Department of Community Engagement

News and Events

  • Doing the Whoosh! at Minority Scholars' Symposium

  • G-Force Mentors giving a tour to visiting high school students

  • Diversity Scholars at Adelante! National Leadership Institute

  • Black Outreach Leadership Team Member speaking on a panel discussion

  • G-Force Mentors and Volunteers

  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

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


Community Engagement in the News

Senior Helps Show Teens How to Make College Dreams Come True

Many students at Conrad High School don’t have anyone at home to go to for advice on getting into college. At school, though, they have Aaron Fields.

Youngsters Test Their Smarts at Academic Bowl

UT Dallas and its partners presented a quiz show-style tournament that promotes academic achievement for North Texas elementary and middle school students.

Girls Explore STEM Careers During Event

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.

University Offers Summer Camps Designed to Lift Youth Skills, Spirits

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.

For additional campus news, visit the News Center.