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Pillars of the Forty Acres - Preview Criteria

Learning | Discovery | Freedom | Leadership | Individual Opportunity | Responsibility

Learning

Criterion
Points
Description
Required Information
Unrelated UT Department Presentation
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*
Have a UT academic or administrative present at or facilitate a session for 75% of organization members on a topic that is unrelated to the mission, purpose, or focus of the student organization.

*Presentation must be listed as an event on the student organizations HornsLink profile and only visible to "organization members." Attendance must be tracked using the participant tracking feature in HornsLink. All members must be listed in the organizations HornsLink roster.

  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the HornsLink roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Link to HornsLink event

Student Activities will verify presentation.
Service Project Consultation
1
point
Have an officer of the student organization schedule a consultation with the Center for Community Engagement regarding a service project. Email utlcce@austin.utexas.edu to schedule a consultation. *Consultation must be requested by February 10, 2021.
  • I certify that an officer of the student organization has met with an Center for Community Engagement staff member for a service project consultation.
  • Date of meeting
  • Project Idea

The Center for Community Engagement will verify the participants from each organization.
Intro to Voices Against Violence
1
point

Have Voices Against Violence facilitate the "Intro to Voices Against Violence" presentation to 75% of the organization. Visit the Voices Against Violence website for more information and to request the presentation.  After completion of presentation, the organization must provide email verification from GSC that the presentation did take place. Presentation must be request at least two weeks in advance and no later than February 10, 2021. 

*Presentation must be listed as an event on the student organizations HornsLink profile and only visible to "organization members." Attendance must be tracked using the participant tracking feature in HornsLink. All members must be listed in the organizations HornsLink roster. 

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation.
  • Date of workshop

Voices Against Violence will verify workshop participation.
Sanger Learning Center
1
point

Have Sanger Learning Center facilitate an approved virtual workshop to at least 75% of the student organizations members.  Visit the Sanger Learning Center website to learn more and request a workshop presentation.

Approved Workshops:
Time and Procrastination
Study Smarter, Not Harder
Public Speaking

*Presentation must be listed as an event on the student organizations HornsLink profile and only visible to "organization members." Attendance must be tracked using the participant tracking feature in HornsLink. All members must be listed in the organizations HornsLink roster. 

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster were in attendance at the meeting in which a workshop was presented to the student organization.
  • Date of workshop
  • Name of workshop

The Sanger Learning Center will verify they presented to the organization.
UT Outpost
1
point
**this criterion is pending**
Have your organization participate in the UT Outpost by organizing and hosting a food or clothing drive. To learn more about hosting a drive, an authorized representative must schedule a consultation by emailing William Ross at william.ross@austin.utexas.edu. *Organization must host drive and donate approved items to Student Emergency Services by 12 noon on February 26, 2021 to receive credit. Status is tbd.
  • I certify that the student organization participated in UT Outpost.
  • Date of consultation with Will
  • Number of active members in the organization
  • Amount of food collected/donated (in lbs)

Student Emergency Services will verify participation in UT Outpost.
The Project
1
point
**this criterion is pending**
Have 25% or more of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization participate in The Project. Status is tbd.
  • I certify that at least 25% of the members of our student organization participated in The Project and that each member is listed in our student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • List of members who participated

The Center for Community Engagement will verify the participants from each organization.
Holiday Assistance Program
1
point
**this criterion is pending**
Have at least three members volunteer for the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association's John Trevino Holiday Assistance Programs Distribution Day.  Members must be listed on the organizations HornsLink roster. Status is tbd.
  • I certify that at least three members volunteered for the Holiday Assistance Program and are listed in the student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • List of members who participated

Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association will verify participation.
UT GivePulse
1
point
Create a UT GivePulse profile for your student organization and list at least one in-person or virtual volunteer/service event on the platform. Link to GivePulse event must be submitted for verification. Questions regarding the UT GivePulse should be directed to the Center for Community Engagement at utlcce@austin.utexas.edu.
  • I certify that our student organization has created a UT GivePulse profile and listed at least one event on the platform.
  • Name of event
  • Date of event
  • Link to GivePulse event

Student Activities will verify completion of criterion.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award
1
point

Earn the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award for a group.  Questions regarding participation should be directed to the Center for Community Engagement at utlcce@austin.utexas.edu. *All required information must be submitted to the Center for Community Engagement by 12 noon on Friday, February 26, 2021 to receive credit.

