Our Initiatives

Constitution Day

Sept. 17 commemorates the historic signing of the U.S. Constitution. Team members celebrate this day by working with campus partners to educate students on the rights of citizenship and civic engagement.

Data Strategy and Management Initiative

This joint project of the executive vice president and provost, chief financial officer and vice president for student affairs is to facilitate the development and implementation of a new university data ecosystem, including data strategies and governance.

Dinner with 16 Longhorns

Hosted in partnership with the Office of the University Ombuds, Dinner with 16 Longhorns brings 16 students from across campus together to create a space for genuine dialogue over dinner.

Division of Student Affairs Programming Council

The council provides high-quality student events and activities to foster a sense of community and belonging. Members represent the Division’s nine departments and the Vice President for Student Affairs’ office.

First-Generation Commitment Working Group

The working group consists of faculty, staff, students and units across campus who will identify and find solutions to increase campus-wide support for first-generation Longhorns.

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®)

Supporting UT Austin's priorities to increase self-awareness of diversity and promote equity and inclusion, trained Division staff members administer the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®) to departments and student leaders, followed by individual assessments and coaching.

Longhorn Family Leadership Council

The council is comprised of Longhorn parents and families who lead the way in volunteerism and philanthropic investment. Appointed by Dr. Lilly, council members assist in fundraising efforts and provide vital feedback from the parent perspective.

New Staff Welcome

The Division’s senior leaders host this program to welcome new staff members to the team. They share information about the Division’s cutting-edge programs, services and facilities. Staff also meet colleagues and receive materials from Division departments.

Reunion Tailgate

Game day is a special time to reunite with our Longhorn family. Join Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly for a tailgate on Nov. 13 before the University of Kansas game.

Student Employee of the Year Award

The Student Employee of the Year Award is given annually to an outstanding student employee who has made a positive impact at the university. The Office of the President, Human Resources and Vice President for Student Affairs sponsor this recognition.

True Colors®

These workshops help new Division staff explore personality strengths and stressors, appreciate differences in the ways people communicate, and better understand relationship building, effective communication and team efforts.

UT Night at the Austin Trail of Lights

The Vice President for Student Affairs is the key sponsor of UT Night at the Trail of Lights. This special evening gives students, faculty, alumni, family and friends an opportunity to enjoy the festivities while showcasing Longhorn pride.