Campus Life and Resources

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The Academy for Future Faculty
Adult, Graduate and Off-Campus Student Services
Becky Gates Children’s Center
Center for Teaching Excellence
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
Consensual Language, Education, Awareness and Relationships (CLEAR)
Corps of Cadets, Office of the Commandant
Disability Services
First Professional Appeals Panel
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Resource Center
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
GRAD Aggies
Graduate and Professional Student Council
Health Promotion
International Student Services
Memorial Student Center (MSC)
Department of Multicultural Services
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Workshop Series
Recreational Sports
Department of Residence Life
Student Activities
Student Assistance Services
Student Conduct Office
Student Counseling Service
Student Health Services (Accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care)
Student Legal Services
Student Life
Student Media
Technology Resources
Transportation Services
University Center and Special Events (UCEN)
University Libraries
Veteran Resource and Support Center
Veteran Services Office (Scholarships & Financial Aid)
Vice President for Student Affairs
Women’s Resource Center

The Academy for Future Faculty

http://cte.tamu.edu/Graduate-Student-Support

The Academy for Future Faculty (AFF), one of several CIRTL@TAMU programs, provides professional development in teaching for graduate students preparing for a career in higher education. Anchored by faculty mentorship and featuring weekly seminars and workshops, AFF events are free and open to all graduate students and post-doctoral trainees in the Texas A&M University academic community. Participants may choose to attend select events or to complete all requirements for the Academy for Future Faculty Fellow certificate, which also qualifies the student for a CIRTL* Associate certificate. Participants have the option to complete the Academy for Future Faculty Fellow Certificate Program in one or two semesters, or even over two academic years.

While the AFF serves as a supplement to research-oriented programs by assisting graduate students with the teaching component of their career preparation, it is not teaching assistant training per se. Instead, the AFF provides broader benefits applicable to all graduate students, whether currently teaching or preparing for teaching in the future. These benefits include:

·         Opportunity to learn from a diverse pool of professors known for excellence in teaching.

·         Mentorship in the area of teaching in higher education environments.

·         Exploration of career paths.

·         Development of teaching portfolio materials for use in academic job searches.

·         Advanced professional development opportunities for AFF Fellows:  earn the Senior Fellow Certificate, leadership opportunities, research projects, and participation in forums or learning communities on college teaching.

Interested graduate students are encouraged to visit the website http://cte.tamu.edu/Graduate-Student-Support or find us on Facebook. The Academy for Future Faculty is co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Off-Campus Student Services

http://studentlife.tamu.edu

Programs include:

  • Housing Fair: Each fall 60+ housing representatives from the B/CS area gather to provide an opportunity for students to obtain information about possible housing options.
     
  • Off Campus Survival Manual (OCSM):  A yearly publication with information geared toward introducing students to the community.  It includes sections with information regarding leases, transportation, security deposits, and the B/CS community, and more.  
     
  • Aggie Search: An online tool providing students a place to view and post apartment and property listings, as well as roommate search options. 

     

Becky Gates Children’s Center

http://childrens-center.tamu.edu

  • Texas A&M University opened the Children’s Center, an on-campus childcare center, at the beginning of the 1998 fall semester. It is conveniently located behind University Apartments. The Center serves up to 162 children full-time. The hours of operations are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Center follows the Texas A&M University staff holiday calendar (with the exception of 5½ staff development days). Enrollment at the Center is open to children age 12 months to 5 years, whose parents are students, faculty or staff of Texas A&M. The Center seeks to enroll children representing diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic and linguistic backgrounds. The Children’s Center is dedicated to providing quality care and an individualized, developmentally appropriate early childhood experience for the children. The staff establishes positive interaction, nurturing each child’s growth and education in a stimulating, secure and caring learning environment. Variety is vital for a child’s development. A balance of indoor and outdoor, individualized and group, quiet and active experiences are planned for each day. Individual colleges and departments are encouraged to utilize the children’s center as a place to partner their classroom learning experiences with real-world, hands-on learning in the field.
  • The Center is also a demonstration site for many undergraduate and graduate students at Texas A&M, including those in education, business, marketing, horticulture, architecture, parks and recreation, and construction science. These students are placed at the Center for various observation and community outreach experiences in an effort to enhance their academic development and connect student learning.
  • The Center is a mostly self-supporting program. Funding is derived from childcare tuition and fees, student service fees and donations. The university provides additional facility support. A student childcare tuition rate is available for families who qualify. This rate is subsidized by student service fees. In addition, 40% of all childcare slots are reserved for children of Texas A&M students. Wait list applications are available year-round and may be obtained on the website or by calling (979) 458-5437.

