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Mission Statement

The Department of Community Engagement provides programs and services to support historically underrepresented and low socioeconomic students through college preparation programs, school and community partnerships, and the Diversity Scholars Program to support an increase in student diversity at UT Dallas.

Our History

Established in 2008, the Department of Community Engagement coordinates college preparation programs and education outreach services to promote college access and equity, and initiatives that align with the UT Dallas’ institutional diversity goals. These initiatives include programs targeting scholarship recipients in the Diversity Scholars Program – a program for students with a record of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. The department hosts nearly 80 events each year and reaches more than 6,000 prospective students, parents, and community members annually.

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