Bobcat Build was inspired by Texas A&M's program called "The Big Event," which started in 1982. Since then, campus-wide day of service events have grown to over 71 other universities across the nation. Currently, Texas State's Bobcat Build serves as the second largest, one-day, student-led community service project in the state of Texas!
The Bobcat Build student organization works hard all year to put together an opportunity for Texas State to say "Thank you!" to the San Marcos community.
Check out what other schools are doing:
- The Big Event at Texas A&M
- The Big Event at University of Oklahoma
- Devils in Disguise at Arizona State University
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Bobcat Build is one of Texas State University's largest traditions! Thousands and thousands of Texas State Bobcats have participated in this event! It is a chance to bring the Texas State community together and work towards building and maintaining our relationship with the community of San Marcos. Bobcat Build is a way for Texas State to say "Thank You" to the residents of San Marcos for always supporting our students.
Bobcat Build 2016 was one of our biggest events yet, bringing in over 4,700 student volunteers and serving 275 jobsites in the San Marcos area.
There are two ways to get involved with Bobcat Build. Either you can join the Bobcat Build Committee or participate as a student volunteer on the day of the big event.
If you are interested in joining the Bobcat Build Committee, please click here.
If you are interested in being a student volunteer on the day of the event, you can do so through a campus group you are already a part of or join with at least one other friend to make a group together! Volunteer Registration opens at the beginning of each Spring semester.
Any Texas State student, faculty, or staff member can sign up to participate in Bobcat Build! We encourage student organizations to sign up together because our event is a great bonding opportunity!
If you want to sign up with your group of friends, go ahead! You don't have to be in an organization to participate.
We really encourage faculty and staff to get involved. Sign up with your class, peers, or department and help us say Thank You to San Marcos!
Sharing information about safety, job site locations, expectations, and schedules among thousands of students is a huge task and that is where Job Site Leaders come in! Job Site Leaders are student volunteers with a very important role. They are in charge of a group of students including themselves. Job Site Leaders sign up their group and complete required Job Site Leader training. Then they share the information they learned with their group.
San Marcos homeowners, non-profit organizations, and businesses can apply to become a Bobcat Build Jobsite. After a jobsite evaluation, if you are selected, we will send a group of student volunteers to your property to help with raking, tree trimming, painting, or a variety of other tasks!