Why it's good to be a member!

University Co-op Membership


5% discount on academic purchases every day, including select course material, supplies, and graduation.

Our largest benefit to our owners, designed to reduce the cost of textbooks and course materials for students and faculty at UT Austin.


From free food to giveaways to first access to exclusive items, get more as a member. Watch your email for details!


All University Co-op profits are returned to students, faculty, and staff in the form of gifts, grants, and awards.

Learn more.


+Help! My membership discount isn't applying
  • Coupon codes are not currently working. Type “member” into the comments box to have the discount applied during order fulfillment. Your discount will not show up in the cart, but your charge will reflect the discount.

+I forgot to add my member discount to my online purchase at checkout!
+Do I have to be a member to shop at the Co-op?
  • No! The Co-op is open to everyone, but only members receive member pricing and member discounts.

+Who is eligible to be a member?
  • The Co-op is a not for profit organization owned by students, faculty and staff at UT Austin. Those owners (all current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Texas at Austin) are eligible for a free membership.

    Additionally, the Co-op extends discounts to Lifetime Longhorns (who received a Lifetime Longhorn discount from the Co-op), current Texas Parents Association Four Year members, and Texas Exes Members. Proof of membership in these organizations is required to recieve the discount.

+What are Member Benefits?
  • Members receive a 5% discount on academic purchases (textbooks, course packets, school supplies, art supplies, graduation, regalia, scrubs) with limited exclusions.

+How do I sign up?
  • You can sign up through the form on the Sign In page on our website. You’ll be asked to verify your status, with either: a valid UT ID number (the digits above the barcode), a Texas Exes Life Member Number, a Texas Parents Association ID Number, or a Lifetime Longhorn ID Number.

    Members can also sign up to activate a free membership by showing valid ID (listed above) at any register.

+Do I have to sign up again online if I created an account in store?
  • Member accounts created in store are available online, but members will have to establish a password to access their account.

    If your account was created in store, please use same email address to activate the "forgot password" link to set up your online account access.

+Do I get a membership card?
  • No card required!

    Online, access your member discount by logging into your account.

    In store, membership accounts are accessed with your UT ID. Affiliate group discounts must show proof of membership (Texas Exes Life Member ID, Texas Parents ID, or Lifetime Longhorn ID) to receive the discount.

+How do I get my member discount?
  • In store, membership accounts are accessed with your UT ID. Affiliate group discounts must show proof of membership (Texas Exes Life Member ID, Texas Parents ID, or Lifetime Longhorn ID) to recieve the discount. Once membership account is created you'll be asked to provide your name and/or phone number and email.

    Online, you’ll need to sign in to your account and then use the member coupon code that is available at universitycoop.com/membership. Members must be logged in to access the discount code.

+What is included in my member or partner discount?
  • Members receive a 5% discount on academic materials, including:

    • Textbooks (new + used), Course Packets, and Textbook Bundles

    • Printed book Rentals

    • I clickers

    • School supplies

    • Calculators and select electronics

    • Art Supplies

    • Art Kits

    • Scrubs + uniforms

    • Bachelor's Cap + Gown, Tassels + Stoles

    • Master's Cap + Gown, Tassels + Stoles

    • Non-Custom Doctoral Tams + Hoods (purchased from the Co-op)

    • Diploma Frames

    Excluded academic materials:

    • Ebooks

    • Digital Materials (access codes)

    • Ebook rentals

    • Orders placed through partner sites, including Immediate access materials (purchased through Canvas)

    • Special order items

    Excluded Graduation items:

    • Custom Doctoral Regalia purchased from Oak Hall

    • All Regalia Rentals (Doctoral UT Offical and Traditional)

    • Special Order Items, including Honor Cords

    • Drop-ship diploma frames

    • UT's Souvenir Commencement items

    • Other items as requred (will be indicated on the item information)

    Affiliate Groups (Texas Exes, Texas Parents Association Four Year Members, and Lifetime Longhorns) may use their discounts on select general merchandise, including sale merchandise.

    The following general exclusions apply to affiliate discounts:

    • Brands: Yeti, Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Tommy Bahama, Victoria’s Secret PINK (in store only)

    • Purchases on partner websites, including M. LaHart and Bed Bath + Beyond

    • Limited edition items, including select Limited Edition Nike shoes. Special Order items.

    • Special order Items

    • Items on Promotion or special offer

    • Other exclusions may apply, see offer or item for details.

+Can someone else use my member discount?
  • No. Only members can use their member discount. Misuse of membership can lead to cancellation of the membership.

+Co-op Membership Terms + Conditions

    These Terms of Use apply to your access to, and participation in, the Member discount program (“Membership") which is operated by the University Co-op. The Co-op reserves the right to change, modify and/or eliminate Membership and/or all or any portion of these Terms of Use or any policy, FAQ, or guideline pertaining to Membership at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the revisions to Universitycoop.com, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your participation in Membership confirms your acceptance of these Terms of Use and any such changes or modifications; therefore, you should review these Terms of Use and applicable policies and FAQs frequently to understand the terms and conditions that apply to Membership. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you must stop participating in Membership.

    The Membership program is intended for personal use only. Commercial use is prohibited.

    Membership is one way in which the Co-op endeavors to support student success by providing a discount on purchases at the Co-op for participating groups, which include: Co-op’s owners; students, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas at Austin (“Owners”).

    Discounts are also extended to partner organizations on the basis of agreements with those organizations to extend a discount benefit to their members (“Partners”). The Co-op may also sell annual Membership for a fee, which extends Membership benefits to someone who may not an Owner or Partner. These Members are Paid Members (“Paid Members”). All members and partners are ("Participating Groups") for the purposes of these terms and condition.

    The Member discount may be available for use on purchases both on-line and in store. Due to system requirements, vendor agreements, or other reasons, there may be a difference in the discount percentage, availability, exclusions, and requirements for in-store and online purchases.


    There are two ways to enroll in the Membership program and have access to a purchase discount

    1. In store, sign up for an account.

    • Customers may be asked to provide proof that they are members of a participating group, such as a UT ID, membership card, or similar identification.

    2. Online, create an account.

    • Members and partners must be logged in to be able to apply member discount codes to their shopping carts.

    In either case, the registration process may require that you provide the following information: username, password, email address, and ID number or identification establishing your relationship with the participating groups.


    Valid and current status as a member of a Participating group is a requirement for Membership or partner discount.

    The Co-op may request that members re-establish their member accounts each year on or around the anniversary of their account.

    While status as a current member of the Participating Group is required to use the Member or Partner discount, it does not guarantee or entitle anyone to the Member discount at the Co-op. Membership and Partner discounts may be discontinued, changed, or terminated in the Co-op's sole discretion at any time.


    The benefit of the Member program is a purchase discount on eligible items at the Co-op. Both the discount amount and the eligible items are subject to change at any time and without notification.

    The Co-op may offer special offers to Members that may have different requirements for usage (for example, members may not need to be logged in or use a discount code for the offer).

    The member discount may not be combined with any other discounts or offers, including Employee Discount, Texas Exes Chapter discounts, or Friends of the Co-op discounts.


    These Terms are to operate in tandem with any Promotional or Discount exclusions and Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict between these Terms, specific item or promotions Terms and Conditions control.

    Without notice to you, The Co-op reserves the right to suspend participation in the Membership program if The Co-op determines in its sole discretion that the Terms of Use have been violated or the account is unauthorized, deceptive, fraudulent or otherwise unlawful.

    The Co-op reserves the right to terminate, discontinue or cancel the Membership program and Partner discount programs at any time and in its sole discretion without notice to you.