Giving Opportunities

One action can change a generation and inspire the world’s generosity.

The Division of Student Affairs influences the life of every Longhorn. Every day, in many ways, we’re making the Longhorn life as rewarding, secure and memorable as possible. Our goal is to transform and define what it means to live the Longhorn life. 

In their pursuit of an education, some Longhorns sacrifice basic needs. We’re here to help prevent that. So we’re expanding and providing resources that every Longhorn deserves to be successful on the Forty Acres and beyond.

Once you’re a Longhorn, you’re a Longhorn for life. Which means that our commitment to students doesn’t end when they become alumni. We offer myriad ways for current students to become future leaders and global citizens—including training, internships, professional development and career counseling.

For more information on how to be a part of this mission, please contact Vice President for Student Affairs Development.

First Generation Celebration Day

Student Success

We’re committed to supporting first-generation students, inspiring a sense of belonging on campus and helping students connect with others who share their experience. More than 20 percent of UT Austin students identify as first-generation, meaning neither parent or guardian in their household earned a four-year degree.

Student Advisory Board members for SHIFT initiative

Student Well-being

One of the many ways we are supporting student well-being is a new program called SHIFT. It’s not an acronym but a bold call to action, refocusing the college student’s mindset on personal well-being to reduce substance misuse and its harms.

Student Employee, Nathan Ha

Career-based Readiness

The Division of Student Affairs empowers all of our 1,500 student employees to be ready for life after graduation. Being an intramural sports referee helped Nathan Ha tackle challenges, but our students are also acquiring marketable skills through our internship program.

UT Outpost

Meeting Urgent Needs

Some students don’t know how they will afford rent and tuition. In their pursuit of an education, some Longhorns sacrifice basic needs. We’re here to help prevent that. So we’re expanding and providing resources that every Longhorn deserves to be successful on the Forty Acres and beyond.