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Community Engagement

Volunteer Hub

The Community Engagement and Leadership Center is excited to introduce the Volunteer Hub, a student’s one stop shop to find volunteer opportunities, meet with and learn from peer Volunteer Consultants and record completed direct service hours. Email us to learn more and set up a meeting to discuss service opportunities for you!

Stampede of Service

For more than 40 years, SMU has partnered with local non-profit organizations and Alumni Relations to host a campus-wide community service day.  During Stampede of Service, students, faculty, and staff volunteer at various sites around DFW, while SMU alumni concurrently serve in their communities around the country. For more information, visit the Stampede of Service page.

SMU Service House

The SMU Service House (SMUSH) is a unique residence hall. It serves as the home for up to 28 students who are committed to service and to building a vibrant residence community.

Alternative Break Trips

SMU students organize and send trips across the U.S. and world during every academic break.  Visit the Alternative Breaks website to find out more information about how you can participate in one of their trips.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

SMU students, faculty, and staff make the national MLK Holiday a day on instead of a day off. Come and celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community issues into citizen action! The MLK Day of Service is part of the University-wide recognition of "Dream Week".

Heroes Week

Mustang Heroes sponsors a week of events to promote awareness of social issues and involvement in the community.