Award Process

Criteria for Selection

The Civitatis Award recognizes outstanding faculty citizenship. To be considered for the Civitatis Award, a faculty member must:

  • Be a current tenured member of the faculty.

  • Have provided dedicated and meritorious service to The University of Texas at Austin above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research and service; and

  • Be a person of such integrity, stature, demonstrated ability, and renown that the university community, including alumni, faculty, staff and students, will take pride in and be inspired by his or her recognition.

Nomination Procedure

Submit a letter or email of nomination to the Faculty Council Executive Committee, including a brief, single-spaced statement summarizing the qualifications of the nominee and the reasons why this individual should be so recognized, along with the nominee’s résumé, if available.

Annual deadline: October 15

​Submit nominations to:

Civitatis Award
Faculty Council Executive Committee
c/o Secretary of the General Faculty

Campus mailing address: West Mall Building, Room 2.102 (F9500)
U.S. Postal Address: Post Office Box 7816, Austin, TX 78713-8102
Email Address:

Selection Process and Recognition

  • The Faculty Council Executive Committee will review the nominations and recommend candidates to the president by November 1.

  • The president will choose a Civitatis Award recipient from the recommended candidates but has the discretion either to make an award or not in any one year.

  • Once chosen by the president, the Civitatis Award recipient will be announced at a Faculty Council meeting and recognized at an appropriate institutional event.


Questions about the Civitatis Award program should be directed to the Office of the General Faculty at (512) 471-5943.