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Burnt Orange Society

The Burnt Orange Society is a prestigious and selective group, designed to give its members a competitive edge for future success. Society members are fully actualized Longhorns, who understand how to work in a technological, diverse, global and evolving world.

Burnt Orange Society Members enjoy:

  • Exclusive Graduation Cords
  • Private networking events with university officials and employers
  • VIP admission to University events including performing arts and athletic events.
  • Members-Only Burnt Orange Society apparel
  • Bragging rights as a member of the university‚Äôs premier involvement group

How to Earn Your Orange and Burnt Orange Society Membership

Step One
Log into HornsLink with your UT EID.
Step Two
Search for and attend Events on the Burnt Orange Society Curriculum.
Step Three
Complete all the necessary Activities in the 8 Achievement Areas.
Step Four
Get Inducted into the Burnt Orange Society.

Achievement Areas

The Burnt Orange Society Curriculum is made up of eight Achievement Areas. Participating in events and activities in each area completes the Burnt Orange Society Curriculum.

Civic Engagement
Get involved and be an
agent of positive change

Global Perspectives
Improve cultural awareness
and understanding of our
global community

Longhorn Pride
Engage with the spirit and
purpose of the community

Self Awareness
Explore self-identity through
interests, values and skills
Creativity and the Arts
Embrace your own creativity,
celebrate diversity and
beautify our world

Innovation and Research
Ask hard questions and
find your own answers

Professional Development
Find and explore career
interests and aspirations

Wellness
Develop healthy habits
for mind, body and spirit

Leadership Resume

The events, activities and personal development of the Burnt Orange Society Curriculum are recorded in the Leadership Resume, to help students translate on-campus involvement to real-world skills for a competitive edge after graduation.

HornsLink

HornsLink.org is the University's social hub and the place to get connected on campus. By connecting through HornsLink, students can complete and record their accomplishments for the Burnt Orange Society curriculum.

For Departments and Student Organizations

All student organizations, academic areas and administrative units are eligible for organization pages on HornsLink. Increase student awareness and involvement by connecting services and events with one or more of the eight Burnt Orange Society Curriculum achievement areas.

Academic Area and Administrative Unit Questions

For questions about Burnt Orange Society partnership or HornsLink, contact the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute at 512-232-5163, or earnyourorange@austin.utexas.edu.

Registered Student Organization Questions

For questions from authorized representatives about Burnt Orange Society partnership or HornsLink, contact Student Activities at 512-471-3065 or studentactivities@austin.utexas.edu.

General Burnt Orange Society Questions

Burnt Orange Society is a university-wide effort, but is coordinated by the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute. Contact 512-232-5163 or earnyourorange@austin.utexas.edu.