What is Rowdy Corps?
Rowdy Corps is a community-based work study program aiming to unite UTSA students with the broader San Antonio community. This program provides the opportunity for work study eligible students to gain professional development at a local non-profit or public sector agency for up to two years. Participating students receive career focused trainings and have the opportunity to attend networking events and service projects outside of the university.
1. How do I know if I am eligible to join Rowdy Corps?
To be eligible, you must initially be a recipient of college work study funding and meet the qualifications established for Satisfactory Academic Progress. Check your work study eligibility by logging onto your ASAP account and viewing your Financial Aid Award Letter. To be considered for work study funding, you must designate interest in work study when you complete your annual FAFSA.
Work study eligibility is a requirement but does not guarantee admittance to the Rowdy Corps program. Students must also submit an application.
Due to a limited number of Rowdy Corps positions approved each academic year, applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling “first come, first served” basis. Interested parties are encouraged to apply as early as possible to assure consideration for a spot in the Rowdy Corps program. Individual program applications will be reviewed and addressed within two weeks of submission.
2. Can I select the agency for which I can work?
Yes! You have the opportunity to review and select from the list of community partners and apply to each position individually. Rowdy Corps Coordinator may offer additional suggestions for available positions after reviewing your application and resume. Interviews are scheduled with agency site supervisors to determine the quality of fit and matches will be based on a combination of consideration of student skills and agency/organization needs.
3. Are there any commitments?
Rowdy Corps are expected to work no less than 12 hours/week and no more than 19 hours/week over the span of the academic year. Students are also required to attend mandatory reflection sessions throughout the academic year. Students are highly encouraged to make a two-year commitment to the program.
4. How do I get paid?
Rowdy Corps’ current pay rate is $11.50 per hour and checks are processed on a bi-weekly basis through the university.
Tips for remaining eligible for Rowdy Corps:
- Maintain good academic standing at UTSA
- Follow student guidelines established for work-study funding
- Remain enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
- Attend all mandatory Rowdy Corps reflection sessions and trainings
- Work no more than 19 hours/week at your designated agency during regular school days
- Monitor your hours and payroll to assure that you do not exceed your allocated work-study funds
- To continue work at your Rowdy Corps agency placement from one year to the next, you must maintain Center for Civic Engagement approval and r work-study eligibility
How to Apply?
Eligible students must submit an online application, a copy of their current class schedule and proof of their Financial Aid work study award. More positions become available at the end of each Spring semester, since majority of the second-year students transition out of the program. However, if an opening becomes available at a different time, it will be indicated in the following community partner list:
- Artpace (open position available)
- Chromosome 18
- Family Service Association
- Girls Scouts of Southwest Texas
- Good Samaritan Community Services
- Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
- Martinez Street Women’s Center
- Meals on Wheels San Antonio
- MOVE San Antonio
- Providence Place
- San Anto Cultural Arts
- San Antonio Youth Literacy
- The DoSeum
If you wish to become a community partner in this program please complete the following online application. The Center for Civic Engagement staff along with the Rowdy Corps Program Coordinator will review applications when an opening becomes available.
Please click here to download a PDF of the most frequently asked questions from community partners.
***For the 2017-2018 academic year the program has a complete list of partners and will not be accepting any additional ones.***
If you have any questions about this program please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-458-2277.