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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 department, faculty or staff member present at a student organization meeting on a topic that is unrelated to the mission, purpose, or focus of the student organization. Presentation must be listed as an event on HornsLink. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for additional guidance in completing this criterion.
  • I certify that a UT department, faculty or staff member presented on a topic unrelated to the mission, purpose, or focus of the student organization.
  • 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 at least two weeks in advance and take place by Friday, February 25, 2022.
  • I certify that an officer of the student organization completed a service project consultation with the Center for Community Engagement.
  • 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 the student organization. Visit the Voices Against Violence website for more information and to request the presentation.  After completion of presentation, the organization must send email verification to awards@austin.utexas.edu confirming the date and time of the presentation. Presentation must be request at least two weeks in advance.
  • 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 members at a student organization meeting.  Workshops require at least 45 minutes of time and are conducted via Zoom. Visit the Sanger Learning Center website request a workshop at least two weeks in advance and learn more.

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

  • I certify that Sanger Learning Center facilitated an approved workshop to members at a student organization meeting.
  • Date of workshop
  • Name of workshop

The Sanger Learning Center will verify they presented to the organization.
UT Outpost - Donation Drive
1
point
Have your organization host a UT Outpost - Donation Drive for food, clothing or personal items. To learn more about hosting a drive, visit the UT Outpost - Donation Drive site. *Note: Donation Drive must occur no later than Monday, February 28, 2022. Drop off of donated items must occur by appointment with the UT Outpost and no later than Friday, March 4, 2022.
  • I certify that the student organization hosted a UT Outpost – Donation Drive.
  • Date of drive

Student Emergency Services will verify participation in UT Outpost.
The Project
1
point
Have 25% of the organization's membership participate in a service opportunity coordinated by The Project which takes place in February 2022 (date TBD). All participating members must be listed on the organizations HornsLink profile. Contact The Project at utprojectad@gmail.com to learn about weekly service opportunities. *Note: Pillars participants should first seek completing other Pillars points should the event not be hosted.
  • 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
Have at least three members volunteer for the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association's John Trevino Holiday Assistance Programs Distribution Day on Friday, December 3, 2021.  Members must be listed on the organizations HornsLink roster. Visit the site to learn more. Limited spots may be available.
  • 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 25, 2022 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 a virtual or in-person service project with your student organization. At least five (5) of the members listed the organizations HornsLink roster must participate.  Virtual service projects are strongly encouraged.

*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 participating members must be listed in the organizations HornsLink roster. 

  • I certify that at least five of the members participated in a service project, are listed on organizations HornsLink roster and that attendance is tracked in the HornsLink event listing.
  • Link to HornsLink event

Student Activities will verity completion of service project.
Longhorn Halloween
1
point
Have your organization participate in Longhorn Halloween on Sunday, October 24, 2021 by hosting a booth. Booth applications are due by October 15, 2021.
  • I certify that our organization hosted a booth at Longhorn Halloween.

Student Activities will verify participation Longhorn Halloween.
Orange Santa
1
point
2021 Orange Santa information will be updated soon.
  • I certify that our student organization participated in 2021 Orange Santa.
  • Name of org members that participated

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 to schedule a required consultation with Student Activities.
  • 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 Advocate 101" to members at a student organization meeting. This workshop requires at least one-hour of time. To schedule a presentation, visit the online request form. *Presentation must be requested at least two weeks in advance.
  • I certify that Services for Students with Disabilities present "disABILITY Advocate 101" to members of the student organization.
  • Date of presentation

Services for Students with Disabilities will verify they presented to the organization.
Related UT Department Presentation
1
point
Have a UT department, faculty or staff member facilitate a session to members at a student organization meeting on a topic that is related to the mission, purpose, or focus of the student organization. Presentation must be listed as an event on HornsLink. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for additional guidance in completing this criterion.
  • I certify that a UT department, faculty or staff member facilitated a session on a topic unrelated to the mission, purpose, or focus of the student organization. 
  • Link to HornsLink event

Student Activities will verify presentation.
Blanton Virtual Educational Program
1
point
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 Wednesday before each workshop.
 
