From pre-professional programs and service-based organizations to the truly unique (hair braiding club, anyone?), it’s no surprise that Aggies from all walks of life can find their niche within one of more than 1,300 student groups on campus.
As the Department of Student Activities celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, explore how these myriad organizations foster a collective sense of student engagement and community in Aggieland, starting with notable moments from the department’s history below.
Aggies seeking that perfect fit can find unique special interest groups like these:
Album of the Week
Tune in for top music recommendations
A&M Photography Club
A picture speaks a thousand words
Aggie Blacksmith Club
Aggie Knitting, Crafting and More
Making the world warmer, one stitch at a time
Cupcakes for a Cause
Ready, set, bake!
Dance Arts Society
Get your groove on
Freudian Slip Improvisational Comedy Troupe
Laugh your socks off
Texas A&M Hair Braiding Club
Why settle for a ponytail?
Texas A&M Paranormal Society
Not for the faint of heart
Satrical news at its finest
“The Department of Student Activities fosters opportunities that contribute to student retention rates, institutional affinity and career readiness and facilitates the traditions that make the Aggie experience second to none.”
Other notable facts about the department include:
- Fraternity & Sorority Life houses four umbrella organizations and 57 individual chapters that represent almost 6,000 students, making it the largest active student membership on campus. Other organizations with large memberships include the Student Government Association, the Corps of Cadets, the Sport Clubs Association, Fish Camp, the Residential Housing Association and Freshman Leadership Organizations.
- Students involved in co-curricular activities are 40% more likely to have a friend they can count on and twice as likely to have a mentor who supports them compared to those not involved. (2022-23 WISHES Survey)
- 92% of new undergaduates join student organizations seeking friendship or to engage in personal interests, while 68% join hoping to make professional connections. (Fall 2022 New Aggies Survey)
“Student activities play a significant role in Aggies’ overall college experience by helping students develop skills, create a balanced lifestyle, achieve personal growth and experience new things. I have been lucky to find an inclusive, diverse group of friends by participating in student activities.”
Give online to the Department of Student Activities below or learn how you can support the department with an endowment by contacting Reagan Chessher ’96, senior director of development, at the bottom of this page.