Nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students live in 14 residence halls and the SMU Service House, home to 28 student volunteers. Under construction are five new residence halls and an additional dining facility as part of SMU’s new Residential Commons Complex. Completion in 2014 will enable SMU to implement a residency requirement for sophomores along with first-year students. The halls will include classrooms and faculty accommodations.
Students gain leadership experience through 130 campus organizations. A student serves as a voting member of the SMU Board of Trustees, and others serve on board committees.
Undergraduate students participate in scholarly research, civic engagement, professional internships and creative activity related to education goals.
More than 2,500 undergraduate volunteers serve annually through approximately 70 nonprofit agencies.
Students also participate in Alternative Break national service projects.
Students have access to 150 study abroad programs in 50 countries, in addition to research and service projects abroad.
Approximately 2,400 students are members of sororities and fraternities.
SMU Adventures Blog
At SMU Adventures, students and faculty create online chronicles of their experiences conducting research, studying abroad and serving communities around the globe.