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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 at least two weeks in advance.
  • 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.

*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 (not available)
1
point
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. *Note: This criterion is not an option for the 2020-2021 Pillars cycle.
  • 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% of the organization's membership participate in a service opportunity coordinated by The Project. 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: The Project's annual "Day of Service" will not take place this year.
  • 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 one member volunteer for the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association's John Trevino Holiday Assistance Programs Distribution Day on Friday, December 4, 2020.  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, March 12, 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 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. Any in-person service projects should follow all local, city and state laws regarding social distancing and wearing recommended face masks.

*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 five(5) of the members of our student organization participated in a service project, are listed on organizations HornsLink roster and attendance is tracked in the HornsLink event.
  • Link to HornsLink event

Student Activities will verity completion of service project.
UHS Mental Health Ambassadors Program
2
points
Have at least one member of the organization participate in the Mental Health Ambassadors Program. The member(s) must apply and be selected to participate to the program. They must actively participate in the program to receive credit. UHS will verify participation. Application deadline is 5pm on Monday, October 5, 2020. More information can be found on the program site.
  • I certify that at least one member of the organization participated in the Mental Health Ambassadors Program and is listed on the HornsLink roster of the student organization.
  • Name of Member(s)

Longhorn Wellness Center will verify participation.
Longhorn Halloween
1
point
Longhorn Halloween is virtual this year. On behalf of your organization, get creative and submit a written or video Halloween Story. Halloween Story submissions are due by Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Visit the Longhorn Halloween site for more information and guidelines. If you have any questions regarding the Longhorn Halloween story submissions, please email universityevents@austin.utexas.edu. The member that submits the story must be listed as a member on the organizations HornsLink roster. *Halloween Story entry must be accepted and featured on the Longhorn Halloween site to earn the point.
  • I certify that our organization submitted a Halloween Story that was accepted and featured on the Longhorn Halloween website.
  • Name of org member that submitted the story

Student Activities will verify participation Longhorn Halloween.
Orange Santa
1
point
Orange Santa 2020 is virtual with no volunteer opportunities.  The university community can still support this program by donating to the HornRaiser campaign through November 30. Should the student organization decide to donate to the program, one member listed in the organizations HornsLink roster will need to donate the gathered funds on behalf of the organization. No minimum amount is required but it is encouraged to contribute the "Stocking Stuffer" option. Under the Donor Wall Settings section, the member should select "Display my name and donation amount on the Donor Wall" to verify donation.
  • I certify that our student organization donated to Orange Santa and the submitting member is listed on our student organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Name of member

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.
General Leadership Conversation
1
point
An officer must contact the Leadership and Ethics Institute to schedule a "General Leadership Conversation" Individual Leadership Consultation. This conversation should be requested at least two weeks in advance and is based on availability.
  • I certify that an officer completed a General Leadership Conversation with LEI and that the officer is listed on the organizations HornsLink roster.
  • Date of Consultation
  • Name of Officer

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 at least two weeks in advance.
  • 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 organization's 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 Workshop
2
points
Have the UT faculty or staff advisor of the student organization attend the Student Organization Advisor Workshop. To learn more about available workshops, advisors can visit  http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sa/wkspstraining.php and scroll to the bottom. *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 an Advisor Workshop and is listed on the official HornsLink roster of the student organization.
  • Name of Advisor
  • Advisors UTexas Email
  • Name of Workshop Attended

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

Have three members of your organization participate the "Blanton Museum of Art: Creativity and Close Looking program. This is a two-part program that supports both asynchronous and synchronous engagement. To receive credit, you must participate in both parts.

Part One: Prior to the synchronous experience, have three members of your organization watch the Introduction to our digital series called Thinking through Art  — and select one other video in the series to experience together. Each video employs a work of art in the Blanton collection to invite analytical and creative responses, including a guided activity.

Part Two: During the synchronous Zoom sessions (December 2, February 25, and March 4), Blanton museum educators will lead the session and build on skills, look closely at artworks together, and have an opportunity for some creativity yourself. This workshop is relevant to all!

Interested student organizations must email Siobhan McCusker at siobhan.mccusker@blantonmuseum.org to sign up. *The deadline to sign up for each respective program is listed below.

Dates
Session 1: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 1st at 1 p.m.)
Session 2: Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (deadline to sign up is Friday, February 12th at 1 p.m.)
Session 3: Tuesday, March 4, 2021 from 3pm-4:15pm (deadline to sign up is Monday, Marc 3rd at 3 p.m.)

  • 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. *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.

*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 with your EID & password.

