Graduate Student Resources


Project BELONGS aims to Bolster Engagement, Lift Outcomes, and Nurture Graduate Students in the College of Education.


As part of the 2023-2024 Dean’s Fellowship, this project will provide student support and professional development, specifically designed for COE master’s and doctoral students. Project BELONGS consists of three main initiatives: 1) weekly writing groups, 2) dissertation writing retreats, and 3) a monthly workshop series.

Student Writing in Class

Weekly Writing Groups

Project BELONGS facilitates a learning community of COE graduate students for structured writing activities. Meetings are held weekly via Zoom.

Dissertation Writing Retreats

The Spring 2024 COE Dissertation Boot Camp will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 8:00am - 6:00pm in the College of Education building on the Texas State San Marcos Campus. 

Theater Building
Professor leading discussion

Professional Seminar Series

Starting in Fall 2023, Project BELONGS will present online workshops, guest lectures, and professional development activities relevant to graduate student interests.

More Information

For questions, please contact Dr. Carlton Fong,