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Student Life

Student Life

Lead. Climb. Explore. Dance. Volunteer. This is the place to learn by doing. Because what happens outside the classroom at Texas Woman’s University can be just as important as what happens inside it.

Step outside your comfort zone and discover a talent you never knew you had or a passion you might have overlooked. This is the time to be a Pioneer. Try something new and, in the process, be transformed.

Through our activities and organizations; leadership opportunities and community service; and, a dedicated network of support services, you’ll grow to embrace diversity and learn to engage the world around you.

Pioneer Advantage Distinction Awards

Pioneer Advantage is a series of comprehensive online co-curricular “paths” or curriculums across the student experience designed to facilitate student growth and development in strategic areas.  As a module of Pioneer Engage, Pioneer Advantage offers each undergraduate and graduate student a personalized meaningful and reflective framework that inspires students to intentionally integrate, synthesize, and articulate their unique TWU experience.  Upon completion of the Pioneer Advantage pathway(s), students will receive recognition with a university endorsed distinction/award.

Career Readiness

This path will take students through several important career readiness activities, from self-reflecting on strengths and skills and how they relate to career paths, to developing personal branding tools like resumes and cover letters. Students will also connect with professionals and opportunities in their chosen field(s) of interest. 

Health and Wellbeing

This path recognizes that when we are well, we are more productive and can more easily find satisfaction in life. Regular, prioritized habits, rather than instant fixes, help us find our optimal paths to health and wellbeing. Students will learn how to find balance with an emphasis on resiliency and not perfection.


This path offers a premier leadership curriculum for students at Texas Woman's University. At TWU, we believe leaders should care for others around them, include those who are marginalized, and find the most innovative ways to engage teams and groups they serve. Students will gain knowledge in understanding themselves, groups and communities.

chartered and university-sanctioned student organizations
national gymnastics championships
tennis courts, 1 indoor pool and a climbing wall

Signature Events

TWU students enjoy attend events like the Rangers game

Night at the Ballpark

TWU students, alumni and friends enjoy college night games during the spring semester in Houston and Arlington and receive TWU-themed hats the games. 

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Support the Pioneers

TWU athletes compete in five sports, including basketball, gymnastics, softball, soccer and volleyball! Come out to a game and cheer for your favorite team!

Redbud Awards recognize TWU student achievement

Redbud Awards

Each spring the Redbud Awards honor the accomplishments of our student leaders, student organizations and faculty and staff advisors. 

Page last updated 8:00 PM, April 28, 2021