Fall 2020 Open Workshop Dates:
Aug: 24
Sept: 1, 23 & 29
Nov: 9 & 18

Spring 2021 Open Workshop Dates:
Feb: 8 & 23

  • 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 March 12, 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 at least two weeks in advance.
  • 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*
There are two options for completing this criteria:

1) Have an officer schedule a "Effective Communication" Individaul Leadership Consultation with the Leadership and Ethics Institute (Must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance) OR

2) have at least three officers of your organization attend a virtual "Inclusive Leadership" open workshop.

Open fall 2020 workshop dates:
July: 8, 14, 17, 23, 27, 29
Sept: 16, 22, 24

Open spring 2021 Workshop Dates:
There are no open workshops for spring 2021. An officer must schedule an individual leadership consultation via option #1.

  • 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 officer, 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
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 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 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.
  • 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 March 12, 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

There are two options for completing this criteria:

1) Schedule the Leadership and Ethics Institute facilitate a virtual "Art of Dialogue" organizational workshop during a student organization officer meeting (Must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance) OR

2) have at least one officer of your organization attend a virtual "Art of Dialogue" open workshop.

Open fall 2020 workshop dates:
Aug: 5

Open spring 2021 workshop dates:
There are no open workshops for spring 2021. You must schedule a presentation for your org via option #1.

  • 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
There are two options for completing this criteria:

1) Schedule a "Leadership Confidence" Individaul Leadership Consultation with the Leadership and Ethics Institute (Must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance) OR

2) have at least one officer of your organization attend a virtual "Managing Conflict as a Leader" open workshop.

Open fall 2020 workshop dates:
Nov: 11, 17, & 19

Open spring 2021 workshop dates:
There are no open workshops for spring 2021. An officer must schedule an individual leadership consultation via option #1.
  • I certify that at least one officer 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 March 12, 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 March 12, 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/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.

Spring 2021 Date
Thursday, March 11 at 3 p.m.
  • 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 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, 2020 and February 28, 2021.

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

Fall Org Fair Dates:
Sept: 8, 9, 10 & 11

Spring 2021 Org Fair Dates:
Feb: 1, 2, 3 & 4

  • 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

There are two options for completing this criteria:

1) Schedule the Leadership and Ethics Institute facilitate a virtual "True Colors: Develop Your Leadership Style" organizational workshop during a student organization officer meeting (Must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance) OR

2) have at least three officer of your organization attend a virtual "Art of Dialogue" open workshop.

Open fall 2020 workshop dates:
June: 17
Oct: 28
Nov: 3 & 5

Open spring 2021 workshop dates:
There are no open workshops for spring 2021. You must schedule a presentation for your org via option #1.

  • 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. Refer to the Pillars FAQs – Student Activities Specific Criteria section for details and guidelines for this criterion. *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 at least two weeks in advance.
  • 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 at least two weeks in advance.
  • 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 about available leagues for fall 2020 and spring 2021 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 HornsLink roster.

Fall 2020 Workshop Date
Tuesday, Oct 20th at 4pm

Spring 2021 Workshop Date
Tuesday, February 9th at 3pm

  • 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.
Proactive Community Testing 1
1
point

Have at least two officers attend a virtual Proactive Community Testing (PCT) Information Session with University Health Services. *Officers must be listed in the organization's HornsLink roster.

Create and implement a plan to promote or require PCT in your student organization, or to participate in PCT together as a group.

  • I certify that at least 2 of the officers of the student organization have attended this workshop and are listed on the organization's HornsLink roster.
  • Name of Officer 1
  • Name of Officer 2
  • Date of Info Session
  • Explain your organization's PCT plan, including how your student organization promotes or requires PCT among your members, or how you participate in PCT as a group

University Health Services will verify completion of criterion.
Proactive Community Testing 2
2
points

In addition to the requirements for Proactive Community Testing 1, student organizations can earn a total of 2 points and achieve the University Health Services Proactive Community Testing Certificate for Student Organizations by completing the following:

  • Requiring Proactive Community Testing (PCT) among their local members no less than two times in the PCT Plan submitted for Proactive Community Testing 1.
  • Spreading the word about PCT by sharing, posting, or retweeting messages from organization and/or personal social media accounts at least three (3) times.
  • I certify that our student organization PCT Plan requires local members to participate in PCT no less than two times.
  • 1. URL for social media posts, shares and retweets
  • 2. URL for social media posts, shares and retweets
  • 3. URL for social media posts, shares and retweets

University Health Services will verify completion of criterion.
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 at least two weeks in advance.
  • 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

There are two options for completing this criteria:

1) Schedule the Leadership and Ethics Institute facilitate a virtual "Values and Ethical Leadership" organizational workshop during a student organization officer meeting (Must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance) OR

2) have at least one officer of your organization attend a virtual "Values and Ethical Leadership" open workshop.

Open fall 2020 workshop dates
June: 10

Open spring 2021 workshop dates:
There are no open workshops for spring 2021. You must schedule a presentation for your org via option #1.

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