THE MAVERICK PROGRAM
All prospective Wranglers must complete a semester long program called the “Maverick Program”. We seek young men who display scholarship, leadership, athletic ability, a commitment to service, and the willingness to accept a challenge.
As a Maverick, you will be given weekly responsibilities that you are expected to complete both individually and as a class. These responsibilities include weekly meetings, community service, study hours, getting to know the individuals of the organization one-on-one, and a rigorous workout program designed to strengthen your mind and body.
The Maverick Program is difficult to complete but extremely rewarding; it is more than a club or a resume builder. Mavericks requires grit and determination, but if you’re willing to accept the challenge, you’ll be satisfied in more ways than you ever thought possible. While the program is both physically and mentally taxing, rest assured that every individual is treated with the utmost respect. Mavericks will never be asked to do anything humiliating, degrading, or harmful to themselves or others.
Our 30 year history shows that Maverick classes stick together. Upon completion of the Maverick semester you and your fellow Maverick brothers will share a bond for life. These men and the rest of the Wrangler body will be there to support you in the toughest of times and celebrate with you in the best of times. It truly is an experience unlike any other.
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We host recruitment events called "Smokers" each semester that offer recruits an opportunity to connect with the actives. The smokers for Spring 2018 will take place at the following time and place:
Smoker #1: 1/17/18 @ Varsity's Pizza (Duval St), 7-9PM
Smoker #2: 1/23/18 @ Tap 24 (24th St), 7-9PM
Smoker #3: 1/30/18 @ Austin's Pizza (Guadalupe St), 7-9PM
Applications Due: 11:59PM on 2/3/18
SPRING 2018 RECRUITMENT TEAM
Head Recruitment Chair: Noah Lisk
Assistant Recruitment Chair: James Robertson
Assistant Recruitment Chair: Paul Hamel
MAVERICK SERVICE PROJECTS
S'17: Fight Against Harvey
After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, the Spring 2017 Maverick Class immediately traveled down to the city to assist with cleanup and rescue efforts. In addition to several days of non-stop work, they managed to raise several thousand dollars to aid the victims of Harvey.
F'16: 3v3 Basketball Tournament
The Fall 2016 Maverick Class rallied behind early childhood education as their overarching cause for their biannual service project. Partnering with Foundation Communities, a non-profit that offers low-income housing to families right out of homelessness, the Maverick Class pledged to raise funds and awareness for the educational facilities for these underprivileged children by putting on a successful University-wide 3v3 basketball tournament with cash prizes, raffle items, and a cookout.
S'16: Maverick Memorial Marathon
Spring 16 united around the story of one of their brothers, Luke LaPray, who passed away after a long battle with Cancer.
The Maverick Marathon was a 200 mile chain marathon run that started in Dallas, ended in Austin, and had at least one person running at all times. This class shattered their goal of $5k by raising over $12k for St. Baldrick's Foundation, an organization dedicated to defeating childhood cancer.
F'15: Two Step Throwdown
Fall 15 aimed to raise money for the Mona Foundation, which aims to promote universal education and gender equality.
They did so by organizing the first Two Step Throwdown, featuring Luke Pell. Over 500 students attended, and they raised over $18,000.