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Help for Harvey

In partnership with the Student Government, this page will list the opportunities Longhorns create to help respond to Hurricane Harvey.

This page will continue to be updated as new donation drives, fundraising opportunities, and volunteer opportunities become available through the creativity and heart of our campus.

Black Student Alliance Donation Drive

In partnership with the students of Huston-Tillotson University, the Black Student Alliance is accepting the following donations in the Gordon-White Building (GWB 3.130):

  • Diapers
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Wipes
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Socks
  • First Aid Kits
  • Water
  • Sanitary Products
  • Toiletries¬†
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Cleaning Masks

Campus Environmental Center, Geography Society, and Urban Studies Society Fundraiser

The Campus Environmental Center, Geography Society, and Urban Studies Society are tabling to fund raise for smaller charities and disaster relief efforts. We are focusing on helping smaller communities and marginalized groups throughout the Gulf Coast of Texas.

We will be tabling from September 7 to September 13 to collect cash donations.

Chabad Jewish Student Organization Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we are looking for student volunteers to take a day trip to Houston to help the Jewish community.

Who: Jewish Longhorns and friends
What: Boots-on-the-ground help for Hurricane Harvey relief
Where: Meet in front of UT Chabad at 8:30 a.m. and plan to leave at 9 a.m. SHARP
When: Sunday, September 3rd

Please sign up by Saturday night at 10 p.m.:

Dodge 4 Dreams

Proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey relief

Teams of 8-12 People
At least 2 girls/guys
$10 per player

September 30th, 2017
12:00PM to 5:00PM
Belmont (BEL) 628


Give to the Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is supporting student needs to replace textbooks and school supplies for students who are affected by Harvey. The Student Emergency Fund is entirely donation-based and your support will help us continue to serve students recovering from Harvey as well as students facing urgent and emergency situations in the future. Give Here.

HurricAID: A Harvey Benefit Concert

Tuesday, September 26, 6-10PM
Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music

Admission: This event is open to the public with a suggested $20 donation to UT's hurricane relief effort. Any amount you can give will help.

All are welcome to come and go at any time during the marathon of music.

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Hurricane Harvey is still affecting Texans and its aftermath will be felt for years to come. Many of our students come from areas that were completely devastated.

In UT's ongoing efforts to support these students, the Butler School of Music is putting on a marathon benefit concert featuring a full roster of faculty, students and other guest artists. Together, we can help ensure the educational pursuits of all our students remain within their reach.

This event is open to the public with a suggested $20 donation to UT's hurricane relief effort. Even if you cannot make it to the concert, please feel free to make a gift today. Thank you for the many generous ways you are supporting fellow Texans and our Longhorn family across the state!

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LBJ Alumni Share Volunteer Opportunities and Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey has ravaged the Texas coast, leaving thousands of people in need. Many LBJ School alumni have shared ways to help. Please check out the following volunteer organizations and relief efforts.

Liberal Arts Council Donation Drive

Please consider donating menstrual hygiene products, unopened school supplies, sports bras, diapers, clothing, shoes, toys, coloring books, extension cords, flashlights, snacks, bags, t-shirts, and empty cardboard boxes. There are bins located in the Dies Center of the CLA to drop off donations.

Longhorn Center for Community Engagement Downtown Donation Drive

Marvin C. Griffin Building
1009 E. 11th Street

Student Bar Association Donation, Volunteer and Fundraising Drive

The Student Bar Association is collecting items in the Law School. We are in touch with the SBAs at Houston-area law schools and will work together to organize a day of service in Houston later this month.

Student Government Donation Drive

Hurricane Harvey has left much devastation in its wake, which has impacted thousands of UT students. To support these students, UT Student Government has organized a donation drive across campus to collect supplies that will be donated to distribution centers in Houston. Please consider helping your fellow students and their families by donating. Any donation will help, but please refrain from articles of clothing. We do have a list of items in the highest demand by flooding victims, which includes: Packing paper, bubble wrap, moving boxes, packing tape, paper towels, Lysol, Clorox Wipes, gloves, bleach, water, trash bags, plastic bags, peanut butter, and crackers/cereal.

Boxes will be set out at different locations on campus to collect donations.

Student Volunteers for Note-Taking

Students on campus can sign up with the Senate of College Councils to take notes for impacted students. More information about this opportunity is available here.

Texas Alpha Phi Omega Blood Drive

Come save some lives by donating blood! Texas APO will be partnering with MD Anderson and We Are Blood to collect donations October 16 - 20. We Are Blood will be taking donations outside the SSB on Dean Keeton from 10 AM to 6 PM and MD Anderson will be taking donations in SAC rooms 3.106, 3.112 and 3.116 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Recent natural disasters have caused a high demand for blood, so we could really use your help!

University Democrats Hurricane Relief Donation Drive

University Democrats is hosting a donation drive to supply victims of Hurricane Harvey. We invite students wishing to donate to drop off their items at our table in West Mall between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the next two weeks.

In our conversations with various persons on the ground assisting in the disaster relief, the following items have been listed as essential needed items:

  • Canned or nonperishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Personal care items
  • Disposable baby diapers
  • Packaged socks or underwear
  • Baby food/formula
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Heavy rubber kitchen gloves
  • Non-sterile surgical gloves
  • Mops (new)
  • Brooms (new)

Zeta Beta Tau Fundraiser at Fat Sal's

This Tuesday, September 9/5, the Zeta Beta Tau chapter is hosting a fundraising event at Fat Sal's from 5-9 p.m. A portion of every meal purchased will go towards supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive

Requested Donations: school supplies, first aid supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, shampoo / conditioner, socks, blankets, towels, diapers, formula, clothes, packaged food

Dropoff location: X Lounge (Jester) and the Student Government (SAC 2.102)

If you have a listing you would like to add to this page, contact Sara Kennedy, manager of strategic and executive communications for the Office of the Dean of Students at