Student Organizations

UT MIcroFarm

"I highly recommend this to every UT student. Not only do you see where your tuition's Green Fee goes, you leave the Microfarm feeling accomplished, informed, and excited to return." - Carla Rangel

 

Student organizations provide many ways for students to learn about sustainability outside the classroom and take action on campus and in the community. Drop by an organization's regular meeting or reach out to its leadership to learn more. A full list of UT student organizations can be found on Hornslink.

BEEVO Beekeeping Society

BEEVO Beekeeping Society supports local pollinators and urban beekeeping on the UT Campus. You can learn about beekeeping and participate in their hive checks every other weekend. Contact kobi.naseck@utexas.edu for more information.

Campus Environmental Center

The Campus Environmental Center (CEC) is a community of students who explore, learn about, and act on contemporary environmental issues on campus and in the Austin area. We welcome diverse interests, ideas, and perspectives as we grow together to become effective environmental change-makers now and in the future. Our mission is to empower the University of Texas at Austin community to pursue a genuine culture of environmental sustainability through constructive and dynamic means. To that end, we support 6 student projects that make a mark on the 40 acres: BATX, Green Events, Green Greeks, Half-Pint Urban Prairie, Microfarm, and Trash to Treasure. Campfires (meetings) are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm. Contact hello@utenvironment.org for more information.

Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) strives to promote sustainability in our community and within the organization through events and technical projects. These provide a framework to pursue sustainable goals! ESW is honored to be part of a nation-wide network of professionals dedicated to building a better world.​ Meetings are every other Thursday at 6:30pm. Contact mhartpatterson@gmail.com for more information.

Longhorn Lights Out

Longhorn Lights Out runs UT-Austin's campus-wide event where students, faculty, and staff reduce energy by turning off lights, unplugging unnecessary electronics, and powering down computer equipment the last Friday of every month. It is an example of how simple actions can have a BIG impact. Join the Dark Side and make a difference! Contact longhornlightsout15@gmail.com for more information.

Urban Studies Society

The Urban Studies Society is an interdisciplinary organization for students of all majors who share a common interest in urban issues, ranging from affordable housing and economic development to transportation and sustainability. We aim to enrich our members' classroom learning and on-campus community with biweekly meetings featuring local subject matter experts, visits to local sites of interest, service opportunities, and social events. Meetings are Mondays at 5pm. Contact gabriellesaldivar121@gmail.com for more information.