About Texas Parents

A Texas Parents member holding up a member t-shirt.

Texas Parents, Texas Proud

In 1948, a group of dedicated dads formed the Dads’ Association to support the needs of University of Texas at Austin students and parents. Through the years, the name has changed from Dads’ Association to the Parents Association to now, Texas Parents; but over the past 72 years, our mission to help parents help their students has remained steadfast.

Texas Parents is a department in the Division of Student Affairs that serves all students’ families who need assistance navigating university resources. The Texas Parents Association, the university’s official association of parents and families, provides benefits to members to support and promote student success.

Texas Parents is committed to serving the needs of all UT Austin parents and families. The department is self-sustaining and receives very little state-appropriated funding. Gifts to the university from parents who choose to become supporting members of the association are vital for the work of Texas Parents to continue and grow.