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Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Every new generation inherits an increasingly complex world, which prompts a need for new thinking about public policies that impact people’s daily lives. The School Economic, Political and Policy Sciences examines the implications of innovation and change for individuals and communities. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with professors who are probing issues that affect the future. Students develop the vital skills needed to thrive in a rapidly evolving, highly competitive job market. The school prepares students for careers in government, nonprofits and the private sector by enabling them to make a real difference in the world of today and tomorrow.

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EPPS Faculty/Staff Match
Michael and Holly Miori MPA’18, PhD’21 will donate $10 for each gift of $10 or more made by EPPS faculty and staff to the Public and Nonprofit Management Program, up to $200 total
$150 MATCHED
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UTD Employee Match
Are you a faculty or staff member? All gifts of $2 to $19.69 made by UTD employees from noon to 4 p.m. on April 6 will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,969!
$1,840 MATCHED
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UTD Employee Power Hours
Are you a faculty or staff member? Make your Comets Giving Days gift on April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. and receive a dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts $2 to $19.69, up to a total of $1,969!
$403 MATCHED
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EPPS Match
Dr. Martinella Dryburgh '10 will match all gifts to the Doug Kiel Student Support Fund, up to $500 total.
$500 MATCHED
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President's Faculty/Staff Power Hours Match
On April 7 between 10 a.m. and noon , Dr. and Mrs. Benson will graciously match all gifts of $2 to $19.69 made by UTD faculty or staff, up to $1,969!
$1,969 MATCHED
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$2,500
Student Challenge
When 300 student gifts are given on Comets Giving Days, a $2,500 gift to the History of Aviation Collection will be unlocked, thanks to a generous gift from Judy and Larry Sall.
300 / 300 Gifts
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Leaderboard
22 Gifts Leaderboard
Help your favorite Comets Giving Days group reach at least 22 gifts on April 6, and they will be eligible to win an additional $200 in bonus funds. Winning group will be picked at random.
Rank Group Gifts
1 Undergraduate Success Scholars 82
2 Jindal Young Scholars Program 69
3 Comet Cupboard 67
4 Athletics 54
5 Computer Science 51
6 Student Ambassadors 46
7 Bioengineering 44
8 Electrical and Computer Engineering 40
9 Arts & Humanities 34
10 Center for BrainHealth 31
11 Fashioning Circuits 31
12 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 30
13 Bangladeshi Student Organization 28
14 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 22
15 Center for Children and Families 19
16 First-Generation Student Programs 17
17 Dallas Formula Racing 16
18 Mechanical Engineering 16
19 Galerstein Gender Center 16
20 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 15
21 Eugene McDermott Library 15
22 Academic Bridge Program 12
23 UTDesign EPICS 10
24 Staff Council 10
25 International Student Emergency Fund 10
26 Alumni Association 10
27 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 9
28 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 9
29 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 9
30 Fund for UT Dallas 8
31 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Fund 8
32 Military and Veteran Center 8
33 Accounting 7
34 Experimenta.l. 7
35 180 Degree Consulting 7
36 LabSynthE 6
37 Dean's Initiative 6
38 3D Studio 6
39 Marjorie Duckworth Endowment 6
40 Teach-In 6
41 UT Dallas Pep Band 5
42 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5
43 Global Sustainability Experience 5
44 Terry Scholars 5
45 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5
46 Theatre 5
47 Center for Translation Studies 5
48 UTD’s Bee Campus USA certification 5
49 Information Technology & Systems 4
50 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 4
51 UT Dallas Executive MBA 4
52 Critical Media Studies 4
53 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 4
54 Student Emergency Fund 4
55 Office of Graduate Education 4
56 Center for Vital Longevity 4
57 Fraternity & Sorority Life 4
