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Pillars of the Forty Acres

Student organizations at The University of Texas at Austin exemplify the Core Values of The University of Texas at Austin in their missions and activities. They demonstrate the importance of co-curricular involvement and provide opportunities for all students to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Student organizations host guest speakers, devote time and energy to community service and create programs that bring cultures from around the world to 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. These Core Values form six categories of achievement through which student organizations may receive recognition for their efforts and activities. Organizations receive points for various criteria which may earn them recognition status and rewards.

To achieve Distinguished Status, organizations must complete 8 points of the required criteria in a single Core Value category.

To achieve Exemplary Status, organizations must achieve Distinguished Status in five of the six Core Value categories.

Student organizations can log activities that occur between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016. Upon completion of the criteria, organizations will complete and submit a program reflection (due by March 1, 2016). Organizations that achieve Distinguished and Exemplary status will be recognized on their database page, on the Student Activities web site and honored publicly in April at the Evening of the Stars. There will also be cash prize drawings.

If you have any questions concerning the Pillars of the Forty Acres program you may call or email us to discuss your concerns or to set up an appointment.

Contact Information:

Caroline Heywood
(512) 471-3065

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