About Project Worldwide
Texas Exes and the Department of Diversity and Community Engagement partner together to create a global service initiative, Project Worldwide. Project Worldwide takes place in the month of February in conjunction with The Project, The University of Texas at Austin’s largest day of service, which takes place the last Saturday of February every year. By teaming up, the DDCE and the Texas Exes have extended community service throughout the month of February and around the globe through Project Worldwide.
Why participate in Project Worldwide?
- Engage new alumni that may not have previously been involved with the Chapter
- Chapters who participate in community service events note that alumni not previously involved with the group are participating in these types of community service activities.
- Great PR for the Chapter
- Highlights UT and Texas Exes all over the country and world
- Reminds your local community of the great things your members are doing
This handbook is designed to guide you through planning a successful service activity. If you already have a service activity in place, or you conduct projects throughout the year, you could simply schedule one of them to occur in the month of February and register the event with the Texas Exes.
All chapters are required to have their participants fill out the linked waiver form for Project Worldwide service activities.
Project Worldwide and COVID-19
This year more than ever, Texas Exes is encouraging Chapters around the globe to give back to your local communities by participating in Project Worldwide. This global service initiative, Texas Exes Project Worldwide, is an extension of an annual student-driven community service project on campus known as "The Project".
There are many areas in need from the impact of COVID-19, and while some chapters may not be able to safely gather as a group, we encourage you to think of ways your chapter can still make an impact in your community. Chapters who choose to host an in-person service activity must adhere to CDC, State, and local guidelines/regulations regarding COVID-19. Chapter leadership are responsible for communicating to alumni participants the safety protocols that will be in place the day of the service event.
Last year, 53 chapters participated including 19 out of state chapters and 3 international chapters! Participate with us this year and be a part of one of the many ways UT alumni are changing the world.
For questions, contact the Chapters Department at (512) 840-5637, or send an e-mail to Catherine Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.