SMU Service House

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About the SMU Service House

The SMU Service House (SMUSH) is a residence hall for 28 students dedicated to service and social change.  SMUSH is supported through the offices of Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) and Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL).  The purpose of SMUSH is to develop and nurture a community focused on cooperative responsibility, experiential education, and social action in order to promote self-awareness and community understanding.

SMUSH is an organization open to all students without regard to age, sex, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or physical ability.


SMUSH Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills through their involvement in SMUSH, including house governance, community outreach, community programming, and leadership workshops and retreats.
  2. Students will demonstrate an awareness of social issues in their surrounding communities including SMU and the world at-large.  Social issues including advocacy and human rights, environment, health and wellness, hunger/poverty, immigration, animals, arts and culture, education and literacy, and homelessness and housing.
  3. Students will understand the importance of service to their community, including the Service House, SMU, and the world at-large.