Points per level:
Bronze - 1
Silver - 2
Gold - 3

  • I certify that the student organization has earned either the bronze, silver, or gold level Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
  • Level Achieved

The Center for Community Engagement will verify the participants from each organization.
Service Project
1
point

Plan and execute an in-person or virtual service project with your student organization. At least 25% of the members listed on the official HornsLink roster must participate. 

*Service project must be listed as an event on the student organizations HornsLink profile and only visible to "organization members." Attendance must be tracked using the participant tracking feature in HornsLink. All members must be listed in the organizations HornsLink roster. 

  • I certify that at least 25% of the members of our student organization participated in a service project and that each member is listed on our student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Link to HornsLink event

Student Activities will verity completion of service project.
Longhorn Halloween
1
point
**this criterion is pending**
Have three members of your student organization volunteer for a shift or to host a booth during the Longhorn Halloween event in October. Volunteer sign-up begins in September online at https://longhornhalloween.utexas.edu/.*Student organization must submit volunteer participation forms to Student Activities for verification at awards@austin.utexas.edu. Status is tbd.
  • I certify that three members of our student organization volunteered or hosted a booth for Longhorn Halloween and each member is listed on our student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of student participant 1
  • Name of student participant 2
  • Name of student participant 3

Student Activities will verify participation Longhorn Halloween.
Orange Santa
1
point
**this criterion is pending**
Have three members of your student organization volunteer for Orange Santa 2020. To learn more and sign-up to volunteer, visit https://orangesanta.utexas.edu/ *Student organization must submit volunteer participation forms to Student Activities for verification at awards@austin.utexas.edu.  Status is tbd.

  • I certify that three members of our student organization volunteered for Orange Santa and each member is listed on our student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of student participant 1
  • Name of student participant 2
  • Name of student participant 3

Student Activities will verify participation.
Advisor Engagement
1
point
Have the UT faculty or staff advisor of the student organization participate in a service project hosted by the student organization. Service project can be in-person or virtual. *Advisor must be listed on the student organizations HornsLink roster as an "organization adviser" and student organization must send a group photo with advisor at the service project to awards@austin.utexas.edu.
  • I certify that the student organizations advisor participated in a service project and is listed as an "organization adviser" on the official roster of the student organization.
  • Date of Service Project
  • Name of Advisor
  • Advisor Email

Student Activities will verify participation with advisor.
Special Criteria
1
point
Submit a suggestion for this category. Describe something your student organization has done that embodies the core value of Learning. Refer to the Pillars FAQs - Special Criteria Guidelines to ensure your suggestion is eligible to receive points. Multiple special criteria can be submitted but only one point can be earned in this category.
  • Description of criterion
  • Rationale for how criterion embodies the core value of Learning

Student Activities will evaluate submission for consideration using the miscellaneous rubric.

Discovery

Criterion
Points
Description
Required Information
Academic Plan / Program
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*

Create and implement an academic plan or program to support the academic achievement of the members of the student organization.  Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on creating a program and call 512.471.3065 to schedule a required appointment with a Student Activities staff member to consult on the proposed program. *Organization must bring a written copy of the proposed academic plan to the consultation to receive credit.

  • I certify that the student organization has created and implemented an academic plan/program.
  • Date of meeting
  • Name of staff member met with

Student Activities or Sorority and Fraternity Life with verify meeting.
disABILITY Advocate Program
1
point
Have Services for Students with Disabilities present "disABILITY 101" to 75% the student organization. To schedule a presentation, visit the online request form. *Presentation must be requested by February 10, 2021.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Date of presentation

Services for Students with Disabilities will verify they presented to the organization.
Related UT Department Presentation
1
point

Have a UT academic or administrative unit present at or facilitate a session on a topic that is related to the mission, purpose, or focus of the student organization. At least 75% of the organizaitons membership must be in attendance.

*Presentation must be listed as an event on the student organizations HornsLink profile and only visible to "organization members." Attendance must be tracked using the participant tracking feature in HornsLink. All members must be listed in the organizations HornsLink roster.

