Engaged Learning program is a campus-wide initiative to enhance student learning with experiential learning opportunities through its programs: the Engaged Learning Fellowship, Big Ideas, Clinton Global University, and various other campus partner opportunities. 

Engaged Learning promotes the vision that all undergraduate students, as part of their SMU education, complete at least one signature work - connecting a personal passion to academic learning and turning it into a project of their own. The Engaged Learning initiative helps students develop a significant and sophisticated understanding of disciplinary knowledge by putting it into practice while a student at SMU. 

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                                                          STUDENT STORIES

Soon to graduate, this ELF won't stop pursuing her lifelong goal

Soon to receive her B.A. degrees in human rights and anthropology, Karly Zrake will step further in her lifelong goal to "be the change you want to see in the world." 


Engaged Learning Fellow inspires middle-school students

With the help of the Caswell Leadership Development Program and her Engaged Learning Fellowship, Aleena Taufiq created Geared Up, an afterschool program for middle-school students.


Student will start North Texas' first "community bail" fund

Greg Guggenmos will soon launch his non-profit Community Bail Fund of North Texas, a program that will provide money for indigent defendants who may be behind bars for non-violent, misdemeanor crimes.


Inspired from past experience, this student is determined to stop texting and driving

Neha Husein will share her innovative app, Just Drive, at the SXSW Red Bull Launch Institute and plans to develop and scale her app with the help of veteran entrepreneurs and industry leaders.


Main Events Calendar 2018-2019

 July 19

SRA Seminar:         Dr. Jill Kelly
12 pm - 1 pm
FOSC 153

 July 26

SRA Seminar:         Dr. David Son
12 pm - 1 pm
FOSC 153

 Aug 9

SRA Seminar: Mackenzie Young
12 pm - 1 pm
FOSC 153

 Sept 28 Engaged Learning Fall Symposium
9 am - 1 pm
HTSC Forum


“How to communicate, how to reason and how to work with others in a professional role: these are the important skills my Engaged Learning experience taught me.”