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Swing Out Awards

Become Part of the Swing Out Awards Tradition!
The Swing Out Awards are presented 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 recipients will be recognized at the Evening of the Stars ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Winning organizations receive a banner and $300 for the organization, and the winner of Most Outstanding organization receives an additional $1,000.

The 2018 Swing Out Awards process consists of an application review by the Swing Out Awards Committee, consisting of students from different areas of the Office of the Dean of Students.

Important dates concerning the 2018 application process include:
February 1st:  Applications available online at 8 am.
February 28th: Applications due online by 11:59 pm. CST.
April 1st: Organizations contacted regarding their application status
April 17th: Evening of the Stars Ceremony

If you have any questions, please contact Student Activities via email at

2017 Swing Out Award Winners

Primary Category Award Winners

  • Best Academic / Departmental Organization: Texas Transfer Students
  • Best Artistic Organizations: Longhorn Singers
  • Best Cultural Organization: Hindu Students Association
  • Best Political / Activist Organization: Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization
  • Best Professional Organization: Hispanic Business Students Association
  • Best Recreational Organization: Longhorn Stream Team
  • Best Service Organization: Texas Wranglers
  • Best Social Organization: Vietnamese Students Association
  • Best Spirit Organization: Texas Spirits

Special Category Award Winners

  • Best New Organization: Longhorn Stream Team
  • Best Graduate Organization: Graduate Engineering Council
  • Most Improved Organization: Texas Spirits
  • Healthiest Organization: Texas 4000 for Cancer
  • Outstanding Advisor: Dr. Courtney Byrd, Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization
  • Most Outstanding Organization: Texas Wranglers