ABOUT THE OFFICES OF THE DEAN OF STUDENT LIFE
The Director's Office provides administrative oversight for the supporting offices within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life. This oversight includes budget, human resources, marketing and communications, facilities management and general departmental outreach including resource tables.
The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) exists to serve the needs of Texas A&M University's graduate students. As the student government of graduate students, GPSG exists to work in cooperation with administration, faculty, and student leaders to advocate for graduate and professional students. GPSG works to ensure that graduate student needs are understood and considered when campus policies concerning academic excellence, tuition and finance, and research are made. GPSG sponsors programs including Student Research Week, Grad Camp and Interdisciplinary Dinners. To learn more about GPSC please visit their website.
Health Promotion empowers all Aggies to embrace a culture of holistic well-being that fosters their academic, personal and professional success. Programs, services, events, presentations and resources provided by Health Promotion encompass a wide variety of topics such as fitness and nutrition, alcohol and/or other drugs, stress relief, time management, sexual health, and interpersonal violence prevention.
The LGBTQ+ Pride Center at Texas A&M University strives to create a thriving environment supporting the success of every student through the education, advancement, and championing of the broad spectrum of sexual, affectional, and gender identities in the spirit of the Aggie Core Values. The GLBT Resource Center offers guest lectures for professors and classes, presentations and consultations for campus partners and student organizations as well as a physical space for LGBTQ+ students and their allies to come together, resources for Coming Out and transitioning, and a LGBTQ+ book and media library. The center coordinates the Lavender Graduation Celebration, Coming Out Week, LGBTQ+ Awareness Week and more and represents Texas A&M in Houston Pride.
New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) strives to facilitate the success of new students through their first year at Texas A&M by providing them with the framework to adjust to the expectations, standards, academic rigors, and social community here at A&M. NSFP coordinates the Aggie Orientation Leader Program, Howdy Week, Family Weekend, and New Student Conferences. Additionally, in collaboration with key partners across campus, NSFP works with parents to help them understand the student experience, support student learning, and empower students to take personal responsibility for their social and academic choices.
Student Assistance Services (SAS) seeks to connect Texas A&M students with the appropriate guidance, resources, and support to address a variety of both personal and academic matters. Some common issues that SAS provides support for are Student Welface Checks, Silver Taps/student death, Sexual Violence Response, withdrawal from A&M, family needs in the event of an emergency, transition issues, concerning behavior follow-up, and more. SAS also services as a primary contact point for former-foster and adopted Aggies.
Student Legal Services (SLS) advises and counsels students regarding their legal rights and responsibilities through confidential meetings, publications and seminars. The attorney is licensed by the Texas Bar Association and is a Texas A&M professional staff member available to all enrolled Texas A&M students for personal meetings, consultations, and as a speaker for students and recognized student organizations. Services rendered by SLS include landlord/tenant disputes, criminal law, automobile accidents and traffic tickets, Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament, divorce, paternity issues, insurance disputes, contracts, and more. SLS also offers a free Notary Public service. SLS does not render advice to students in a dispute against other Texas A&M students or against Texas A&M University and does not represent students in court.
Student Media publishes The Battalion, Aggieland Yearbook, and Maroon Life magazine. For more information about Student Media, click here.
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) at Texas A&M University pursues equity and enhancse the campus climate for women through visibility, advocacy, support, and programming. The WRC advocates by educating campus and community constituencies on women’s issues and functions as a resource and referral center. In addition, the center strives to ensure a community in which women and men can live and work together in a mutually respectful, safe, and supportive environment where equality, responsibility, and personal empowerment are encouraged and fostered.
About Student Life
The Offices of the Dean of Student Life strive to enhance your opportunities as a student to participate fully in the University experience. We do this by providing you with information, services, programs and involvement opportunities that facilitate responsible life choices and promote awareness of yourself and of your community. Each of the program areas within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life has a specific mission, but one common goal: to provide education, outreach, and support to you. Navigate through the dropdown to learn more about each office within Student Life.
Diversity & Inclusion
As a department in the Division of Student Affairs, we are committed to cultivating a campus environment where people from all backgrounds and experiences can thrive. We build and model a welcoming environment that promotes a deeper understanding of identities of an increasingly diverse population.