Our Purpose & Values
At Texas A&M University, our students lead with innovative ideas, integrity and a commitment to making the world a better place. We send our Aggie graduates into the world prepared to face future challenges.
Our purpose is to develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.
Aggie Code of Honor
Our students live by an honor code of honesty and integrity. The Aggie Code of Honor is "An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do."
The Texas A&M Aggie Honor System Office serves to:
- Educate students, faculty and staff about the Aggie Code of Honor.
- Respond to potential academic misconduct by Texas A&M students.
- Help remediation efforts for students responsible for Aggie Code of Honor violations.
Our core values unify our current and former students, faculty and staff. They are guideposts we live by and show in our words and deeds. We are a community of problem-solvers, scholars and creators with a service mission.
Having an unwavering desire and commitment to do one’s best academically and in all other aspects of life.
Doing the right things regardless of the circumstances or personal consequences.
Inspiring others to follow due to the strength, integrity and benevolence of one's character.
Being dedicated to our nation, state, university, families and those institutions and values we hold dearest.
Earning favor through the consistent dignity and merit of one’s character.
Providing one’s time, talents or resources for the greater good without regard for personal gain or recognition.
Texas A&M opened as a land-grant institution in 1876 and later received sea-grant and space-grant designations. With these designations, we are a leader in research and education regarding how we interact with and impact our environment.
The Texas A&M Office of Sustainability promotes sustainable practices on and off campus. It provides resources and support for people who wish to incorporate sustainable practices into their work and life.
First Amendment on Campus
At Texas A&M, we are a community where the free and open exchange of ideas and information is valued, promoted and encouraged.
We seek to be a top-quality university while respecting our past and our many traditions that have formed since we began instruction in 1876. These traditions embody our core values while recognizing our history, honoring those we've lost and celebrating our excellence and successes.Discover our Unique Aggie Traditions