Community-Engaged Learning News

  • Ride to a better future!
    Oh The Places You’ll Go on the GoGeo

    Have you heard? The GoGeo Bus is FREE for SU students, staff, and faculty! You may be wondering… what all can you do on the bus? Well, we got you covered! Learn about the places you’ll go on the GoGeo!

  • 2018 Spring Breakaway t-shirt
    Southwestern University Spring Breakaway program awarded 2018 T-Shirt of the Year by Breakaway!

    We are happy to announce that in Breakaway’s 2018 T-Shirt of the Year Contest, they chose Spring Breakaway’s design!  Southwestern’s t-shirt design was awarded based on our story, inspiration, and design process for the shirt.

  • Southwestern Students Win the Young Invincibles’ Voter Action Plan Contest
    Southwestern Students Win the Young Invincibles’ Voter Action Plan Contest

    Promoting civic participation, the campus plan wins the top spot among entries submitted by four-year colleges.

  • The Captain Urges SU Pirates to Get out the Vote
    The Captain Urges SU Pirates to Get out to Vote

    Southwestern students premiere their entry for the Texas Voting Summit video contest.

  • Natalie DeCesare ‘19
    Natalie DeCesare SU ‘19 Honored as a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

    The Newman Civic Fellowship  “recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.” 

  • Spring Breakaway
    Spring Breakaway 2018

    Three groups of SU students traveled to communities across the country to engage in direct service and learn about complex social justice issues.

  • Spring Breakaway
    Spring Breakaway 2018

    Three groups of SU students traveled to communities across the country to engage in direct service and learn about complex social justice issues.

  • Ellie Crowley, '20 at the Up to Us Conference
    It’s Up to Us

    As the campus leader of the Southwestern University Up to Us team, I had the opportunity to travel to Oakland to participate in the winter training session. Going into the weekend, I knew the purpose of the session was to prepare each team leader, but I did not know how they would achieve this. 

  • BiG - The Brookwood Community in Georgetown
    A BiG Change of Perspective

    During the spring semester of my senior year, I took the community-engaged learning course “Survey of Exceptionalities” with Dr. Alicia Moore, which examined special education, the stigmas that surround it, and the policy that influences it. Students got to choose the location that they wanted to volunteer with. Most chose to be in a special education classroom within local elementary schools, but I chose to spend my time with the citizens of BiG: Brookwood in Georgetown, “a community where adults with intellectual challenges are celebrated and empowered by engaging their talents in meaningful work.”

  • Global Engagement Hall
    What is the GEH?

    The Global Engagement Hall, or as students refer to it “The GEH,” is a community of sophomores, soon to be open to all upper-classmen, that helps students get the most out of their Southwestern experience.