FIND YOUR IMPACT FAMILY
Join our growing interdisciplinary impact community through a student organization. The GSLI sponsors the Sustainability Investment Group (SIG), and others that will bring you a meaningful experience.
ATTEND A STUDENT MEETING TODAY
These groups will help you meet new friends with similar interests while giving you exposure to speakers and other opportunities. Learn more about student org opportunities and attend a meeting today!
SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION COUNCILSThe Graduate and Undergraduate Social Innovation Councils are representatives from impact-focused student organizations who meet regularly to share events and best practices. The Graduate Council is under the Sustainability Director of the Graduate Business Council.
GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Net Impact is an international organization that “mobilizes next-generation leaders to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world.” The McCombs chapter organizes networking and career events around social impact and sustainability.
CleanTech brings together interested MBA students and provides them with resources to learn, network, and succeed in future sustainability and renewable energy careers.
The McCombs Board Fellows places select MBA students on local non-profit boards as non-voting members for one year. In return for this learning opportunity, the Board Fellows each complete an in-depth project for their non-profit.
Social Impact Internship Fund
MBA students created the Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF) to provide financial support for peer students pursuing internships in the social impact space. MBA interns offer support by pledging a "day of pay" from their internship salaries to benefit SIIF fellows pursuing careers in fields such as sustainability, non-profit, and other nontraditional sectors. The Fund encourages MBA students to pursue social impact careers by lowering the financial burden of entering less lucrative internships in social impact.
Sustainability Investment Group
INVESTING IN A BETTER WORLDThe Sustainability Investment Group (SIG) educates undergraduate students on sustainable investing practices and provides hands-on experience through fund management and company evaluation based on environmental, social, and governance – or ESG – investing factors in a variety of industries.
OTHER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
The Institute supports undergraduate student participation in the following affiliated student organizations and affiliated programs.
Undergraduate Sustainability and Social Innovation Council (USSIC)
The USSIC is made up of representatives from impact-focused student organizations who meet regularly to share events and best practices.
Capital Community is a student-run non-profit that promotes personal finance education to help underserved communities. The organization is open to students from all majors at UT.
Consult Your Community
Consult Your Community is a nationwide, student-run non-profit organization that provides pro-bono consulting services for low-income and minority-owned local businesses.
Texas Global Business and Microfinance Brigades
Texas Global Business and Microfinance Brigades is part of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. They're one of seven Global Brigades chapters active across the Forty Acres that, along with chapters at other universities across the US, seek to strategically implement health, economic, and education initiatives to meet development goals in communities across the developing world.
Texas Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.
Design for America
Design for America is a multidisciplinary student organization at UT that uses human-centered design thinking to create social impact. The organization aims to create a community of social innovators that inspire change and help solve problems in their local community.
Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab (SELL) Fellowship
The Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab (SELL) Fellowship is an 8-week interdisciplinary fellowship for undergraduate students who want to create meaningful social ventures for their community. SELL is an impact-first community, built and run entirely by students.
GRADUATE, UNDERGRADUATE, AND MINOR PROGRAMS
You have options to pursue capacity and insight to follow your heart and build a career of societal value. Our world needs people passionate about sustainability and finance who seek to drive innovation in their field after college.