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Opportunities for Undergraduate Research at UT (OUR UT)


Each year, a select group of fifty students is chosen to participate in the OUR UT program, designed to engage students in higher education and student affairs research. Students are matched with research conducted by the DoS Research Institute.

OUR UT students will explore research topics including:

  • peer mentoring
  • undergraduate student experiences
  • impact of involvement in Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
  • disability issues in higher education
  • sorority and fraternity life
  • first-generation students
  • and student veterans.

Responsibilities and Opportunities

Students selected for OUR UT are expected to dedicate 3 hours per week to take part in the program. The program provides training in higher education research in preparation for hands-on experience with projects sponsored by the Research Institute. An introductory research methods course is offered in the fall semester, and there is an opportunity to apply to assist with DoS research projects during the spring semester.

UGS 312 – Research Methods

The research course, UGS 312, is an in-person / online hybrid course. OUR UT students in the course gain invaluable research experience and develop analytical problem solving skills. The course has a writing flag designation and is a 360 Connection.