Jindal OutREACH

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In keeping with the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s mission of providing innovative education and graduating well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding, productive lives in a constantly changing world, the Jindal School enriched our undergraduate curriculum with the addition of a social engagement requirement in fall of 2018. This social engagement requirement will enhance your education by giving you the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in practical settings. Assisting in community endeavors will enhance understanding of class materials and foster your personal and social skill development while strengthening your bond to the community. Download quick facts about Jindal OutREACH.

Jindal OutREACH is here to help you fulfill the undergraduate social engagement requirement.

Partnering with local nonprofits, we focus on connecting Jindal School undergraduate students to opportunities throughout the Dallas community in order to use their skills and time to REACH OUT AND REACH OTHERS.

Our Goals and Learning Objectives:

  1. To enhance community-university relations by maintaining the Jindal School vision of a strong synergistic partnership within the DFW community by providing service and support to the community while promoting a spirit of public-mindedness and bringing new energy and perspectives to community work.
  2. To grow students’ professionalism by increasing leadership and teamwork skills while building connections with professionals and community members and adding unique community experiences to their professional resumes.
  3. To enrich students’ personal development and interpersonal skills by increasing communication, accountability, and cultural competency while improving social responsibility.
  4. To produce well-rounded students who demonstrate a complex understanding of problem solving, critical thinking and the ability to work collectively to address common societal issues.

Options for Completing the Requirement

Students have two options to complete this social engagement graduation requirement.

BA 4095

Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach Practicum (0 semester credit hours)

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ENTP 4340*

Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach (3 semester credit hours)

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MKT 4360 or IMS 4335 may be substituted for ENTP 4340 if applicable. Please see your advisor for more information.

We are excited about this opportunity to serve the Dallas community, and we cannot wait to help you get connected. Questions? Contact us at jindaloutreach@utdallas.edu.

Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach Practicum – BA 4095

Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach Practicum (BA 4095) is a community service based experience in which you commit to 100 hours of community service, served with the organization(s) of your choice, over the course of your undergraduate UT Dallas career. Partnering with VOMO.org, a volunteer mobilization group that pairs volunteers with service projects and allows students to easily track their hours, you will use a convenient app to identify and track community service opportunities. This will allow you to easily fulfill your graduation requirement while giving back to the community and having fun. Opportunities can be served on campus as well as in Dallas and surrounding communities. While internship hours cannot be counted for community service credit, other class projects or campus service opportunities may be eligible for credit. This option provides the most flexibility for students.

How It Works

  • The practicum is a 0-credit-hour course.
  • Enrollment is automatic upon completion of 100 hours of approved community service, tracked through the VOMO app.
  • Chose the areas where you want to focus your service.
  • Complete service hours at your own pace. (All hours must be completed by graduation audit.)
  • Outside opportunities not listed in the VOMO app may be submitted for approval.

Join us now in REACHING OUT, REACHING OTHERS. Connect to your community in a fun and meaningful way.

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We love seeing you having a blast and getting involved. Post your community service photos to social media with hashtag #jindaloutreach, and you might be featured on our website.

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Want to combine your community engagement with your love for travel?

Learn more about available international community engagement opportunities.

International Opportunities

Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach – ENTP 4340

If you prefer a more traditional classroom experience, successful completion of Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach (ENTP 4340) will fulfill your social engagement graduation requirement. This 3-credit-hour graded course pairs Jindal School students with nonprofit organizations to solve real-world problems. Working in groups, students will be tasked with a specific issue to solve. Students will have a chance to build their teamwork skills as well as engage with both a faculty mentor and a representative from a nonprofit organization. While the total number of hours committed to the projects are similar, the ENTP 4340 experience is concentrated into a single semester, making it an ideal option for those further along in their college career.

