity or a sorority.
The term derives from the Greek letters used
to identify each organization.
question, complaint, or statement of grievance that is
made because of any non-academic matter.
Please consult ďGeneral Policies and
ProceduresĒ section of this book. For
academic matters, refer to the Student Welfare
and Grievance Procedures,
Annoying conduct which
creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive
working or educational environment.
Any action or
recklessly or intentionally endangers the
mental or physical health or safety of a student
for the purpose of initiation or admission into
an organization. Hazing is illegal in the State
Students who wish to
take a course without attending the classroom
all the time. If a student wishes to take an
independent study course, he/she is required
to take tests, attend periodic classes, complete
term papers, etc.
opportunity to gain hands-on
experience in your field of study. Generally for
one semester. Internships can be volunteer or
paid positions. Contact the University Career
Center at 747-5640 for more information.
Programs designed to
allow everyone to participate in a variety of
athletic events, from highly structured
competitive leagues for team sport to
The University Career Center maintains a list of full-and part-time
employment, both on and off campus. Contact
them at 747-5640 for more information.
Liberal Arts Center for Instructional Technology. Computer center
located on the fourth floor of the Liberal Arts
Building. Open to all registered students.
or large sum of
money that is borrowed for educational
attainment. These debts must be paid back.
is your address while at UTEP. Permanent
address is the address where you can
always receive mail (like your parentís
house). Sometimes, the local and
permanent addresses are the same.
A studentís primary course of
Masterís Degree (M.A., M.S., M.S.W., etc.):
Degree earned after a Bachelorís Degree.
A secondary course
of study that
enables students to develop expertise in an
additional approved area of study.
Students who wish to be enrolled in
university level courses but have no desire to
earn a degree.
To take ideas or writings
from someone else and present them as
your own. ..
that are needed
before you can be accepted into a college or
take subsequent classes.
newspaper. Published each Wednesday
during the fall, spring and summer
=Thursday, as listed in
the Schedule of
of enrolling in classes at the University.
Residence Life Assistant (RLA):
A student who has been appointed to live in the residence
halls with other resident students. A Residence
Life Assistant helps students with any problems
they may have and also informs students of the
rules and regulations in the residence halls.
conditions imposed on
students which would restrict future presence
on campus and participation in university
An opportunity to
check out and join the
fraternities and sororities on campus.
SAR: Student Aid Report (for financial aid).
A form used
mainly for multiple
choice exams. May be purchased at the UTEP
Schedule of Classes:
of classes offered each semester; contains important deadline
information and is published each semester.
organization sponsored by the Alumni Office
that encourages student involvement in
campus-wide activities and bridges the gap
between being a student and becoming an
Center, located at
106 Union West (747-5670).
Student Identification Number (SID):
be your Social Security Number or number on
your Student ID card.
Student Support Services Program (SSSP):
A federally funded program to assist students in
successfully pursuing a university degree by
providing the necessary support services
needed for success in college.
of course requirements and assignments
handed out in class at the beginning of each semester.
Texas Academic Skills Program.
To be announced.
Teaching Assistants (T.A.):
Students that are hired to help assist a
The process of registering for classes using a
touch-tone telephone and access code.
The Tomas Rivera
Conference Center located at Union East on
Undergraduate Learning Center. Classroom building
next to the Centennial Museum.
The process of dropping one or all courses registered
for in a specific semester.
Center, a student resource center offering a
wide variety of services and programs focusing on womenís
located at Union West, Room 112 (747-5291).