Who We Are
The Cactus Yearbook is in its 127th year of publication, making it the oldest publication at The University of Texas at Austin. For over a century, we have not only documented the history of the University but also the college experience. We show how the campus has grown from its original 40 acres when it consisted of one building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a campus of over 350 acres to 50,000 students and more than 20,000 faculty and staff. With our photography, we try to document a campus that is not only the largest in the country but one that is as diverse as it is beautiful. With more than 775 organizations on campus, including more than 50 sororities and fraternities, students have the opportunity to find a place where they can feel at home.
What We’re Fundraising For
We are funding to expand our travel budget, purchase more camera equipment, and widen our merchandise to raise awareness of The Cactus
Though students have the opportunity to cultivate the yearbook, the organization needs more exposure on campus so that our outreach isn’t as limited as it is now. The Cactus does not have cameras or a realistic travel budget and these things are essential for the creation of the book. Adding photography equipment will allow students interested in participating to participate. Having the funds for travel will also give students more real-life reporting opportunities to the longest running publication.