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To Rush or Not To Rush

Being welcomed to Southern Methodist University (SMU) is one of the best feelings a new student can have. However, this feeling can sometimes be associated with pressure to join Greek organizations. Only about 48% of women join a sorority and 32% of men join a fraternity at SMU. I interviewed six people, including current students […]

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Paving Your Path As A Mustang!

What’s so important about a community anyway?! A community is a beautiful way to strengthen relationships with people around you to build a support system. This is such a special thing, especially when you’re new to campus! For each individual, it’s seen as something different. However, there is a common underlying connection. It’s the idea that […]

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Moving to a Texas College: A Short Guide

  The excited anticipation that comes with college move-in season is a special one. The sense of new beginnings and possibilities is one that causes great joy and anxiety in the minds of incoming college students. Similar to the clicking of a roller coaster creeping to the top, prepping for a college move-in feels like […]

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SMU to host Community Engagement Symposium on October 3 and 4

Join Engage Dallas for the Place-based Community Engagement Symposium on October 3 and 4 on the SMU Dallas campus. Most universities recognize they lack the strategic focus and resources to maximize and sustain their impact on communities in the effort of engaging their campuses in their surrounding community. Place-based community engagement (PBCE) is an innovative […]

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Welcome Home: This is How to Mustang Move-In

Everyone at SMU is super excited to welcome new and returning faces to the Hilltop. All students are welcome, and whether you are a math major or a dance major, you will go through the same move-in process. The first step is to upload a Student ID photo onto the My Card Portal by July […]