External Relations

Request Forms

If you would like to request an event at Bauer House, please review  Bauer House Event Information Guidelines  and submit an  Event Request Form   (Word file).


The Chancellor may be available to speak at events depending on schedule and subject. To inquire about opportunities please fill out the   Chancellor Speaker Request Form .

The Office of External Relations connects The University of Texas System with the public through strategic communication and interaction. With five areas of expertise, External Relations is prepared to assist and collaborate with each of the 14 UT institutions and UT System administrative offices to provide the public with an array of resources.

Development and Gift Planning Services supports the fundraising efforts of the UT institutions and encourages private support for the chancellor’s initiatives by providing experienced counsel and centralized functions as they relate to gifts, endowment management, compliance and stewardship, naming opportunities and estate and trust administration.

Communications exists to build and enhance The University of Texas’ reputation, support the System’s public service mission, and keep stakeholders well informed. We share the UT System story through online, print, and interactive resources, conveying the collective impact of its institutions on improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research, and health care.

The Center for Enhancing Philanthropy works with professionals, volunteers and donors within the UT System to improve overall performance, attract and retain quality advancement professionals within the UT System, give back to the development profession and expand the role of philanthropy. Each year, the office provides each institution with an individual fundraising assessment, identifying areas of strength and those needing improvement to increase philanthropic support.

Community and Donor Relations builds relationships with constituent groups, promoting the values and contributions that higher education and the UT System provide to its communities; working with donors; and planning and implementing official events on behalf of the Board of Regents, the Chancellor and UT System officials. 

Special Events plans and implements special events for The University of Texas System Board of Regents, Chancellor and other UT System officials. The Special Events team also works with System offices with event logistics and protocol and collaborates with UT institutions and staff members on planning and executing official and special events.