The Aggie Spirit flows through us all. We may not see it, but we can always feel it. Standing on the pedestal of our core values, The Spirit of Aggieland is etched in respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity and selfless service. These values exemplify what it means to be an Aggie and aim to celebrate all that is Aggieland.
Recently, multiple instances of derogatory comments and slurs aimed at several of our minority and underrepresented communities have been made via social media. Our Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Dr. Robin Means Coleman, mentioned in her recent letter to students a powerful quote echoing that people are “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Unfortunately, I believe this rings true for us all.
Today I, as your Student Body President, joined by student leaders from across our campus, condemn these acts as abhorrent and unacceptable. We firmly believe in the beauty of the United States Constitution and everyone’s First Amendment rights. Aggieland, it is on us to use ours to say these actions do not represent our core values. Going forward, it’s on us to respond directly yet civilly to these acts with the true Aggie Spirit.
Aggieland, let’s continue to push this campus forward! We have the opportunity to do so much good during our time here to unite our community. Join myself and several student leaders by condemning any speech that misrepresents what it means to be an Aggie.
Mikey Jaillet ’20 - Student Body President
Karsten Lowe ’20 - Head Yell Leader
Ahmed Gad ’20 - Multicultural Greek Council President
Christina Morrison ’20 - Chair, Student Affairs Fees Advisory Board
Chaide Wynn ’21 - Black Student Alliance Council President
Eric Mendoza ’21 - Speaker of the Student Senate
Ann Elizabeth Tebow ’20 - Student Athlete Advisory Committee President
Elisa Tseng ’20 - International Student Association President
Oriana Koot ’21 - Memorial Student Center President
Samuel Kotch ’20 - Executive Director of Class Councils
Katie Deutsch ’20 - Aggie Network Student Ambassadors - President
Adam Rodriguez ’22 - Aggie Orientation Leader Program
Jack Moody ’20 - Interfraternity Council President
Luis Saldana ’20 - Hispanic Presidents’ Council
Ryan Brown ’20 - Head Director of Fish Camp
Elizabeth Liu ’20 - Editor-In-Chief of Aggieland Yearbook
Madison Pratt ’20 - Collegiate Panhellenic Council President
Bria Perkins ’19 - Residential Housing Association President
Ruben Tillman Jr. ’20- National Pan-Hellenic Council President
Matthew Nguyen ’20 - Asian Presidents’ Council President
Levi D. McClenny ’14 - Texas A&M System Student Regent
Purna Doddapaneni ’20 - Graduate and Professional Student Government
Gregory W. Cross ’20- Campus Ministry Association
Luke P. Thomas ’20 - Corps of Cadets Commander