That’s the message of the new “College for Texans” statewide campaign launched in the fall of 2002 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in an aggressive new effort to send more Texans to college.
The campaign aims, by 2015, to enroll another 300,000 academically prepared students – beyond the 200,000 enrollment growth projected based on current trends – in Texas universities, community colleges, and technical colleges.
Since this initiative began in November 2002, the Office of Community Relations at Texas State University has hosted ‘College Awareness Tours’ to 10,000 area students.
To learn more about this initiative, visit these websites:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Come plant the seed of college with local middle schoolers as they visit and tour the Texas State campus. Volunteers are needed to serve on a student panel and help with the campus tour. Community service documentation, free parking in the LBJ student center garage, and free lunch will be provided. Please wear a Texas State t-shirt and comfortable shoes for walking. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact Community Relations for more information at 512.245.9645.
Here is a list of some of the areas that may be highlighted or discussed on the tour:
• College for Texans Presentation (MANDATORY)
• Aquarena Center
• Fish Stock Lab
• Campus and Student Center Tour
• Southwestern Writers Collection & Wittliff Gallery of Mexican American Photography
• Art & Design, JC Mitte Building
• San Marcos Nature Center (450 Riverside Drive)
• Freeman Ranch
• Bobcat Stadium End Zone Complex and Football Tour
• Career Services
• Commons Dining Hall
• College of Science Observatory
• Educational Technology
• Firestation Recording Studio
• Alkek Library
• Texas State Total Wellness Program
• Residence Hall Tour
• Writing Center Presentation
• Aerospace Studies - Airfore ROTC
• Please read with students the policies and rules of the Southwestern Writers Collection and Wittliff Gallery BEFORE your visit.
San Marcos CISD schools can request a College Awareness Tour by clicking on the Request Form and submiting it to the Office of Community Relations.
The Office of Community Relations focuses on touring students from San Marcos CISD. Other schools or groups interested in visiting Texas State can request a tour through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours page.