Students can begin to submit their information on Friday, March 9, 2018 via the link below:

  1. To receive an Elite Scholar Cord, submit your hours for your internship, student teaching, or practicum here: Elite Scholar Cord Log Form.
  2. To receive a Community Engaged Scholar Cord, submit your hours for your service-learning or community service here: Community Engaged Scholar Cord Log Form.

Hours cannot be duplicated. Elite Scholar Cord and Community Engaged Scholar Cord hours must be different hours.

The last day to submit information is Friday, May 4, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Students can register for the Cord Ceremony in March 2018 with Student Affairs: Ring and Cord Ceremony Registration

Students who will not be attending the Cord Ceremony can pick up their cords (unless they are not approved) between Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Cord Ceremony will be held on May 11th, 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Courtyard. Visit the Student Affairs website for additional details.


Students who are graduating in May 2018 are eligible for an Elite Scholar Cord or a Community Engaged Scholar Cord if they have met the following respective requirements:

  • Elite Scholar Cord – for students who have completed a 100 hour minimum internship, practicum, or student teaching while being a student at UNT Dallas
  • Community Engaged Scholar Cord – for students who have completed a minimum of 50 hours of community service or service learning while being a student at UNT Dallas

These experiential learning and co-curricular activities can be done for academic credit, student organization expectations, or for personal endeavors.

Students must submit a time log showcasing the following details (if applicable):

  • The site location
  • The name of the agency / company
  • The number of hours completed
  • Site supervisor’s title, email address, and phone number
  • A signature from the site supervisor, EL office, or professor

For students who need a time log to record their information, go to: Student Time and Activity Log

*Students who falsify information are subject to a hold of their graduation process.*

For questions, email Experiential.Learning@untdallas.edu

Please put your name and Graduation Cords in the subject box.

(ex. Jane Doe-Graduation Cords).


Community engagement pedagogies, often called “service learning,” are ones that combine learning goals and community service in ways that can enhance both student growth and the common good.  In the words of the National Service Learning Clearinghouse, it is “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”