How to Participate in Awareness Months
Getting involved in national awareness months is not only an opportunity to make a positive impact but also a chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion.
Olivia Garza '23, Texas A&M Division of Marketing & Communications-Student Affairs
2021 Suicide Awareness Month Kick-Off Event
Division of Student Affairs
Participate in events hosted across campus
Many departments and units across campus host awareness month events geared towards students. These events can be educational, social or service-based, and can typically be found on the university’s calendar. Health Promotion, MSC Programs, the Department of Multicultural Services, Greek Life, University Health Services, and other campus organizations host programs and events that promote awareness for various topics year-round.
Volunteer your time in the local community
There are so many ways to volunteer on campus and in the Bryan-College Station community and on campus. Check out AggieServe to find a cause you connect with and get involved!
Get involved with a student organization
Many student organizations volunteer or fundraise for non-profits that benefit these issues on a local or national level. Joining a student organization whose philanthropy you connect with is a way to have fun and make a difference! Not sure where to look? Checkout StuAct Online, Student Activities' fully searchable. You are browse all of Texas A&M's 1300+ student organizations, or get matched with ones that pique your interests.
Have a conversation with a friend
Prevention and awareness start with a conversation. Being open to hard conversations may encourage those around you to speak up or get help. You never know who around you might need to talk!
Keep the conversation going
Just because an awareness month is over doesn’t mean the conversation has to be. Remaining open minded and prepared to talk about hard topics is always a good tool to have in your tool belt.