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Service-Learning Workshop

Interested in developing a research agenda that makes a difference in our communities? Do you want your students to have a deeper learning of course learning objectives? Then consider incorporating experiential or Service-Learning into your classes and research agenda.

The Service-Learning Excellence Program will be hosting two four-hour workshops (lunch is included) on July 2 and 30, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at STAR Park, Conference room 173. These workshops will demonstrate how faculty can incorporate Service-Learning into their course(s) and research agenda to support the Texas State University strategic plan.  This workshop supports Texas State’s shared values of “...Teaching and learning based on research, student involvement…research with relevance”.

The incorporation of experiential, or Service-Learning, into teaching and research improves the quality of life for students, faculty, and community members.  During the first workshop, a panel of faculty, students, and community partners will present how Service-Learning has impacted their research productivity, our students, and the community. Following the panel discussion, participants will brainstorm how to incorporate Service-Learning into their research agenda and classes.  In the second workshop, participants will present their service-learning research agenda and course development with feedback from others. 

Please use this link to register. Faculty that successfully participate in the summer workshop can qualify to receive a $750 stipend for attending the workshops and a $500 grant for their class/research.

For questions about the workshop or the Service-Learning Excellence Program, please email your inquiry to 


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Scholarship Fund

The Service-Learning Excellence Program is currently trying to start a scholarship fund to support our outstanding and motivated students!
Current possible requirements include:
Students who have taken or are currently enrolled in a Service-Learning course.
We would appreciate any input about how the scholarship should be written!
Please email any input to

Service-Learning Activity Footage

Please contact us ( when your Service-Learning course will participate in a Service-Learning activity (either in person or virtually) so one of our team members can document the activity.

Graduation Cords

Buy your Service-Learning graduation cord now in time for graduation! Click on the button below to purchase today! More information on the website. 

Note: Cords will no longer be picked up from our offices as our team is working remotely. Cords are $14 plus sales tax.

Make sure to use the #txstsle when posting your graduation cords!


Juneteenth and Black Music Appreciation Month Events in San Marcos/Online:

  • The Calaboose African American History Museum's Juneteenth Grand Re-Opening Celebration. Saturday June 19th, 2021 10 AM-5 PM at the Calaboose African American History Museum  200 MLK Drive San Marcos, TX 778666. Featuring the exhibit 100 Years of Black Business, Speaker Dr. Leonard Moore, activities for youth and adults, and COVID-19 tests and vaccinations. Free admission. More information HERE
  • The Dunbar Heritage Association Juneteenth Celebration. Saturday, June 19th 10 AM-7 PM at Dunbar Park 801 MLK Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666. Featuring guest speaker Dr. Raphael Travis, activities for youth and adults, vendors, and food by Soulful Creations. You can sign up for the Dunbar virtual Juneteenth 5k run HERE, register for 3on3 basketball HERE, or email for more event information.
  • African American Alumni Network Juneteenth and Black Music Appreciation Month Game Night. Saturday, June 19th 6:30-8 PM CDT on Zoom. Virtual game night to build community, bring out competitive spirit, and enjoy music from favorite artists. Free event. Register HERE.
  • #BLKTXST, Texas State Institutional Inclusive Excellence, & Alkek Library Juneteenth Gallery June 14th-18th, 2021 there will be a commemorative Juneteenth gallery located in the IIE Suite, Suite 2-20.2 in the LBJ Student Center. Right across from the bookstore. 

Even more Juneteenth events in Hays County listed HERE!

LGBTQ+ Pride Month Resources & Opportunities


  • Get connected with some of the LGBTQ+ organizations at Texas State, starting with list and resources HERE!
  • Check out some of the resources offered in the University Library's LGBTQIA+ research guide HERE.
  • Referring to the flyer/second image, the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies posted it on behalf of Grace Houghton and Lizzie Haroldsen, who are seeking LGBTQIA+ college students and recent graduate authors and illustrators to contribute to a book of personal essays about the college experience through the LGBTQIA+ lens with a focus on diversity. You can contact them by email, on Instagram @lizzieh.96 and @grace_kat, or on Twitter @lizzieh.96 and @_gracehoughton. 


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