  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Link to HornsLink event

Student Activities will verify presentation.
Advisor Seminar
2
points
Have the UT faculty or staff advisor of the student organization attend the Student Organization Advisor Seminar during fall 2020 (date tbd). To learn more about the seminar, advisors can visit  http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sa/wkspstraining.php. *Advisors must be listed on the student organizations HornsLink roster as a "University Adviser" to receive Pillars credit.
  • I certify that the student organizations advisor attended the Advisor Seminar and is listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Name of Advisor
  • Advisors Email

Center for Students in Recovery will verify training completion.
Blanton Educational Program
1
point

**this criterion is pending**
Have three members of your organization participate in a Blanton Museum's educational program and creative gallery workshop. Interested student organizations must email Siobhan McCusker at siobhan.mccusker@blantonmuseum.org. *The deadline to sign up for each respective program is the Friday before each workshop. Dates TBD

  • I certify that three members of our student organization participated in the Blanton Education Program and that each member is listed on our student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of student participant 1
  • Name of student participant 2
  • Name of student participant 3

Blanton Museum will verify participation.
Campus Conference / Seminar
2
points
Have a member of your organization participate in a UT deparment or student organization sponsored conference/seminar (in-person or virtual). Must provide the link to the conference/seminar event page. Attending member must be listed on the organizaitons HornsLink roster.  *A presentation that is part of an academic class does not count.
  • I certify that a member of the student organization participated in an on-campus conference/seminar and is listed on the HornsLink roster.
  • Name of member
  • Name of conference / seminar attended
  • Date of conference / seminar attended
  • Link to conference / seminar event page

Student Activities will verify participation.
Center for Students in Recovery Panel
1
point

Have the Center for Students in Recovery present to at least 75% of members at a student organization meeting. Presentations will include information about CSR as a resource and students telling their stories of recovery.  Student organization must allow for 45 minutes for the presentation.  Email Recovery@austin.utexas.edu to schedule a virtual  panel.  *Panel must be requested at least two weeks in advance and no later than by February 10, 2021. 

*Presentation must be listed as an event on the student organizations HornsLink profile and only visible to "organization members." Attendance must be tracked using the participant tracking feature in HornsLink. All members must be listed in the organizations HornsLink roster.

  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Date panel took place

The Center for Students in Recovery will verify the panel presented for the organization.
Discover HornsLink
1
point

Have an officer attend an open "Discover HornsLink" workshop to learn about maximizing the organizations HornsLink profile. To RSVP, log into HornsLink.  Officers may also complete a one-on-one session by emailing the Deans Squad*One-on-one session must be requested by February 10, 2021.

Open Workshop Dates:
August 24
September 1
September 23
September 29

  • I certify that an officer of the student organizations completed the "Discover HornsLink" session.
  • Name of presenter
  • Date of presentation

Student Activities will verify participation.
Healthy Student Organizations Program
2
points
Enroll and actively participate in the Healthy Student Organization Program. *Organization must submit all required materials and achieve the bronze tier by February 26, 2021.
  • I certify that the student organization achieved either the bronze, silver, or gold tier in the Healthy Student Organization Program.
  • Level Received

University Health Services will verify program participation.
Be That One
1
point
Have the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center present the virtual Be That One: Suicide Prevention Program workshop to 75% of the student organization. *Presentation must be requested by February 10, 2021.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Date of presentation

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center will verify completion.
Student Organization Travel Workshop
1
point

Have an officer attend an open "Student Organization Travel" workshop to learn about some tips and tricks for travel, review University policies and procedures and identify resources. To RSVP, log into HornsLink.

Open Workshop Dates
February 19, 2020

  • I certify that an authorized representative of the student organizations completed the " Student Organization Travel" session.
  • Date of presentation

Student Activities will verify participation.
Special Criteria
1
point
Submit a suggestion for this category. Describe something your student organization has done that embodies the core value of Discovery. Refer to the Pillars FAQs - Special Criteria Guidelines to ensure your suggestion is eligible to receive points. Multiple special criteria can be submitted but only one point can be earned in this category.
  • Description of criterion
  • Rationale for how criterion embodies the core value of Discovery

Student Activities will evaluate submission for consideration using the miscellaneous rubric.

Freedom

Criterion
Points
Description
Required Information
Become an Inclusive Leader
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*
Have the Leadership and Ethics Institute facilitate a virtual "Become an Inclusive Leader" leadership development workshop during a student organization meeting OR have an officer of your organization attend any virtual "Inclusive Leadership" open workshop. The officer can attend any session (part 1, 2 or 3) for credit.  Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institute website for more information and open workshop dates.