Session 1: Friday, November 5, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (deadline to sign up is Wednesday, November 3, 2021)
  • I certify that three members of our student organization participated in the Blanton Virtual Education Program and that each member is listed on our student organizations HornsLink roster
  • Name of member 1
  • Name of member 2
  • Name of member 3

Blanton Museum will verify participation.
Campus Conference / Seminar
2
points
Have a member of your organization participate in a UT department 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 organizations HornsLink roster.  *There must be an event page for the conference/seminar. 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 Ally Training
1
point
Have the Center for Students in Recovery facilitate the Recovery Ally Training to members at a student organization meeting. This workshop requires at least 50 minutes of time. To request the training, visit the Center for Students in Recovery training page. *Presentation must be requested at least two weeks in advance.
  • I certify that Center for Students in Recovery facilitate the Recovery Ally Training to members at a student organization meeting.
  • 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 with your EID and password.

Open Workshop Dates:
October 21, 2021
November 18, 2021

  • I certify that an officer of the student organizations completed the "Discover HornsLink" session and that the officer is listed in the organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of officer
  • 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 28, 2022.
  • 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 Longhorn Wellness Center present the Be That One: Suicide Prevention Program to members at a student organization meeting.  *Presentation must be requested at least two weeks in advance.
  • I certify that the Longhorn Wellness Center present the Be That One: Suicide Prevention Program workshop to members at a student organization meeting.
  • Date of presentation

The Longhorn Wellness 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
A Seat at the Table: How to be an Inclusive Leader
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*
Have at least three officers of your organization attend the "A Seat at the Table: How to be an Inclusive Leader" open workshop facilitated by Texas Leadership Education and Development.  Attendees must RSVP their attendance via HornsLink and remain present during the entire workshop to receive credit.

Workshop dates TBD

  • I certify that at least three officers of the organization attend the Texas Leadership Education and Development "A Seat at the Table: How to be an Inclusive Leader" open workshop and that those officers are listing in the HornsLink roster.
  • Date of presentation / workshop
  • Name and EID of each officer that attended

The Texas Leadership Education and Development will verify they presented to the organization/attendance of authorized representative.
Awareness Rally
2
points
Hold a on-campus or 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 at least two officers attend a BeVocal Facilitator Training and present the information to the student organization. For questions, email bevocal@austin.utexas.edu.

Open Workshops
September 23 @ 12:30 p.m. RSVP

  • I certify that two officers of our student organization attended a BeVocal Facilitator Training and presented the information to members of 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 to members at a student organization meeting. 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
2
points
Complete the virtual Walking Racial Geography Tour during a student organization meeting which at least 75% of the members were present.
  • I certify that the student organization completed the digital walking tour was completed during a student organization meeting which at least 75% of the members were present.

Student Activities will verify completion.
Ally Training
2
points

Have at least one member listed on the student organization's HornsLink roster complete the Gender and Sexuality Center Allies in Action program which is a two-part virtual workshop: Allyship Toolkit 1 and Allyship Toolkit 2 which is completed via UT Learn. Both workshops must be completed and the completion certificates must be emailed to awards@austin.utexas.edu to receive credit. The member must present what they learned back to the student organization.   

Allyship Tool Kit 1
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Allyship Toolkit 2
Tuesday, December 9, 2021 from 1 – 3 p.m.

  • I certify that a member of the student organization completed the Allies in Action program, provided completion certificates, and is listed on the student organizations official HornsLink roster.
  • 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 virtual "Intro to the Gender and Sexuality Center" workshop at a student organization meeting. This workshop requires at least 30-60 minutes of time. Email the GSC at gsc@austin.utexas.edu to schedule your workshop.  *Presentation must be requested at least three weeks in advance and listed as an event on the student organizations HornsLink.

  • I certify that the Gender and Sexuality Center facilitate virtual “Intro to the Gender and Sexuality Center” workshop at a student organization meeting.
  • Date of workshop
  • Link to HornsLink Event

Gender and Sexuality Center will verify workshop participation.
VAV Support Campaign
1
point

Participate 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 Friday, February 25, 2022 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.
Communication Through Connection
1
point

Have at least two members of the organization attend the "Communication Through Communication" virtual workshop facilitated by the Texas Leadership Education and Development. Attendees must RSVP their attendance via HornsLink and remain present during the entire workshop to receive credit.

Workshop dates TBD

  • I certify that two members of the organization attended the “Communication Through Connection” virtual workshop facilitated by the Texas Leadership Education and Development.
  • Date of presentation/workshop
  • Name and EID of Members that Attended

The Texas Leadership Education and Development 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.
Dare to Disagree
1
point

Have at least two members of the organization attend the "Dare to Disagree: How Exceptional Teams Resolve Conflict" virtual workshop facilitated by the Texas Leadership Education and Development. Attendees must RSVP their attendance via HornsLink and remain present during the entire workshop to receive credit.

