Human Rights Program

The Human Rights Program specializes in three areas of human rights work, academics, trips and outreach.

As one of only seven programs in the United States to grant a bachelor's degree in Human Rights, we offer over 100 academic courses, educational travel opportunities across the globe, and a variety of proven social innovation efforts in North Texas.



Get to know the SMU Human Rights Program

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The Dignity Endowment Campaign

SMU Human Rights educates people on how to implement practical, creative, and inclusive solutions to critical problems. Learn more and make a gift.

No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland

Purchase the SMU Human Rights Program's book, No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland.

Student Resources

The SMU Human Rights program offers students a wealth of opportunity to get involved on campus and the community. Learn more about HRC, HRF, resources, and research grant opportunities.

Faculty Resources

The SMU Human Rights program encourages faculty course development and research. Learn more about faculty research grant and course development grant opportunities, or view a model values statement for faculty.

Triumph of the Spirit

Learn about the annual Triumph of the Spirit Award Celebration.