Open 2020 Workshop Dates:
July: 8, 14, 17, 23, 27, 29
Sept: 16, 22, 24, 30
Oct: 6, 8, 20, 22

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation OR at least three officers of the organization attended a "Inclusive Leadership" open workshop together.
  • Date of presentation / workshop
  • Name of authorized representative, IF attended open workshop

The Leadership and Ethics Institute will verify they presented to the organization/attendance of authorized representative.
Awareness Rally
1
point
Hold a virtual awareness rally about a topic that is important to the organization (social justice, environmental justice, health or disease awareness, etc.). Event must be listed in HornsLink and open to the UT community. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for additional guidelines and scheduling a virtual consultation with a Student Activities staff member.
  • I certify that the student organization held an Awareness Rally and met with Student Activities.
  • Link to HornsLink event

Student Activities will verify completion.
BeVocal Facilitator Training
1
point
Have one officer attend a BeVocal Facilitator Training and present the information to the student organization. For questions, email bevocal@austin.utexas.edu.
  • I certify that an officer of our student organization attended a BeVocal Facilitator Training and presented the information to at least 75% of the members listed on the official HornsLink roster of the student organization.
  • Date(s) of workshop(s) attended
  • Names of authorized representatives

Student Activities will verify participation.
Diversity Workshop
1
point
Have the Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) facilitate a virtual diversity workshop with your student organization. Email
mec@austin.utexas.edu for more information.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official HornsLink roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Date of presentation

Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) will verify workshop participation.
Dr. Edmund Gordon’s Racial Geography Tour (digital)
1
point
**this criterion is pending**
Complete the virtual Walking Racial Geography Tour during a student organization meeting and complete the reflection quiz by the 11:59pm CST on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Status is tbd.
  • I certify that the student organization completed the digital walking tour was completed during a student organization meeting and that the reflection was form was submitted.
  • Names of student participants.
  • Date of Tour

Student Activities will verify attendance and completion of the reflection form.
Ally Training
2
points
Have at least one member of the student organization complete the Allies in Action program by participating in the Ally Toolkit workshops 1 and 2 through the Gender and Sexuality Center and present the information learned to the student organization.
  • I certify that a member of the student organization completed the Allies in Action program, presented the information to at least 75% of the members, and is listed on the official HornsLink roster.
  • Date of Ally Toolkit Workshop 1
  • Date of Ally Toolkit Workshop 2
  • Name of student participant

Gender and Sexuality Center with verify completion.
Intro to the Gender and Sexuality Center
1
point
Have the Gender and Sexuality Center facilitate the “Intro to the Gender and Sexuality Center” presentation at a student organization meeting. Visit the Gender and Sexuality Center for more information and to request the presentation. After completion of presentation, the organization must provide email verification from GSC that the presentation did take place. *Presentation must be request at least two weeks in advance and no later than February 10, 2021.
  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the "Intro to the Gender and Sexuality Center" presentation.
  • Date of workshop

Gender and Sexuality Center will verify workshop participation.
VAV Support Campaign
1
point
articipate in the Voices Against Violence Support Campaign by organizing and hosting a creative fundraiser for the Survivors Emergency Fund. *Organization must submit raised funds to Voices Against Violence by 12 noon on February 26, 2021 to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization participated in the VAV Support Campaign.
  • Name and location of fundraiser
  • Date of fundraiser
  • Amount of funds raised

Voices Against Violence will verify participation in the program.
Art of Dialogue
1
point

Have the Leadership and Ethics Institute facilitate the virtual "Art of Dialogue" leadership development workshop during a student organization meeting OR have an officer of your organization attend a virtual "Art of Dialogue" open workshop. Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institute website for more information and open workshop dates.

Open Workshop Dates:
August 5, 2020

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation OR have an officer of our organization attended an "Art of Dialogue" open workshop.
  • Date of presentation/workshop
  • Name of authorized representative, IF attended open workshop

The Leadership and Ethics Institute will verify they presented to the organization/attendance of authorized representative.
Special Criteria
1
point
Submit a suggestion for this category. Describe something your student organization has done that embodies the core value of Freedom. Refer to the Pillars FAQs - Special Criteria Guidelines to ensure your suggestion is eligible to receive points. Multiple special criteria can be submitted but only one point can be earned in this category.
  • Description of criteria
  • Rationale for how criteria embodies the core value of Freedom

Student Activities will evaluate submission for consideration using the miscellaneous rubric.

