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Learning

Criterion
Points
Description
Required Information
Service Project Consultation
1
point
*Completing this criterion is required*
Have an authorized representative of the student organization schedule a consultation with the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement regarding a service project. Email utlcce@austin.utexas.edu to schedule a consultation. *Consultation must be requested by February 13, 2020.
  • I certify that an authorized representative of the student organization has met with an LCCE staff member for a service project consultation.
  • Date of meeting
  • Project Idea

The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement will verify the consultation occurred.
UT Outpost
1
point
*Completing this criterion is required*
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 28, 2020 to receive credit.
  • 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
Have 25% or more of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization participate in The Project, coordinated by the Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement.
  • 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 Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement (LCCE) 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 6, 2019.
  • I certify that at least three members volunteered for the Holiday Assistance Program and that each member is listed in our student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • List of members who participated

Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association will verify participation.
Longhorn Run
1
point
Have three members of your student organization volunteer for a shift during the Longhorn Run event on April 13, 2019. Register for volunteer sign-up at http://www.utlonghornrun.com/ . *Student organization must submit volunteer participation forms to Student Activities for verification at awards@austin.utexas.edu.
  • I certify that three members of our organization volunteered for Longhorn Run and are listed on the organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of Participants

Student Activities will verify participation in Longhorn Run.
UT GivePulse
1
point
Create a UT GivePulse profile for your student organization and list at least one volunteer/service event on the platform. Questions regarding the UT GivePulse should be directed to the Longhorn 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

Student Activities will verify completion of criterion.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award: Bronze
1
point
Earn the Bronze Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award for a group. Contact the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement at utlcce@austin.utexas.edu for more information. *All required information must be submitted to the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement by 12 noon on Friday, February 28, 2020 to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization has earned the Bronze Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) will verify completion of the program.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award: Silver
2
points
Earn the Silver Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award for a group. Contact the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement at utlcce@austin.utexas.edu for more information. *All required information must be submitted to the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement by 12 noon on Friday, February 28, 2020 to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization has earned the Silver Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) will verify completion of the program.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award: Gold
3
points
Earn the Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award for a group. Contact the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement at utlcce@austin.utexas.edu for more information. *All required information must be submitted to the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement by 12 noon on Friday, February 28, 2020 to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization has earned the Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) will verify completion of the program.
Org Alternative Break Trip
2
points
Have at least five members of the student organization participate in an alternative break trip during the Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring or Summer break. Student organization must 1) coordinate the trip, 2) complete a required curriculum consultation with the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) at least three weeks prior to the scheduled trip by emailing utlcce@austin.utexas.edu and 3) complete required travel consultation with Student Activities at least three weeks prior to the scheduled trip by calling 512-471-3065.
  • I certify that at least five members of the student organization participated in the Org Alternative Break Trip and each member is listed in the student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Date of Consultation with LCCE
  • Date of Consultation with Student Activities
  • Name of student participant 1
  • Name of student participant 2
  • Name of student participant 3
  • Name of student participant 4
  • Name of student participant 5

Student Activities and The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) will verify completion of the program.
Service Project
1
point
Plan and execute a service project with your student organization. 25% or more of the members listed on the official roster must participate.
  • 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.
  • List of members who participated
  • Name of service project
  • Date of service project
  • Description of service project
  • Project location
  • Number of service hours

Student Activities will verity completion of service project.
LCCE Alternative Spring Break
2
points
Have at least one member of the student organization participate in the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement 2020 Alternative Spring Break program and present what they learned to the organization.
  • I certify that at least one member of the student organization participated in the LCCE Alternative Break program and the member is listed in the student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of participating member(s)

The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) will verify completion of the program.
Longhorn Halloween
1
point
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.
  • 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
Have three members of your student organization volunteer for Orange Santa 2019. 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
  • 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
Student organization advisor must participate in a service project hosted by the student organization. *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.
LWC Condom Wrapping
1
point
Have at least 5 members volunteer to wrap condoms and learn about sexual health at the Longhorn Wellness Center. Email Katherine Protil at k.protil@austin.utexas.edu at least two weeks in advance.
  • I certify my organization had five members volunteered for LWC Condom Wrapping.
  • Date of Participation

Criteria will be verified by the Longhorn Wellness Center
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. Only two special criteria can be submitted and up to two points 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.
Unrelated Academic / Administrative Presentation
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*
Have an academic or administrative unit of the University present at or facilitate a session for the organization on a topic that is unrelated to the mission, purpose, or focus of the student organization. Student organizations are encouraged to think creatively about topics that may not directly relate to its mission but still can provide beneficial information to its members.

