The Big Event at Texas A&M
The Big Event has become the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, whose message and mission remains the same – to simply say “Thank You.” The Big Event is a proud member of the Student Government Association at Texas A&M.
A Day of Thanks
Aggie Replant is an environmental service organization which strives to improve its greater community and bring students together through tradition, unity and selfless service by providing an avenue for environmental service through annual tree planting events, such as Replant Day.
Showcasing Selfless Service
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Representing 10% of undergraduates, fraternity and sorority members are committed to academics, developing and strengthening leadership skills, volunteering in the community and continually forming a campus and cultural support network for current and incoming Aggies.
12th Can Food Pantry
The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry whose goal is to eliminate hunger at Texas A&M, bring awareness to food insecurity in college communities, and show others the power of the Aggie spirit.
The Power of the Aggie Spirit
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 sound 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.
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What inspires you to serve as a student leader at Texas A&M?
I’ve always had a passion for leading, and the opportunity to empower other Aggies to be leaders as we go through some significant growth is very special to me. I have learned so much about myself serving as a student leader the past three years, both in the type of leader I want to strive for as I get older and the level of impact a passion for serving others can have on others. Serving as a student leader at Texas A&M provided an avenue for me to live out my value of selfless service every day. I couldn’t have asked for a better leadership experience!
What involvement or leadership advice would you give to incoming/new students?
I would advise incoming and new students at Texas A&M to take risks and step outside of their comfort zone because there is nothing that can hurt from trying!
Why should students get involved?
College is so much more than the knowledge you gain inside the classroom. Getting involved is a great way to expand your horizon and make new friends, all the while taking part in activities you enjoy. There’s an opportunity to do service, sharpen your professional skills, take on new hobbies, and so much more – with over 1,000 organizations, you’re bound to found more than one organization that piques your interest (I know I did!). Moreover, there’s so much opportunity to build community and grow your leadership skills the more you get involved in organizations whose mission and people you care about and a chance to gain skills that will equip you for success in life after college.
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 1100 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.