Leadership

Criterion
Points
Description
Required Information
Goals Discussion
1
point
*Completing this criterion is required*
Schedule an appointment to discuss the goals of the student organization. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on goal setting and scheduling a virtual consultation with a Student Activities staff member. *Organization must provide a copy of the proposed goals to the consultation to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization had a goals discussion with Student Activities.
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Date of meeting

Student Activities will verify completion of the consultation.
Officer Transition Program
1
point
Create and implement an officer transition program. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on creating a program and scheduling a virtual consultation with a Student Activities staff member. *Organization must provide a copy of the proposed program to the consultation to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization has created and implemented an officer transition program.
  • Date of meeting
  • Name of staff member met with

Student Activities/SFL will verify completion.
Managing Conflict As A Leader
1
point

Have at least two officers attend a virtual "Managing Conflict as a Leader" open workshop together. Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institute website for more information and open workshop dates.

Open Workshop Dates:
November 11th
November 17th
November 19th

  • I certify that at least two officers listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the workshop.
  • Date of workshop
  • Name of officer that attended open workshop

The Leadership and Ethics Institute will verify they presented to the organization/attendance of authorized representative.
Apply for an Award
1
point
Apply for a University sponsored award such as a Swing Out Award, Tower Award, Sorority and Fraternity Life Award, etc.. *Only includes awards applied to between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.
  • I certify that my organization applied for a University sponsored award.
  • Name of the award
  • Name of University entity granting the award
  • Date award was applied for

Student Activities will verify award application.
Win an Award
2
points
Win a University sponsored award such as a Swing Out Award, Tower Award, Sorority and Fraternity Life Award, etc.. *Only includes awards won between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.
  • I certify that my organization won a University sponsored award.
  • Name of award
  • Name of University entity granting award
  • Date award was received

Student Activities will verify award.
Roster Submission to Alumni Database
1
point

Have the president submit the student organizations official roster of active members to the Texas Exes alumni database. To submit roster, complete the Pillars Roster Submission form and email it to awards@austin.utexas.edu. Please note, each member should confirm whether or not they would like to have their information submitted. Student organization should respect members privacy.

  • I certify that our student organization would like to submit its roster to the Texas Exes alumni database and have verified that all listed members on the form wish to have their name included in the submission.

Student Activities will verify rosters have been updated and submit rosters.
Officer Orientation
2
points
Have at least two officers of the student organization attend a virtual Officer Orientation workshop together and share the information learned with the student organization.   Weekly workshops are available.
  • I certify that at least two officer attended an Officer Orientation workshop.
  • Date of Officer Orientation
  • Name of authorized representative

Student Activities will verify ARO attendance.
Advisor Education
2
points
Have the UT faculty or staff advisor of the student organization complete the Advisor Education module given by Student Activities in the Offices of the Dean of Students and pass the evaluation with an 80% or above.  *Advisor must be listed on the student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • I certify that the UT faculty or staff advisor of the organization completed the Advisor Education module and is listed on the organizations HornsLink roster as an “University Adviser”.
  • Enter name of Faculty / Staff Advisor

Student Activities will verify completion.
Building a Strong Alumni Network
1
point
Have an officer attend the Texas Exes "Building a Strong Alumni Network" workshop and present the information learned to the student organization. RSVP attendance via HornsLink. Date TBD.
  • I certify that an officer attended the Building a Strong Alumni Network Workshop.
  • Name of Officer that attended

Student Activities will verify attendance.
Special Criteria
1
point
Submit a suggestion for this category. Describe something your student organization has done that embodies the core value of Leadership. Refer to the Pillars FAQs - Special Criteria Guidelines to ensure your suggestion is eligible to receive points. Multiple special criteria can be submitted but only one point can be earned in this category.
  • Description of criterion
  • Rationale for how criterion embodies the core value of Leadership

Student Activities will evaluate submission for consideration using the miscellaneous rubric.

Individual Opportunity

Criterion
Points
Description
Required Information
Organization Event
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*

Host a virtual or campus event open to all students and promote the event in the events section of the organizations HornsLink page. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on planning an event and scheduling a virtual consultation with a Student Activities staff member. Student Activities staff member to consult on the proposed event. *Consultations with other campus staff members and/or departments will not count.

