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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 (PDF).

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
Develop healthy habits for mind, body and spirit

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more? Read over our Frequently Asked Questions to find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Burnt Orange Society.

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 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

Registered Student Organization Questions

For questions from authorized representatives about Burnt Orange Society partnership or HornsLink, contact Student Activities at 512-471-3065 or

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

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