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Swing Out Awards

Become Part of the Swing Out Award Tradition!

The Swing Out Awards are given by the Office of the Dean of Students 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 Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Winning organizations receive a banner and $300 for the organization, with the winner of Most Outstanding organization receiving an additional $1,000.

The 2016 Swing Out Awards process consists of an application review by the Swing Out Awards Committee, made up of students from different areas of the Office of the Dean of Students.

Important dates concerning the 2016 application process include:

  • February 1:  Applications available online at 8 am.
  • February 29: Applications due online by 11:59 pm.
  • April 1: Organizations contacted regarding their application status
  • April 19: Evening of the Stars Ceremony


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

  1. Review the 2016 Swing Out Award Application: SwingOutApplicationQuestions2016.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 with Student Activities?
    • Are you an authorized representative for your organization?
    • Is the secondary contact for the application an authorized representative for your organization?
    • Has your organization achieved Distinguished Status within the Pillars of the Forty Acres program?*
      *If you have not enrolled in the program, please email for more information.
  4. Apply Online

If you have any questions, please contact the University of Texas Student Activities department by telephone at (512) 471-3065 or via email at

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