  • I certify that the organization held an on-campus or virtual event and advertised the event on the organizations HornsLink page.
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Date of meeting
  • Link to HornsLink event page

Student Activities will verify event.
New Member Education Program
1
point
Create and implement a new member education program for the student organization. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on creating a program and scheduling a virtual consultation with a Student Activities staff member.  *Organization must bring a written copy of the proposed program to the consultation to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization had a new member education program discussion with Student Activities.
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Date of meeting

Student Activities will verify program completion.
Student Organization Fair
1
point

Participate in at least one student organization fair between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.

Summer Org Fair Dates
June: 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30
July: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21
August: 19

Fall Org Fair Dates
September: 8, 9, 10 and 11

  • I certify that the student organization participated in a Student Organization Fair.
  • List the date of the Student Organization Fair that the organization participated.

Student Activities will verify participation.
Advisor Meeting
1
point
Have the UT faculty or staff advisor for the student organization complete a virtual one-on-one meeting with a Student Activities coordinator.  Advisor should be prepared to discuss their role with the organization, challenges, highlights and any questions they have.   Advisors should contact awards@austin.utexas.edu to schedule a meeting.
  • I certify that the advisor attended a meeting with Student Activities.
  • Date of meeting

Student Activities will verify the meeting.
True Colors: Develop Your Leadership Style
2
points

Have at least three officers of the student organization attend a virtual "True Colors" open workshop together. Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institutewebsite for more information and open workshop dates.

Open Workshop Dates:
June 17
October 28
November 3
November 4

  • I certify that at least three officers of our organization attended a "True Colors" open workshop together and are listed on the organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Date of presentation / workshop
  • Name of officers

The Leadership and Ethics Institute will verify they presented to the organization/attendance of authorized representative.
Alumni Event
1
point
Hold a virtual appreciation or networking event inviting several alumni of the student organization.  Alumni event must be listed in the events sections of the organizations HornsLink. An event consultation must occur with a Student Activities staff member before the event takes place to discuss Institutional Rules and general planning.  Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on creating a program. *Consultations with other campus staff members and/or departments will not count.
  • I certify that the organization held an appreciation or networking event.
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Date of meeting
  • Link to HornsLink event

Student Activities/ SFL will verify event.
Co-Sponsored Event
1
point
Co-sponsor an event with another student organization or an academic or administrative unit of the university that is open to the entire University of Texas community. Student organization must have an active role in planning and managing event, and must promote the co-sponsored event on the organizations HornsLink page. View the Co-Sponsoring Events worksheet for best practices.
  • I certify that the organization co-sponsored an event with another UT organization, academic unit or administrative unit.
  • Name of co-sponsoring organization or academic / administrative unit
  • Link to HornsLink event page

Student Activities will verify co-sponsored event.
Bouncing Back: Coping with Rejection and Failure
1
point
Have the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center present the virtual Bouncing Back: Coping with Rejection and Failure to the student organization. At least 75% of membership must be present.  *Organization must request presentation by February 10, 2021.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation.
  • Date of presentation

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center will verify meeting participation.
Stress Management
1
point
Have the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center present the virtual Stress Management to the student organization.  At least 75% of membership must be present.  *Organization must request presentation by February 12, 2021.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Date of presentation

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center will verify meeting participation.
Team Intramural Sports
1
point
**this criterion is pending**

Have your organization participate in one of the RecSports Intramural Team Sports Leagues. Organization must complete at least 2/3 of the scheduled competitions. To learn more visit the Intramural Sports website.
  • *I certify our organization participated in an RecSports Intramural League.
  • Sports League
  • Division/Skill Level
  • Division # (ex. CA01, C01)
  • Team Name

RecSports will confirm participation.
Special Criteria
1
point
Submit a suggestion for this category. Describe something your student organization has done that embodies the core value of Individual Opportunity. Refer to the Pillars FAQs - Special Criteria Guidelines to ensure your suggestion is eligible to receive points. Multiple special criteria can be submitted but only one point can be earned in this category.
  • Description of criterion
  • Rationale for how criterion embodies the core value of Individual Opportunity

Student Activities will evaluate submission for consideration using the miscellaneous rubric.

Responsibility

Criterion
Points
Description
Required Information
Accessible Org Workshop
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*
Have at least one officer attend the virtual "Accessible Org" workshop with Services for Students with Disabilities.  RSVP attendance by logging into HornsLink with your EID and password. Officer must be listed in the organizations HorsnLink roster.

