100,000 Life Members Strong!

To all 100,000 of you: Thank you for your dedication to our alma mater. We’ll make sure it’s never forgotten.

Life Membership is the lifeblood of the Texas Exes. It is essential to our mission to promote and protect the University and unite alumni and friends around the world. Your alumni association is here for you at every stage of your life and focused on preserving the value of your UT degree. Life Membership powers the efforts that make this possible.

This spring, as we are fast approaching the extraordinary milestone of 100,000 Life Members, we want to take a moment to thank you. Founded by 34 proud UT grads in 1885, the Texas Exes is still going strong to this day—and that is thanks to you!

From the Alcalde: The 100,000th Life Membership
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How Life Membership became a beloved Longhorn tradition.
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A Texas Tradition

The story of Life Membership starts in 1957, when Joe C. “Jodie” Thompson, BBA ’62, became Lucky Life Member No. 1. Sixty-seven years later, we are still going strong—thanks to the fierce support of our most loyal members.

Pride. Tradition. Generosity.

Life Member funds are put to good use from day one. The Life Member Endowment Fund makes up 23% of our annual operating budget and powers many of our programs and advocacy efforts. As an independent, nonprofit organization, the fund distribution is essential to power our mission to promote and protect the University.

Ninety percent of Life Member dues are placed into a permanent endowment fund that powers everything from student scholarships and Camp Texas to community engagement and advocacy for UT.
In other words, Life Membership provides for Longhorns in perpetuity.

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Join the great tradition of Life Membership and support our mission to preserve UT traditions, promote and protect the University, and ensure a bright future for Longhorns across the globe!

“My parents gave me a Life Membership for my graduation present, and to me, it was like a rite of passage. I still remember the day I got my membership. It reminds me of the hard work, dedication, and success my family has had, which inspired me to follow my dreams and continue the Longhorn legacy.” — Mikaela Rodriguez, BBA ’21, Life Member No. 93,874

Explore the Official Texas Exes Jewelry Collection

Designed in collaboration with women-owned Kyle Cavan Jewelry, the collection is meant to complement your class ring with one-of-a-kind styles you can carry with pride for the rest of your life! Current Texas Exes members receive free shipping on all Kyle Cavan purchases.

Life Member Sunburst Necklace 
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Texas Exes Layering Bar  
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Texas Tower Pendant 
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Texas Longhorn Earring Bundle
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Life Member Key Ring 
Customizable with your Life Member Number! 
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The Company You Keep

Vince Young
Life Member No. 50,010
Led Longhorns to National Championship Win in 2006 Rose Bowl
Brené Brown
Life Member No. 91,962
Best-selling Author, Researcher, and Podcast Host
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Admiral William H. McRaven
Life Member No. 70,472
Former Ninth Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command
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Barbara Smith Conrad
Life Member No. 15,028
Renowned Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer
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Life Member No. 100,000
Official Mascot of Texas Longhorns
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