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Advocating for UT

Our advocacy efforts focus on preparing our alumni—from educators, business analysts, social workers, and recent grads—for communicating with decision-makers on issues that directly affect students and professors on the Forty Acres.

Become a UT Advocate

UT Advocates stay well-informed on higher education issues and work to make sure our alma mater is strongly represented with lawmakers and key decision-makers in Texas and Washington.  

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Fast facts and key information for UT Advocates

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Use your voice to let lawmakers know how their decisions affect generations of Texans.

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Know who represents you

Legislative Session Priorities

During the 87th Legislative Session, it is going to take all of our alumni doing their part to share with legislators the positive impact UT Austin has had on the state. Decisions about higher education affect business, K-12, and the future of Texas.

UT's Impact on Texas

UT’S Impact on Texas

Explore the economic effects of UT on your community.

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Briefing Room Feb. 27, 2019

You may have seen TAMU Chancellor John Sharp’s opinion piece last week in the Houston Chronicle, in which TAMU makes the case for greater investment in public higher education ...

Longhorn Legislator Committee Leadership

Katherine Tong, BA ’12, a key player in the fight against food insecurity in Texas during the pandemic.  

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How Higher Education Works

Learn how the UT Austin budget is allocated from research grants, the PUF, the state, and other sources.

Longhorns on the Hill

Advocate for UT Austin and higher education to our country’s top decision-makers.