Center for Teaching Excellence

Established in 1983, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. CTE offers consultation and support services to faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and staff. Specifically, CTE offers a wide range of programs supporting the professional development in teaching of graduate students currently serving as teaching assistants within their departments, preparing for a career in higher education, and/or preparing for a career in industry requiring skills in public speaking and communication, instruction, and mentorship. Graduate students have the option to participate in a variety of program formats including workshops, learning communities, teaching academies, teaching conferences, individual consultation, and English language instruction. CTE works collaboratively with colleges and service organizations across campus to provide continuity of service when in support of the University’s mission. Programs we provide include, but are not limited to the following: Teaching Assistant Institute (TAI); Academy for Future Faculty (AFF); College Classroom Teaching Course; Graduate Teaching Consultant (GTC); English Language Proficiency Instruction (CTE-ELP).

Graduate student resources can be found on the CTE website – http://cte.tamu.edu.

To learn more about how the CTE can be of service, contact: cte@tamu.edu.

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

http://cirtl.tamu.edu/

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is a national network universities and colleges that are focused on teaching and learning in higher education. CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. The goal of CIRTL is to improve the STEM learning of all students at every college and university, and thereby to increase the diversity in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation.

Established in fall 2006, the CIRTL Network was comprised of Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Vanderbilt University. After substantial expansions in 2011 and 2016, the Network now includes 43 research universities across the nation. The diversity of these institutions - private/public; large/moderate size; majority-/minority-serving; geographic location is by design aligned with CIRTL's mission.

As a local member of the CIRTL network, CIRTL@TAMU works collaboratively with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Academic Colleges.  Through collaboration, the CIRTL@TAMU offers a range of local and national teaching and learning opportunities for graduate students in STEM and Non-STEM fields at Texas A&M University.  These opportunities help students learn and apply the principles of teaching as research in a supportive context of one or more local learning communities that are infused with the pillars of CIRTL: Learning-through-Diversity, Learning Community, and Teaching as Research.  Students that engage with the network can earn CIRTL certification at the Associate, Practitioner, and/or Scholar levels.

More information about CIRTL@TAMU and opportunities to get involved can be found on the on the following website: http://cirtl.tamu.edu/

Consensual Language, Education, Awareness and Relationships (CLEAR)

CLEAR is dedicated to reducing violence in Aggieland by educating students, faculty, and staff about power-based interpersonal violence and how Aggies can work to prevent it. CLEAR advises one student organization, Student Anti-Violence Educators (SAVE).

We offer presentations on a variety of topics, including the following:

  • Sexual violence

  • Sexual harassment

  • Domestic/dating violence

  • Stalking

  • Healthy/respectful intimate relationships

  • Consent

To request a presentation on any of these topics, visit our website at https://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear or email CLEAR at clear@studentlife.tamu.edu

For presentations on Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program visit http://greendot.tamu.edu

For more information on Texas A&M’s Step In Stand UP Campaign visit http://stepinstandup.tamu.edu

Corps of Cadets, Office of the Commandant

http://corps.tamu.edu/

  • The Office of the Commandant is responsible for the development and execution of all programs affiliated with the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. The Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC program offices are also facilitated within the Office of the Commandant.
  • The Office of the Commandant is located in Room 102 of the Military Sciences Building (Trigon) on campus; phone (979) 845-2811.

Disability Services

http://disability.tamu.edu

  • Promotes a barrier-free environment for students with disabilities
  • Makes student disability and accommodation determination decisions
  • Facilitates accommodations including (but not limited to): exam accommodations, sign language interpreting and transcription, and classroom accommodations
  • Consults with all campus entities on providing access for students with disabilities

First Professional Appeals Panel

The First Professional Appeals Panel (FPAP) will hear appeals regarding allegations of due process violations only, after all administrative processes related to (a) suspensions, dismissals or blocks for scholastic deficiency in a student’s academic program; and (b) appeals of disputes over final course grades have been exhausted in first professional programs (JD, MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD).

