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Community Service

The students, faculty and staff of UT Arlington are committed to positively affecting their community through good citizenship and dedicated public service. We invite our neighbors to join us in this mission—either by working side-by-side with tomorrow’s leaders on today’s community service projects or by submitting potential projects to one of our organizations.

Center for Community Service Learning
Since its inception in Fall 2001, UT Arlington’s Center for Community Service Learning has helped faculty and students combine academic course outcomes and field experiences in collaboration with our community partners. Thanks to the work of the Center and the entire university community, for four consecutive years UT Arlington has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

UTA Volunteers
A student group dedicated to promoting community, volunteerism and the power of service, UTA Volunteers plans and implements service events throughout the year, ranging from donation opportunities (Carter Blood Drives, Bone Marrow Drives, Locks of Love) to service projects (Mission Arlington, Alternative Spring Break). 

Campus sustainability
UT Arlington is committed to sustainability and stewardship of the environment. The University Sustainability Committee, a council of faculty, staff, students and community members formed in 2007, promotes sustainability in numerous areas, including facilities management, curricula, research and public awareness. Projects have included Recyclemania, Maverick Office Green Team and National Teach-In on Global Climate Change.

Employee giving
UT Arlington employees regularly set the pace in the annual Texas State Employee Charitable Campaign, which provides state employees the opportunity to donate to charities of their choice.

The Big Event
This event is a day devoted to community service and outreach. UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and community members performed community service throughout the Metroplex completing projects with different agency project sites and donating hours of community service.  The Big Event is a prominent UT Arlington tradition and continues to grow each year. 

green roof
Sustainable Service
Students and faculty volunteers work on a 1,000-square-foot experimental green roof on the Life Sciences Building.


Special Olympics
Olympic-Sized Help
Members of UTA Volunteers assist with the annual Special Olympics held at Maverick Stadium.