58 Dean's Initiative - Partners in Progress 3
59 Interdisciplinary Studies 3
60 Center for Asian Studies 3
61 Crow Museum of Asian Art 3
62 Center for Global Business 3
63 Tony Cross Student Support Fund 3
64 RISE Center 3
65 National Merit Scholars 3
66 Future Comets 3
67 Military and Veteran Employee Resource Group 3
68 Systems Engineering 3
69 Comet Closet 3
70 Dance 3
71 Literature 2
72 Jonsson School Alumni Opportunity Fund 2
73 #BLM Committee 2
74 Center for Values 2
75 ATEC Programs 2
76 ATEC Labs 2
77 Creative Writing 2
78 Teacher Development Center 2
79 MS Business Analytics Program 2
80 Music 2
81 UTDesign Senior Capstone 2
82 University Emergency Medical Response 2
83 Archer Center 2
84 Multicultural Center 2
85 Undergraduate Marketing 2
86 Center for Professional Sales 1
87 Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance 1
88 Student Volunteerism 1
89 Choir 1
90 Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate 1
91 International Center 1
92 McDermott Scholars 1
93 ATEC Scholarships 1
94 ACTS Funds 1
95 Animation Lab 1
96 Materials Science and Engineering 1
97 UT Dallas Volleyball Club 1
98 Center for Advanced Pain Studies 1
99 Risk Management & Insurance 1
100 UT Dallas Tennis Club 1
101 Student Organization Gifts 0
102 Big Design Scholarship 0
103 Campus Enhancements 2 0
104 Career Center 0
105 Career Management Center 0
106 Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management 0
107 Center for Students in Recovery 0
108 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 0
109 Chess Team 0
110 Computer Science Goldman Sachs Scholar 0
111 Delta Zeta 0
112 Dinesh and Tulika Bhatia Student Support Fund 0
113 Doug Kiel Student Support Fund 0
114 ECS CS Endowment Holding 0
115 Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History 0
116 Endowment Holding 0
117 Guitar 0
118 History of Aviation Collection 0
119 Judy and Larry Sall Scholarship Fund 0
120 Kathy Gribble Opportunity Fund for ECS 0
121 Kevin and Cristi Ryan Opportunity Fund 0
122 Kevin and Cristi Ryan Scholarship/Fellowship 0
123 Legacy Lane Bricks 0
124 Pre-Law Advising Center 0
125 QuTD 0
126 Science Mathematics Education 0
127 Student Counseling Center 0
128 Student Wellness Center 0
129 Temoc Socks 0
130 UT Dallas Jujutsu Club 0
131 UT Dallas Stream Team 0
132 UT Dallas Swim Club 0
133 UT Dallas Taekwondo Club 0
134 UT Dallas Women 0
135 UT Dallas Women's Club Soccer 0
136 Young Professionals 0
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Leaderboard
Night Owl Leaderboard
The group with the most gifts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. will win an additional $100 in bonus funds! Night owls unite!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $100 Fashioning Circuits 12
2 Athletics 8
3 Student Ambassadors 4
4 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
5 Bangladeshi Student Organization 3
6 Computer Science 2
7 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 2
8 National Merit Scholars 1
9 Bioengineering 1
10 Terry Scholars 1
11 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 1
12 Comet Cupboard 1
13 Eugene McDermott Library 1
14 Jindal Young Scholars Program 1
15 Student Organization Gifts 0
16 #BLM Committee 0
17 180 Degree Consulting 0
18 3D Studio 0
19 Academic Bridge Program 0
20 Accounting 0
21 ACTS Funds 0
22 Alumni Association 0
23 Animation Lab 0
24 Archer Center 0
25 Arts & Humanities 0
26 ATEC Labs 0
27 ATEC Programs 0
28 ATEC Scholarships 0
29 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 0
30 Big Design Scholarship 0
31 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 0
32 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 0
33 Campus Enhancements 2 0
34 Career Center 0
35 Career Management Center 0
36 Center for Advanced Pain Studies 0
37 Center for Asian Studies 0
38 Center for BrainHealth 0
39 Center for Children and Families 0
40 Center for Global Business 0
41 Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management 0
42 Center for Professional Sales 0
43 Center for Students in Recovery 0
44 Center for Translation Studies 0
45 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 0
46 Center for Values 0
47 Center for Vital Longevity 0
48 Chess Team 0
49 Choir 0
50 Comet Closet 0
51 Computer Science Goldman Sachs Scholar 0
52 Creative Writing 0
53 Critical Media Studies 0
54 Crow Museum of Asian Art 0
55 Dallas Formula Racing 0
56 Dance 0
57 Dean's Initiative 0
58 Dean's Initiative - Partners in Progress 0
59 Delta Zeta 0
60 Dinesh and Tulika Bhatia Student Support Fund 0
61 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Fund 0
