Inclusive Excellence 2018-02-23T14:56:27+00:00

At Texas A&M University, our students are exposed to a diverse, welcoming, and nurturing learning environment that prepares them to live and work in complex global settings. We are committed to the inclusion of individuals from all groups, and we embrace the exploration of differences, identities, and ideas. We invite you to consider a gift to further the goals of multicultural services at Texas A&M.

The Cultural Explorations pCultural Explorations Grouprogram aligns student-centered exploration with culture and scholarship. Immersive experiences, such as a weekend in historic San Antonio, allow students to increase knowledge, develop skills, explore values, and learn how to contribute on campus, in the community, and beyond.

NEED:  About 36 students participate in a cultural exploration each semester. Your $100,000 endowed gift would help grow the program, allowing more Aggies to experience a greater variety of cultures.

GLBT Resource CenterWe provide gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Aggies and their straight supporters the knowledge and skills needed to change the world. Through innovative educational workshops, premier leadership opportunities and connections with a strong network of mentors, the center ensures that no Aggie feels forgotten.

NEED: Endowments of $25,000 each would establish an emergency fund to provide temporary financial assistance for GLBT students in crisis situations. You may also donate online at give.am/SupportGLBT.

Southwestern Black Student Leadership ConferenceThis annual forum brings African-American students from across the country together to engage in meaningful personal and professional development while addressing problems and concerns of the black community.

NEEDDue to budget constraints, the conference has reached full capacity. A $1 million endowment would allow expansion to include more participants. Endowed scholarships of $25,000 would reduce registration fees by providing need-based student scholarships.

This student involvement program helps freshmen find academic, social and personal balance at Texas A&M by fostering a community in which they can culturally identify. Students are assigned upperclassmen peer mentors and a peer group of freshmen. The program kicks off with a fall conference, but academic, social and cultural activities continue throughout the year.

NEED: A $1 million endowment would allow more Aggies to participate in ExCEL’s fall conference, and would also enhance the quality of annual programming.

Created in 1969, this iconic Texas A&M student organization provides the campus community with educational and enriching experiences that elucidate the culture and contributions of people of African descent and their impact on society. Student leaders organize and host the annual MLK Breakfast, a formal event to reflect on the life, legacy and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

NEED: A $750,000 endowment would allow the committee to bring high-caliber keynote speakers to the MLK Breakfast and allow all Texas A&M students to attend free of charge.

Learn more about opportunities to help students reach their full potential through the Lead By Example campaign.