LIBERAL ARTS ASSOCIATED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (LAASOs)

The LAASO Program stands as a designation providing admitted student groups with the opportunity to receive higher tier funding from the College of Liberal Arts. Eligible organizations must strengthen the cultural, professional, and/or academic environment of the college and its students to earn and maintain the distinction. The resulting connections further the mission of a well-rounded liberal arts education that starts here and changes the world.


BENEFITS OF BEING A LAASO

Increased Funding

  • Regular updates about funding sources on campus for student organization events

Increased Networking Possibilities:

  • Alumni, faculty, the Liberal Arts Council, and other LAASOs

Increased Advertising Opportunities and Publicity

  • Access to Communications Director for event advertising planning and design.

  • Monitors and billboards in the Liberal Arts Building (CLA)

  • University-wide exposure through Liberal Arts Council events, initiatives, and The Liberator coverage

  • Connection to related/relevant departments for possible event advertising 

  • Annual tabling spot at Gone to Liberal Arts

  • Name on Liberal Arts Council and College of Liberal Arts websites

Supplementary Resources

  • Priority registration of the CLA Dies Student Center’s Wagner Student Workroom

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be reviewed by the Liberal Arts Council on a rolling admission format throughout the academic year. To apply, please complete the application on this page and send to College Ambassador at plbutler@austin.utexas.edu and Administrative Director Kaitlin Bethay at admndirector.utlac@gmail.com. If you have any questions about becoming a LAASO, send us an email, or come to one of our General Assembly meetings to find out what we're all about.