University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Distinguished Gateway Scholars Program (DGSP)

The Distinguished Gateway Scholars Program (DGSP) recognizes excellence in the four strands of Gateway’s core mission: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Diversity.  The program is open to any first-year student in the Gateway program.  In order to qualify as a Distinguished Gateway Scholar, all criteria must be met by April 20th, 2012.  Certificates will be awarded at the Gateway banquet at the end of the year April 21st, 2012.


  • Minimum GPA of 2.2
  • -3 hours total in Gateway Academic Coaching


  • Attendance at any 7 of the 10 Gateway Distinguished Lecture Series:
  • Attendance at all 3 cohort meetings
  • Active membership in any club/organization orattendance at approved leadership summits by Gateway Scholars staff


  • 10 hours of community service personally or through the Gateway Scholars Program

Attendance at one of the following diversity events/seminars or approved events by Gateway Scholars staff:

  • Heman Sweatt Symposium (offered monthly)
  • Any other diversity program that is approved by Gateway Scholars staff.

ChecklistDistinguished Gateway Scholars Certification Program Checklist.doc

ACE-Distinguished Speaker Series 2013

Alternative Speaker Series 2013

For more information contact Charles Lu at or call the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence at 512-471-1205.