Who We Are
Texas Interdisciplinary Plan Community Outreach is an organization that was previously a Texas Interdisciplinary Plan (TIP) student organization that is now open to all College of Natural Science Students. Together, we devote our time and energy to volunteering with various campus and community organizations to benefit the Austin community. These include the STEAM fest, a science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics exposure event for underprivileged kids and their families, the Graffiti Park Clean-up aimed at keeping our environment clean for a stronger, healthier community and a semesterly Service Event. We strive to make a significant difference in Austin over time by reaching out at least twice a month and fostering real connections within and to the Austin community.
What We're Fundraising For
As an organization dedicated to service, we strive to find new direction to increase our impact in the Austin community. With our now three-year old spring project, The Spring Service Event, we are able to do just that. We accomplish this by giving our time, attention, and support to the SAFE Alliance survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. With our third go around initiating The Spring Service Event, we strive to provide twice as much in donations of our care packages to the women and children of SAFE Alliance including, but not limited to, feminine hygiene products, deodorants, socks, gloves and beanies, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and even extend our giving to clothing items. We hope that initiating this project yearly will show survivors that they have a support system in us, their community, while also increasing student interest in the impact community service can have on our Austin community.
The Spring Service Event is a service opportunity for UT students looking to make a difference and donate a few hours of their time and effort to create care packages filled with care products, such as toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, razors, socks, and wipes, for the homeless, for Lifeworks Austin, an organization that provides a path for youth and families seeking self-sufficiency, and finally, the SAFE Alliance, a shelter for survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, exploitation & domestic violence. Our event encompasses the true definition of a community and promotes the gathering of the student body at UT Austin. Students assemble together, enjoy pizza, drinks, and desserts, make new friends and enjoy a game we put together for entertainment, all while doing good for our community and its people. In doing this, UT students will leave with the feeling that they can, and have, become contributors to improvement in our community and as a result, benefit the student body at UT.