Wednesday, April 14, 2004


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UT System News Media Advisory

"United to Serve" Volunteer Initiative to Take Place April 18 - 24

AUSTIN – In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), the University of Texas System Administration and all 15 of its campuses will participate in volunteer activities in the respective communities they call home.

The system-wide initiative, titled "United to Serve," will involve students, faculty, administrators, and staff throughout the UT System.

"Although our institutions have a long history of providing countless volunteer hours in their communities, it is exciting that this will be the first coordinated effort on a system-wide and state-wide basis," Chancellor Mark G. Yudof said. "We are proud of those participating in these volunteer events, and we look forward to establishing this initiative as an annual event."

A special website has been developed to highlight the various volunteer events taking place in each community. The website address is

For more information concerning a particular volunteer event in your area, please contact the public affairs office of your local UT institution. A listing of all campus public affairs offices may be viewed at

The UT System has 15 campuses, including nine academic and six health institutions, an enrollment exceeding 170,000 students, more than 80,000 employees, and an annual operating budget of $7.8 billion.


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