Nov
20
Tue
Trex Plastic Film Challenge
Nov 20 2018 – Apr 30 2019 all-day

Join the Department of Residence Life for the inaugural Trex Plastic Film Challenge. Help us collect 500 pounds of plastic film in 6 months to raise waste awareness and win a free bench! The challenge will take place from now until the end of April and anyone at Texas A&M can use the bins. Any kind of plastic film (Ziploc bags, grocery bags, package wrap, etc.) can be recycled as long as it is dry and free of food residue.

Drop-Off Locations:

  • Hullabaloo Hall 24 Hour Desk
  • The Commons 24 Hour Desk
  • White Creek Activity Center
  • Gardens Apartments Activity Center
  • General Services Complex Lobby

Use #AggiesGoingGreen on social media to show us how much you’re recycling and be sure to follow Residence Life Sustainability on Facebook at Aggies Going Green.

More information regarding what the challenge is, what plastic films can be recycled, and maps of the locations can be found on the Residence Life Sustainability page under the What You Can Do header. Any questions, comments, or concerns can be emailed to sustainability@housing.tamu.edu.

Mar
21
Thu
12th Can Food Pantry
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry located at Texas A&M to serve all students, faculty, and staff in need of assistance. We opened our doors in November 2013, and have managed to serve over 78,000 pounds of food. The 12th Can is affiliated with Brazos Valley Food Bank as a program partner, and we reside under the Student Government Association. Our goal is to eliminate hunger at Texas A&M, bring awareness to food insecurity in college communities, and show others the power of the Aggie spirit.How the pantry works: The 12th Can is a client choice food pantry, meaning that upon a client’s arrival, they are given a bag to fill with whatever food they see fit for themselves.

Requirements to use the pantry:

  • Meet income requirements (found on the Using the Pantry tab on our website)
  • Present a valid Texas A&M ID
  • Both new and returning clients will have to fill out short, informational intake forms available upon arrival to the pantry, then will be granted access to our pantry’s contents.
Mar
31
Sun
STAND Up Workshop
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

STAND Up is designed to teach students how to have positive and helpful conversations with individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event. The training provides information about:

  • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
  • Social perspectives on trauma
  • The impacts of trauma on the brain
  • Listening techniques
  • Tools for mandated reporters
  • Campus and community resources

Registration and training is free! You can register online at https://studentlife.tamu.edu/standup/registration/. Lunch will be provided!

Do you think that your student organization could benefit from knowing more about the information covered in STAND Up? STAND Up offers 3-hour trainings for student groups upon request. We will send a facilitator to your organization to conduct the training. You can find more information at https://studentlife.tamu.edu/standup/request/.

STAND Up is an important part of the Step In, Stand Up campaign. For more information about how you can Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence, go to http://stepinstandup.tamu.edu/

Allies Advance Workshop
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Who are Allies?

Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University and members of the Bryan/College Station community who have committed to providing a safe space for LGBT individuals. This can be done by displaying an Ally placard outside their office or residence hall room, interrupting homophobic language, being a movable safe space, etc. This placard identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues.

How to Become an Ally

All Allies have attended a training workshop called an Advance to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally. Every Ally has signed an Allies contract before posting their placard.

What do Allies do?

Some Allies choose to advocate more visibly by participating in events like Coming Out Week or LGBT Awareness Week, while others display their placard and that is all. It is up to the individual to decide how they want to be an Ally.

Allies is an independent campus committee currently hosted by the Department of Student Life. The organization was started in the summer of 1993 by a group of students and staff members of the Division of Student Affairs who were interested in showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the University community.

If you are interested in becoming an Aggie Ally you can visit allies.tamu.edu to learn more and to register for a workshop.

Apr
3
Wed
12th Can Food Pantry
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry located at Texas A&M to serve all students, faculty, and staff in need of assistance. We opened our doors in November 2013, and have managed to serve over 78,000 pounds of food. The 12th Can is affiliated with Brazos Valley Food Bank as a program partner, and we reside under the Student Government Association. Our goal is to eliminate hunger at Texas A&M, bring awareness to food insecurity in college communities, and show others the power of the Aggie spirit.How the pantry works: The 12th Can is a client choice food pantry, meaning that upon a client’s arrival, they are given a bag to fill with whatever food they see fit for themselves.

