Recognized Organizations Council

The Recognized Organizations Council (ROC) helps support our student organizations. We can connect you with current student groups that fit your interests, or we can help you start a new one!

Meet the ROC

You can contact the ROC Office at 512-448-8421 or seuorgs [at] You can also visit our office; we are on the third floor of Ragsdale Center in the Student Life office. See the profiles below to learn more about each ROC representative and how they can help your organization be successful.

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Executive Director

Shar's duties as executive director include supporting the various ROC coordinators. She is a general expert on all student organization policies and procedures. If she can't answer your questions, she can at least direct you to the person who can. 

Represented Organizations: 

  • Dean's Leadership
  • Honor Society 
  • Chartered Orgs

Creation Support Coordinator

As the creation support coordinator, Samantha Hair can help you start a new organization on campus. The only requirements to become an organization are three students and an advisor. Whether you are brainstorming an idea for an organization or have a specific purpose in mind, he can walk you through the process to become a recognized organization on campus. 

Represented Organizations:

  • New Organizations
  • Club Sports
  • Recreation Organizations

Compliance Coordinator

Amber McIntire keeps up with the information for all of our student organizations. If your organization email isn't working, or no one ever passed along the login information, she can help. If you missed OrgCon and your organization is not currently compliant with the state-mandated risk management requirements, she can help set up a time to get your members trained. If you need to apply for storage space for your organization, she is the person to contact.

Represented Organizations:

  • American Medical Student Association
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • Club de Français
  • Colleges Against Cancer
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Hilltop Christian Fellowship Intervarsity
  • Lace Up! Stand Up!
  • League of United Latin American Citizens  
  • MBA Student Association
  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • Society for Computational Biology 
  • Topper TV
  • Video Game Association
  • Young Americans for Liberty

Marketing Coordinator

Grace Kerstetter manages the ROC newsletter and social media accounts. Do you have an upcoming event or opportunity you want to share with campus? Send her the information, and she'll share it through our social media and even contact appropriate departments that might be good supporters. 

Represented Organizations: 

  • American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapter
  • Communication Society
  • Criminal Justice Society
  • Economics Club
  • El Círculo de Español 
  • GlobeMed
  • Half the Sky
  • Hillel Toppers
  • iAm What iSay
  • Jewish Studies (Yahweh's Watchmen)
  • Keep Austin Caring
  • Social Work Student Association
  • Women Empowerment

Event Coordinators

Breuna Westry and Jessica Arrazoloare our event coordinators. They put on the fall and spring Involvement Fairs (and prep parties), and plan the Leadership Learning Project in each spring. If you are interested in learning more about these events, they can provide it. 

Represented Organizations:

  • Academy of Science
  • B-Hooved Humor Magazine
  • Bilingual Education Student Association
  • Black Student Alliance 
  • Box of Chocolates Improv
  • Financial Management Association
  • HillTop Car Club
  • Hilltop Health Association 
  • Hilltop Student Veterans Association
  • Hilltopper Animal Alliance
  • Hilltopper Photography
  • Latino Student Leaders Organization
  • Masters of Arts in Counseling Student Association
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Rotaract Club

Represented Organizations:

  • Alpha Sigma Lambda
  • Association of Pre-Physician Assistants
  • Ballet Folklorico
  • BookWorms
  • Circle K International
  • Command G
  • Deutschklub
  • Disney Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Herpetology Society
  • New Literati
  • Psychological Society
  • Speech and Debate Council 
  • Student Exchange Association 
  • Toppers Against Disease

Recognition Coordinator

Luxy Banner keeps track of the important, impactful work done by student organizations and records their contributions to our campus and larger communities. The ROC uses this information to vote on Org of the Month, which comes with a $50 contribution in funding for the winning org. He's also the contact for Excellence Awards. 

Represented Organizations:

  • Alpha Phi Omega (Service) 
  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre) 
  • Chinese Club
  • Computer Science Club
  • Forensic Association Committed to Truth
  • Hillraisers
  • Hilltop Bridge Alliance
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Nature Dwellers 
  • Pre-Dental Club
  • Student Entrepreneurs Club
  • The Financial Investors Association
  • Transit Theatre Troupe
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Funding Coordinator

John Griffin views all funding requests for the ROC. He makes sure that all information is complete before the ROC votes. He'll help you spend the money the ROC provides. 

Represented Organizations:

  • Accounting Club
  • African Student Organization
  • Asian Pop Culture 
  • Asian Student Association
  • Health Occupations Students of America
  • Love Your Melon
  • Math Club
  • New Waves 
  • Phi Alpha Delta (PreLaw Frat) 
  • PRIDE 
  • St. Edward's Educators
  • The Cooking Club
  • Topper Radio