62 Doug Kiel Student Support Fund 0
63 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 0
64 ECS CS Endowment Holding 0
65 Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History 0
66 Endowment Holding 0
67 Experimenta.l. 0
68 First-Generation Student Programs 0
69 Fraternity & Sorority Life 0
70 Fund for UT Dallas 0
71 Future Comets 0
72 Galerstein Gender Center 0
73 Global Sustainability Experience 0
74 Guitar 0
75 Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate 0
76 History of Aviation Collection 0
77 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 0
78 Information Technology & Systems 0
79 Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance 0
80 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 0
81 Interdisciplinary Studies 0
82 International Center 0
83 International Student Emergency Fund 0
84 Jonsson School Alumni Opportunity Fund 0
85 Judy and Larry Sall Scholarship Fund 0
86 Kathy Gribble Opportunity Fund for ECS 0
87 Kevin and Cristi Ryan Opportunity Fund 0
88 Kevin and Cristi Ryan Scholarship/Fellowship 0
89 LabSynthE 0
90 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 0
91 Legacy Lane Bricks 0
92 Literature 0
93 Marjorie Duckworth Endowment 0
94 Materials Science and Engineering 0
95 McDermott Scholars 0
96 Mechanical Engineering 0
97 Military and Veteran Center 0
98 Military and Veteran Employee Resource Group 0
99 MS Business Analytics Program 0
100 Multicultural Center 0
101 Music 0
102 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 0
103 Office of Graduate Education 0
104 Pre-Law Advising Center 0
105 QuTD 0
106 RISE Center 0
107 Risk Management & Insurance 0
108 Science Mathematics Education 0
109 Staff Council 0
110 Student Counseling Center 0
111 Student Emergency Fund 0
112 Student Volunteerism 0
113 Student Wellness Center 0
114 Systems Engineering 0
115 Teach-In 0
116 Teacher Development Center 0
117 Temoc Socks 0
118 Theatre 0
119 Tony Cross Student Support Fund 0
120 Undergraduate Marketing 0
121 Undergraduate Success Scholars 0
122 University Emergency Medical Response 0
123 UT Dallas Executive MBA 0
124 UT Dallas Jujutsu Club 0
125 UT Dallas Pep Band 0
126 UT Dallas Stream Team 0
127 UT Dallas Swim Club 0
128 UT Dallas Taekwondo Club 0
129 UT Dallas Tennis Club 0
130 UT Dallas Volleyball Club 0
131 UT Dallas Women 0
132 UT Dallas Women's Club Soccer 0
133 UTDesign EPICS 0
134 UTDesign Senior Capstone 0
135 UTD’s Bee Campus USA certification 0
136 Young Professionals 0
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Alumni Match
Double the fun! All alumni gifts of $2-$19.69 will be matched dollar for dollar, for a total of $1,969!
$1,469 MATCHED
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Seniors Match
Are you graduating in 2022? Make your gift of $2 to $19.69 on Comets Giving Days and receive a dollar-for-dollar match! That's double the impact for your favorite UT Dallas group!
$43 MATCHED
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Student Match Day 2
Are you a UT Dallas student? Make a gift of $2 or any other gift up to $19.69 on April 6-7 and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969!
$1,875 MATCHED
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Student Match
Are you a UT Dallas student? Make a gift of $2 or any other gift up to $19.69 on April 6-7 and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969!
$1,969 MATCHED
Completed
$50,000
Faculty/Staff Challenge
Faculty and Staff have been a driving force in the success of Comets Giving Days. When 300 faculty/staff gifts are reached on Comets Giving Days, an additional $50,000 will be unlocked thanks to a generous gift from retired faculty member Larry Sall and his wife Judy Sall.
300 / 300 Gifts
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Small School Leaderboard
Though small in size, they make a big impact! Which of these schools will show up and stand out during this year's Comets Giving Day? The school that rises to the top will earn bonus funds!
Rank Prize School Gifts
1 $200 Arts and Humanites 176
2 $100 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 154
3 $50 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 114
4 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 62
5 Interdisciplinary Studies 34
6 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 31
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Leaderboard
52 Gifts Leaderboard
Help your favorite Comets Giving Days group reach at least 52 gifts in honor of UT Dallas' 52nd year on April 7 to be eligible to win an additional $200 in bonus funds. The winning group will be picked at random.
