The Community Urban Rural Enhancement Service Center (CURES) is a public interest design agency that strives to provide positive enhancement for communities in need. Through the CURES Center, faculty and students pursue active and ongoing partnerships with residential, commercial, neighborhood citizens, property owners, and local businesses that may benefit from the application of good design. By engaging in providing design solutions to community issues, faculty can provide a service to the greater good and students can better understand how their talents and skills can be applied in the real world.
The DesignView Media Center is a student-run, faculty-advised graphic design studio. The center’s mission is three-fold: to provide real-world design experiences for students majoring in Digital Media Arts; to facilitate educational programming such as lectures and hands-on workshops; and to offer graphic design services for university departments and university-approved student organizations.
The Texas Institute for the Preservation of History & Culture (TIPHC) was created in 1999 by 76th Texas Legislature under House Bill 889. In tandem with House Bill 889, the primary mission of TIPHC is to collect, preserve, study, publish and make available research information, records, documents, artifacts, and other items relating to Texas history and culture and to the history and culture of the United States and the Americas as that history relates to Texas.