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Jindal OutREACH


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Undergraduate Students Fulfill Community Engagement

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

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

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

With currently 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, talented and dedicated volunteer workers among our Jindal School students.

We would like for you to become one of our partners! As a partner, you can post and edit volunteer opportunities directly to our students, with no costs to join.

Become a Partner (Organizer)

Benefits

  • No costs to join!
  • Access to more than 2,350 active Jindal OutREACH student volunteers
  • Organizer access to Jindal OutREACH volunteer hub, to post opportunities directly to our students
  • Promotion of organization as a community partner on the Jindal OutREACH website
  • Support of a designated UT Dallas staff member to answer questions and provide support
  • Opportunities to provide feedback on Jindal OutREACH community engagement endeavors

Requirements

  • Be an official nonprofit or public agency
  • Provide an up-to-date organizational liaison to the Jindal OutREACH program
  • Meet partner guidelines as outlined on the UT Dallas Jindal OutREACH web page and Partnership Agreement

Interested in a partnership with Jindal OutREACH? Please fill out this short Partnership Request Form and we will respond within one business week.

Approved Partners

Options for Completing the Requirement

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

1. BA 4095 (Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach Practicum) Course

The BA 4095 course is a zero semester credit hours course that students will be registered into by the advising office, only when students have completed their required 100 hours of community engagement.

Students can track their volunteer hours and service projects via our VOMO tracking system platform. Opportunities can also 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.

How It Works

  • Sign up for VOMO on the Jindal OutREACH website with your UTD email
  • Accept the email invite and get access to volunteer opportunities posted on VOMO
  • Sign up for volunteer opportunities in VOMO and get your hours automatically verified, or
  • Sign up for volunteer opportunities NOT listed in VOMO, then fill out the hour verification form and have it signed by your supervisor
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  • Submit your hour verification form on the Jindal OutREACH website
  • Complete service hours at your own pace but ultimately before your graduation audit
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2. ENTP 4340 (Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach) Course

If students prefer a more traditional classroom experience, then successful completion of ENTP 4340 course will fulfill their social engagement graduation requirement. This projec-based course allows student to help local social enterprises with mission definition, improving service delivery or business practices, fund-raising, marketing, IT solutions, HR issues and/or governance. Students will have an opportunity to build their teamwork skills and engage with both a faculty mentor and a representative from a non-profit or public 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

  • Contact JSOM academic advisor and plan how this course fits into your degree path
  • Register for the course as soon as you are a junior or senior
  • Check the academic calendar and make sure you register before the registration deadline
  • Be aware that this course does NOT require use of the VOMO application
  • Note that this is a 3-credit hour graded course, a passing grade fulfills degree requirement and 3 hours of a 120-credit hour degree plan.

Ready to Enroll in ENTP 4340?

Please contact JSOM undergraduate advising for course enrolment.

All opportunities must fall under the Jindal OutREACH community service 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. Unsure an opportunity meets the guidelines? We are happy to review the opportunity, just email jindaloutreach@utdallas.edu with details about the organization and opportunity.

Submit Hours

Community Service Guidelines

  1. Community service hours must be earned through a nonprofit or public organization and must be unpaid
  2. Internship hours cannot count as community service hours
  3. Service work at faith-based organizations is allowed (clothing drives, food pantries, soup kitchen, etc.); projects that exclusively serve religious purposes do not get credit
  4. Jindal OutREACH does not provide credit for projects serving political campaigns, legislative lobbying efforts, and networking or recruiting events
  5. All projects must include a valid point of contact (name, email, and phone) with whom community service hours can be verified
  6. All hours should be submitted within 30 days of service
  7. Service work 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.

Student Tutorials

Introduction to Jindal OutREACH

Introduction to VOMO

Create a VOMO Account

How to Submit Community Service Hours

Partner Tutorials

Create your Community Partner VOMO account

Post an event in VOMO

Print an event roster from VOMO

Assign volunteers in VOMO

Verify event hours in VOMO

Contact us at jindaloutreach@utdallas.edu, if you have any questions about the outreach community engagement.

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