As the world gears up for the start of the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games, UT Austin alumnus Jeff Butler won’t just be watching team USA – he’s preparing to be in it. He is one of the talented athletes who is vying for a spot on the U.S. Wheelchair Rugby… read more
In 2016, The University of Texas at Austin (UT) will celebrate two important milestones, the 30th anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the 60th anniversary of the first black undergraduate students to enroll. These historic moments aren’t just special, they are relevant to current conversations and… read more
In celebration of Black History Month and the Heman Sweatt Symposium’s 30th anniversary, the DDCE presents a conversation on race and gender at UT Austin titled “EnGENDERing Power on the 40 Acres: The Integration story at UT.” The event will take place on Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the LBJ… read more
As the new Student Government representative for Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), Donald Egan aims to advocate for disability services in the campus community. As the 2015-15 director for the Disabilities Inclusion Agency, a branch within student government, Egan aims to increase the communication between SSD and student government,… read more
Interested in volunteering at a local nonprofit, but not sure where to start? The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) can help. A list of volunteer opportunities can be found on utvolunteers.org, UT’s service database powered by Austin startup GivePulse. This volunteer management database streamlines the volunteering process, offering a… read more
If there were any doubt as to whether or not President Fenves would be as strong on diversity as his predecessor, it was immediately laid to rest when he spent a good part of his first day meeting with community leaders in East Austin.
Take a look back at one of the nation’s most ardent defenders of diversity in higher education.
Law School research fellow Meg Clifford aims to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline by helping young students expunge Class C misdemeanors from their records and get into the college-going mindset.