Rank Groups Gifts
1 Comet Cupboard 77
2 Student Ambassadors 75
3 Computer Science 69
4 Jindal Young Scholars Program 65
5 Athletics 57
6 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 53
7 Dean's Initiative - Partners in Progress 40
8 Electrical and Computer Engineering 38
9 Bioengineering 38
10 Bangladeshi Student Organization 35
11 Undergraduate Success Scholars 32
12 Center for BrainHealth 31
13 Arts & Humanities 28
14 Fund for UT Dallas 21
15 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 20
16 Fashioning Circuits 19
17 First-Generation Student Programs 19
18 Dallas Formula Racing 18
19 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 16
20 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 16
21 Galerstein Gender Center 16
22 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14
23 Mechanical Engineering 13
24 Eugene McDermott Library 13
25 Alumni Association 13
26 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 11
27 Academic Bridge Program 11
28 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 11
29 Center for Children and Families 10
30 UTDesign EPICS 9
31 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 8
32 Accounting 8
33 Materials Science and Engineering 8
34 Science Mathematics Education 8
35 Student Emergency Fund 7
36 Dean's Initiative 7
37 Center for Global Business 6
38 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 6
39 Multicultural Center 6
40 Interdisciplinary Studies 6
41 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Fund 6
42 Comet Closet 5
43 Staff Council 5
44 Center for Values 4
45 Center for Translation Studies 4
46 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 4
47 Experimenta.l. 4
48 MS Business Analytics Program 4
49 Teach-In 4
50 Center for Asian Studies 4
51 ATEC Programs 4
52 Critical Media Studies 3
53 McDermott Scholars 3
54 UTDesign Senior Capstone 3
55 Marjorie Duckworth Endowment 3
56 ATEC Scholarships 3
57 Legacy Lane Bricks 3
58 Crow Museum of Asian Art 3
59 Student Counseling Center 3
60 Undergraduate Marketing 3
61 International Student Emergency Fund 3
62 Information Technology & Systems 3
63 LabSynthE 3
64 Future Comets 3
65 3D Studio 3
66 Kathy Gribble Opportunity Fund for ECS 3
67 #BLM Committee 3
68 Fraternity & Sorority Life 3
69 Terry Scholars 3
70 National Merit Scholars 2
71 Center for Vital Longevity 2
72 UTD’s Bee Campus USA certification 2
73 Systems Engineering 2
74 Center for Students in Recovery 2
75 180 Degree Consulting 2
76 Dance 2
77 Theatre 2
78 Music 2
79 Guitar 2
80 Student Wellness Center 2
81 UT Dallas Swim Club 2
82 ACTS Funds 1
83 ECS CS Endowment Holding 1
84 Choir 1
85 Pre-Law Advising Center 1
86 Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance 1
87 International Center 1
88 UT Dallas Pep Band 1
89 Literature 1
90 Military and Veteran Employee Resource Group 1
91 QuTD 1
92 UT Dallas Tennis Club 1
93 Archer Center 1
94 Creative Writing 1
95 Animation Lab 1
96 Computer Science Goldman Sachs Scholar 1
97 Military and Veteran Center 1
98 Temoc Socks 1
99 Student Organization Gifts 0
100 ATEC Labs 0
101 Big Design Scholarship 0
102 Campus Enhancements 2 0
103 Career Center 0
104 Career Management Center 0
105 Center for Advanced Pain Studies 0
106 Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management 0
107 Center for Professional Sales 0
108 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 0
109 Chess Team 0
110 Delta Zeta 0
111 Dinesh and Tulika Bhatia Student Support Fund 0
112 Doug Kiel Student Support Fund 0
113 Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History 0
114 Endowment Holding 0
115 Global Sustainability Experience 0
116 Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate 0
117 History of Aviation Collection 0
118 Jonsson School Alumni Opportunity Fund 0
119 Judy and Larry Sall Scholarship Fund 0
120 Kevin and Cristi Ryan Opportunity Fund 0
121 Kevin and Cristi Ryan Scholarship/Fellowship 0
122 Office of Graduate Education 0
123 RISE Center 0
124 Risk Management & Insurance 0
125 Student Volunteerism 0
126 Teacher Development Center 0
127 Tony Cross Student Support Fund 0
128 University Emergency Medical Response 0
129 UT Dallas Executive MBA 0
130 UT Dallas Jujutsu Club 0
131 UT Dallas Stream Team 0
132 UT Dallas Taekwondo Club 0
133 UT Dallas Volleyball Club 0
134 UT Dallas Women 0
135 UT Dallas Women's Club Soccer 0
136 Young Professionals 0
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Early Riser Leaderboard
