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Swing Out Awards

Become Part of the Swing Out Award Tradition!

The Swing Out Awards are given by the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) to student organizations that have demonstrated excellence in leadership on campus. Organizations can apply to different categories that best fit their student group. Award winners will be recognized at the Evening of the Stars ceremony on April 22, 2014.

The 2014 Swing Out Awards process will consist of an application review by the Swing Out Awards Committee, made up of students from sponsored student organizations in the Office of the Dean of Students. There will not be an interview portion this year.

Important dates concerning the 2014 application process include:
February 27: Applications due online by 12 p.m.  (no late applications will be accepted)
April 7: Organizations contacted regarding their status
April 22: Evening of the Stars Ceremony


Please follow the four easy steps below to ensure your application is submitted correctly:

1) Review the 2014 Swing Out Award Application Questions (PDF)

2) Prepare Swing Out Award Application Answers
Prepare your answers for the Swing Out Award categories that best fit your organization. It is recommended that you save this in an electronic format for easier transmission to the online application

3) Ensure you can answer YES to the following questions

  • Is your organization currently registered and active with Student Activities?
  • Are you an authorized representative for your organization?
  • Is the secondary contact for the application an authorized representative for your organization?
  • If you answered "no" or are unsure about any of the above questions, please visit the Student Activities student organization database and update your organization's information, if necessary.


  • Once you enter the application by clicking on the above link, your answers will be available and saved as long as the browser window is open. Once that browser is closed, any information you completed in the past will NOT BE SAVED.
  • If you do close the browser before submitting your application, you WILL be able to apply for a Swing Out Award, but you will have to start the application from the beginning. (NOTE: This is why we highly recommend saving your answers in an electronic format).
  • Once you hit SUBMIT at the end of the application, you will not be able to go back to your application to make any changes, so please ensure your organization is ready to turn in their application before you submit.

If you have any questions, please contact the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) by telephone at (512) 232-5163 or via e-mail at

See the winners of the 2013 Swing Out Awards