Life and Learning Beyond the Classroom


Student Affairs is committed to providing Mustangs with transformative learning experiences—rich, educational opportunities that allow students to put into practice the knowledge they gain in the classroom.

View a list of all departments and connect with us.

More Ways to Get Involved

There are a multitude of opportunities to find your place at SMU.
Explore a few of them below.

Engage Dallas

Engage Dallas is a place-based community engagement initiative via SMU’s Residential Commons to address community needs focusing on South and West Dallas. The initiative is a long-term, university-wide commitment led by students to partner with local residents, organizations, and other leaders to positively impact the community.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Each spring, students, faculty, and staff from SMU journey together for a learning tour centered on the American Civil Rights Movement. Students visit historic sites, engage with those who participated in the Movement, and tour museums that interpret lessons of non-violent social activism..

Career Development Programs

The Hegi Family Career Development Center offers signature programs and groups that connect SMU students with employers, alumni, and community partners to foster professional development through experiential learning, and much more..

Outdoor Adventures

SMU Outdoor Adventures encourages and offers out of class experiential education which ultimately contributes to student experiences and development during their educational journey.

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Discover your passion. Find your SMU.

SMU360 is the dedicated campus life hub for the SMU community. Here, students, faculty, and staff can connect with student organizations and departments, discover campus events, and enjoy many other student life experiences!