Student Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to follow their passion of service while at TCU. Below you will find information on our signature programs: Fort Worth Fellows, Public Service Consulting Corps, Academic Service-Learning Courses, and the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine partnership.


Fort Worth Fellows

Build your legacy, network with community/city leaders, and join a select group of first and second year students dedicated to social change.

To better prepare students for their roles as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in a global community, the Fort Worth Fellows program seeks to provide students with an introduction to community engagement and public service.

Overview:

Fort Worth Fellows is a unique, cohort based program in which students learn about the social issues impacting Fort Worth, examine strategies to promote social justice,  connect with non-profit organizations, community  and city leaders, and contribute to social change through advocacy and service.

Core Expectations:

Attend our mini retreat date TBA
Attend and actively participate in weekly cohort meetings
Meet monthly with Fellows advisers to individualize future involvement and discuss progress
Complete a minimum of 10 hours of service per semester individually or with interest group formed in class
Participate in 2 service events a semester with entire Fellows cohort
Attend at least 2 civic engagement opportunities of your choosing per semester (can be events on campus, documentary screenings, city events, meetings, etc.)
Complete 1 reflection per semester
Remain in good academic & disciplinary standing
Speaking of which the dates for this semester are:

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For more information on Fort Worth Fellows, please contact Rosangela Boyd at r.boyd@tcu.edu

Public Service Consulting Corps

The Public Service Consulting Corps provides a select group of students the opportunity to take part in a unique academic year-long internship experience at a non-profit. By participating in the program, students will receive up to $1,000 scholarship each semester and will have the opportunity to develop and enhance their professional development skills, as well as expand their professional network.

As part of the Corps, students will receive support from an on-site supervisor, and they will also meet with an Office for Community Engagement Advisor on campus. Additionally, all Corps members will come together every month to network, share their experiences, and reflect on their learning.

To become a member of the Corps, students must apply, interview with TCU staff and potential internship sites, and be selected by an internship host site. All selected students will be notified by April 26th and will then be required to attend an internship training session.

Corps Member Requirements:

  • Work 150 hours a semester. (appx. 10-15 hrs a week) during the fall and spring semesters.
    ° With site supervisor permission, some hours may occur off-site.
  • Complete one program on-campus in the fall semester to raise awareness about their internship site or site’s area of focus.
    ° Programs/projects can include organizing student volunteers from campus to participate in an agency event.
  • Attend monthly Corps meetings.
  • Meet bi-monthly with their assigned OCE advisor.
  • Work in collaboration with site supervisor to develop a legacy project for the organization.
  • Complete an end of semester and end of year evaluation.

Academic Service-Learning

Academic Service-Learning is a pedagogy based on the principles of experiential education, which integrates community service with academic study. Faculty, in collaboration with representatives from community organizations, design service projects that enhance student learning and help meet community needs. Through structured reflection, students consider relationships between the service experience, the academic content of the class, and its impact on their personal values and professional goals.

A growing number of departments and programs currently utilize service-learning, some having sought the assistance of Community Engagement in building community partnerships, while others developed projects independently.  Our office works continuously to develop a comprehensive list of service-learning courses based on information by faculty members.

Want to learn how to link your college degree to nonprofit careers? Click here!

If you want to find out more about SL courses offered at TCU, contact us at oce@tcu.edu.


TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

Meaningful community engagement is critical for the School of Medicine. Community-oriented partnerships bring together academic institutions, neighborhood organizations, health service providers, businesses, philanthropic supporters and governments in an unprecedented manner to launch joint ventures aimed at addressing critical health care needs.  Our office is playing a vital role in developing and strengthening community connections as the School of Medicine strives to educate Empathetic Scholars.