Workshop dates TBD

  • I certify that two members of the organization attended the "Dare to Disagree: How Exceptional Teams Resolve Conflict" virtual workshop facilitated by the Texas Leadership Education and Development.
  • Date of presentation/workshop
  • Name and EID of Members that Attended

<em>The </em>Texas Leadership Education and Development<em> will verify they presented to the organization/attendance of authorized representative.</em>
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, 2021 and February 28, 2022.

  • I certify that my organization applied for a university sponsored award between March 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.
  • 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, 2021 and February 28, 2022.

  • I certify that my organization won a University sponsored award between March 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.
  • 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.   

Fall 2021
Weekly workshops available through October 14

Spring 2022
Workshops TBD

  • 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/SFL 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. At least one officer listed in HornsLink must RSVP to attend. Workshop will take place in February 2022. 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 it in the events section of the organizations HornsLink page. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteriasection for general details on planning an event and scheduling a required event consultation with a Student Activities staff member. *Consultations with other campus staff members and/or departments will not count.

  • I certify that the organization held a virtual or campus 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/SFL will verify program completion.
Student Organization Fair
1
point
Participate in at least one student organization fair between March 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.
  • 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: Identify and Leverage Your Potential As A Leader
2
points
Schedule the Texas Leadership Education and Development to facilitate a virtual "True Colors: Identify and Leverage Your Potential As A Leader" during a student organization officer meeting. Must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
  • I certify that Texas Leadership Education and Development facilitated the “True Colors: Identify and Leverage Your Potential As A Leader” at a student organization officer meeting.
  • Date of presentation / workshop
  • Name and EID of Members that Attended

The Texas Leadership Education and Development will verify they presented to the organization/attendance of authorized representative.
Alumni Event
1
point

Host an appreciation event inviting and recognizing several alumni of the student organization. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on planning an alumni event and scheduling a required event consultation with a Student Activities staff member. *Consultations with other campus staff members and/or departments will not count.

  • I certify that the organization held an alumni 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 Longhorn Wellness Center present the virtual Bouncing Back: Coping with Rejection and Failure to members of the student organization. *Organization must request presentation at least two weeks in advance.

  • I certify that Longhorn Wellness Center present the virtual Bouncing Back: Coping with Rejection and Failure workshop to members of the student organization.
  • Date of presentation

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center will verify meeting participation.
Stress Management
1
point
Have the Longhorn Wellness Center present the virtual Stress Management to members of the student organization. *Organization must request presentation at least two weeks in advance.
  • I certify that Longhorn Wellness Center present the virtual Stress Management workshop to members of the student organization.
  • Date of presentation

Longhorn Wellness Center will verify meeting participation.
Team Intramural Sports
1
point
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 about available leagues for fall 2021 and spring 2022 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 two officers 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 HornsLink roster.

Fall 2021 Workshop Date
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. CT

  • I certify that two officers 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.
Campus Environmental Center - Zero Waste Event
1
point
Your organization must collaborate with Green Events at the Campus Environmental Center to host a Zero Waste event. The event must be listed on HornsLink, indicate that the event is a Zero Waste event in collaboration with the Campus Environmental Center in the description and any acknowledgements required by the center.
  • I certify that my organization collaborated with the Campus Environmental Center to host a Zero Waste event.
  • Date of Event
  • Link to HornsLink Event

Campus Environmental Center will verify completion.
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 having an officer schedule 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 an officer had a risk management consultation with Student Activities.
  • Name of Officer
  • Date of meeting
  • Name of staff member met with

Student Activities / SFL will verify program 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 having an officer schedule 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 an officer completed a social media guidelines consultation 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 at least two weeks in advance and no later than February 11, 2022.
  • I certify that the Academic Integrity workshop was presented to the student organization.
  • 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 the student organization.  *Organization must request presentation by February 11, 2022.
  • I certify that the Counseling and Mental Health Center present Real Talk: Helping Friends in Distress to the student organization.
  • Date of presentation

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center will verify meeting participation.
National Hazing Prevention Week
1
point

Have at least three members of the organization attend one of the events listed below as part of the 2021 National Hazing Prevention Week. *Members must RSVP by logging into HornsLinkand confirm their attendance with staff at the events. Members must be listed on the student organizations HornsLink roster.
 
Eligible Events
9/20: Interactive Tabling: Student Brainstorming
9/21: Healthy Community – Building Fair
9/24: Interactive Tabling and Trivia

  • I certify that a at least three members of my organization attended National Hazing Prevention Week events and are listed on the student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Names and EIDs of members

Hazing Prevention and Education Committee 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.