On April 7 from 5 to 7 a.m., help the group you love receive the most gifts. The group with the highest total will win $100 in bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $100 Computer Science 3
2 Materials Science and Engineering 2
3 Interdisciplinary Studies 2
4 Student Wellness Center 2
5 Athletics 1
6 Center for BrainHealth 1
7 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 1
8 Marjorie Duckworth Endowment 1
9 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 1
10 Literature 1
11 Eugene McDermott Library 1
12 Military and Veteran Center 1
13 Student Counseling Center 1
14 Student Organization Gifts 0
15 #BLM Committee 0
16 180 Degree Consulting 0
17 3D Studio 0
18 Academic Bridge Program 0
19 Accounting 0
20 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 0
21 ACTS Funds 0
22 Alumni Association 0
23 Animation Lab 0
24 Archer Center 0
25 Arts & Humanities 0
26 ATEC Labs 0
27 ATEC Programs 0
28 ATEC Scholarships 0
29 Bangladeshi Student Organization 0
30 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 0
31 Big Design Scholarship 0
32 Bioengineering 0
33 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 0
34 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 0
35 Campus Enhancements 2 0
36 Career Center 0
37 Career Management Center 0
38 Center for Advanced Pain Studies 0
39 Center for Asian Studies 0
40 Center for Children and Families 0
41 Center for Global Business 0
42 Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management 0
43 Center for Professional Sales 0
44 Center for Students in Recovery 0
45 Center for Translation Studies 0
46 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 0
47 Center for Values 0
48 Center for Vital Longevity 0
49 Chess Team 0
50 Choir 0
51 Comet Closet 0
52 Comet Cupboard 0
53 Computer Science Goldman Sachs Scholar 0
54 Creative Writing 0
55 Critical Media Studies 0
56 Crow Museum of Asian Art 0
57 Dallas Formula Racing 0
58 Dance 0
59 Dean's Initiative 0
60 Dean's Initiative - Partners in Progress 0
61 Delta Zeta 0
62 Dinesh and Tulika Bhatia Student Support Fund 0
63 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Fund 0
64 Doug Kiel Student Support Fund 0
65 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 0
66 ECS CS Endowment Holding 0
67 Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History 0
68 Electrical and Computer Engineering 0
69 Endowment Holding 0
70 Experimenta.l. 0
71 Fashioning Circuits 0
72 First-Generation Student Programs 0
73 Fraternity & Sorority Life 0
74 Fund for UT Dallas 0
75 Future Comets 0
76 Galerstein Gender Center 0
77 Global Sustainability Experience 0
78 Guitar 0
79 Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate 0
80 History of Aviation Collection 0
81 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 0
82 Information Technology & Systems 0
83 Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance 0
84 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 0
85 International Center 0
86 International Student Emergency Fund 0
87 Jindal Young Scholars Program 0
88 Jonsson School Alumni Opportunity Fund 0
89 Judy and Larry Sall Scholarship Fund 0
90 Kathy Gribble Opportunity Fund for ECS 0
91 Kevin and Cristi Ryan Opportunity Fund 0
92 Kevin and Cristi Ryan Scholarship/Fellowship 0
93 LabSynthE 0
94 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 0
95 Legacy Lane Bricks 0
96 McDermott Scholars 0
97 Mechanical Engineering 0
98 Military and Veteran Employee Resource Group 0
99 MS Business Analytics Program 0
100 Multicultural Center 0
101 Music 0
102 National Merit Scholars 0
103 Office of Graduate Education 0
104 Pre-Law Advising Center 0
105 QuTD 0
106 RISE Center 0
107 Risk Management & Insurance 0
108 Science Mathematics Education 0
109 Staff Council 0
110 Student Ambassadors 0
111 Student Emergency Fund 0
112 Student Volunteerism 0
113 Systems Engineering 0
114 Teach-In 0
115 Teacher Development Center 0
116 Temoc Socks 0
117 Terry Scholars 0
118 Theatre 0
119 Tony Cross Student Support Fund 0
120 Undergraduate Marketing 0
121 Undergraduate Success Scholars 0
122 University Emergency Medical Response 0
123 UT Dallas Executive MBA 0
124 UT Dallas Jujutsu Club 0
125 UT Dallas Pep Band 0
126 UT Dallas Stream Team 0
127 UT Dallas Swim Club 0
128 UT Dallas Taekwondo Club 0
129 UT Dallas Tennis Club 0
130 UT Dallas Volleyball Club 0
131 UT Dallas Women 0
132 UT Dallas Women's Club Soccer 0
133 UTDesign EPICS 0
134 UTDesign Senior Capstone 0
135 UTD’s Bee Campus USA certification 0
136 Young Professionals 0
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