The Aggie Up Campaign is a cooperative campaign between Texas A&M University and the Cities of Bryan and College Station to help integrate students into community and neighborhood living in a respectful and safe manner so their Aggie experience will be positive both on and off-campus. The Texas A&M Office of Student Life, Off-Campus Aggies, College Station Police, College Station Fire Department, College Station Code Enforcement, Neighborhood Services and Community Relations Office, and the Bryan Police Department Neighborhood Enforcement Team collaborate on various community outreach projects. The Aggie Up Campaign is an effort to bring all the programs and services under one umbrella that are working to give students the information and education that they need to become fully integrated citizens of Bryan and College Station while they live here.
Texas A&M Students have a Code of Honor by which they are expected to live, work and play. This campaign is intended to rely upon an Aggie’s sense of pride, honor, and integrity to do what they know is expected of all Aggies in order to bear the title.
Over the past few years, the City of College Station, through its police department, neighborhood services office, and city council, has seen an increase in the number of neighborhood complaints and issues. The concerns revolve around non-student residents’ anxiety over property values, noise and party problems, as well as, some concerns related to city code violations (i.e. trash, grass, furniture). The course is designed to provide the opportunities for students to develop skills and strategies that can equip them to deal with neighborhood and local community issues. It has been stated several times that an individual is always someone’s neighbor – meaning that as an educational institution, there is a collaborative responsibility to educate our students on the importance of good citizenship not just within our campus community, but also within the larger community the institution resides.
Adult, Graduate and Off Campus Student Services partners with College Station Police Department and Bryan Police Department to walk neighborhoods identified to be significantly populated by Texas A&M students as part of its university/community outreach initiative, the Aggie Up Campaign. The walk and talks bring residents information about city codes, safety, community and university services, right to their front door. Material for the bags includes: information for the police departments, fire departments, university offices, alcohol safety, party smart tips, and emergency contact info.
Aggie Up Carnival
At the beginning of the fall semester, the Aggie Up committee hosts the Aggie Up Carnival in the Memorial Student Center in order to inform students about off campus issues including code enforcement, safety, environmental concerns, and community building. Students can participate in games for a chance to win prizes while learning about their community and the rules that govern it. Past participants include Student Health Services, Student Conflict Resolution Services, Alcohol & Drug Education Programs, University Police Department, Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission, College Station Code Enforcement, College Station Police Department, College Station Recycling, College Station Neighborhood Services, Bryan Police Department, Bryan Recycling, City of Bryan Utilities, Bryan Neighborhood Services, Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management, Texas A&M Recycling, Keep Brazos Beautiful, Brazos Valley Animal Shelter, Union Pacific Railroad, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Come check us out at the MSC on Wednesday, September 19th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the 12th Man Hall.
Alcohol & Drug Education Programs - 845.0280
Department of Student Life - 845.3111
Off Campus Student Services - 845.1741
Student Legal Services - 845.4502
Student Assistance Services - 845.3113
College Station Newsletter - click here
University Police - 845.2345
Bryan Police Department - 361.3888
College Station Police Department - 764.3600
College Station Community Enhancement Action Center - 764.6363
Department of Public Safety - 776.3110
Sexual Assault Resource Center - 731.1000
Brazos Valley Animal Shelter - 775.5755
College Station Codes - http://cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=331
Emergencies: Dial 911