Texas A&M University Student Rules Part III, Section 62  describe the First Professional Appeals Panel Process in detail. Please carefully review Section 62  before pursuing a grievance. First professional students are also strongly encouraged to seek clarification and advice regarding appropriate grievance procedures. The Ombudsperson for Graduate Education  represents a valuable resource for questions regarding grievances and appeals. The ombudsperson advocates for the processes of graduate education and provides equal, open access to all parties-students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Instructions for Securing a Hearing Before the First Professional Appeals Panel

To secure a hearing with the First Professional Appeals Panel, please follow these procedures:

Complete the Form to Request a Hearing, indicating your intention to appeal to the First Professional Appeals Panel. This form must be completed and returned to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies within ten (10) university business days after receiving the dean’s (or designee’s) letter from their Professional School notifying them of the outcome of their hearing in the Professional School in which they are enrolled.

Please direct any questions regarding graduate appeals to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Resource Center

http://glbt.tamu.edu

  • Resource and Referral Center with books, periodicals, brochures and films
  • Annual events including:
    • Coming Out Week
    • GLBT Awareness Week
    • The Coming Out Monologues
    • Rainbow Resource Fair
    • Lavender Graduation Celebration

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

http://bush41.org/

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is dedicated to preserving and making available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.  We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism.  We accomplish this mission by offering:

  • Rich Educational and Public Programs
  • Original Museum Exhibits
  • Access to our Archival Holdings
  • Research Opportunities
  • Special Events
  • Unique Volunteer and Internship Positions
  • Foundation Memberships

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum can be found online at http://bush41.org/ and is located at 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845.  For additional information on the resources the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum have to offer please call 979-691-4000 for all Museum inquiries or 979-862-2251 for all Foundation or Membership inquiries.

GRAD Aggies

http://grad-aggies.tamu.edu

Graduate Resources and Development for Aggies (G.R.A.D. Aggies) is a collaborative effort of eight university-level academic support units providing workshops, seminars, training events, and online resources open to all graduate and professional students.  Facilitated by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, G.R.A.D. Aggies programming falls under four broad competency areas:  academic development, leadership and communication development, instruction and assessment, and career development.  These workshops are designed to provide those “soft skills” not addressed directly in discipline-based coursework that employers cite as essential to applicants’ competitiveness.  

The G.R.A.D. Aggies certificate program, launched in the Fall of 2015, offers students the opportunity to spotlight their participation in professional development events and enhance their CV or resume. This program promotes deeper engagement for students who attend G.R.A.D. Aggies Events.  The certificate is offered at three levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced, all at no cost to the student. All G.R.A.D. Aggies events are listed on the GRAD Aggies Calendar and offer Professional Development Units (PDUs) that accumulate to reach the desired certificate level.  Achieving certificate requirements for the Basic level requires attending a minimum of 6 PDU credits of face-to-face events, completing the corresponding short assignment for each event within one month of attendance, and submitting a final program reflection.  Intermediate and Advanced Certificates require an increased number of PDUs for completion, as well as other activities.  Student engagement is tracked through eCampus. 

A weekly eNewsletter is sent to all graduate and professional students to alert them to on-going professional development activities associated with G.R.A.D. Aggies.  Students can also subscribe to the G.R.A.D. Aggies calendar to have events auto populate to their smart phone or device.   OGAPS also facilitates the G.R.A.D. Aggies calendar (see http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Buttons/Calendars) and a Professional Development Portal that are online repositories of professional development opportunities available at Texas A&M at the department, college, or university level to enable quick searching of opportunities across campus (see http://ogaps.tamu.edu/profdev-portal).  

Graduate and Professional Student Council

http://gpsc.tamu.edu

The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) serves as the graduate and professional student government of Texas A&M University. GPSC works in cooperation with the Texas A&M University administration, faculty, and student leaders to advocate for graduate and professional students and to ensure their needs are understood and considered when making campus policies concerning academic excellence, tuition and fees, and research are made.

Specific goals of the GPSC include:

  • to serve as the voice of and represent all graduate and professional students of Texas A&M.
  • to identify, share, and discuss issues pertinent to graduate and professional students in order to maintain academic freedom; improve the quality of instruction; develop and strengthen recruitment and retention programs; encourage training, fair compensation, and benefits; and ensure that quality student services are made available.
  • to be recognized as representing a unique population of Texas A&M University.
  • to establish and maintain open and effective communication with the University and its constituents. 
  • to establish and maintain open and effective communication among the graduate and professional student body on issues that affect its members.
  • to serve as an outreach venue for graduate and professional students by providing opportunities for social interaction and service to the local community.

