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Swing Out Awards

Become Part of the Swing Out Award 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 18, 2017.  Winning organizations receive a banner and $300 for the organization, with the winner of Most Outstanding organization receiving an additional $1,000.

The 2017 Swing Out Awards process includes 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 2017 Application Dates

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 18th: Evening of the Stars Ceremony


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

1) 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 visit the Pillars – Instructions page for details. If you have questions, email Student Activities at

2) Review the 2017 Swing Out Award Application (pdf)

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

4) Apply Online: at

If you have any questions, please email Student Activities at

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