Letter from the Student Body President
Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 23:08
Welcome back to Aggieland! It has been such an incredible summer with so many Aggies furthering their academics in school, traveling the globe to serve and study, and applying their skills through summer internships and jobs. I know that this momentum from the summer will contribute to what is sure to be a tremendous fall semester at Texas A&M.
Freshman class of 2017, I have had such an excellent time getting to meet and welcome you at New Student Conferences and Fish Camps. Upperclassmen, it is sure good to see y’all back in College Station, and campus full again. Together, we make up the greatest student body in the nation.
With school about to start up on Monday, I want to highlight three important topics for all classifications this fall:
1) Get Involved: Joining an organization on campus is the best way to get plugged in, build lasting relationships, and serve during your time here at A&M. To help you find an organization for you there are two dates I want to have you mark on your calendar.
• Student Activities Open House: Thursday, Aug. 22 from 1-3 p.m. in Koldus 125. Come meet leaders and find out more information about hundreds of organizations.
• MSC Open House: Sunday, Sept. 1 from 1-5 p.m. in the MSC Ballroom. Like the Student Activities Open House, this is an excellent way to learn how to get involved on campus.
2) Silver Taps: I want to personally invite and encourage you to attend each Silver Taps this year starting with our first Taps on Tuesday Sept. 3 at 10:30 p.m. in Academic Plaza. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, Silver Taps is one of the most sacred traditions we have at A&M. If you have never been, this is a time that we, as an Aggie family, honor the lives of current students who have passed away during the last month as well as stand in support of their family and friends during their grieving process.
3) BUILD: Be on the lookout for more information about how to get involved in constructing a Habitat for Humanity house as a student body this semester as we come together as Aggies to selflessly serve for the greater good.
I am so excited for this upcoming school year and witnessing you the 12th Man continue to inspire, serve and lead under national spotlight. There has truly never been a better time to be a Fightin’ Texas Aggie!
God Bless and Gig ‘Em,
Reid Joseph ‘14
Student Body President
Texas A&M University