Being engaged at UTEP means finding something to be involved with that brings you closer to the UTEP community! There are a number of ways to be an engaged student at UTEP. As part of the UTEP Edge, the Student Engagement & Leadership Center focuses on providing numerous engagement and leadership opportunities for all students. Here are a few ways to be engaged at UTEP:
- Join a student organization
- Attend Minerpalooza
- Get involved in a fraternity or sorority
- Learn about UTEP Edge
Becoming an engaged Miner has never been easier. Check back often for updates or follow us on social media for the latest news and announcements (@UTEPSELC). Below you will find information about a few of our marquee programs:
Campus Engagement Programs
When: August 23-September 3, 2021
This year, Minerpalooza is back on the UTEP campus! Join fellow Miners as we celebrate 31 years of tradition and the start of the academic year with food, fun, entertainment and live acts. Save the date for Friday, Aug. 27. We look forward to seeing you again! Together, we will be stronger than ever!
The Union Gallery
The Union Gallery is a space constructed to recognize and commemorate the work, achievements, and experiences of the University’s extended community throughout the school year. Exhibits displayed vary greatly in medium and encourage visitors of all backgrounds to be reflective, imaginative, and explorative. In accordance with the Student Engagement & Leadership Center’s mission, the Union Gallery offers a meaningful platform for University students to acquire a sense of belonging on campus. Further, the Gallery advances the mission of the UTEP Edge by promoting community engagement, creative activities, and research & scholarly activities.
Fall & Spring Semesters
- Open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Open Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Closed major holidays, and during UTEP home football games
Summer & Winter Intersession
- Open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Closed Sundays, major holidays, and during UTEP home football games
Up All Night
Up All Night is the last hoorah before Finals Week! Join us for live music, giveaways, and a late breakfast; then prepare to rock your finals!
When: May 6th, 2021
Where: Centennial Plaza
Miner Mystery Virtual Escape Room
If you miss the days of getting all your friends together and visiting an escape room, this event is for you! Join our virtual escape room from the comfort of your living room.
When: Ferburary 23, 2021
Black History Month Trivia Stream
Join us for live trivia game show and you could win up to $300 in Amazon gift codes.
When: February 25, 2021
Jacob Williams Comedy Show
Best known for 9 seasons on MTV's Wild'n Out, the SELC welcomes Jacob Williams for a live virtual set!
When: March 3, 2021
Drag Bingo with Mrs. Kasha Davis
From season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race, the SELC welcomes Mrs. Kasha Davis for a live virtual bingo session!
When: March 11, 2021
Sean Bott Mentalist Show
Is Zoom mind-reading really possible? Find out with Sean Bott during this live virtual session!
When: April 1, 2021
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David Anthony Magic Show
David Anthony will bring the audience to life in his one man comedy magic show!
When: April 21, 2021
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Orange Exchange Speaker Series
Orange Exchange is the series that talks about hard topics in a relaxed environment. Join our Spring sessions!
Guest: Dee Ann Turner
When: April 13
Time: 12:0)pm – 1:00 pm
Last Wednesday Livestream
Join us for an hour of live music DJ'd by DJ Johnny Kage, live from the UTEP campus! Catch the live stream on Instagram at @UTEPSELC.
When: February 24, March 24, and April 28, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: Instagram @UTEPSELC
Orange and Brew Coffee Tour
The Orange and Brew Coffee Tour is a monthly event the SELC holds. We will have free coffee, pastries, live music and different giveaways.
This upcoming event will be Cinco de Mayo edition with a free salsa dance lesson.
When: May 5th, 2021
Where: UTEP Union Plaza
*Salsa dance lesson will start at 10AM