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Sponsored Organizations

Sponsored student organizations are student organizations that have a designated and acknowledged partnership with a university academic or administrative unit. Sponsorship by academic or administrative units requires support, endorsement, supervision, and the assumption of responsibility for the actions and activities of the sponsored student organization. Sponsorship may not be extended to student organizations involved in political or religious activities or in projects for private gain. Rules regarding sponsorship are found in section 6-101(6) of The University of Texas at Austin Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities.

Differences Between Registered and Sponsored Student Organizations

Registered Student Organizations

  • Advisors are optional.
  • Considered private entities and do not represent the university.
  • New organizations start as registered student organizations.
  • Groups control their finances and off campus bank account.
  • Trademark usage is prohibited.
  • Religious and political affiliations allowed.

Sponsored Student Organizations

  • Advisors are required.
  • Affiliation with a UT Austin department or unit.
  • Sponsored organizations must first become a registered student org.
  • Org accounting must be done on campus through sponsoring unit.
  • Trademark approval is allowed, if approved.
  • Religious and political affiliations prohibited.

There are benefits to becoming a sponsored student organization, such as:

Potential benefits for academic or administrative units working with a sponsored student organization include having:

In order to be sponsored by an academic or administrative unit, an officer of the registered student organization must complete the following steps:

Officers of registered student organizations who are interested in seeking sponsorship by an academic or administrative unit are welcome to make an appointment with Student Activities.

