Recruitment and Retention Committee
The Recruitment and Retention Committee (R&R) focuses on bettering the retention of current students and faculty and improving recruitment programs to promote the pursuit of a higher education at The University of Texas at Austin. R&R will also explore retention issues specific to certain demographics at the university (e.g. Transfer Students, Latinos) by meeting with faculty and administrators to help implement new policies that improve overall academic experience for students. Additionally, R&R works to establish better connections with the different UT Austin departments by integrating them into workshops and policy ideas to promote the student well-being on campus. R&R also puts on events such as Ready, Set, Go! to deliver information about the college application process to high school students, and Longhorn School Bus to introduce elementary school students to different areas of study on a college campus. Finally, R&R awards an Academic Improvement Scholarship (AIS) to a deserving student once a year for exceptional growth both academically and individually as well as a Non-Traditional Student Scholarship (NTS) for a deserving non-traditional (international, transfer, first-generation, etc.) student.
Current Committee Focus
• College Readiness – Community Workshops to Better Prepare High School Students for the College Admissions Process • Transfer Student Tracking, Resources, and Orientation • Latino Student Resources • International Student Resources • Academic Improvement Scholarship (AIS) • Non-Traditional Student Scholarship (NTS)
Ready, Set, Go! College Readiness Workshop
Ready, Set, Go! is a college readiness workshop designed to help 9th-11th grade high school students learn the steps they should be taking in high school to prepare them for the college application process and how to be successful once in college. Students and their parents are invited to the UT campus for the day and are presented with information covering a variety of topics, such as the college application process, financial aid, college life and more. Students also have the opportunity to attend student panels and interactive workshops like a mock lecture. The information presented at these workshops is valuable to all students, whether they are applying to UT or other schools. This year's Ready, Set, Go! will take place on Saturday, October 28th. In previous years, we've had over 100 high school students and their parents from across Central Texas visiting the UT Austin campus, learning the necessary information and tools to apply to and succeed in college.
Major(s): Plan II/Marketing
Hometown: Dallas, TX
About: I love snacks, animals, and exploring the world around me. I'm always down to be anyone's hiking, thrift shopping, or baking buddy.
Major(s): Psychology/Plan II Honors
Hometown: Richardson, TX
About: I love chai tea lattes, breakfast food, baking things I find on Pinterest, being out in nature, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.