Growing a Beautiful Campus
The Forty Acres is a world all its own — an integral part of The University of Texas at Austin. The UT Beautification Council is a dedicated group of alumni and friends committed to making UT the most beautiful and distinctive campus in the country.
In partnership with University leaders, UTBC members develop, support and sustain landscape and capital projects with the goal of fostering a welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff, alumni and visitors.
Start or Renew Your Membership
UT Beautification Council members meet on campus twice a year to tour campus, vote on projects and hear the latest updates from University leaders.
Start or renew your membership with an annual dues gift to the council. Membership years run from Sept. 1 – Aug. 31. Your generous donation goes toward our flowers, the maintenance of University Avenue and future campus beautification efforts.
2023-24 Membership Levels
for those under 35
includes one annual membership
includes one Marigold membership and one Junior membership
Tulip Circle membership
includes one annual membership plus additional support for the council
Support Our Work
We welcome support for our work from all members of the UT community. If you are not interested in becoming a member but want to support the council’s efforts, you can contribute to the UT Beautification Council General Fund or the Stedman Family Gardens Endowment. Thank you for your generosity!
Silk and cashmere scarves commissioned for UTBC are available for purchase, and all proceeds directly support the council’s projects. Members interested in a scarf may send a message to UTBCscarves@stedmanwest.com.
Creating a New Legacy
Eliza Stedman, B.A. ’80, founded UTBC in 2018 after noticing some areas of campus that needed sprucing up. From those early days of the UTBC restoring railings and reviving the flowerpots on San Jacinto Boulevard, to the signature University Avenue project that reimagined the entrance to campus, the council’s work has made a marked difference in how people experience UT — a place to learn, celebrate, catch up and feel right at home.
“We decided unanimously, right then and there, that this is going to be our legacy. It’s going to look great and be welcoming forever and ever.”