Department of Community Engagement


News and Events

Welcome from the Director

Raul Hinojosa Jr., Director of Community EngagementThank you for visiting the Department of Community Engagement at UT Dallas. The focus of our department and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement is to foster collaborations in our region that increase student diversity at the University and increase college access.

Research shows that individuals who obtain a college education can significantly increase their lifetime earning potential and lead healthier lives. We believe every person can obtain a college education. Our department is committed to helping underrepresented populations pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree at UT Dallas by developing collaborations with community partners including school districts, community colleges, nonprofit organizations and local businesses.

We hope you will visit our website often to learn more about events, opportunities and possible collaborations to help students pursue their college degree.

Raul Hinojosa Jr., Director of Community Engagement



Girls Explore STEM Careers During Event

At UT Dallas’ Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, high school students got plenty of evidence that a STEM career is hardly just for guys. About 50 freshmen from Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School attended the annual event, also called Girl Day, to encourage girls to consider science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Students Flex Mental Muscle at Academic Bowl

More than 100 preteens and teens recently spent a day on the UT Dallas campus to compete in the African American Male Academic Bowl, a program designed to inspire them to learn, achieve and get excited about college. The sixth annual quiz show-style competition tested their brain power with tough questions about history, science and other topics.

K-12 Students Expand Their Horizons at Summer Camps

This summer, UT Dallas offered dozens of camps for K-12 students. The campus visitors explored robotics, chess, basketball, engineering, computer programming, debate and more. The University’s summer camps are designed to expose young people to the expertise of faculty and students from the various schools on campus.

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