Student Leadership Committee Named Swing Out Award Finalist


Every year, the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Committee recognizes outstanding student organizations with the Swing Out Awards, a distinction that honors students for their excellence in leadership and dedication to the university. And this year, the Texas Exes’ Student Leadership Committee was selected as a finalist for Best Spirit Organization.

“The students on our team were so excited to see that their hard work was getting some recognition,” says Kelsey Roberts, student relations coordinator for Texas Exes.

The honor is especially gratifying for the SLC team, since this is the committee’s inaugural year. Last year, two student groups—the Spirit and Traditions Council and the Texas Exes Student Chapter—were merged to create the SLC.

The organization focuses on enhancing the student experience by providing leadership and event planning opportunities, from fall football rallies to volunteering at the class ring ceremonies.

Award applications are reviewed by the Swing Out Awards committee, which consists of students from sponsored organizations in the Office of the Dean of Students. Winners were announced last Tuesday at the Evening of the Stars Ceremony. While SLC did not win this year, they are still proud to have made it to the finals during their first year as a student organization.

This wasn’t the SLC’s only honor in its first year. The Texas Exes also took home a gold award for Best Student Program in the CASE District IV Accolades—the leading competition for alumni association programs.

Applications for SLC will be made available at the beginning of the fall semester. Interested students should email for more information.

SLC leaders at the Tower. Photo courtesy Christina Ramirez/Kelsey Roberts.


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