Selfless service is a core value at Texas A&M, and Aggies commit their time and dedication through service projects, fundraisers and other charitable efforts throughout the Bryan-College Station community. Each academic unit encourages students to participate in service projects that promote holistic learning. From mentoring high school students and reading to and tutoring local school children, to walking to fight cancer and building houses for those in need, Aggies are committed to serving the local community and beyond.
THE BIG EVENT
The Big Event has grown to become the nation’s largest one-day, student-run service project. One Saturday every March, Aggies fan out through the local community, performing tasks ranging from painting to yard work to cleaning. This past spring, more than 21,000 students participated in The Big Event, completing over 2,800 jobs.
Headed by the Aggie Replant student organization, Replant Day is an annual fall event in which hundreds of Aggies unite to plant trees around the local community. For the past five years, Replant has expanded its service mission by planting thousands of pine seedlings in Bastrop State Park after it was decimated by wildfires. These efforts, in addition to maintaining beautiful trees all across campus, have helped Texas A&M become a “Tree Campus USA” honoree by the Arbor Day Foundation.
AGGIE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
In our campus chapter of the national home-building charity organization, student volunteers join in the effort to provide housing for families in need and increase poverty awareness. From raising the first wall to handing over the keys, Aggies are involved in every step of the process.