Since 2002, Bobcat Build has been an annual Texas State tradition where students are given the opportunity to give back to the San Marcos community through service and outreach.
Emily Lund, Bobcat Build co-chair, said the primary goal of Bobcat Build is to strengthen the relationship between the student body and the city of San Marcos.
“Things can get a little crazy between the students and the homeowners living side by side, or just using the same roads, same streets (and the) same square,” said Lund.
During Bobcat Build, over 4,000 students participate, according to Lund.
Ashley Carrington, theater production and performance alumna participated in Bobcat Build as part of Alpha Psi Omega, the co-ed theater fraternity.
“I was looking to help people who have been devastated by the floods or who need help because of sickness,” said Carrington.
Hannah Summerlin, Spanish graduate student, said she participated in community service during her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and enjoyed Bobcat Build just as much.
“I had a good time there doing the little give backs,” said Summerlin. “I wanted to do it here too.”