The Office of Undergraduate Education

UT Dallas VolunTIER Program

The VolunTIER program recognizes UT Dallas students for their academic achievements and community service through the Dean's Service Milestone Recognition and the Service Honors award.

The Dean's Service Milestone Recognition and Service Honors award are two separate programs that have different requirements and eligibility criteria.

Dean's Service Milestone Recognition

Awarded on a semester-by-semester basis, the Dean's Service Milestone Recognition is given to students who serve in their communities, both the community at UT Dallas and those in the greater Dallas area and beyond.

During each long semester, both fall and spring, the Dean of Undergraduate Education will recognize students who've demonstrated a commitment to service while maintaining at least a 3.25 grade point average.

Students who meet the eligibility criteria will receive a letter from the Dean at the conclusion of the semester. While this recognition is not noted on a student's official transcript, students are encouraged to include this honor on their resumes.

  • Eligibility Criteria for Dean's Service Milestone Recognition

Service Honors Award

Seniors who have documented the required number of service hours each semester, meet the GPA thresholds, and have completed (or are on track to complete) a minimum of two long semesters at UT Dallas, may apply for the Service Honors Award.

While this recognition is not noted on official transcripts, students are encouraged to include this honor on their resumes.

All applicants who complete a total number of service hours equivalent to 40 hours per long semester and earn a cumulative GPA above 3.25 will receive a Service Honors medallion for Commencement.

  • Eligibility Criteria for Dean's Service Milestone Recognition

Eligible Service Opportunities

To submit hours for VolunTIER awards, students must complete volunteer hours with nonprofits or community-based organizations.

On Campus:

  • Volunteer hours completed with student organizations and clubs at UT Dallas.
  • Volunteer hours completed with schools, offices, or departments at UT Dallas.

Off Campus:

  • Volunteer hours completed with nonprofit organizations or agencies.
  • Volunteer hours completed at local hospitals or other community-based entities.
  • Remote volunteer hours completed with nonprofits or community-based entities.
  • Unpaid internships with nonprofit organizations and agencies. Paid internships or unpaid internships with for-profit entities are not eligible for volunteer service credit.

Paid internships are not eligible for volunteer service credit.

Application Instructions

To apply for the Dean's Service Milestone Recognition or the Service Honors Award, you must do two things:

  1. Upload your volunteer hours to the EngageUTD system, which is powered by the GivePulse software platform.

    All hours must be uploaded no later than Friday, April 15, 2022. Late additions to EngageUTD will not qualify for spring awards.

    To learn more about this process, please view this video tutorial or click below to read our step-by-step instructions.

    • Instructions for Uploading Volunteer Hours to EngageUTD
  2. Submit an application by clicking the button below. If you plan to apply for both awards, you'll need to submit an application for each of them.

    Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, April 15, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

VolunTIER Questions

Contact servicehonors@utdallas.edu if you have any questions concerning the Dean's Service Milestone Recognition or the Service Honors award.