Tejas Club Campus Leadership Award

Recognizing student leaders who make an impact on student life.

The Texas Exes Tejas Club Campus Leadership Award was established by the Chaney family in partnership with the Texas Exes in 2018. For nearly a century, Tejas Club members have provided stellar leadership to The University of Texas at Austin and have shaped—and been shaped by—the richness of student life on campus. The Texas Exes Tejas Club Campus Leadership Award was established to recognize an accomplished student leader at the university for their commitment to making an impact on student life on the Forty Acres. 

To be eligible for the Texas Exes Tejas Club Campus Leadership Award, one must:

  • Be a Tejas Club member in good standing*
  • Be currently enrolled at UT Austin
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from an administrator, faculty member, and/or student leaders citing your impact on student life

*Graduate students are not required to be an active member, but must be in good standing with the Tejas Club with no debts owed.

An ideal applicant should exhibit the following:

  • Leadership, integrity, dedication, and creativity.
  • A diverse range of accomplishments.
  • Experience mentoring Tejas Club members.
  • Unselfish devotion to The University of Texas at Austin.
  • A demonstrable positive impact on student life

The nomination period for the 2021–22 Tejas Award is now open. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

2021 Recipient

Sharif Long

Class of 2021, Biology, Plan II Honors, College of Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts  

Forged from the city that America’s team calls home, Sharif hails from Dallas, Texas and trekked southbound on grueling I-35 to his current residence where he studies Biology and Plan II Honors. You might find him sporting his Orange polo and Bevo Horns as he gives tours to prospective students as an ambassador for the Guides of Texas. He has also been involved with the Longhorn Legislative Aides in Student Government, YMCA Youth and Government, and the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership program. When Sharif is not dabbling in the art of lip synching songs of female pop divas, you might find him exploring the Austin food scene, FaceTiming his friends around the country or taking spontaneous trips to Pluckers thanks to his Wing Club Membership.

Past Recipients


Adraint Bereal



Jacob Springer



Jackson Clifford