Community Engagement

UT Austin Earns 2015 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
The university has received a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The classification recognizes an institution's activities around community engagement and public service.
UT-University Charter School Teachers Come Together for a Day of Learning
Charter school teachers shared best practices during a day of learning on campus.
Campaign for Texas Goes Out with a Bang
The state's most ambitious fundraising campaign to date concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by $115 million and breaking records in the process.
LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal
The $50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read more about how the partnership will advance a new model of patient-centered care.
"All we have to do is never give up" – UT Hosts Africa's Next Great Entrepreneurs
25 young African entrepreneurs spent the summer at UT for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the White House's signature effort to invest in Africa's emerging leaders. Learn more.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
The university has received a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The classification recognizes an institution's activities around community engagement and public service.
Charter school teachers shared best practices during a day of learning on campus.
The state's most ambitious fundraising campaign to date concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by $115 million and breaking records in the process.
The $50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read more about how the partnership will advance a new model of patient-centered care.
25 young African entrepreneurs spent the summer at UT for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the White House's signature effort to invest in Africa's emerging leaders. Learn more.

News Stories

Published: Jan. 20

The tower of The University of Texas at Austin will be illuminated in orange tonight, Jan. 20, in honor of the swearing in of Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

Governor Abbott is a 1981 graduate of the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. Tower lightings commemorate significant achievements by members of the UT community and recognize extraordinary events.

Published: Jan. 7

The university has received a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The classification is based on a framework provided by the Carnegie Foundation to document an institution’s activities around community engagement and public service.

Published: Dec. 16, 2014

The iconic Tower is The University of Texas at Austin’s most recognizable landmark, and 2014 brought plenty of reasons for the Tower to show off Longhorn pride with a burnt-orange glow.

The University of Texas at Austin is — and always has been — a university for the people of Texas. Whether we are teaming up with community organizations to tackle health care issues, bring the arts to underserved areas or solve environmental problems, we take seriously our mission of service.

The university has a rich tradition of working with communities across the state through collaborative activities and programs that involve our faculty, staff and students. Such partnerships are mutually beneficial to the university and the community. Not only are university resources shared with communities, but community knowledge and experiences are shared with the university, helping improve learning and scholarship.

Visit the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to learn more about community-university partnerships that transform lives.

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