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Jindal OutREACH


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Undergraduate Students Fulfill 100 Hours of Community Engagement

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JSOM undergraduate students are required to apply their classroom knowledge and social skills to provide services to our community in the DFW area in a real-world setting. Students develop new personal and social skills while adding expertise to non-profit and public organizations.

COVID-19

Jindal Outreach remains committed to its mission to provide service to our community in the wider DFW area in these uncertain times. We are concerned with the health and well-being of our student volunteers, so we are offering students virtual volunteer opportunities to complete their community engagement requirement. Students may also choose to complete the requirement through a traditional classroom setting. For more information, please contact jindaloutreach@utdallas.edu.

Goals and Learning Objectives

  1. To enhance community-university relations by maintaining a strong synergistic partnership within the DFW community
  2. To enable students to apply their critical thinking and knowledge to address societal issues
  3. To grow students’ professionalism, cultural competency, and social responsibility while working with community members

We Welcome Non-Profit Organizations in the DFW Community!

With more than 2,350 active student volunteers and about 45,000 served volunteer hours, we are confident that you will find a multitude of bright and dedicated volunteer students for your engagements.

We would like you to become a partner (no cost to join), post and edit volunteer opportunities directly to our students.

Become a Partner (Organizer)

Benefits

  • Access to more than 2,350 active Jindal OutREACH student volunteers
  • Access to Jindal OutREACH volunteer hub, to post opportunities directly to our students
  • Promote your organization as a community partner on Jindal OutREACH website

How To Fulfill 100 Hours of Community Engagement Requirement?

Students have two options to fulfill the requirement for their degree program.

Option 1

Students may serve as volunteers with any non-profit or public organization at any given time and complete their 100 hours of community engagement, provided the community service guidelines are met. AFTER students have completed their 100 volunteer hours, Jindal Outreach emails students that confirms completion of their community engagement requirements and works with the JSOM advising office to register the students into the BA 4095 course (0 semester credit hour).


Community Service Guidelines

Students must meet the following community service guidelines and provide contact information for verification purposes (e.g., name, email, phone, physical address, website link).

  1. Community service hours must be unpaid and earned through a nonprofit or public organization only.
  2. Community service that serves political campaigns, legislative lobbying efforts, and networking or recruiting events is NOT allowed.
  3. Community service that serves religious purposes is NOT allowed. However, community service work at faith-based organizations is allowed if it is related to clothing drives, food pantries, or soup kitchen.
  4. Community service with student organizations (registered with UTD) may be approved if the opportunity meets all requirements.
  5. Internship hours are not counted as community service hours.

How to Submit Volunteer Hours?

Our upcoming system (GivePulse) tracks and manages the volunteer hours. However, for now, students need to download the verification form, record their volunteer hours and submit to Jindal OutREACH.

Submit Hours Verification Form

Option 2

Students who prefer a more traditional classroom experience, can choose one of the following project-based courses and complete the requirement within one semester. Students may contact the JSOM Advising office and discuss how these courses fits into their your degree program.

  • ENTP 4340 Social Sector Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement
  • IMS 4335 Social Sector Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement
  • MKT 4360 Social Marketing (Prerequisite MKT 3300)

Partner companies and students are encouraged to email jindaloutreach@utdallas.edu with questions about the community engagement program or details about partner organizations and opportunities.

Edwin Van Der Vlist Project Manager
Community Engagement Program

Below is the current list of our partners. This list is being updated periodically.

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