The University of Texas at Tyler
Ways to Give to UT Tyler
I Am UT Tyler Fund
At The University of Texas at Tyler, the I Am UT Tyler Annual Fund is made up of individual, unrestricted gifts used to support the university's mission of a high quality education and to support a wide variety of functions. This annual gift is among the most critical and valuable to UT Tyler because it is used where the need is the greatest. I Am UT Tyler supports the university's colleges by providing flexible funding that meets the ever-changing needs of a growing student body that encompasses three campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. We hope you will choose to support The University of Texas at Tyler and play a part in the university's excellence in teaching, research, and public service by giving to I Am UT Tyler.
Professorial chairs are elite academic faculty positions, created at the level of professor, in recognition of a significant contribution to scholarship and research and/or the development of the university. The position is awarded to a person who has distinguished herself/himself in the discipline they represent. A professorial chair aids The University of Texas at Tyler in attracting, recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty. When chairs are endowed, funds are raised, restricted and invested in order to generate annual income from which a salary for the distinguished professor is allocated. For the distinguished professors who hold such positions, an endowed chair represents prestige, leadership and profound responsibility.
Professorships are university or academic appointments supported by income from an endowment, usually awarded to a person who is already a fully-tenured professor. Endowed professorships are established to recruit superior new UT Tyler faculty and/or retain UT Tyler faculty whose research, teaching and/or public service have uniquely contributed to the missions of their departments and institutions.
Fellowships are graduate student scholarships, enabling that student to attend graduate school at UT Tyler.
Scholarships are undergraduate college student tuition money, allowing UT Tyler to compete in the recruitment of top high school graduates.
President's Associates members are special friends of UT Tyler whose annual gift support allows the president to allocate dollars quickly and decisively; to do the special things that enhance the educational experience of students.
Friends of the Arts
The UT Tyler Friends of the Arts is an organization of scholars, patrons of the arts and benefactors whose primary purpose is to support the visual and performing arts by expanding resource materials for the programs of the art and music departments, bringing noted artists and speakers to campus, providing student scholarships, contributing to the development of collections of the Robert R. Muntz Library and organizing day bus trips to area cultural events.
The Patriot Club is the booster organization for UT Tyler athletics program. Membership consists of individuals, organizations and businesses that are willing to make a financial commitment to the future of UT Tyler's Patriot Athletics program.
UT Tyler Longview University Center Circle of Friends
The UT Tyler Longview University Center Circle of Friends is the annual fundraising campaign for the UT Tyler Longview University Center. The tax-deductible contributions will establish a fund to be administered at the discretion of LUC's director to enhance campus facilities, student services and community relations or for one of the special scholarship funds. Membership in the LUC Circle of Friends brings together people with varied connections to the Longview University Center, who share a common interest in promoting higher education and building a stronger university center for the East Texas area.
Palestine Campus Fund
The UT Tyler Palestine Campus Fund is an annual fund for the UT Tyler Palestine Campus. Tax-deductible contributions will establish a fund to enhance campus facilities, student services and community relations or for one of the special scholarship funds. They may also be used as discretionary funds.
Learn more about ways you can give to UT Tyler from University Advancement.