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Pillars of the Forty Acres

Pillars of the Forty Acres is a recognition program for student organizations whose activities embody the Core Values of the University of Texas at Austin. The program has six categories that align with the Core Values. Organizations receive points for completing the criteria within each category to earn recognition status and rewards.

There are two levels of recognition status: Distinguished and Exemplary. To achieve Distinguished Status, an organization must complete 8 points in one Core Value category. Organizations that achieve Distinguished Status are eligible to apply for Swing Out Awards.  To achieve Exemplary Status, an organization must achieve Distinguished Status in five of the six Core Value categories.

Student organizations can log completed criteria between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018. Organizations must also submit a reflection by February 28, 2018. Organizations that achieve Distinguished and Exemplary status will be honored on April 17, 2018 at the Evening of the Stars.

If you have questions about the Pillars of the Forty Acres program, please contact Student Activities at (512) 471-3065 or awards@austin.utexas.edu.

2017 Pillars of the Forty Acres Distinguished Status Recipients

Learning

Alpha Epsilon Delta
*Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Orange Jackets
*Texas Sweethearts
*Texas Wranglers

Discovery

Alpha Epsilon Delta
*Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Orange Jackets
*Texas Wranglers

Freedom

Alpha Epsilon Delta
Texas Wranglers

Leadership

Alpha Epsilon Delta
*Hispanic Business Students Association
*Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization
Longhorn Stream Team
Natural Sciences Council
School of Human Ecology Ambassadors
Student Engineering Council
Texas 4000 for Cancer
Texas Blazers
Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Orange Jackets
Texas Transfer Students
Texas Wranglers

Individual Opportunity

Alpha Epsilon Delta
Asian Business Students Association
Camp Kesem
Graduate Engineering Council
Hispanic Health Professions Organization
Longhorn Singers
*Student Engineering Council
Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Orange Jackets
*Texas Spirits
Texas Transfer Students
Undergraduate Business Council
Vietnamese Students Association

Responsibility

Alpha Epsilon Delta
Best Buddies
Chi Kappa Phi Service Society
Hindu Students Association
*National Residence Hall Honorary (Texas Longhorn Chapter)
Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Infinites
Texas Orange Jackets
Texas Royals
Texas Transfer Students
Texas Wranglers
The Ladybirds

* indicates an organization won a drawing for $200 based on their accomplishments

2017 Pillars of the Forty Acres Exemplary Status Recipient

*Alpha Epsilon Delta
-Learning, Discovery, Freedom, Leadership, Individual Opportunity, Responsibility

*Texas Bluebonnets
-Learning, Discovery, Leadership, Individual Opportunity, Responsibility

Texas Orange Jackets
-Learning, Discovery, Leadership, Individual Opportunity, Responsibility

Texas Wranglers
-Learning, Discovery, Freedom, Leadership, Responsibility

*Won $1,000 for their accomplishments.