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HealthyhornsTXT is a text messaging program aimed at supporting the health and academic success of students at The University of Texas at Austin. Subscribers receive brief, timely information about campus events, physical activity and nutrition, sleep, stress management, alcohol risk reduction, and other general college health tips.

Join us!

HealthyhornsTXT has over 6,000 active student participants. Current UT students may text HORNS to 99000 to join the HealthyhornsTXT community. You'll receive 3 text messages each week with tips and events to help you stay healthy at UT. Reply STOP at any time to opt-out of the program. Message and data rates may apply.

Healthyhorns TXT exists to promote healthy behaviors among UT students, encourage engagement with wellness-related resources on campus, and connect hungry students to free tacos. Individuals who reply to texts with vulgar, derogatory, or discriminatory language or content may be removed from the HHTXT program.

Win a $10 gift card to Torchy's Tacos!

Each week, we select one $10 Torchy's Tacos gift card winner. Just reply TACOS to our Taco Tuesday message.

People are talking about HealthyhornsTXT

HealthyhornsTXT was recognized in Greatist's 2016 "Top 26 Healthiest Colleges in the US" for speaking to students where they are – on their phones.

HealthyhornsTXT really does help you stay healthy at UT! Here's what other students had to say:

  • "I saw signs of alcohol poisoning this past weekend that I read from the link sent on a text message."
  • "The drinking tips were healthy and had some great pointers about steps to take before and after drinking. For example, the suggestion to eat before and to hydrate before and after."
  • "I looked into getting counseling for some personal and academic problems I was having."
  • "One text linked me to be healthy horns contraception videos and I made an appointment at the women's health center at the SSB as a result."

Our Partners

Messages are submitted by a variety of campus partners, including the Center for Health Communication, Counseling and Mental Health Center, Voices Against Violence, BeVocal, RecSports, Tobacco Free Campus, and the Gender and Sexuality Center.

Get in touch!

Have ideas or feedback for HealthyhornsTXT? Just tag @healthyhorns on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and we'll follow up with you.

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