  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Name of academic / administrative unit
  • Name of presenter
  • Email of presenter
  • How is this topic unrelated to the mission, purpose, or focus of your student organization?
  • Date of presentation

Student Activities will verify presentation.
disABILITY Advocate Program
1
point
Have Services for Students with Disabilities present "disABILITY 101" to the student organization. To schedule a presentation, visit the online request form. *Presentation must be requested by February 13, 2020.
  • 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 Academic / Administrative Presentation
1
point
Have an academic or administrative unit of the University present at or facilitate a session for the organization on a topic that is related to the mission, purpose, or focus of the student organization. Student organizations are encouraged to explore a wide range of UT departments to present on related topics that provide beneficial information to its members.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Name of academic / administrative unit
  • Name of presenter
  • Email of presenter
  • How is this topic related to the mission, purpose, or focus of your student organization?
  • Date of presentation

Student Activities will verify presentation.
Advisor Seminar
2
points
Have the student organizations advisor attend the Student Organization Advisor Seminar on December 11, 2019. 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

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.

Program 1: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at 1p (deadline to sign up: Friday, Nov. 1st)

  • 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.
On-Campus Conference / Seminar
2
points
Have a member of your organization attend an on-campus conference/seminar. Conference/seminar must have an interactive component that allows attendees to engage in small group or peer to peer discussion, training, learning by doing and hands on activities during the program. The attending member must be listed on the organizations HornsLink roster and present what they learned to at least 75% of the student organization.
  • I certify that a member on the HornsLink roster of the student organization participated in an on-campus conference / seminar and at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended their presentation.
  • Name of member
  • Name of conference / seminar attended
  • Date of conference / seminar attended

Student Activities will verify participation.
CEC Microfarm
1
point
Have three members of your organization volunteer for the Campus Environmental Center's UT Microfarm.
  • I certify that three members of our student organization volunteered for the Campus Environmental Center's UT Microfarm 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

Student Activities will verify participation
Center for Students in Recovery Panel
1
point
Have the Center for Students in Recovery present 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 panel. *Panel must be requested at least two weeks in advance and no later than by February 13, 2020.
  • 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*Presentation must be requested by February 13, 2020.

Open Workshop Dates
October 22, 2019

  • I certify that an authorized representative 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 28, 2020.
  • 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 Be That One: Suicide Prevention Program workshop to the student organization. *Presentation must be requested by February 13, 2020.
  • 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.
Special Criteria
2
points
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. Only two special criteria can be submitted and up to two points 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
Awareness Rally
2
points

*Completing this criterion is required*

Hold an awareness rally on campus about a topic that is important to the organization (social justice, environmental justice, health or disease awareness, etc.). Awareness Rally must in compliance with the Institutional Rules, be held in a reservable outdoor space.  Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for additional guidelines and call 512-471-3065 to schedule a required consultation with a Student Activities staff member to consult on the proposed program.

  • I certify that the student organization held an Awareness Rally per the guidelines.
  • Date of consultation
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Date of awareness rally

Student Activities will verify completion.
Become an Inclusive Leader
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*
Have the Leadership and Ethics Institute facilitate a "Become an Inclusive Leader" leadership development workshop during a student organization meeting OR have an authorized representative of your organization attend a "Become an Inclusive Leader" open workshop. Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institute website for more information and open workshop dates.

