Texas A&M University is known for its rich traditions. You can support Texas A&M traditions with a gift to the Student Activities Traditions and Service Endowment. This fund is designed to cover and/or offset expenses related to the planning and implementation of student-led unifying events that perpetuate the great traditions of Texas A&M, such as Muster, the Big Event, and many more. Private funding is critical to keep these traditions alive for years to come.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES TRADITIONS & SERVICE ENDOWMENT
Many of Texas A&M’s most important traditions-based organizations, including the Yell Leaders, Traditions Council, the Aggie Muster Committee, Fish Camp, Aggie Transition Camps, The Big Event, and Aggie Wranglers, are part of the Department of Student Activities. Our students are passionate about preserving and sharing tradition with new generations of Aggies.
Your gifts of $25,000 or more may be designated for traditions-based organizations and programs, particularly through logistic support, staffing, leadership development opportunities for student leaders, and more. You can donate online at give.am/SATSEndowment.
For more than a century, the Texas A&M Yell Leaders have encouraged crowds to showcase the Aggie spirit. In support of enhancing the spirit they attend more than 300 events throughout the year. You may support our Aggie Yell Leaders by creating a custom major gift or donating online at give.am/YellLeaderScholarshipEndowment.
Every season, one football game is declared a “Maroon Out,” in which Aggie fans are encouraged to purchase and wear a maroon shirt designed specifically for that game. The tradition of Maroon Out started in 1998 at the Texas A&M/Nebraska game, when Aggies overpowered the many Nebraska fans clad in red. Class Councils now sell more than 45,000 Maroon Out shirts each year. All proceeds benefit Class Councils, the respective Class Gift Funds, the Aggie Ring for Veterans Fund and Maroon Out scholarships.
Your gift to the Maroon Out program will provide operational funds, reduce student t-shirt costs, and grow the program for future Aggie fans. Learn more about Maroon Out or email email@example.com for giving information.
Muster is the Texas A&M tradition that forever unites the Aggie past and present. It was first held on June 26, 1883, when former students of Texas A&M gathered together to “…live over again our college days, the victories and defeats won and lost upon drill ground and classroom. Let every alumnus answer a roll.” Each year on April 21, Aggies gather at locations worldwide to celebrate Texas A&M’s most solemn and sacred tradition in remembrance of Aggies who have fallen during the past year.
You may support this time-honored Aggie tradition by creating a custom major gift or donating online at give.am/SupportAggieMuster.
THE BIG EVENT
Since its introduction in 1982, The Big Event has become the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation. Each spring, tens of thousands of Texas A&M students come together to say “thank you” to Bryan-College Station residents. Aggie students show their appreciation to the surrounding community by completing service projects such as yard work, window washing and painting.
As The Big Event continues to expand in size and scope, the need for private support grows, as well. Give online at give.am/SupportBigEvent or consider funding a major gift that would more substantially advance the program.