Texas Exes Campaign Priorities

At the Texas Exes, the official alumni association for The University of Texas, we pride ourselves on our mission:

Unite alumni and friends around the world, create a passionate voice that strengthens the university, promote alumni accomplishments, and celebrate Longhorn spirit and traditions. We do this by:

  • Engaging and connecting alumni with their alma mater
  • Advocating and supporting the university’s mission
  • Enriching the student experience
  • Fostering a welcoming environment for all
  • Preserving the traditions of the university

Our vision is that our alumni are known around the world for their collective contribution to society. A strong alumni community, with a rich tradition of excellence, plays a profound role in doing just that. You belong here. Join us and change the world!

Camp Texas

Camp Texas

Camp Texas is a three-day retreat in the Texas Hill Country that offers a chance for the newest Longhorns (freshmen and transfer students alike) to get a head start on their college experience and gain the knowledge, skills, traditions, and confidence to help them thrive at the university. Camp Texas should be available to all students who want to attend. This is an opportunity to deepen the connection between students and the university.

Key Investment Area

  • Through helping to endow Camp Texas, you can make sure any new Longhorn who wants to attend Camp Texas, can

Watch: What is Camp Texas?
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Forty Acres Scholars Program

Forty Acres Scholars Program

As the only program of its kind administered by an alumni association, Forty Acres Scholars develop a unique connection to their alma mater—one that inspires many to give back to the university and stay meaningfully engaged after graduation. The program is to inspire and nurture visionary leaders and help them use their talents to benefit society. This is a full-ride, merit-based scholarship program.

Key Investment Areas

  • Endow enrichment activities (study abroad, volunteering, professional experience, etc.)
  • Naming and fully endowing all facets of the Forty Acres Scholars Program

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Opportunity Scholarships

Opportunity Scholarships

Established to help remove barriers to education for historically underrepresented groups, Opportunity Scholarships provide transformative experiences paired with programmatic support for students of diverse backgrounds. All Scholars demonstrate leadership potential and become connected to the network of 540,000 UT alumni. From supporting global experiences or providing renewable scholarships, Opportunity Scholarships ensure all students have access to a first-class education.

Key Investment Areas

  • Endowing Opportunity Scholarships for future students
  • Naming of the Opportunity Scholarships Program

Read: A New Scholarship for Black Students Aims to Help Longhorns in the Business World



Interactive Exhibit

The Story of Our Alumni – Interactive Exhibit

Help us tell our story, the story of the top-of-their-game Longhorns who have made a name for themselves across every industry and field of study. Our vision is to create an interactive and dynamic tribute to Longhorn greatness that lives in the Alumni Center and showcases the outsized impact of our alma mater. No other public institution has produced such a list of distinguished people—from Academy Award winners and history makers to world-changing scientists, Longhorns have done it all. Invest in telling our story and make every prospective student and alumnus say: This is where I belong.

Key Investment Areas

  • Naming primary exhibit room
  • Memorabilia case
  • Naming entryway and lobby
  • Technology (screens)

Read: Texas Exes Legends

Help us create a vibrant future for Texas and beyond by ensuring both students and alumni are known around the world for their collective contributions to society.

Our goal is to provide permanent support by fully endowing our premiere Forty Acres Scholars Program or endowing Camp Texas, our official welcome retreat for incoming freshmen; bridging the gap by supporting scholarship options for historically underrepresented groups through funding our Opportunity Scholarships; or contributing to the creation of an alumni impact exhibit at the Alumni Center.

To learn more about these priorities, contact:

Laura Nettleton, Chief Development Officer