Each academic department with graduate and professional programs is eligible to send one voting delegate to the biweekly meetings and all graduate and professional students are invited to attend. Officer elections are held in the spring. GPSC also works closely with the Student Government Association to ensure graduate and professional student issues are represented and addressed through student legislation and on University committees. Additional information is available on the GPSC website at http://gpsc.tamu.edu.

Health Promotion

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/hp

  • Provide educational health information and consultation
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs, Nutrition, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, Stress Management, etc.
  • Presentations available upon request
  • Body fat analysis
  • Peer health educator training and outreach
  • Resource tables and interactive programming available for student events

International Student Services

http://iss.tamu.edu/

International Student Services provides the following support services to international students (defined as students who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents):

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Certificates of Eligibility (Forms I-20 and DS-2019)
  • On-line Orientation and International Student Conference
  • Represent the University with the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
  • Assist students with federal immigration regulation compliance
  • Advising
  • Liaison for students, university and community
  • International student employment information
  • Administration of some international student scholarships and loans
  • Coordinate with the Texas A&M University System Student Health Insurance Plan provider and students
  • Community involvement activities
  • Acts as a liaison between the University, sponsors and sponsored students

Memorial Student Center (MSC)

http://msc.tamu.edu/

  • Programming at the MSC, Texas A&M’s student union, enriches the living and learning experience in Aggieland. We produce hundreds of programs each year in the arts, cultural and educational awareness and exploration, leadership development, and service projects on campus and in the community. Our programs include the OPAS performing arts series, art exhibitions in the MSC Reynolds Gallery, concerts, weekly films, lectures and speakers discussing current events and national affairs, the MLK Breakfast, Salsa Dance Night, and MSC Open House. The MSC also promotes international awareness through on-campus programs and internships abroad.
  • MSC programs also offer students excellent academic development opportunities. The MSC Jordan Institute for International Awareness offers students the chance to conduct international research and serve as interns for international corporations. The Student Conference on National Affairs offers students a challenging and informative conference focused on professional development in the area of national policy, and the Student Conference on Latino Affairs features sessions that tie together personal and professional development. In addition, MSC programming committee members learn and practice leadership and professional skills through the experience of managing their own organizations and producing programs for the campus community.
  • The MSC Box Office provides students and organizations with convenient and affordable ticketing, cash handling, and sales services. The Box Office makes selling easier by eliminating the worry and risk of cash handling by providing online sales and by providing extensive reporting capabilities that take the hassle out of accounting tracking sales and cash flow.

Department of Multicultural Services

http://dms.tamu.edu/

The Department of Multicultural Services (DMS) contributes to steady progress toward institutional diversity goals of greater inclusion and academic excellence by positively impacting the campus climate.  The department has a mission to provide multiple educational and developmental services for underrepresented and historically marginalized racial and ethnic populations and diversity education programs that foster inclusive learning environments for all students.  DMS supports, advocates for and challenges students as they transition and persist at Texas A&M, as well as provides opportunities for students to examine and communicate ways to contribute to an inclusive and respectful campus community, develop cultural knowledge and competence and build cross-cultural communication skills. 

DMS is home to a number of student organizations, many of which support academic, social, cultural, and personal development, as well as opportunities for intentional interaction and engagement. Our student organizations include Asian Presidents’ Council (APC); Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC); Hispanic Presidents’ Council (HPC); Institute for the Development and Education of Asian American Leaders (IDEAAL); Excellence Uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL); and Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC).

Outside of student organizations, we offer additional educational and developmental experiences including Aggies to Aggies (A2A), Aggie Black Male Connection (ABMC), Community of Respect, Community Conversations, Community Dialogues, Cultural Explorations experiential learning experiences, Cultural Leadership Understanding and Exploration for Sophomores (CLUES), Diversity Certificate Program, Latino Males United (LMU), Latino Logradores, Leadership Education for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Development (LEAD) Conference, Race, Identity, and Social Equity (RISE) Conference, and Women of Color Courageous Conversations.  Our department also coordinates a NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program initiative for the Division of Student Affairs.  The department strives to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students.

Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Workshop Series

http://ogaps.tamu.edu/

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies provides workshops each fall and spring semester to provide graduate and professional students support as they progress through their programs to graduation. The workshops are available to all graduate and professional students, Masters and Doctoral, and address services offered by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (e.g., thesis and dissertation services); they also cover a variety of professional development topics, such as Financial Management, Intellectual Property (data ownership), Building a Mentoring Partnership, and Multiple Career Paths. [Many of these are included under the G.R.A.D. Aggies program.] Workshops are added as students request new information and can be provided to individual student organizations upon request. OGAPS also facilitates the G.R.A.D. Aggies Calendar (http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Buttons/Calendars) and a Professional Development Portal that are online repositories of professional development opportunities available at Texas A&M at the department, college, or university level to enable quick searching of opportunities.

Recreational Sports

http://recsports.tamu.edu

  • All currently enrolled Texas A&M students (with some exceptions) are automatically Rec Members. All you need is your student ID to utilize the Student Recreation Center and other Rec Sports facilities. Guest passes for visitors are available for purchase. Persons with disabilities are invited to contact Member Services to inquire about accommodations. 
  • Drop-in recreation encompasses the use of recreational facilities such as a walking/jogging track, handball/racquetball courts, and indoor courts for soccer, basketball, volleyball, and badminton. The Rec Center also features a bouldering wall, an indoor rock climbing facility, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, extensive strength and conditioning areas, dance/activity rooms, and a world-class natatorium featuring indoor and outdoor pools and a diving well. Facilities may be used on a drop-in basis except when reserved for classes or university functions. 
  • Rec Sports also offers aquatics classes, group exercise and specialty classes, boot camps, personal and small group training, massage therapy, intramural sports, the Texas A&M Sport Clubs program, Outdoor Adventures, and the Walk of Champions brick campaign.

Department of Residence Life

http://reslife.tamu.edu/

  • Responsible for the operation of on-campus residence halls and University Apartments (White Creek and Gardens Apartments).  Summer occupancy of on-campus residence halls is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • University Apartment units (http://reslife.tamu.edu/apartments) are available for graduate students, single-parent families, veterans, international students, married students or single undergraduate students without children who are sophomores, juniors, seniors or non-traditional freshmen (The Gardens).

Student Activities

http://studentactivities.tamu.edu/

  • Student Activities is the premier resource hub for the many leadership and involvement opportunities on campus. At Texas A&M, we care about helping Aggies develop skills both in and out of the classroom that will prepare them for life beyond Aggieland. Whatever it is that you love, Student Activities is here to help you practice your passion through involvement in one of our 1000+ student organizations. The perks of getting involved range from reaching your leadership potential to networking with administrators and potential employers to forming lasting friendships.
  • At Texas A&M, Aggies are held to a high standard of leadership and selfless service. To promote and develop these qualities, our Leadership and Service Center offers a number of leadership programs to help you reach your leadership potential, and it also houses several service-based organizations such as The Big Event and Aggie Replant. We also provide a way for Aggies to connect and volunteer with local community agencies through our AggieServe database.

Student Assistance Services

http://sas.tamu.edu

  • Referrals/Resource Connections such as:
    • Personal
    • Academic
    • Community
  • Student absence notification
  • Sexual violence response
  • Assistance in coordinating family needs in the event of an emergency
  • Transition issues
  • General consultation:
    • University rules
    • Process
    • Faculty concerns

Student Conduct Office

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/sco

  • Receive and process reports of alleged student rule violations
  • Presentations available upon request

Student Counseling Service

http://scs.tamu.edu

  • Career counseling
  • Personal counseling
  • HelpLine 979-845-2700
  • Crisis intervention
  • Therapist Assisted Online Counseling

Student Health Services

http://shs.tamu.edu

Clinics:

  • Medical Clinics
  • Women’s Clinic
  • Specialty Clinics

Ancillary:

  • Dietitian
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Radiology Services

Additional Services:

Student Legal Services

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/sls

  • Notary Public
  • Legal advice and counseling for Texas A&M students

Student Life

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/

  • The Offices of the Dean of Student Life strive to enhance your opportunities as a student to participate fully in the University experience.  We do this by providing you with information, services, programs and involvement opportunities that facilitate responsible life choices and promote awareness of yourself and of your community.  Each of the program areas within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life has a specific mission, but one common goal:  to provide education, outreach, and support to you.

