Interested in sustainability? Think protecting the natural environment is important? Just want to learn more? Read on to learn about how you can become involved in the premier environmental student organization at UT Austin.

How to Become a General Member

Any UT Austin student is eligible to join the CEC at any time. To become a GeneralMember, simply complete the three following steps:

1. Complete the online membership application.
It only takes a few minutes, why not begin now?

Begin the Online Membership Application »


2. Attend a General Meeting and, if you’d like, introduce yourself.
We’re a community, and we want to meet you! We’ll give you the chance to briefly say hello and what you’re excited about or interested in. That way you can begin building relationships with others who hold similar interests. Learn more about General Meetings.

3. Pay semester dues.
Dues for Fall 2017 are $10. This is done by cash or check at a General Meeting.  Learn more about why we collect dues.


Why join the CEC?

General members enjoy access to the Campus Environmental Center community, a group of fellow environmentally-aware students with convergent interests, through social gatherings and group service events. Members also have access to the broader on- and off-campus network that the Campus Environmental Center has built over the last 15 years, as well as eligibility to hold compensated leadership positions within the organization in the future.

Social events 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.

Environmental issues are oftentimes large and best addressed through collective action and respectful conversation. Come join us as we make a meaningful and lasting impact on our campus and surrounding communities!

To summarize: The Campus Environmental Center provides a community, service opportunities, and leadership experiences that promote significant environmental thought and action.

Topic Teams

At the beginning of each semester, any General Member is welcome to form a Topic Team around a topic they’re interested in. Members can also join Topic Teams throughout the semester as they’re able.

These are informal groups that meet on their own time and pursue their own goals. It’s a great way to join a team to learn about or act on a topic you’re interested in and take advantage of the diversity of interests and resources of the Campus Environmental Center.

Learn more about current Topic Teams.

Project Teams

Project Teams are student-run initiatives aimed at operating a novel project, program or, service that advances environmental stewardship and/or sustainability on the UT-Austin campus. The Campus Environmental Center supports Project Teams and their projects’ respective missions and goals by providing administrative and financial support, facilities, and other resources. General 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 Campus Environmental Center.

Learn more about current Project Teams.