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FACTION: FRESHMEN IN ACTION

About the Community

Join the FACTION. FACTION is a Living Learning Community for freshmen at Texas A&M University.

Benefit from a clustered living community of students experiencing college for the very first time – just like you. You will have access to campus resources and individualized support to assist you in your transition from high school to college, focusing not only on your academic success, but also on your emotional and social wellbeing. Participants get the feel and attention of being in a smaller community while benefiting from the resources of our large university! By being a part of FACTION, you will develop skills, attitudes, and work habits essential to success.

Eligibility Requirements

To be a participant in FACTION, participants must:

  1. Be a first year, first time (traditional freshman) student at Texas A&M University
  2. Be committed to participating in FACTION activities and events
  3. Be an engaged member of the community

Program Components

We are calling freshmen (first-year, first-time) students to action, to take control of their situations, to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist here at Texas A&M University and within the Department of Residence Life, and to become holistically developed, global citizens. This call is organized through a structured model in which FACTION students will participate. Programs, events, and activities will be focused on the following topics, as will marketing and recruitment efforts:

Members will have access to additional, tailored academic support resources in order to assist with their transition to college-level coursework. Students will be supported, encouraged, and recognized for excelling academically. A Common Read allows you to read and discuss complex issues surrounding the purpose of life, society, and justice. A trained Academic Peer Mentor (APM) will live in the community with the students, offering regular skill based presentations, academic check-ups, and other services such as Residential Tutoring and the Community Learning Centers.
Members will learn and feel what it means to be a contributing member of a community. With opportunities to participate in and discuss events within the residence hall, on campus, in the Bryan/College Station area, in the state of Texas, nationally, and globally, members will develop a greater understanding of social responsibility and what is means to be a global citizen and true Aggie.
We” have staff and events in place to help you build your strong foundation for being academically and socially successful here at Texas A&M.
Our identities are consistently evolving, and it can be overwhelming. Members get to participate in guided reflections and activities to help learn about individual identities and make meaning of experiences and changes that occur throughout the first year. Learn about your personality, communication, and leadership styles, including how those styles contribute to who you are and how you navigate your environment.
Members will participate in activities that help them understand their skills, and how they can apply to future job occupations.
Your experience doesn’t end with your first year. You’ll experience many crossroads in your life. Members will be set up for a successful transition into their second year at Texas A&M, as well as provided with resources for continued success throughout their Texas A&M experience and life beyond their undergraduate careers.

Building

Walton Hall

Roommates

Auto-assigned to a room within Walton Hall based on roommate questionnaire, including roommate preferences. Then, there will be a time period specified in the acceptance letter for members to change their room assignment within Walton Hall via the myHousing Portal – if desired.

Student Stories

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Application Process

TBD

Affiliated Faculty and Staff Contact Information

Name Title Department Email Phone
Josh Morris Community Director Department of Residence Life joshua_morris@housing.tamu.edu 979.862.9654
Sara McCoy Coordinator for Academic Support Initiatives Department of Residence Life sara_mccoy@housing.tamu.edu 979.458.9753