Open Workshop Dates:
March 25, 2019
October 2, 2019

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation OR an authorized representative of our organization attended a "Becoming an Inclusive Leader" open workshop and presented the information to at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization.
  • 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.
BeVocal Facilitator Training
1
point
Have one authorized representative attend a BeVocal Facilitator Training and presented the information to the student organization. For questions, email bevocal@austin.utexas.edu.
  • I certify that an authorized representative of our registered student organization attended a BeVocal Active Bystander workshop and presented the information to at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster.
  • 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 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 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
1
point
Have at least six members of the organization participate in the Walking Racial Geography Tour coordinated by the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. Visit link for more information, guidelines and to schedule a tour.  *Requests should be made a at least three weeks in advance. Completing the digital tour does not count towards Pillars.
  • I certify that at least six members of the organization participated in the Racial Geography Tour and are listed on the official HornsLink roster.
  • Names of student participants.
  • Date of Tour

Student Activities will verify attendance of tour.
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 Voices Against Violence
1
point
Have Voices Against Violence facilitate the "Intro to Voices Against Violence" presentation to 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 13, 2020. 
  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the "Intro to Voices Against Violence" presentation.
  • Date of workshop
  • Name of presenter

Voices Against Violence will verify workshop participation.
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 13, 2020.
  • 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
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 February 28, 2020 to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization participated in Support Campaign.
  • Name and location of fundraiser
  • Date of fundraiser
  • Amount of funds raised

Voices Against Violence will verify participation in the program.
SURE Walk
2
points
Student organization actively volunteers for the SURE Walk program through Student Government for one full semester (spring 2019 or Fall 2020).
  • I certify that the student organization has completed one semester in the SURE Walk program.

Student Government will verify participation in the program.
Art of Dialogue
1
point

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

Open Workshop Dates:
April 9, 2019
November 13, 2019

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation OR an authorized representative of our organization attended an "Art of Dialogue" open workshop and presented the information to at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization.
  • 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. Only two special criteria can be submitted and up to two points 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 call 512.471.3065 to schedule a required appointment with a Student Activities staff member to review the organizations goals. *Organization must bring a written 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
*Completing this criterion is required*
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 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 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.
HornsLink Official
2
points
Make your organization HornsLink Official by completing the following tasks on its HornsLink page: Roster update, list its constitution, update its profile photo, add group photos of organization members and publish a news article promoting the organization. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for detail on completing the listed tasks. If you have questions, contact Student Activities at 512.471.3065.
  • I certify that my organization have completed all the HornsLink Official requirements as outlined on the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria Section.

Student Activities will verify completion.
Leading with Your Strengths
1
point

Have the Leadership and Ethics Institute in the Office of the Dean of Students facilitate a "Leading with Your Strengths" session for the student organization OR have an authorized representative of your organization attend a "Leading with Your Strengths" open workshop. Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institute website for more information and open workshop dates.

Open Workshop Dates:
October 16, 2019

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation OR an authorized representative of our organization attended a "Leading with Your Strengths" open workshop and presented the information to at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization.
  • 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.
Apply for an Award
1
point
Apply for an award given by a University entity such as a Swing Out Award, Tower Award, Sorority and Fraternity Life Award, etc.. *Only includes awards applied to between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020.
  • 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 an award given by a University entity such as a Swing Out Award, Tower Award, Sorority and Fraternity Life Award, etc.. *Only includes awards won between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020.
  • 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 one authorized representative of the student organization attend the Officer Orientation given by Student Activities in the Office of the Dean of Students and share the information learned with the student organization.
  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Date of Officer Orientation
  • Name of authorized representative

Student Activities will verify ARO attendance.
Advisor Education
2
points
Have the faculty or staff advisor 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 faculty or staff advisor of the organization completed the Advisor Education module and is listed on the organizaitons 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 Authorized Representative attend the Texas Exes “Building a Strong Alumni Network” workshop on Feb 25, 2020 at 4pm and present the information learned to the student organization. RSVP attendance via HornsLink.
  • I certify that an authorized representative attended the Building a Strong Alumni Network Workshop and presented the information to at least 75% of the members listed on the official HornsLink roster.
  • Name of Authorized Rep
  • Date of Workshop

