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.

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.
Apr
22
Mon
Grocery Give & Grab
Apr 22 – May 14 all-day

Grocery Give & Grab

Making Sustainability an Aggie tradition

Beginning on Monday, April 22, the Department of Residence Life will be hosting bins marked as Grocery Give & Grab in an effort to collect and distribute non-perishable food items to help students get through those last days of the semester. Consonant with “Donate, Don’t Dump,” students with ‘extra’ non-perishable food can place it in the bins. Others who may need some sustenance can feel free to grab what’s in the bin. All are welcome to donate and partake.

After the semester closes, whatever remains in the bins will be donated to the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

Some recommended items are:

  • Peanut butter
  • Crackers
  • Pasta/Rice
  • Canned meat or fish
  • Cereal
  • Breakfast bars
  • SnacksC
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soups
  • Packaged cookies/candy

There will be 12 bins available Monday, April 22 thru Tuesday, May 14th at the following locations:

North Side:

  • Hullabaloo 24 hour desk (Monday, April 22 – Wednesday, May 8)
  • Study Spectacular locations in Hullabaloo 117 and 105
  • Goodwill truck located in Lot 32 near Haas (Wednesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 8)

South Side:

  • Commons 24 hour desk (Monday, April 22 – Wednesday, May 8)
  • Study Spectacular locations in Commons 109
  • Goodwill truck located behind Commons near Appelt (Wednesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 8)

White Creek Apartments:

  • White Creek Apartments Activity Center (Monday, April 22 – Wednesday, May 8)
  • Study Spectacular location in White Creek Community Center
  • Goodwill truck located on Lot 22 side of Bldg B (Wednesday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 14)

Gardens Apartments:

  • Gardens Apartments Community Center (Monday, April 22 – Wednesday, May 8)
  • Study Spectacular location in the Gardens Apartments Community Center
  • Goodwill truck located across from Gardens Apartments Activity Center (Wednesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 8)
Swipe Out Hunger
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What is the 12th Can?
The 12th Can is an on-campus, student-run food pantry that serves all students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M in need of assistance. Since we opened our doors in November 2013, we have served over 3,500 Aggies with over 90,000 pounds of food!

How does SWIPE OUT HUNGER work?
If you are in need of food assistance you might qualify for free meal trades! You can qualify for these meal trades even if you have not purchased a meal plan. Contact student assistance services 979.845.3113 to see if you qualify.

How can you help?
Students with extra meal trades can donate up to 4 meals to those in need! Stop by Sbisa or the Commons dining halls starting April 22nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Swipe Out Hunger table to do so.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please use any of the following methods to contact us.
• Visit our website (www.the12thcan.org)
• Call us at 979.862.4279
• Email us at 12thcan.director@gmail.com

Apr
23
Tue
Swipe Out Hunger
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What is the 12th Can?
The 12th Can is an on-campus, student-run food pantry that serves all students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M in need of assistance. Since we opened our doors in November 2013, we have served over 3,500 Aggies with over 90,000 pounds of food!

How does SWIPE OUT HUNGER work?
If you are in need of food assistance you might qualify for free meal trades! You can qualify for these meal trades even if you have not purchased a meal plan. Contact student assistance services 979.845.3113 to see if you qualify.

How can you help?
Students with extra meal trades can donate up to 4 meals to those in need! Stop by Sbisa or the Commons dining halls starting April 22nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Swipe Out Hunger table to do so.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please use any of the following methods to contact us.
• Visit our website (www.the12thcan.org)
• Call us at 979.862.4279
• Email us at 12thcan.director@gmail.com

Apr
24
Wed
Swipe Out Hunger
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What is the 12th Can?
The 12th Can is an on-campus, student-run food pantry that serves all students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M in need of assistance. Since we opened our doors in November 2013, we have served over 3,500 Aggies with over 90,000 pounds of food!

How does SWIPE OUT HUNGER work?
If you are in need of food assistance you might qualify for free meal trades! You can qualify for these meal trades even if you have not purchased a meal plan. Contact student assistance services 979.845.3113 to see if you qualify.

How can you help?
Students with extra meal trades can donate up to 4 meals to those in need! Stop by Sbisa or the Commons dining halls starting April 22nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Swipe Out Hunger table to do so.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please use any of the following methods to contact us.
• Visit our website (www.the12thcan.org)
• Call us at 979.862.4279
• Email us at 12thcan.director@gmail.com

STAND Up Workshop
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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/

Apr
25
Thu
Swipe Out Hunger
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What is the 12th Can?
The 12th Can is an on-campus, student-run food pantry that serves all students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M in need of assistance. Since we opened our doors in November 2013, we have served over 3,500 Aggies with over 90,000 pounds of food!

How does SWIPE OUT HUNGER work?
If you are in need of food assistance you might qualify for free meal trades! You can qualify for these meal trades even if you have not purchased a meal plan. Contact student assistance services 979.845.3113 to see if you qualify.

How can you help?
Students with extra meal trades can donate up to 4 meals to those in need! Stop by Sbisa or the Commons dining halls starting April 22nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Swipe Out Hunger table to do so.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please use any of the following methods to contact us.
• Visit our website (www.the12thcan.org)
• Call us at 979.862.4279
• Email us at 12thcan.director@gmail.com

Apr
26
Fri
Swipe Out Hunger
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What is the 12th Can?
The 12th Can is an on-campus, student-run food pantry that serves all students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M in need of assistance. Since we opened our doors in November 2013, we have served over 3,500 Aggies with over 90,000 pounds of food!

How does SWIPE OUT HUNGER work?
If you are in need of food assistance you might qualify for free meal trades! You can qualify for these meal trades even if you have not purchased a meal plan. Contact student assistance services 979.845.3113 to see if you qualify.

How can you help?
Students with extra meal trades can donate up to 4 meals to those in need! Stop by Sbisa or the Commons dining halls starting April 22nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Swipe Out Hunger table to do so.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please use any of the following methods to contact us.
• Visit our website (www.the12thcan.org)
• Call us at 979.862.4279
• Email us at 12thcan.director@gmail.com

May
1
Wed
Donate…Don’t Dump!
May 1 all-day

Do you have non-perishable food items, clothing, and other household items that you don’t want to pack up and take with you? Don’t throw them in the trash! We have a sustainable solution!

Residence Life has partnered with Goodwill Industries and are providing trailers, trucks, and bins in convenient on-campus drop-off locations from Wednesday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 8 (except on Sunday) so you can donate these unwanted items rather than adding them to the landfill.

Donation Locations:

  • North Side: Goodwill truck located in Lot 32 near Haas Hall
  • South Side: Goodwill truck located behind the commons near Appelt Hall
  • White Creek Apartments: Goodwill truck located on Lot 122 side of Building B (Wednesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 14)
  • Gardens Apartments: Goodwill truck located across from UA Activity Center