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The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) provides staff support and resources to science-based organizations whose focus and activities benefit CNS students through leadership experience, outreach, and networking.


Event Marketing

We want to know what your organization is up to and so do our students! To have a large event be considered for placement in Dr. Vandenbout's weekly CNS Student newsletter or the online event calendar, please fill out the form linked here. If you have any questions please email cnsstudentlife@austin.utexas.edu.

Submit by noon on the Monday of each week to be included in that week's Wednesday newsletter.


Virtual Resources (COVID-19)


Student Activities Center Fall 2021 FAQ: Official UT Student Organization information (making reservations for events, travel guidelines, resources, etc)

Leadership and Ethics Institute - Open Virtual Workshops: Free, virtual leadership workshops for student leaders (open, on-demand, and advanced workshops)

Event Guidelines and Checklist: Offical UT guidelines and policies for student organization meetings and events

Student Affairs Operational Updates: Official updates, hours, and operations for various UT facilities and services (Center for Students in Recovery, CMHC, UHS, etc)

Longhorn Connection: Virtual community events, creative activities, wellness resources, and opportunities to connect with other students

Longhorns Online: Virtual platform for students with academic support resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and virtual campus resources

Leading Successful Organizations: Resources/information for student organization leaders on various topics (building constitutions, officer transitions, goal setting, recruitment, elections, etc)

Student Activities Center Resources: Art supplies, poster printing, storage space, west mall rally space, permits and forms

Reservations and Publicity: Updated info regarding organization campus events, tabling, and banners.


CNS Registration & Gone to Natural Sciences

If your org was previously registered with the college,
 you do not need to re-register

If your org has not been registered with CNS before, please fill out the CNS New Organization Registration Form and email cnsstudentlife@austin.utexas.edu after submitting it.

Please note that in order to be eligible for CNS registration, your org must first be registered with Student Activities and the majority of your membership (over 60%) must be majoring in a discipline housed in CNS. 

In mid-late August, all organizations registered with CNS will be sent information on how to register for Gone to Natural Sciences or any other recruitment event. 


CNS Event & Benefit Request 

More information on event funding for the Fall 2021 semester will be coming soon.

If your org is hosting virtual events that require funding, please fill out the request and we will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

No current Funding Deadlines for Fall 2021.

Submit your funding requests here.

Please email cnsstudentlife@austin.utexas.edu with any questions. 



More information on Lunches with the Dean during the Fall 2021 semester will be coming soon. 

During the fall and spring semesters, the leaders of our registered student organizations are invited to a monthly lunch with our Student Dean, Dr. David Vanden Bout and the CNS Student Life team. These lunches are a great way for organization leaders to connect with each other as well as college administration.


CNS provides banners to our registered organizations after 1 year of activity. It is the responsibility of the individual organizations to keep track of these banners for tabling and events. Any organization that loses their banner will be financially responsible for its replacement. 

Want more information about a Federal Tax ID number?

Click here to be redirected to a page about what it is, what it is used for within student organizations, and how you can get one!