Community Engagement

Campaign for Texas Goes Out with a Bang
The state's most ambitious fundraising campaign to date concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by $115 million and breaking records in the process.
LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal
The $50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read more about how the partnership will advance a new model of patient-centered care.
"All we have to do is never give up" – UT Hosts Africa's Next Great Entrepreneurs
25 young African entrepreneurs spent the summer at UT for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the White House's signature effort to invest in Africa's emerging leaders. Learn more.
Around the World Tour: Longhorns Play Asia, London
Summertime is world tour season for big-time musicians: Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. That's right! The UTWE just returned from Asia and Europe.
The Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer at Blanton
The new Blanton Museum of Art exhibit, "In the Company of Cats and Dogs" provides a look at our relationship with felines and canines through the ages, from ancient Egypt to YouTube.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
The state's most ambitious fundraising campaign to date concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by $115 million and breaking records in the process.
The $50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read more about how the partnership will advance a new model of patient-centered care.
25 young African entrepreneurs spent the summer at UT for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the White House's signature effort to invest in Africa's emerging leaders. Learn more.
Summertime is world tour season for big-time musicians: Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. That's right! The UTWE just returned from Asia and Europe.
The new Blanton Museum of Art exhibit, "In the Company of Cats and Dogs" provides a look at our relationship with felines and canines through the ages, from ancient Egypt to YouTube.

News Stories

Published: Oct. 24

The Tower won’t be the only thing that looks a little darker than usual on Oct. 24.

The University of Texas at Austin Energy and Water Conservation (EWC) Program and the student chapter of Longhorn Lights Out is asking the campus community to turn off lights, computers and other equipment when leaving campus buildings for the weekend on Friday, Oct. 24.

Published: Oct. 14

On Oct. 17 the Tower will glow orange in honor of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Awards, hosted by the Texas Exes.

Every year on an autumn evening, several hundred Longhorns gather to celebrate a group of their most accomplished peers. The Texas Exes’ annual Distinguished Alumnus Awards ceremony is the biggest event of the year around these parts, and this year it promises to be even more spectacular than usual.

The University of Texas at Austin is — and always has been — a university for the people of Texas. Whether we are teaming up with community organizations to tackle health care issues, bring the arts to underserved areas or solve environmental problems, we take seriously our mission of service.

The university has a rich tradition of working with communities across the state through collaborative activities and programs that involve our faculty, staff and students. Such partnerships are mutually beneficial to the university and the community. Not only are university resources shared with communities, but community knowledge and experiences are shared with the university, helping improve learning and scholarship.

Visit the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to learn more about community-university partnerships that transform lives.