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. Only two special criteria can be submitted and up to two points 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
On-Campus Event
1
point
*Completing this criterion is required*
Hold an on-campus event (tabling not included) open to all students and promote the event on the organizations HornsLink page. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for general details on planning an on-campus event and call 512.471.3065 to schedule a required appointment with a Student Activities staff member to consult on the proposed on-campus event. *Consultations with other campus staff members and/or departments will not count.
  • I certify that the organization held an on-campus event and advertised the event on the organizations HornsLink page.
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Date of meeting
  • Name of event
  • Date of event

Student Activities will verify event.
New Member Education Program
1
point
*Completing this criterion is required*
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 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 program to the consultation to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization has created and implemented a new member education program.
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Date of meeting

Student Activities/SFL will verify program completion.
Student Organization Fair
1
point
Register and participate in either a fall, spring or summer student organization fair between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020.
  • I certify that the student organization participated in a Student Organization Fair.
  • Which Student Organization Fair did your organization participate in (Summer Student Organization Fair, Party on the Plaza, Spring Student Organization Fair)?

Student Activities will verify participation.
Mooov-In
1
point
Have at least three members of the student organization volunteer for the 2019 Mooov-In process with University Housing and Dining. To learn more about volunteering, email housing@austin.utexas.edu.
  • I certify that three members of the student organization volunteered for Mooov-In and are listed on the student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of student participant 1
  • Name of student participant 2
  • Name of student participant 3

University Housing and Dining will verify participation.
Advisor Meeting
1
point
Have the faculty or staff advisor for the student organization complete a 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 512-471-3065 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
1
point
Have the Leadership and Ethics Institute facilitate a "True Colors" leadership development workshop during a student organization meeting OR have an authorized representative of your organization attend a "True Colors" open workshop. Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institute website for more information and open workshop dates.

Open Workshop Dates:
September 18, 2019
  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation OR an authorized representative of our organization attended a "True Colors" open workshop and presented the information to at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization.
  • 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.
Transferrable Skills Workshop
1
point
Have the Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling present the Transferrable Skills Workshop to the student organization.  *Workshop must be requested by February 13, 2020.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Date of Presentation

Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling will verify they resented to the organization.
Alumni Event
1
point
Hold an appreciation or networking event inviting several alumni of the student organization back to the UT campus. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria 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 alumni event. *Consultations with other campus staff members and/or departments will not count.
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Date of meeting
  • Name of event
  • Date of event

Student Activities/ SFL will verify event.
Co-Sponsored Event
2
points
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. View the Co-Sponsoring Events worksheet for best practices.
  • Name of co-sponsoring organization or academic / administrative unit
  • Name of event
  • Date of event
  • Link to event page

Student Activities will verify co-sponsored event.
Introduction to The Leadership and Ethics Institute
1
point
Have the Leadership and Ethics Institute in the Office of the Dean of Students present to your organization about programs to enhance your memberships leadership capacity. To request a session, contact the Leadership and Ethics Institute at utlei@austin.utexas.edu. *Organization must request presentation by February 13, 2020.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Date of presentation

The Leadership and Ethics Institute will verify session participation.
Bouncing Back: Coping with Rejection and Failure
1
point
Have the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center present Bouncing Back: Coping with Rejection and Failure to the student organization. *Organization must request presentation by February 13, 2020.
  • 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 Stress Management to the student organization. *Organization must request presentation by February 13, 2020.
  • 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
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.
Summer Orientation Late Night Program
1
point
Have your organization participate in 2019 Summer Freshmen Orientation Late Night Programs. Organizations must submit a application to participate. To learn more, visit the Summer Freshman Orientation Late Night Program Information section on the Student Organization Fairs page. *Tabling during the evening program does not count towards this criterion but it does count for Student Organization Fair criteria.
  • I certify our organization participated in the Student Activities 2019 Summer Orientation Late Night Program.

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 Individual Opportunity. Refer to the Pillars FAQs - Special Criteria Guidelines to ensure your suggestion is eligible to receive points. Only two special criteria can be submitted and up to two points 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 one officer attend the Accessible Org open workshop with Services for Students with Disabilities.   RSVP attendance at an open workshop via HornsLink. An Officer can also schedule a one-on-one consultation by emailing ssd@austin.utexas.edu to schedule a consultation.  The one-on-one consultation must be requested by February 13, 2020.

