The Campus Environmental Center is set up to provide numerous opportunities for members to bond, learn, take action, and develop novel skills. Our organization has three main parts: membership, Core Teams, and Project Teams.
Any UT-Austin student is eligible to join the Campus Environmental Center. CEC members enjoy access to the CEC community, a group of fellow environmentally aware students with convergent interests, as well as the broader on- and off-campus network that the CEC has built over the last 15 years.
CEC members are also encouraged to participate in club socials and service opportunities. Socials are a great opportunity to connect with fellow members, foster new friendships, and explore different areas of the environmental community on campus and in the Austin area. Service events typically benefit an environmental cause and give members a chance to take meaningful and conscious action.
Learn more about joining the CEC.
Core Teams are the main leadership units of the organization. These teams lead the organization and represent our membership to the UT-Austin and general community.
The Administrative Core Team is comprised of:
- 2 Co-Ambassadors
- 2 Communications Chairs
- 1 Graphics Chair
- 3 Media Chairs
- 2 Membership Chairs
- 2 Office Managers
The Co-Ambassadors and Graphics Chair are compensated leadership positions.
The purview of the Administrative Core Team is to provide general leadership to the organization, as well as essential administrative services, such as record-keeping and media content generation. The Administrative Core Team also assumes responsibility for member recruitment and retention, leadership development, alumni connections, and member recognition.
The Education and Outreach Core Team is composed of two Team Leaders, three Outreach Activities Chairs, one Lectures Chair, and three Workshops Chairs. The Team Leader is a compensated leadership position.
These leaders are charged with the task of “educating the UT community about contemporary environmental issues,” per the CEC’s Mission Statement. Such initiatives have included an interactive demonstration of water quality issues in Flint, Michigan; a visual exhibition addressing waste diversion rates from on-campus sources; and a zero-waste lifestyle workshop series.
The Socials and Service Core Team is composed of a Team Leader, four service chairs, and four socials chairs. The Team Leader is a compensated leadership position.
These leaders are charged with the task of “growing a community of students that learn about and take action for the natural environment,” per the CEC’s Mission Statement. Through community service events, members of the CEC take action to promote causes related to environmental protection and sustainability. Through social gatherings, like-minded students form important friendships and networks of support. Whenever possible, social and service events expose members to new environmental topics, issues, and perspectives.
Project Teams are member-run initiatives aimed at operating a novel project, program or, service that advances environmental stewardship and/or sustainability on the UT-Austin campus. The CEC supports Project Teams and their projects’ respective missions and goals by providing administrative and financial support, facilities, and other resources. CEC members are encouraged to support projects through volunteering, specific skills, or leadership.
Project Teams are created on a case-by-case basis as resources are available. Although we project proposals originate from members of the CEC, we may accept proposals from non-members pending application for membership in the CEC.
Project Teams are typically composed of at least two compensated Project Team Leaders. The Project Leaders may elect to form additional positions on their team as they see fit.
CEC Purpose and Bylaws
The Purpose and Bylaws of the Campus Environmental Center are available online.