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UT Advocates

Orange and Maroon Legislative Day 2015

As an advocate and supporter of The University of Texas at Austin, your help is needed to promote and protect higher education in our state. The Texas Exes and the Association of Former Students will once again team up at the Texas Capitol for Orange and Maroon Legislative Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Thanks to outstanding alumni support in the past, this event has proven to be a very productive success, and we need you to represent UT that day.

Our goal is to flood the Capitol with supporters who will work to increase public and legislative support for our state’s higher education system. There are a few different volunteer opportunities to suit your background and schedule including Capitol office visits and House and Senate resolution readings.

If you can serve as an advocate on February 4, please take a few moments to register for Orange & Maroon Legislative Day 2015 at We appreciate your participation during this significant event and the 84th Legislative Session.

Questions? Contact Daniel Becka at




Who We Are and What We Do

The Texas Exes and the UT Advocates work to organize, inform, and mobilize alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin. We strive to create a culture in which the power we have as individual citizens and alumni can be multiplied through collective effort to benefit the University we all support.

As UT Advocates, we are working to stay well-informed on the issues that UT-Austin is facing in the public arena, and to prepare ourselves to take action in support of the University when called upon. We stand united to keep The University of Texas at Austin a university of the first class.

Our advocacy efforts are focused on preparing alumni to communicate with decision makers on issues that directly affect the University, and developing a culture of intentionality to build relationships with decision makers back at home, where it counts.

What You Can Do

  1. Stay informed: Sign up to receive weekly updates from the UT Advocates. Or take it a step further and become a UT Advocate.

  2. Register to vote. There’s no greater way to participate in the process than helping select the people who make the decisions.

  3. Become familiar with your elected officials. Who represents you?

  4. Participate in advocacy activities through your local chapter. If you don’t currently have an advocacy chair, ask your chapter president about creating one.

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