Office of the Dean of Students          

Swing Out Awards

Become part of the Swing Out Awards Tradition! The Swing Out Awards are presented by the Office of the Dean of Students to student organizations that have demonstrated excellence in leadership on campus. Organizations can apply to different categories that best fit their student group. Award recipients will be recognized at the Evening of the Stars ceremony each spring. Winning organizations receive a banner and $300 for the organization, and the winner of Most Outstanding organization receiving an additional $1,000.


To be eligible, registered and sponsored student organizations must 1) be in good standing with the Office of the Dean of Students and 2) update their organizations HornsLink to be HornsLink Official. (Participation in the Pillars program is not a pre-requisite) and 3) complete the online application by the deadline.

If your organization is frozen in HornsLink, that means it is not in good standing. Please email Student Activities with the full name of your organization to learn how to resolve any issues.

The 2021 Swing Out Award Timeline

February 1: Application opens via HornsLink at 8:00 a.m. CST
March 12: Deadline to submit HornsLink application 5 p.m. CST
April 5: Organizations notified of their status (finalists or non-finalists)
Late April/Early May: Finalists and winners announced at Evening of the Stars (date/time TBD)

2020 Swing Out Award Winners

Primary Category Award Winners

Special Category Award Winners