Department of Community Engagement
News and Events
Welcome from the Director
Thank 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
Families, Friends Rejoice in New Grads' AccomplishmentsThousands of families attended a record seven graduation ceremonies at UT Dallas. President David E. Daniel presided over the ceremonies for more than 3,000 graduates, the largest spring graduation cohort in University history. Read More
Family of Scholars Finds an Academic Home at UT DallasRubia da Rocha Valente graduated this year with a PhD in public policy and political economy, but she wasn’t the only person in her family receiving a degree from UT Dallas. Read More
Gala Emphasizes Commitment to DiversityOlympic 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