Texas A&M University is one of the largest universities in the country and offers a breadth of amenities that only a diverse campus community can provide. As a Texas A&M University student, you will be immediately welcomed into the Aggie family. As a student in the Department of Horticulture you’ll be immersed in a tight-knit community of faculty, staff and students.
Find Your Community
With more than 1,000 student groups, you are bound to find an organization to help you get connected. Visit Texas A&M’s Maroon Link to see a comprehensive list of current student groups. In the Department of Horticulture, we have student organizations that will help achieve your fullest potential and develop you as a professional.
Horticulture Student Organizations
Horticulture Graduate Council
The Horticulture Graduate Council is an organization which shall foster fellowship among its members, promote scholastic achievement, professionalism, and leadership, and provide service to the Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University and the community as a whole.
Pi Alpha Xi (PAX)
Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) is the national honor society for floriculture, landscape horticulture and ornamental horticulture. The mission of PAX is to promote scholarship, fellowship, professional leadership and the enrichment of human life through plants.
Student American Institute of Floral Designers (SAIFD)
The Texas A&M University SAIFD chapter is the Forsythe Chapter of AIFD. Students increase their floral design skills through experiential learning. Working closely with Bill McKinley, Director of the Benz School of Floral Design and Benz Endowed Chair, the students coordinate floral design work for various functions on campus. They also attend the annual AIFD Symposium and participate in the floral design competitions there.
Sustainable Agriculture Student Association (SASA)
The Howdy Farm initiated a student organization, the Sustainable Agriculture Student Associate (SASA), in 2011 in order to form a unified body of volunteers and foster an experiential learning community to expose students to aspects of local and organic agriculture.
TAMU Horticulture Club
To develop and enhance members’ skills and provide educational activities in all segments of horticulture while promoting people skills and positive work attitudes.
Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Organizations
In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, we have a variety of student clubs and organizations to help you connect with other like-minded students, including:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council
- Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
- Texas A&M University Collegiate 4-H
- Texas A&M University Collegiate FFA
- Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, SACNAS
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Ambassadors
- Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
Dining and Housing
Many students choose to live on campus. There are also plenty of off-campus living options near campus in both Bryan and College Station. To learn more about housing options, the housing application process, visit the Visit the Residence Life page.
You can experience more than 1,200 events throughout the year across campus, including touring Broadway shows, concerts, and ceremonies. Check out all of the university’s landmarks and exhibits on the University website.
Texas A&M has many resources available to students including Counseling Services, Disability Services, Recreational Sports, and the Veteran Resource and Support Center. To learn more about any of these services visit the Division of Student Affairs page.
Support to Help You Succeed
Our award-winning academic advising team is one of the best across Texas A&M University. They want you to succeed and are with you every step of your academic journey through graduation. On top of that, the University offers various resources through the Office of Student Success to ensure that you have the tools you need to excel in and out of the classroom
Texas A&M University has a rich history of tradition, including Midnight Yell, Muster, the 12th man, Aggie Ring Day, the Corp of Cadets, and more. Visit the Aggie Traditions page to learn more.
Texas A&M Athletics
As a member of the South Eastern Conference, the level of play is second to none in college athletics. The 12th Man is world-renowned for its passion and support of Texas A&M Athletics. As an undergraduate student, you can purchase a student pass, which gives you access to games.
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