  • Additionally, the department advises the following student organizations: Aggie Orientation Leader Program (AOLP), American Association of University Women at Texas A&M University (AAUW-TAMU), Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), the Family Weekend Committee and The Sex Project.

  • Specific services and programs offered include:
    • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center
    • Health Promotion (Alcohol and other Drugs, Violence Prevention, and Wellness)
    • New Student and Family Programs
    • Off Campus Student Services
    • Student Assistance Services
    • Student Conduct Office
    • Student Legal Services
    • Student Media (The Battalion and Aggieland yearbook)
    • Women’s Resource Center

Student Media

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/studentmedia

  • Student Media produces national, award-winning publications; The Battalion newspaper, the Aggieland yearbook and the Maroon Life magazine.  All three are written, edited and produced by students and offer excellent opportunities to gain valuable experience for journalistic and related careers.
  • The Battalion is published Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the fall, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the spring and every other week during the summer sessions. It is distributed to students, faculty and staff on campus and at many apartments and other high traffic areas in College Station. The Battalion also is available online and on mobile devices at thebatt.com.
  • The Aggieland is distributed in the fall but is a year-round project documenting school activities. It is one of the nation’s largest college yearbooks.
  • Maroon Life is published five times during the school year with New Students' Guide to Aggieland (distributed at New Student Conferences), Fall Sports Preview, Best of Aggieland (winter distribution), Spring Sports Preview and Housing Guide (Family Weekend) editions.

Technology Resources

http://IT.tamu.edu

Transportation Services

Transit - The University operates an on- and off-campus transit system that can be used by anyone on campus, fare-free. The off-campus transit system serves most of the major apartment complexes and housing areas in College Station, as well as the Blinn College Campus and the new RELLIS Campus.

All transit services are included in student registration fees and do not require a bus pass, however, passengers are required to present their Texas A&M, Blinn, or Brazos Transit District ID when boarding at off-campus stops. In addition, students may ride The District buses fare-free by showing their IDs upon entering the bus. For The District route information visit http://btd.org.

For updates about transit routes, subscribe to the RSS feed or follow @aggiespiritbus on Twitter. For transit information, including maps and leave times, visit http://m.tamu.edu.

Parking - Those who choose to bring a vehicle to campus are required to purchase a permit or pay-by-the-hour to park (Download the Parkmobile app, available on the AppStore, Google Play, or Windows Store, or those without a smartphone may use the mobile web app http://us.parkmobile.com/mobile/mobile web app.) in designated visitor areas (see also Optional Campus Services). 

Parking is at a premium on Texas A&M’s campus; MOST customers are not assigned their first choice for parking. Often the available parking may not be immediately adjacent to your building or facility. Students may register for a permit at transport.tamu.edu/permitreg or sign up for the wait lists at http://transport.tamu.edu/account. To get the best parking available, register online by the July 3 priority deadline.

For updates about parking, traffic, and construction, subscribe to the the RSS feeds at transport.tamu.edu/about/rss.aspx or follow @aggieparking on Twitter or @TAMUTransportation on Facebook.

For more information about parking permits or to view the Parking Rules and Regulations, visit Transportation Services online at http://transport.tamu.edu/parkingreg

Bicycles - Bicycles are a great way to get to, from, and around campus. Bike services include the new ofo bike share program, bike lease program, borrow-a-bike, bike registration, summer bike storage, and maintenance stations. 

For more information visit http://transport.tamu.edu/bicycles.

Alternatives - Don’t have a car? There are plenty of alternatives, including carshare, rideshare, and break/weekend shuttles to major Texas cities. For more Alternative Transportation options, visit http://transport.tamu.edu/alternative

University Center and Special Events (UCEN)

http://ucenter.tamu.edu/

  • University Center and Special Events features a variety of special event and meeting spaces, as well as theatrical production spaces. Our venues are ideal for student, academic, administrative, corporate, social, non-profit and arts-related events. Our spaces include: the Memorial Student Center, Rudder Theatre Complex, J. Earl Rudder Tower, Koldus Building, All Faiths Chapel, designated outdoor spaces and the University Center Guest Suites. We also provide services in any approved facility of your choosing.
  • When it comes to planning events on campus, visit the University Center and Special Events office on the 2nd floor of Rudder Tower. Our staff can assist you with reservations in any of the UCEN facilities as well as help in all aspects of planning meetings, socials or conferences. The highly skilled staff arranges event set ups; provides and operates audio/visual equipment, electricity, lighting and event staging; and assists with many of the other support details that are essential to a successful event.

