Mission

Texas Students for Life is the non-sectarian student group at the University of Texas dedicated to promoting a consistent life ethic on campus and around the community. We are devoted to affirming the fundamental dignity and equal value of all human lives, at all stages and in all circumstances. We lovingly serve our community by educating ourselves and our peers on many life-threatening issues. We oppose and work to bring an end to abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and unjust war. We provide opportunities for meaningful, respectful discussion of these topics. Through volunteering and our Pregnant on Campus initiative, we support the most vulnerable people in our community.

Activities

Education

We have weekly meetings and regularly host speakers so that we can hear from experts on specific and important topics. Last year this included subjects like: working in the pro-life movement, human dignity in war, abortion’s affect on men, the death penalty, and many others.

Our meetings for the Fall 2018 semester will take place on Tuesdays at 6:30 in JGB 2.202.

See our topics page to learn more about the topics we take a stance on.

Volunteering

We try to help out our community in hands-on ways as often as possible. In the past we’ve volunteered with Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, Hands on Housing, and other organizations like them.

Socials

Sometimes it’s good to take a step back from the heavy conversations and just go bowling or share a meal together. Last year we held various socials to appeal to the different interests of all our members.

Activism

We table on campus fairly often – about 2 or 3 times a month. Tabling is a great way to interact with our UT peers. The conversations we have on campus are meaningful and informative not just to the public, but to our own members too.

We also participate in other activist events when we can, like Students for Life of America’s Sock it to PP campaign.

Fundraising

In the spring of 2017, we were started a Pregnant & Parenting Student Scholarship and were able to support one set of student parents here at UT. In 2018, we raised enough money to give scholarships to four different pregnant and parenting mothers at UT. In order to continue this scholarship and to keep our organization running, we need to keep raising money! We’re always looking for creative ways to raise money, and are extremely grateful for any donations we receive.

If you’d like to financially support Texas Students for Life, find us on PayPal or Venmo.

2018 – 2019 Leadership

President: Paige Kubenka

Vice President: Cassie Guardiola

Engagement Officer: Krissa Martin

Public Relations: Hudson Hopper

Treasurer: Mica De Caprio