Community Living Creed
Texas A&M University on-campus communities incorporate the following:
EDUCATION: to ensure that teaching and learning take place beyond the classroom.
OPENNESS: so that ideas and thoughts can be discussed freely.
RESPECT: to ensure that individuality is honored so diversity can be pursued.
RESPONSIBILITY: so that the individual accepts obligations to the community and is held accountable for individual actions.
CARING: to ensure that the individual’s well-being is supported and that community service is encouraged.
INVOLVEMENT: so that all individuals have a voice in decisions concerning their community.
OWNERSHIP: to ensure that all individuals care for their building facilities and adjacent property.
CELEBRATION: so that Texas A&M’s history and culture are promoted and that residence hall and university traditions are shared.
This creed is adapted from In Search of Community, by Ernest Boyer. Texas A&M University and the Department of Residence Life will deal with harassment of any kind. Both the University and Residence Life have statements outlining their policies on harassment and their commitment to diversity. If you believe you have experienced harassment, please talk with your residence hall staff, the Department of Residence Life or the Vice President for Student Affairs.