Philanthropy & Public Service Program

The Philanthropy & Public Service Program is an academic program offering a variety of courses designed to enrich the intellectual, social, and moral lives of undergraduate students by inviting them to pair academic learning with service to the community and pursuit of the public good. While developing an understanding of significant community concerns, students and faculty partner with social sector organizations or government agencies through volunteerism, community-based research, and grantmaking.
  • Students in philanthropy courses steward and grant more than $100,000 each year to enrich and empower local organizations.
  • Students in civic learning courses partner with organizations and devote their time, talent, and influence to improve life in our community.
  • Students and faculty work together with community partners to discover new knowledge and new ways of addressing community concerns.


The Philanthropy and Public Service Program is unique in that all our faculty are leaders in the greater Waco community. This gives students a first-hand glimpse into the life of public service from the eyes of community leaders. 

Office of Engaged Learning

One Bear Place #97344
Draper 244
Waco, TX 76798

(254) 710-3231