Current List of Sponsored Student Organizations

Sponsored Student OrganizationSponsoring Academic or Administrative Unit
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy at UT AustinCollege of Pharmacy
Action Committee for Career ServicesSchool of Law
Actuarial Science ClubCollege of Natural Sciences
Afrikan-American AffairsDivision of Diversity & Community Engagement
Aikido@UTDivision of Recreational Sports
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists at the University of TexasCockrell School of Engineering
American Journal of Criminal LawSchool of Law
American Society of Civil EngineersCockrell School of Engineering
American Society of Mechanical EngineersCockrell School of Engineering
Asian Pacific American Law Student AssociationSchool of Law
Asian Pharmacy Students AssociationCollege of Pharmacy
Astronomy Students AssociationCollege of Natural Sciences
ATX Science OlympiadJackson School of Geosciences
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student SocietyCockrell School of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering SocietyCockrell School of Engineering
Black Graduate Student AssociationDivision of Diversity & Community Engagement
Campus Environmental CenterOffice of Sustainability
Campus Events + EntertainmentUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment African American CultureUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment Creative Arts and TheatreUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment Distinguished SpeakersUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment Events CoSponsorship BoardUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment HeadlinersUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment Mexican American CultureUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment RecreationUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment ShowtimeUniversity Unions
Campus Events + Entertainment Texas TraditionsUniversity Unions
Central American Student AssociationSchool of Social Work
Club GolfDivision of Recreational Sports
Club TennisDivision of Recreational Sports
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, University of Texas at Austin Collegiate ChapterCollege of Pharmacy
Communication CouncilMoody College of Communicaion
Dance ActionCollege of Fine Arts
Dean's Scholars Student AssociationCollege of Natural Sciences
Disability Advocacy Student CoalitionDivision of Diversity & Community Engagement
e-NABLE at UT AustinCockrell School of Engineering
ELPSA Student OrganizationEducational Leadership and Policy
Engineers for a Sustainable WorldCockrell School of Engineering
Fine Arts CouncilCollege of Fine Arts
Geo-InstituteCockrell School of Engineering
Graduate Engineering CouncilCockrell School of Engineering
Graduate Student Art History AssociationCollege of Fine Arts
Graduate Student AssemblyOffice of the Dean of Students
Graduates for Underrepresented MinoritiesCockrell School of Engineering
Hispanic Nursing Student AssociationSchool of Nursing
Hook 'Em ArtsTexas Performing Arts
IEEE Robotics and Automation SocietyCockrell School of Engineering
IEEE TEMS Graduate Student Chapter - Central Texas SectionCockrell School of Engineering
Institute of Electrical & Electronics EngineersCockrell School of Engineering
Intellectual Property Law SocietySchool of Law
International Relations and Global Studies CouncilDepartment of Government
Journal of Law and Technology at TexasSchool of Law
Kinesiology ClubCollege of Education
KVRX Student RadioTexas Student Media
Latinx Community AffairsDivision of Diversity & Community Engagement
Liberal Arts CouncilCollege of Liberal Arts
Longhorn Association for Men in NursingSchool of Nursing
Longhorn Athletic Training Student AssociationCollege of Education
Longhorn Band Student AssociationCollege of Fine Arts
Longhorn Baseball ClubDivision of Recreational Sports
Longhorn PowerliftingDivision of Recreational Sports
Longhorn QuidditchDivision of Recreational Sports
Longhorn RacingCockrell School of Engineering
Longhorn WrestlingDivision of Recreational Sports
Moody College Honors Student CouncilMoody College of Communication
National Community Pharmacists AssociationCollege of Pharmacy
Native American & Indigenous CollectiveDivision of Diversity & Community Engagement
Natural Sciences CouncilCollege of Natural Sciences
Pharmacy CouncilCollege of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Graduate Students AssociationCollege of Pharmacy
Phi Delta ChiCollege of Pharmacy
Phi Lambda Sigma - PharmacyCollege of Pharmacy
Queer & Trans People of Color AgencyDivision of Diversity & Community Engagement
Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor SocietyCollege of Pharmacy
San Antonio Student Pharmacists AssociationCollege of Pharmacy
School of Human Ecology AmbassadorsCollege of Natural Sciences
Student College of Clinical Pharmacy at The University of Texas at AustinCollege of Pharmacy
Student Council for Exceptional ChildrenCollege of Education
Student Engineering Council Cockrell School of Engineering
Student Engineers Educating Kids Cockrell School of Engineering
Student GovernmentOffice of the Dean of Students
Student Health Advisory Committee University Health Services
Student National Pharmaceutical AssociationCollege of Pharmacy
Tau Beta Sigma - Beta Gamma ChapterCollege of Fine Arts
Teachers of TomorrowCollege of Education
Texas BallroomDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas CrewDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas CyclingDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Economics AssociationDepartment of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
Texas GymnasticsDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas HandballDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and PolicySchool of Law
Texas Ice HockeyDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Intellectual Property Law JournalSchool of Law
Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil RightsSchool of Law
Texas JudoDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Leadership Education and DevelopmentOffice of the Dean of Students
Texas Men's LacrosseDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Men's VolleyballDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Men's Water PoloDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Nutrition at the University of Texas at AustinCollege of Natural Sciences
Texas Real Estate Law SocietySchool of Law
Texas Rock ClimbingDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas RugbyDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Running ClubDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Student TelevisionTexas Student Media
Texas Table TennisDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas TaekwondoDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Trap and SkeetDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas TriathlonDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Undergraduate Law JournalCollege of Liberal Arts
Texas Undergraduate Moot Court TeamCollege of Liberal Arts
Texas WakeDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Women's Club LacrosseDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas Women's RugbyDivision of Recreational Sports
Texas WushuDivision of Recreational Sports
The ProjectDivision of Diversity & Community Engagement
The Review of LitigationSchool of Law
The Texas Law Aggie SocietySchool of Law
The Triple Helix at UT AustinCollege of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin Student FoundationUniversity Development Office
Thurgood Marshall Legal SocietySchool of Law
Undergraduate Business CouncilMcCombs School of Business
Undergraduate Chemical Engineering WomenCockrell School of Engineering
Undergraduate Studies CouncilSchool of Undergraduate Studies
University of Texas - American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student PharmacistsCollege of Pharmacy
University of Texas Amateur Radio ClubCockrell School of Engineering
University of Texas Weightlifting TeamCollege of Education
University Residence Hall AssociationUniversity Housing and Dining
UT ArcheryDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Badminton ClubDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Dance TeamDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Fencing ClubDivision of Recreational Sports
UT ITF Taekwondo TeamDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Men's Soccer TeamDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Men's Ultimate ClubDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Nursing Students' Association School of Nursing
UT Racquetball ClubDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Sailing ClubDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Sailing TeamDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Sciences Toastmasters ClubCollege of Pharmacy
UT Student Society of Health-System PharmacistsCollege of Pharmacy
UT Water Ski TeamDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Women's Club SoccerDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Women's Ultimate FrisbeeDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Women's Volleyball ClubDivision of Recreational Sports
UT Women's Water PoloDivision of Recreational Sports
Women in Aerospace for Leadership and DevelopmentCockrell School of Engineering
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Women in ECE)Cockrell School of Engineering
Women in Mechanical Engineering Cockrell School of Engineering
Women in Petroleum and Geosystems EngineeringCockrell School of Engineering
Women's Law CaucusSchool of Law