About Us: Events + Entertainment

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Cabinet 2022-2023

Campus Events + Entertainment is the largest event-planning organization on campus.  Our student leaders plan, promote, and produce the best programs that represent the diverse interests of UT students.  Student members gain experience in budgeting, management, marketing, decision-making, leadership development and working together to produce campus events.

Membership in E+E is free and open to all current UT students!  Meetings are held during the long semesters, so feel free to stop in at any of our meetings to see what our organizations are all about and how you can get involved on campus.

Mission Statement and Learning Outcomes

Campus Events + Entertainment (E+E) empowers students by providing opportunities to create and engage in diverse events. Our student run committees strive to foster innovation and creativity as well as develop leaders while serving the University of Texas at Austin community.

All E+E student leaders are expected to gain knowledge and skills in the following critical areas:
Communication and Collaboration
Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Creativity
Event/Program Management
Civic Engagement and Responsibility

It is the responsibility of all student leaders involved with E+E to facilitate group success through effective teamwork. Students work closely with both their peers and staff advisors to achieve program and personal success.

Events + Entertainment Awards and Scholarships

William Andrew Smith, Jr. Grasp Award

The GRants for Active Student Participants (GRASP) endowment was created in 2006 through the generosity of the University Unions Advisory Council. It was renamed the William Andrew Smith, Jr. Grasp Award in 2013. The purpose of the award is to encourage and facilitate the continued student participation in University Unions committees and organizations. Stipends will be awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership qualities, an enthusiasm for campus citizenship, and who, for various reasons, might be unable to participate without support. Preference will be given to freshmen and sophomore students. The E+E president is not eligible to apply.


* Be enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin for the current semester and intend to enroll for the upcoming long semester.
* Be active within Campus Events + Entertainment
* Maintain good academic standing

The Shirley Bird Perry Leadership and C.C. "Jitter" Nolen Spirit Awards

Established in 1980 and 1961 respectively, as ways of recognizing and supporting the students who give their efforts and energies to improve campus life at The University of Texas at Austin, these annual monetary awards are sponsored by the Texas Union Advisory Council. Both awards are available to current, active members of Campus Events + Entertainment.

Shirley Bird Perry Leadership Award ($5,000)

Named after one of the Texas Union’s most exemplary staff members, this award was established in 1980 as a way of recognizing and supporting students who give their efforts and energies in support of campus life at The University of Texas at Austin through active participation in the programming board. Current and active members of Campus Events + Entertainment are eligible for this award, provided they also are in good standing with the University, have not won the award in previous years, currently maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and are full-time students.

C.C. "Jitter" Nolen Spirit Award ($2500)

The Jitter Nolen Spirit Award recognizes an Campus Events + Entertainment (E+E) member who has encouraged, inspired, and supported E+E and its committees, through his or her active participation in and implementation of its events and overall mission. This person exemplifies the sense of volunteerism, community, commitment and creativity and involvement that the E+E strives to infuse throughout the organization.

For more information on these awards, please contact Jennifer Zamora at jzamora@austin.utexas.edu