Bobcat Build is service-based student organization that works towards bridging the gap between the Texas State community and our San Marcos neighbors through community service. In 2003, Bobcat Build created the first-ever Day of Service event as a way to say “Thank You” to our surrounding community. Each spring since then, hundreds of Bobcat students, staff, and faculty have come together in service to show their appreciation to the community as well as create positive impact for the betterment of our community.
Bobcat Build strives to create and maintain a Texas State tradition of pride and unity through a day of various service-oriented activities that builds awareness, tradition, and community.
The vision for our student organization consists of two parts - programming and impact. The Bobcat Build student organization envisions our Day of Service event as an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to focus on the needs of the communities surrounding Texas State. Through campus collaboration and an open line of communication, Bobcat Build will bridge the gap between the Texas State community and the citizens of San Marcos.
In addition, to continue our vision for community enrichment, our goal is to also serve as the institution's premier service-based organization. Service does not stop after our Day of Service event. We want to provide continuous opportunities for students to volunteer continuously.
Chartered by the department of Student Involvement and Engagement, our Day of Service event is planned and executed each year by our Bobcat Build chartered student organization. This student organization is comprised of 8-9 student officers and approximately 30 student committee members. Throughout the year, our team dedicates a year of teambuilding and preparation for our Day of Service as well as provide opportunities for continued service.