The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) celebrated its tenth year of providing opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality, as well as facilitating a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the LGBTQIA+ communities through education, outreach, and advocacy. For many people the GSC is a lifeline—a place to connect with others, build community, join a student group, learn about a cause, and utilize resources that make their graduation from UT possible. This safe space or “retreat” sees up to 100 students a day and provides access to learning materials and advisors and peers who are committed to their success.
As GSC embarks on this important 10th anniversary milestone, it is their goal to raise funding to establish a permanent endowment that will support all of the GSC’s programs and ensure we are always there for future generations. We invite you to be an investor in this effort by clicking on the button below and making a gift that shows what the GSC has meant to you, or what its existence now means for others. Thank you for your support!
UT’s standard endowment policies are intended to apply to all gifts for endowment. Therefore, the contributed funds may be merged or commingled with other funds held by the Board of Regents of UT System for investment purposes, in accordance with the policies of the Board of Regents. Funds distributed from the endowment in a year may be retained and expended for the purposes of the endowment in subsequent years, and a portion may be designated, at the discretion of the Board of Regents or UT administration, as a permanent addition to the principal of the endowment.
Such endowment shall never become a part of the Permanent University Fund, the Available University Fund, or the General Fund of the State of Texas, and shall never be subject to appropriation by the Legislature of the State of Texas. All future additions to the endowment, made by any party, including the Board of Regents or The University of Texas at Austin, shall be subject to these provisions and shall be considered permanent endowment funds. If in the opinion of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, future circumstances change so that the purposes for which the endowment is established become illegal, impracticable, or can no longer be carried out to meet the needs of UT, said Board of Regents may designate an alternative use for the endowment payout to further the objective of UT, in the spirit of the original purpose.