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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



Area Students Shine at Spelling Bee

The word “catalineta” refers to a type of freshwater angelfish, and it is also the word that an area middle-schooler spelled to win first place in the recent Dallas County Spelling Bee hosted by UT Dallas. Read More

Young Dallas ISD Students Explore STEM Fields

More than 70 students from Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School recently visited UT Dallas to learn more about STEM fields and careers in engineering. Read More

Gala Emphasizes Commitment to Diversity

Olympic swimmer and cancer survivor Eric Shanteau held his gold medal up, urging the audience to become champions of diversity at the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement’s 4th annual Diversity Awards Gala. Read More

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