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Longhorns on the Hill


Since 2015, UT Advocates have held an annual event to engage with top decision-makers at the federal level about higher education in our country.  

Today, alumni across the country are sharing the impact of UT Austin and asking members of Congress for support on several critical policies.

We want your help to amplify today’s efforts. As educators, business-owners, and leaders in your community, alumni like you are uniquely positioned to share how the university has a positive effect on our daily lives and shapes our future.
Help us today by making your presence and story known. In one minute or less, have an email or tweet sent on your behalf to share the important impact of UT Austin!

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Since the inaugural LOTH, the number of Texas Exes advocating for their alma mater on the Hill has more than doubled.
In 2015, 26 volunteers made 17 office visits.
By 2019, 37 volunteers met with all 31 members of the Texas delegation.
Year after year, whether through lengthy sit-downs in congressional offices, hallway chats, or sometimes even an impromptu mid-committee hearing meeting, alumni have advocated for these key issues
Increased federal research funding.
The rising cost of college.
Increased financial aid.
“There are Longhorn legislators on both sides of the aisle,” says Katie Jarl, BJ ’07, Life Member. "For at least a day, we were able to walk into those offices wearing our burnt orange and individually share our commitment to keeping Texas great.”

The Impact of Longhorns on the Hill 

Click through to see the how Texas Exes have advocated for UT at the federal level over the years.

Learn from Fellow Longhorns

During Longhorns on the Hill 2020 we heard from UT faculty and alumni as they discussed the value of their UT educations and the importance of advocacy through a series of live interviews. 

Vice Admiral (Dr.) Raquel Cruz Bono

Director, Washington State’s COVID-19 Health System Response Management; BA ’79; Life Member; Distinguished Alumna

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Jay Hartzell

President, UT Austin

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speakers johnson and wood 2020

Dean Clay Johnston and Dean Sharon Wood

Dean of Dell Medical School and Dean of Cockrell School of Engineering
Panel moderated by Rosa Flores, BBA, MPA ’01, BJ ’05, Life Member

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