The Office for Community Engagement works with various student organizations that focus on service to the community. Click on the organizations below to learn more.
Alpha Phi Omega (APO): Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity with chapters at colleges all across the country. We volunteer at different service events throughout the semester, serving all kinds of populations. In the past, we’ve volunteered at local runs and marathons, Habitat for Humanity, the food bank as well as with Project Linus and programs that provide meals for the homeless community.
College Student for a Day: TCU students pair up with a high school students as they experience a day in the life of a college student.
Dream outside the Box: Dream Outside the Box is a non-profit organization that works to propel at-risk youth onto a higher education trajectory by mobilizing college students to engage children in imaginative careers and extracurricular. We work with children in existing youth development organizations to provide: (1) exposure to new activities & career options to broaden horizons beyond stereotypical career aspirations by inviting college student organizations to share their respective interests, such as chemistry & fencing (2) long-term development opportunities via weekly lessons, camps and apprenticeships through partnerships with private organizations (3) opportunities for our youth to embrace service starting at age 5. The TCU chapter was established in 2012. TCU students partnered with Como Community Center and serve at the center once per week.
G-Force/Go Center: Mentors assist high school students through the college search and application process at local high schools.
TCU Lions Club: A club that develops projects and activities to meet the unique needs of their campus, local, and world communities.
Meals on Wheels Student Association: Delivers prepackaged meals to home-bound clients. In addition to providing access to nutritious meals, TCU students also help to relieve social isolation by checking in and chatting with clients every week.
Best Buddies: Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that enriches the lives of adults with IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) by providing them the opportunity to form one-on-one friendships with members throughout the community. The TCU Best Buddies chapter holds events and parties once or twice a month.
Habitat for Humanity: A “Hand Up” technique to end homelessness. Members participate in local and national builds.
TCU LEAPS: One day a semester, the TCU campus joins together to go out and serve the Fort Worth community.
Honor College Community Service (HCCS): Connects Honors students to meaningful service opportunities in the Fort Worth community. We know that getting involved in community service can be somewhat intimidating, and our goal is to help honors students get plugged in! We do four events a semester.
Chords4Kids: TCU students play and sing at local community organizations to provide a cheerful environment for children and help them find their passion for music.
If you would like more information on how to get your student organization INVOLVED in service efforts or are interested in starting a student service organization of your own, please stop by Jarvis 2nd floor or email us.