About the SMU Service House
The SMU Service House (SMUSH) is a residence hall for 28 students dedicated
to service and social change. SMUSH is supported through the offices of
Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) and Community Engagement & Leadership
(CEL). The purpose of SMUSH is to develop and nurture a
community focused on cooperative responsibility, experiential education, and
social action in order to promote self-awareness and community understanding.
SMUSH is an organization open to all students without regard to age, sex,
race, nationality or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or
SMUSH Learning Outcomes
- Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking
skills through their involvement in SMUSH, including house
governance, community outreach, community programming, and
leadership workshops and retreats.
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of social issues in
their surrounding communities including SMU and the world
at-large. Social issues including advocacy and human
rights, environment, health and wellness, hunger/poverty,
immigration, animals, arts and culture, education and literacy,
and homelessness and housing.
- Students will understand the importance of service to their
community, including the Service House, SMU, and the world