Texas A&M is home to more than 1000 student organizations, meaning there are more than 1000 opportunities for you to find other Aggies who share your interests and passions, whether they be in fraternity and sorority life, student government or community service. If 1000+ organizations sounds overwhelming, get started with our Get Involved tools such as OrgSearch and OrgMatch. And while you’re here, be a part of the traditions and campus-wide events that make Texas A&M what it is: the best university in the world. Finally, your involvement journey does not have to end upon graduation. Click here to learn more about how you can stay involved in Student Activities after you have your ring and diploma.
What inspires you to serve as a student leader at Texas A&M?
This is going to sound cheesy – but honestly it’s my future. For some reason the Air Force is going to let me attempt to fly multi-million dollar aircraft someday – and I’ll be responsible for not only those, but also leading America’s best sons and daughters. I wanted to have as many diverse leadership experiences as possible before commissioning in May 2018 (WHOOP!), and I saw getting involved in both the Corps of Cadets and Class Councils as the best way to do that. It’s definitely paid off – I could never imagine learning the lessons I have or developing the skills I did without my time in Student Activities.
What involvement or leadership advice would you give to incoming/new students?
My advice would be to get involved in at least one organization while at A&M and to take on a leadership role if the opportunity presents itself. Being involved in an organization is probably one of the best decisions I have made in college and has opened so many doors. It allows you to meet new people, It gives you the opportunity to work on leadership skills, and it provides you the opportunity to be apart of something bigger than yourself.
We want to make the event planning aspect of student leadership as streamlined and as easy as possible. The foresight needed to create a successful, fun event is crucial for the safety of your members and the reputation of the organization. Make sure to include event planning as a priority when it comes to managing your organization. LEARN MORE →
Organizations need money. Whether it’s to host fun activities for your members or to cover expenses related to your major campus events, access to our financial resources will help you manage your budget and give you the tools and skills you need to be successful. We want you and your organization to excel and be the best that it can be, so check out these resources early and often. LEARN MORE →
The top individuals in their fields didn’t get there without constant training. It’s hard work to start something new, and even harder to become the best. Our training opportunities give you the tools you need, whether it’s enhancing your leadership skills or learning how to manage your organization’s finances. There is so much to learn for students and advisors alike. LEARN MORE →
Manage Your Organization
As a student leader, we know your goal is to cultivate a successful organization. Good thing is, we’re here to help! Here you’ll find helpful information about financial services, event planning, training, and anything else a student leader or advisor might need. We even have an easy-to-follow, simple process for the creation of new organizations if you happen to have a unique passion that you’d like to share with other Aggies.
John Maxwell says that “a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way,” which is why we provide all the resources you need to develop yourself into a successful, well-rounded, and global leader. Check out our programs and take a look at the awards for outstanding student leaders. We want to make sure every student at Texas A&M has the opportunity to fulfill their leadership potential. If you prefer a self-guided approach, we have resources that you can access at your own leisure and convenience. For faculty who are interested in combining leadership and service in their curriculum, the Service Learning Faculty Fellows is an excellent avenue for making this a reality.
Our leadership programs are designed to bring out the leader in everyone. We’ve compiled some of the best opportunities to maximize your leadership potential, so don’t delay! Explore the programs that have influenced numerous student leaders at Texas A&M. LEARN MORE →
Leadership events are meant to submerge you in an atmosphere of leadership and surround you with other leaders who have shared interests or goals. We offer opportunities that connect you with others so that, collectively, you can change the world. LEARN MORE →
Everyone deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments, and we offer multiple opportunities to identify outstanding leaders and exceptional Aggies through our awards programs. If you or someone you know is worthy of an award, then check out this section to nominate someone whose name deserves the spotlight. LEARN MORE →
Whatever it is that you love, Student Activities is here to help you practice your passion through involvement in over 1000 recognized student organizations, tons of service opportunities, Aggie traditions, and unlimited leadership experiences. Get Involved. Develop as a Leader. Serve Others. Student Activities is where it all begins.