How It Works

  • This course does NOT require use of the VOMO app.
  • A student must be a junior or senior to register for this course.
  • For this 3-credit hour graded course, a passing grade fulfills degree requirement and 3 hours of a 120-credit hour degree plan. (Please see your advisor for more information on how Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach (ENTP 4340) fits into the degree plan of your major.

Ready to Enroll in ENTP 4340?

Courses fill up fast! If you are interested in taking Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach (ENTP 4340), contact your advisor ASAP to plan how Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach (ENTP 4340) will best fit into your degree path.

Contact JSOM Advising

Some of the nonprofits we have partnered with include:

  • Hope’s Door
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • United Way
  • YMCA
  • …. And more!

Have you found an opportunity outside of those listed in VOMO? Submit it using the Volunteer Hour Verification Form.

To make working and tracking your community engagement hours as simple as possible, we no longer require pre-approval on service opportunities. However, all opportunities must fall under the Jindal OutREACH Service Project Guidelines published below. Be sure to read these carefully, as hours that do not follow the published guidelines will not be tracked for credit towards BA 4095. If you are unsure if an opportunity meets the guidelines below, we are happy to review the opportunity in question. Please email jindaloutreach@utdallas.edu with details about the organization and opportunity. Please provide 48 to 72 hours for response time.

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Social Sector Engagement and Community OutREACH Practicum (BA 4095) Service Project Guidelines

  1. All community service hours must be earned through a nonprofit organization or public agency.
  2. All community service hours must be unpaid.
  3. Internship hours cannot count as community service hours..
  4. Service at faith-based organizations is allowed if the work is service work (clothing drives, food pantries, soup kitchen, etc.). Jindal OutREACH does not provide credit for projects that exclusively serve religious purposes.
  5. Jindal OutREACH does not provide credit for projects serving political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts.
  6. All projects must include a valid point of contact (name, email, and phone) with whom community service hours will be confirmed.
  7. Hours outside of opportunities listed in VOMO must be submitted using the Jindal OutREACH Service Hour verification form. All hours should be submitted within 30 days of service.
  8. All outside projects must include a valid point of contact (name, email, and phone) with whom community service hours can be verified.
  9. Service done in conjunction with UT Dallas Registered Student Organizations or Greek Organizations may be counted towards required community service hours provided the opportunity meets all above requirements. Please note, only service work may be counted. Jindal OutREACH does not provide credit for networking or recruiting events.

Not sure where to find Service hours? Check out opportunities posted by our partners in the VOMO tracking system, or check out our list of Community Partners!

These guidelines are the property of the Jindal School of Management Undergraduate Office and are subject to change from semester to semester. These guidelines are guaranteed only for FALL 2019.


Introduction to Jindal OutREACH

Introduction to VOMO

Create a VOMO Account

How to Submit Community Service Hours

Jindal OutREACH Community Partners provide great service opportunities

If you’re searching for a great place to serve, take a look at our Jindal OutREACH Community Partners. Community Partners have an established relationship with the Jindal OutREACH program, and you can be confident that their opportunities meet Jindal OutREACH Service Guidelines. While many community partners post their opportunities directly in VOMO, others prefer to use their own website. Service with Community Partners outside of those opportunities posted directly in VOMO should be submitted using the Hour Verification form, linked below. Please click on the partner’s name for more information. Check back often, as we are adding new partners weekly!

Verification Form Submit Hours

Approved Partners

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Want to combine your community engagement with your love for travel?

Learn more about available international community engagement opportunities.

International Opportunities

Are you a non-profit in the DFW Community? We would love to partner with you!

With more than 120,000 combined hours of service to offer in our first year alone, we are confident that you will find a multitude of bright, talented and dedicated volunteer workers among our Jindal School students.

We would like for you to become one of our partners by becoming an Organizer on our VOMO Hub. As an Organizer, you will be able to post and edit volunteer opportunities directly to our students, with no cost to join. To request to become an Organizer, please fill out this simple form. Our social engagement coordinator will contact you within five business days with more information.

Organizer Request Community Partners Page