UT’s school song, “The Eyes of Texas,” was written and performed in 1903 by students, poking fun at a favorite saying of then-President William Prather. Read more about the history of "The Eyes of Texas"
. Today it is sung at the end of sporting events and university ceremonies. In the summer of 2020, President Jay Hartzell announced
that UT will own, acknowledge and teach about all aspects of the origins of “The Eyes of Texas” as we continue to sing it moving forward with a redefined vision that unites our community. Those efforts are underway.