University Libraries

http://library.tamu.edu

Veteran Resource and Support Center

http://aggieveterans.tamu.edu

  • Aggie Veteran Network – Connects military-affiliated students (veterans, active duty, reserve/National Guard and dependents) with hundreds of resources and contacts. http://aggieveterannetwork.tamu.edu/

  • Academic and Student Life Support – Connects students with academic assistance and student life resources to meet individual requirements.

  • Military Admissions Liaison – Located in the VRSC to assist student veterans with the admission process, military withdrawals and readmission paperwork.

  • Vetsuccess on Campus (VSOC) – Connect with our campus VA Counselor for VA related inquiries, vocational rehabilitation support and programs. http://aggieveterans.tamu.edu/vetsuccess-on-campus/

  • Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) - Clinical services, VA healthcare coordination, outreach, and education for student veterans, families, faculty/staff, and community members.

  • Peer Advising for Veteran Education (PAVE) – Connects new student veterans with current student veterans to facilitate the transition to Texas A&M University.

  • Student Veteran Association – The organization for student veterans. Opportunity to meet other vets and be part of the Aggie veteran community.

Veteran Services Office (Scholarships & Financial Aid)

http://veterans.tamu.edu

  • Assists eligible students and their dependents in securing federal and state veterans education benefits and other funding including scholarships and financial aid.

Vice President for Student Affairs

http://studentaffairs.tamu.edu/

In support of the Texas A&M University mission, the Division of Student Affairs contributes to student learning and development. We provide exceptional services, facilities, and programs that promote student success, embody the Aggie spirit, and foster a diverse and inclusive campus community to deepen the understanding and individual application of the Aggie Core Values – Loyalty, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Selfless Service and Respect.

Women’s Resource Center

http://studentlife.tamu.edu/wrc

  • Programs include:
    • Elect Her: Aggie Women Win: A one day conference which encourages and trains women to run for student government and future political office. 
    • First Thursday: Held on the first Thursday of the month during the fall and spring semesters, First Thursday connects students with professionals though informational panels which cover a variety of topics relevant to students.
    • In Her Own Words Book Club:  Discussion groups led by TAMU staff and faculty related to women focused books.
    • International Women’s Day Conference:  The aim of this evening conference is to bring awareness to the struggle women face internationally as well as to celebrate and empower women from all cultural backgrounds.  The Conference is held during Women’s History Month in March.
    • Salary Negotiation Workshops: These workshops teach college students preparing to enter the job market about the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences; how to quantify the market value of their education, skills, and experience; how to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and how to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.
    • Women’s History Month Calendar: A printed calendar highlighting campus events related to Women’s History Month in March.
    • Women's Progress Awards: Awards for students, staff, faculty, and administrators who encourage and promote sensitivity to and awareness of issues that relate to women.  Presented during the Accountability, Climate and Equity Awards during the spring semester.  
  • Online Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Students
    • Student Rights and Campus Resources: A list of frequently asked questions regarding the rights of pregnant and parenting students and some of the on-campus resources available to students.
    • Breastfeeding Welcomed Here: A list of private, accessible spaces for nursing mothers to express their milk on campus.  Locations can be found on the WRC website or the Aggie Map.
    • The Little Aggie: A resource guide for Aggie parents with information about local activities for children, information about local medical providers, and suggested questions for childcare providers.
    • Off-Campus Resources: A list of local, state, and national resources available to pregnant and parenting students covering a variety of issues from maternal health, to breastfeeding, to childcare.
  • Presentation topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Women’s Leadership
    • Gender Equity
    • Body Image
  • Internships:
    • Book Club Coordinator
    • Elect Her Student Liaison
    • Pregnant and Parenting Initiatives Coordinator
  • Onsite lactation suite for mothers to express their milk
  • Student organization advisor: The American Association of University Women at Texas A&M University (AAUW-TAMU)
  • Offers resources and referrals to survivors of sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking
  • Offers resources and referrals to pregnant and parenting students