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Undergraduate Students Fulfill 100 Hours of Community Engagement

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JSOM undergraduate students apply their classroom knowledge and social skills to provide services to our community in the DFW area. While serving the wider community, students develop new personal and social skills and add 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 2,500 active student volunteers and about 65,000 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), and post and edit volunteer opportunities directly to our students.

Become a Partner (Organizer)

Benefits

  • Access to more than 2,500 active Jindal OutREACH student volunteers
  • Access to EngageUTD community engagement platform, to post opportunities directly to our students
  • Promote your organization as a community partner on both Jindal OutREACH website and EngageUTD community engagement platform

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 during their undergraduate program to complete their required 100 hours of community engagement, provided the community service guidelines are met. Upon completing the required 100 volunteer hours, Jindal Outreach sends students a confirmation email , 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) and campus organizations may be approved if the opportunity meets all other requirements.
  5. Internship hours are not counted as community service hours.

How to Submit Volunteer Hours?

Log in to the JSOM Group page with UTDNetID and password and add your hours/impacts. When logging in for the first time, accept the Terms of Service. Click the “How To Report Hours” tab on this page to find instructions on how to add hours to the EngageUTD platform.



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 their program directors or 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)
  1. Go to https://www.givepulse.com/group/440121-Naveen-Jindal-School-of-Management.
  2. Click on “Log In” on the top right of your screen, this will display a “Login via UTDallas” screen
  3. Login using NetID and Password.
  4. When logging in for the first time, accept the Terms of Service.
  5. Click on the Green Button “Add Impact”, this will navigate you to the “Add Single Impact Form” from JSOM
    Add impact screenshot

    Important note:
    If you served hours at a non-profit or public organization, continue at Step 6.
    If you served hours at JSOM, skip steps 6-9 and go to Step 10.

  6. Click on the “Change” button on the top right corner of your screen, this will navigate you to a search screen.
    click change screenshot
  7. Change zip code, miles (distance), and type the organization name in the search box.
    search screenshot
  8. Click on magnifying glass to search.
  9. If the search result shows the organization, then click on its name to navigate to the “Add Single Impact Form”
    If the search result is unsuccessful, then click on the blue button “Can’t find it?” to open a new “Add Single Impact Form”, where you add the organization’s name and verifier’s name and email.
    Add impact screenshot
  10. Are you reporting a single impact? Then fill out the “Add Single Impact Form” (see below).
    Are you reporting multiple impacts? Then click on “Add Timesheet” to navigate to the “Add Timesheet Form” (see step 11).

    Note: if you DID NOT FIND the organization in step 7 above, then you need to add the organization’s name, verifier’s name, and email address on the “Add Single Impact Form”. If you DID FIND the organization in step 7 above, then both organization’s name, verifier’s name, and email address are already populated on the “Add Single Impact Form”.

    Upon completion of the “Add Single Impact Form”, click on the green button “Add Impact”.
    Add impact screenshot
  11. When reporting multiple impacts, fill out the “Add Timesheet Form” (see below).
    Note: if you DID NOT FIND the organization in step 7 above, then add the organization’s name, verifier’s name, and email address on the “Add Timesheet Form”. If you DID FIND the organization in step 7 above, then both organization’s name, verifier’s name, and email address are already populated on the “Add Timesheet Form” (see below).
    Upon completion of the “Add Time Sheet Form”, click on the green button “Add Timesheet”.
    Add Timesheet screenshot

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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