Open Workshop Dates

Tuesday, Oct 20th at 4pm

  • I certify that an officer attended the Accessible Org workshop and is listed in the organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of Officer
  • Date of consultation

Services for Students with Disabilities will verify consultation.
Risk Management Plan
1
point
Create and implement a risk management plan for the student organization.  Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on creating a program and scheduling a virtual consultation with a Student Activities staff member. *Organization must provide a copy of the proposed plan to the consultation to receive credit.
  • I certify that our student organization had a risk management discussion with Student Activities.
  • Date of meeting
  • Name of staff member met with

Student Activities / SFL will verify program completion.
Get Sexy. Get Consent.
1
point
Have the Theatre for Dialogue with Voices Against Violence perform "Get Sexy. Get Consent." For 75% of the student organization. *Organization must request presentation at least two weeks in advance and no later than February 10, 2021.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Date of presentation

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center will verify completion.
Social Media Guidelines
1
point
Create and implement social media guidelines for the student organization. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on creating a program and scheduling a virtual consultation with a Student Activities staff member. *Organization must bring a written copy of the proposed guidelines to the consultation to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization had a social media guidelines discussion with Student Activities.
  • Date of meeting
  • Name of staff member met with

Student Activities will verify participation.
Academic Integrity
1
point
Have the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity facilitate a virtual "Academic Integrity" presentation to the student organization.  *Organization must request presentation by February 10, 2021.
  • I certify that at least 50% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Date of presentation

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity will verify completion.
Student Organization Financial Education Module
2
points
Have an officer of the student organization complete the Financial Education online module through Student Activities in the Office of Dean of Students and pass the evaluation with an 80% or above. The representative must present the information learned to the student organization.
  • I certify that an officer completed the module and is listed on the HornsLink roster of the student organization.
  • Name of authorized representative

Student Activities will verify module completion.
Advisor in HornsLink
1
point
Have an official faculty/staff member serve as an advisor for the student organization and include the advisor on the organization's roster on HornsLink as the "University Adviser".  Please note, faculty or staff advisor must have a HornsLink profile to join a student organizations roster. It is recommended that the advisor request to "join" the student organization and an officer approve their request in  the "pending" section of the student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • I certify that our official faculty or staff advisor has been added to the student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of faculty / staff advisor
  • Email address of faculty / staff advisor

Student Activities will verify completion.
Real Talk
1
point
Have the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center present Real Talk: Helping Friends in Distress to 75% of the student organization.  *Organization must request presentation by February 12, 2021.

*Presentation must be listed as an event on the student organizations HornsLink profile and only visible to "organization members." Attendance must be tracked using the participant tracking feature in HornsLink. All members must be listed in the organizations HornsLink roster.

  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Date of presentation

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center will verify meeting participation.
Values and Ethical Leadership
1
point

Have the Leadership and Ethics Institute in the Office of the Dean of Students facilitate a "Values and Ethical Leader" session for 75% the student organization OR have at least two officers of your organization attend a virtual "Values and Ethical Leadership" open workshop together. Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institute website for more information and open workshop dates.

Open Workshop Dates
June 10, 2020

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation OR at least two officers of the organization attended a "Values and Ethical Leadership" open workshop together, and are listed on the HornsLink roster of the student organization.
  • Date of presentation / workshop
  • Name of officer, IF attended open workshop

The Leadership and Ethics Institute will verify they presented to the organization/attendance of officer.
National Hazing Prevention Week
1
point
Have at least two members of the organization attend the Healthy Community Building: Virtual Student Roundtable as part of the 2020 National Hazing Prevention Week. The event takes place on Tuesday, September 22 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm You can learn more and RSVP by logging into HornsLink.
  • I certify that a at least two members of my organization attended the Virtual Student Roundtable event and are listed on my organizations HornsLink roster.

Safety Education Program will verify completion
Special Criteria
1
point
Submit a suggestion for this category. Describe something your student organization has done that embodies the core value of Responsibility. Refer to the Pillars FAQs - Special Criteria Guidelines to ensure your suggestion is eligible to receive points. Multiple special criteria can be submitted but only one point can be earned in this category.
  • Description of criterion
  • Rationale for how criterion embodies the core value of Responsibility

Student Activities will evaluate submission for consideration using the miscellaneous rubric.