Open Workshop Dates

Monday, October 21 @ 2pm

  • I certify that an officer attended the Accessible Org workshop or completed a one-on-one consultation and presented the information to at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster.
  • Name of Officer
  • Date of consultation

Services for Students with Disabilities will verify consultation.
Risk Management Plan
1
point

*Completing this criterion is required*

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 call 512.471.3065 to schedule a required appointment with a Student Activities staff member to consult on the proposed plan.  *Organization must bring a written copy of the proposed plan to the consultation to receive credit.

  • I certify that our student organization has created and implemented a risk management plan.
  • 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 the student  organization. *Organization must request presentation at least two weeks in advance and no later than February 13, 2020.
  • 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 call 512.471.3065 to schedule a required appointment with a Student Activities staff member to consult on the proposed guidelines.  *Organization must bring a written copy of the proposed guidelines to the consultation to receive credit.
  • I certify that the student organization has created and implemented social media guidelines.
  • 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 the "Academic Integrity" presentation to the student organization.  *Organization must request presentation by February 13, 2020.
  • I certify that at least 75% 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.
Zero Waste Event
2
points
Host a one-time event that is Zero Waste certified by Green Events.  An officer must schedule a consultation with Green Events at least two weeks in advance of their proposed event to learn how to make there event more eco friendly. To schedule an event consultation, please visit https://utenvironment.org/projects/green-events/. *Event must take place by February 28, 2019.
  • I certify that the organization held an on-campus event that was Zero Waste certified.
  • Date of consultation
  • Name of staff member met with
  • Name of event
  • Date of event

The Campus Environmental Center will verify completion.
Student Organization Financial Education Module
2
points
Have at least one authorized representative 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 authorized representative completed the module and presented the information to at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation.
  • Name of authorized representative

Student Activities will verify module completion.
Horns Against Hazing
1
point
Have a member of your organization attend the Horns Against Hazing: The Invisible Side event on April 10, 2019 in the Shirley Bird Pretty Ballroom at 7pm.   If you have any questions, please email the Safety Education Program at safetyeducation@austin.utexas.edu.
  • I certify that a member of my attended the Horns Against Hazing: The Invisible Side event and is listed on my organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of Attendee

Safety Education Program will verify 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 active members request to "join" the student organization and an authorized representative 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.
Peer Educators Presentation
1
point
Have Peer Educators of the University Health Services present on a health topic of your choice (listed on the website) at a student organization meeting. *Organization must request presentation by February 13, 2020.
  • I certify that at least 75% of the members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended this presentation. 
  • Name of presentation
  • Date of presentation

The University Health Services will verify meeting participation.
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 13, 2020.
  • 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.
Food Safety Workshop
1
point

Have an Authorized Representative of the student organization attend the Environmental Health and Safety "Food Safety Workshop" to learn about the Food Safety Program. Workshop dates are listed below. RSVP attendance via HornsLink.

Workshop Dates
October 29, 2019

  • I certify that an authorized representative attended the Food Safety Workshop.
  • Name of Authorized Rep
  • Date of Workshop

Student Activities will verify attendance.
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 the student organization OR have an authorized representative of your organization attend a "Values and Ethical Leadership" open workshop. Visit the Leadership and Ethics Institute website for more information and open workshop dates.

Open Workshop Dates
March 4, 2019
September 25, 2019

  • I certify that at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization attended the presentation OR an authorized representative of our organization attended a "Values and Ethical Leadership" open workshop and presented the information to at least 75% of members listed on the official roster of the student organization.
  • 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.
Student Org Event Workshop
1
point
Have an Authorized Representative of the student organization attend the Facilities Services "Student Org Event Workshop" to learn about the work order policies and procedures for your event. Workshop dates are listed below. RSVP via HornsLink

Workshop Dates
October 23, 2019
  • I certify that an authorized representative attended the Student Org Event Workshop.
  • Name of Authorized Rep
  • Date of Workshop

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 Responsibility. Refer to the Pillars FAQs - Special Criteria Guidelines to ensure your suggestion is eligible to receive points. Only two special criteria can be submitted and up to two points 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.

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