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Common Experience Text

Texas State selects a critically acclaimed book for students to read during the summer and to engage in campus-wide conversations during the next academic year. The Common Experience text joins similar programs at hundreds of universities and colleges to prepare students for discussion both at the university and with members of the community.

The goals of the Common Experience text are three-fold:

• to create a common experience for all new students
• to enhance students' participation in the intellectual life of the campus through discussion and critical thinking on a current topic
• to enhance a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff

Information on the 2013-2014 Common Experience text, Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health - A Guide for Young Adults : click here. For further information on the CE book selection process, click here.