UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications
UT Tyler Students Become Involved Through Community Relations Office
March 2, 2011
The UT Tyler Office of Community Relations and Service offers students many opportunities to lend a helping hand, according to Carol Killingley, administrative services officer.
The Office of Community Relations and Service coordinates community service projects and offers twice-yearly volunteer fairs that connect UT Tyler students with more than 30 local non-profit agency representatives. An annual Alternative Spring Break also gives students a chance to make a difference within the state.
“Volunteering is a very valuable contribution to our local non-profit agencies that provide services to so many in our community,” said Killingley. “Students who volunteer develop their social awareness and leadership skills. In addition, service projects and volunteer service enhance every resume.”
The office also advises the Alpha Phi Omega community service student organization. APO is open to all students, and there are no membership fees. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 3400.
A venue the office presents to UT Tyler parents is the Parent Resource Center, which connects parents and families to university information and events through the Patriot Parent Association, newsletters, e-letters and social media.
“Parents and family members are important to our campus community,” Killingley added. “We are here to help them and their students enjoy ‘the college years’ by engaging them with events and providing informative news.”