Why Join the Texas Exes

Why Join?

Stay in touch.

With hundreds of chapters and networks on every continent except Antarctica (we’re still working on that one!), the Alcalde Magazine, and more, members stay engaged with UT and their fellow Longhorns. No matter how far from the Forty Acres you may be, you’ll always feel close to home.

Pay it forward.

From advice navigating campus to career tips, Texas Exes members are amazing mentors for UT students. We provide programming to connect alumni to current students—after all, who makes a better role model than a Longhorn?

Help us recruit the very best.

Since awarding our first $100 scholarship in 1899, the Texas Exes’ scholarship program has become one of the largest alumni association programs in the country. In the 2017-18 school year, we’ll give out a whopping $3.9 million to 650 UT students! Our Forty Acres Scholars Program, UT Austin’s premier, full-ride, merit-based scholarship, gives the university a competitive edge when it comes to attracting the nation's most talented students to Texas.

Show off your pride.

From our famous car decals and keytags to our official University of Texas Class Rings, Texas Exes are UT's most loyal supporters and we want the world to know. In fact, research has shown that nearly 65% of the people who give to UT are members of the Texas Exes. 

Be a powerful voice for UT.

You earned your degree, now protect it. Membership dues directly support the Texas Exes’ advocacy efforts on behalf of UT at the state and national level. By joining the Texas Exes you’ll help support your alma mater and advance its mission. 

Help us celebrate Longhorn excellence.

Every year the Texas Exes honors the most outstanding students, alumni, and teachers. The backgrounds and contributions of the honorees vary greatly, but they all share an astounding level of service and accomplishment. 

Keep the traditions alive.

The Texas Exes is the keeper of the university’s traditions. We keep the Longhorn spirit alive and well with traditions including the official University of Texas class ring to events like Texas Fight Rally, Texas Independence Day events, Orange and White Welcome, the Great Texas Exit, and more.

Get a tax break!

We know it’s not all about money, but hey—-membership in the Texas Exes is considered a charitable contribution and is 80% tax-deductible!

Get benefits for people who love UT. (That's you!)

How long will you love UT? For us, the answer is “Til Gabriel blows his horn.” Our benefits are tailored to people who love UT and include online access to the UT Library System, a 10% discount on University Co-op purchases, travel savings, Princeton Review course discounts, group insurance rates, and more.

Have fun.

Your time as a student gave you lasting memories and friendships. Membership in the Texas Exes keeps the good Longhorn times going with alumni events, class reunions, the Flying Longhorns travel program, and more. Keep making memories with the best folks around—other Longhorns!

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