Student Life

Many resources are available at SMU to enhance your classroom experience.

Community Engagement & Leadership 
phone: 214-768-4402

The goal of Community Engagement and Leadership is to develop leaders through educational and transformational experiences that equip them to impact positive social change. Opportunities include such things as the MLK Day of Service, leadership programs and summits, ongoing community service in the Dallas community and during SMU breaks in the United States and abroad, and the SMU Service House.

Hegi Family Career Development Center 
phone: 214-768-2266

The Career Center cultivates excellence in career development, employment preparation, and professional opportunities for students through career decision-making, experiential learning and networking services and programs. Not only do they provide job search strategies and preparation for jobs upon graduation, but for valuable internships prior to graduation.

Housing & Residence Life

Department of Resident Life and Student Housing
phone: 214-768-2407

Residence Life and Student Housing is responsible for creating residential communities which empower students to value learning, citizenship and leadership. A wide variety of housing options is available for students.

Multicultural Student Affairs
phone: 214-768-4580

Multicultural Student Affairs works with other offices across campus to provide support for students of color.

The office works to create an environment that fosters inclusivity and a deeper understanding of diversity through development, advocacy and dedication to student success.


Office of the Student Experience 

This office provides on-going programs and services for both first-year and transfer students. Services include Orientation, Stampede, our extended orientation experience, and other transition programs and initiatives that support new and continuing students. 

Student Activities
phone: 214-768-4400

Hughes-Trigg Student Center
phone: 214-768-4444

Involvement outside the classroom is a tradition at SMU. Students involved outside the classroom have a more successful and rewarding college experience. The SMU MilVets student organization is one of over 200 student organizations sponsored through Student Activities. Clubs and organizations focus on academic, programming, campus governing, multicultural, religious, service, sports related, political and honorary organizations.

Women & LGBT Military Veterans

Women & LGBT Center
phone: 214-768-4792

The Women & LGBT Center at SMU empowers students to increase awareness and understanding of gender equality issues. The Center gives voice for women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for the purpose of eliminating barriers, diminishing prejudices, and creating a supportive climate and space for all.

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