Texas Spirits

Texas Spirits is an honorary social, spirit, and service organization for students at the University of Texas at Austin. The purpose of Texas Spirits is to promote spirit and serve the University and the Austin community in the best way possible. Our four pillars of spirit, love, service, and friendship represent the core values Texas Spirits strive to uphold.

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76 years of Spirit, Love, Service, & Friendship

Founded in 1941 as the Texas Spooks, the organization's intent was to promote spirit around the university and the community. The name Texas Spooks was originally chosen to reflect the organization's secrecy. The 30 member organization would secretly meet in restaurants and sorority houses dressed in the "ghostly garb" of hoods, masks, and sheets. The members would light red candles and sing to the football players in order to "spook" away any bad luck.

Chief Haunt Liz Schasel, Traditions Haunt Laura Michie, Spirit Haunt Heena Bhakta, and Vice Haunt Kelly Nwonuma accepting our most recent Swing Out award in spring 2017. 

Chief Haunt Liz Schasel, Traditions Haunt Laura Michie, Spirit Haunt Heena Bhakta, and Vice Haunt Kelly Nwonuma accepting our most recent Swing Out award in spring 2017. 

Spooks to Spirits Yearly Highlights