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Office of the Dean of Students
Office of the
Dean of Students

Horns Helping Horns
UT Students Getting a Strong Start

Who we are
Horns Helping Horns (HHH) serves independent students who arrive at UT Austin with little or no family support and very limited resources. Every Horns Helping Horns student is unique, so the program strives to provide social and educational opportunities, a network of financial and nonfinancial support, and mentorship based on individual needs. A faculty or staff mentor and a small peer group offer guidance to help students navigate campus life. The objective is to foster academic success and a sense of community.

"With the help of Horns Helping Horns I spend more time focusing on my school-work and less time worrying about financial problems." –Lydia Garcia, Senior Horns Helping Horns Student

Recent HHH alumni Dustin Haley discusses his experience in foster care.

What We Do
Horns Helping Horns ensures that our students have the same opportunities as their peers to experience the full spectrum of campus amenities and interactions that comprise the quintessential UT experience.

How You Can Help
We invite you to sponsor a HHH Student for $500 a semester or $1,000 a year. Or fund a permanent endowment to give future generations of independent students the extra support and care they need to reach their full potential.

HHH Senior Christian Aguirre, enjoys the rock climbing wall at Gregory Gym.

HHH golf team

2013 Horns Helping Horns Golf Tournament winning team
David Ey
Jason Combs
Nick Davis
Manny Erives

Senior Lydia Garcia attends a HHH Rock Climbing Social

Senior Lydia Garcia attends a
HHH Rock Climbing Social

Glenn Vargas, a HHH senior, runs some errands on campus

Glenn Vargas, an HHH senior,
runs some errands on campus

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Esmer Bedia
Senior Coordinator
New Student Services
Student Services Building 3.410
100 West Dean Keeton Street