College of Liberal Arts

Dean's Circle

The College of Liberal Arts is proud to recognize alumni and friends who have committed to making an impact through annual gifts. Through their sustained generosity, donors create invaluable opportunities for innovative researchers and deserving students. Click here to view a listing of Dean's Circle members.

What is the Dean’s Circle?

The Dean’s Circle is a group of donors who provide critical support that allows the college to seize opportunities as it strives toward its goal of excellence in Liberal Arts. All members will be invited to an annual Dean’s Circle event each fall. In addition, members are recognized on the Liberal Arts website and will receive periodic updates from the Dean.

How does the Dean’s Circle make an impact?

The college continues to expand to benefit students, and has grown increasingly competitive on the national and international stages. To foster programs, scholarships, and research that shape the leaders of tomorrow, the college relies on the generosity of its donors.

Here are just a few of the ways your Dean’s Circle gifts make an difference for UT Austin’s College of Liberal Arts, its faculty, and students:

  • $20,000 Funds four full semesters of the Economics Peer Mentoring Program, supporting about 80 at-risk and freshman Economics students.
  • $10,000 Provides program, tuition, and travel fees for a student to study abroad with the prestigious Oxford Summer Program.
  • $2,500 Helps fund a study abroad internship program that allows students to provide aid to developing countries.
  • $500 Permits a History graduate student to travel to present research at a conference, an essential part of academic professional development.

Join us as we continue a tradition of excellence in the Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Become a part of this community that is changing the world.

What does it mean to be a Dean’s Circle member?


$500-2,499, Friend Donors

  • Electronic updates from the college
  • Website recognition
  • Invitation to annual Dean’s Circle Event

Become a Dean’s Circle Friend Donor


$2,500-9,999, Bronze Donors

  • Friend Level benefits
  • Print updates from the college, including Life & Letters
Become a Dean’s Circle Bronze Donor

$10,000-19,999, Silver Donors

  • Bronze Level benefits
  • Printed recognition in Liberal Arts Annual Impact Report

Become a Dean’s Circle Silver Donor


$20,000+, Gold Donors

  • Silver Level benefits
  • Invitation to exclusive Liberal Arts Events

Become a Dean’s Circle Gold Donor


For questions about the Dean's Circle, email transforminglives@austin.utexas.edu.