Requirements to use the pantry:

  • Meet income requirements (found on the Using the Pantry tab on our website)
  • Present a valid Texas A&M ID
  • Both new and returning clients will have to fill out short, informational intake forms available upon arrival to the pantry, then will be granted access to our pantry’s contents.
Apr
4
Thu
12th Can Food Pantry
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry located at Texas A&M to serve all students, faculty, and staff in need of assistance. We opened our doors in November 2013, and have managed to serve over 78,000 pounds of food. The 12th Can is affiliated with Brazos Valley Food Bank as a program partner, and we reside under the Student Government Association. Our goal is to eliminate hunger at Texas A&M, bring awareness to food insecurity in college communities, and show others the power of the Aggie spirit.How the pantry works: The 12th Can is a client choice food pantry, meaning that upon a client’s arrival, they are given a bag to fill with whatever food they see fit for themselves.

Requirements to use the pantry:

  • Meet income requirements (found on the Using the Pantry tab on our website)
  • Present a valid Texas A&M ID
  • Both new and returning clients will have to fill out short, informational intake forms available upon arrival to the pantry, then will be granted access to our pantry’s contents.
Apr
10
Wed
Allies Advance Workshop
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Who are Allies?

Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University and members of the Bryan/College Station community who have committed to providing a safe space for LGBT individuals. This can be done by displaying an Ally placard outside their office or residence hall room, interrupting homophobic language, being a movable safe space, etc. This placard identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues.

How to Become an Ally

All Allies have attended a training workshop called an Advance to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally. Every Ally has signed an Allies contract before posting their placard.

What do Allies do?

Some Allies choose to advocate more visibly by participating in events like Coming Out Week or LGBT Awareness Week, while others display their placard and that is all. It is up to the individual to decide how they want to be an Ally.

Allies is an independent campus committee currently hosted by the Department of Student Life. The organization was started in the summer of 1993 by a group of students and staff members of the Division of Student Affairs who were interested in showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the University community.

If you are interested in becoming an Aggie Ally you can visit allies.tamu.edu to learn more and to register for a workshop.

Green Dot Bystander Training for Students
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Green Dot teaches Aggies:

  • How to identify potential acts of violence around them
  • How to use the power of peer influence to intervene appropriately and safely in high-risk situations
  • How to recognize situations that lead to violence and common barriers that prevent people from taking actions
  • How to respond in ways that are consistent with their personality and values

Lunch will be provided.

Could your student organization benefit from knowing more about Green Dot Bystander Intervention? Green Dot offers 3.5-hour trainings or 60-minute overviews for student groups upon request. We will send a facilitator to your organization to conduct a training or overview. Learn more or request a presentation.

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training is an important part of the Step In, Stand Up campaign. Visit stepinstandup.tamu.edu for more information about how you can Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence.

Please pre-register for the program at greendot.tamu.edu/register-for-gd-bystander-intervention/.

Apr
17
Wed
12th Can Food Pantry
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry located at Texas A&M to serve all students, faculty, and staff in need of assistance. We opened our doors in November 2013, and have managed to serve over 78,000 pounds of food. The 12th Can is affiliated with Brazos Valley Food Bank as a program partner, and we reside under the Student Government Association. Our goal is to eliminate hunger at Texas A&M, bring awareness to food insecurity in college communities, and show others the power of the Aggie spirit.How the pantry works: The 12th Can is a client choice food pantry, meaning that upon a client’s arrival, they are given a bag to fill with whatever food they see fit for themselves.

Requirements to use the pantry:

  • Meet income requirements (found on the Using the Pantry tab on our website)
  • Present a valid Texas A&M ID
  • Both new and returning clients will have to fill out short, informational intake forms available upon arrival to the pantry, then will be granted access to our pantry’s contents.
Apr
18
Thu
12th Can Food Pantry
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry located at Texas A&M to serve all students, faculty, and staff in need of assistance. We opened our doors in November 2013, and have managed to serve over 78,000 pounds of food. The 12th Can is affiliated with Brazos Valley Food Bank as a program partner, and we reside under the Student Government Association. Our goal is to eliminate hunger at Texas A&M, bring awareness to food insecurity in college communities, and show others the power of the Aggie spirit.How the pantry works: The 12th Can is a client choice food pantry, meaning that upon a client’s arrival, they are given a bag to fill with whatever food they see fit for themselves.

Requirements to use the pantry:

  • Meet income requirements (found on the Using the Pantry tab on our website)
  • Present a valid Texas A&M ID
  • Both new and returning clients will have to fill out short, informational intake forms available upon arrival to the pantry, then will be granted access to our pantry’s contents.