For most, dorm life is a short interlude between living at home with your parents and your first apartment. For Dedman College chemistry professor David Son, returning to the dorm—with his wife and two children—was an opportunity to build a community, and more community-minded SMU students. Learn how he engages SMU students with family meals and a parent’s care.
The SMU Fund propels academic centers and community engagement efforts that make possible hands-on projects such as Evie, an experimental mobile greenhouse developed by students at the Hunt Institute for Engineering to help low-income communities access fresh produce. Read more.
The Student Emergency Fund provides immediate grants to students who find themselves in unexpected financial crises. Previous grants have included a grocery gift card to carry a student through until her financial aid package was in place and air transportation home for a student whose mother was having emergency open heart surgery. Your gift to the Student Emergency Fund can truly change the lives of students in need.