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.
As we continue to work toward creating an inclusive campus without barriers, our team interacts and collaborates with faculty, staff and students to achieve an equitable learning environment for students with disabilities at Texas A&M.
A total 2,790 students with disabilities registered in Fall 2021 to receive support from the department, which is more than a threefold increase from 2010’s registrations. This growth is challenging the department’s capacity. To ensure that appropriate support is available to meet the diverse needs of Aggies with special needs, the department is working with the Texas A&M Foundation to create a $2 million endowment. These funds would support expansion of facilities such as the testing center and provide critical technology to accommodate students.
Help support Aggies through the Department of Disability Resources. Give online at: http://give.am/DisabilityResourcesFund
For more information, contact Assistant Director of Development Sarah Hamilton ’22 at email@example.com or 979-458-1689.
Given the Aggie student population’s steady growth, there is an identified need to continue expanding opportunities for intentional interaction and engagement among underrepresented students and intercultural competence initiatives to help all students prepare for our increasingly diverse world.
Therefore, DMS is expanding into a new 9,000+ square foot space located on the lower level floor of the Memorial Student Center. The new DMS Lower Level Suite will usher in new opportunities for students to collaborate, build community, and ensure validation and belonging across their numerous cultural affinity groups.
To learn more on how to help support the DMS expansion, go here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cultural Explorations program 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.
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. Learn more about the Cultural Explorations program or email email@example.com for giving information.
EXCELLENCE UNITING CULTURE, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP (ExCEL)
Excellence uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL) is a student-run organization and student program that assists students who are interested in engaging within the Black and African American Aggie community in making a smooth transition during their first year as an Aggie, cultivating relationships between freshmen, upper class students, faculty, and staff; providing a sense of social belonging within our large campus community; and serving as a resource for academic and personal transition to campus life.
A $1 million endowment would allow more Aggies to participate in ExCEL’s fall conference, and would also enhance the quality of annual programming. Learn more about the ExCEL Student Success Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org for giving information.
LGBTQ+ PRIDE CENTER
We 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.
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/LGBTQPrideCenter.
THE MSC CARTER G. WOODSON BLACK AWARENESS COMMITTEE
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.
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 the MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee or email email@example.com for giving information.
SOUTHWESTERN BLACK STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
This 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.
Due 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. Donate online.
AGGIE FAMILIA & AFAM AGGIES LIVE ON PROGRAMMING
About 3,000 Hispanic and 500 African-American students live on campus, and many are the first in their families to attend college. Aggie Familia and AFAM are networks within Residence Life in which students feel safe enough to ask some challenging questions instead of toughing it out on their own. During activities scheduled every three weeks, student and staff mentors interact with new students in an effort to make them more comfortable and confident with their college experience.
A $25,000 endowment would allow us to enhance these activities for students. To learn how you can support Aggie Familia and AFAM Aggies Live On programming, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute for the Development and Education of Asian American Leaders (IDEAAL)
Institute for the Development and Education of Asian American Leaders (IDEAAL) is a year-long institute for incoming first-year Asian Pacific Islanders Desi American (APIDA) students. IDEAAL is an opportunity for freshmen to find their sense of belonging and connect with the Texas A&M community through peer-to-peer mentorship and leadership and identity development. The core of IDEAAL is to guide first year students on the road to becoming strong influences in the Aggie Community.
Visit the IDEAAL website for more information or to give to this organization at txamfoundation.com/give. (Select Division of Student Affairs, Department of Multicultural Services, and DMS Student Organization Excellence Fund. Specify which program you wish to support in the comment box.) You may also email email@example.com for more information.
Latino Logradores (LatiLo)
Latino Logradores (LatiLo) is a freshman program that supports the success of Latino/a/x students at Texas A&M by providing mentorship, a family atmosphere, transition from high school to college and resources that help them thrive in a college environment. This will be a freshman's first connection to the familia Latina where they can build long-lasting relationships, explore their culture, build networks, feel empowered, develop holistically and be a service to the local community.
Visit the LatiLo website for more information or give to this organization at txamfoundation.com/give. (Select Division of Student Affairs, Department of Multicultural, and DMS Student Organization Excellence Fund. Specify which program you wish to support in the comment box.) You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.