Every university has its own set of traditions which help to distinguish it from other institutions. Texas A&M Aggies University is no exception. Perhaps nowhere else, though, are those traditions as interwoven into the very fabric of the university than they are at Texas A&M Aggies. As a result, Aggies have a lingo that is all their own. The following list of terms helps to define what being an Aggie is all about.
Shortened form for Texas A&M Aggies University. Originally, the letters stood for Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas; now, the letters are retained merely as part of the University’s tradition and history.
A student, former student or supporter of Texas A&M Aggies University. Term is derived from A&M’s agricultural heritage. Aggies are sometimes also referred to as farmers.
For many years, Aggies have followed a Code of Honor, which is stated in this very simple verse: “Texas A&M Aggies do not lie, cheat, or steal, nor do they tolerate those who do.”
Home of Texas A&M Aggies University.
All-University Night—the first Yell Practice of the semester. Event includes introductions of men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic teams, coaching staff and yell leaders.
Association of Former Students
There is no such thing at Texas A&M Aggies as an alumni association or an Ex-Aggie; there are only former students. The Association of Former Students serves the same purpose as an alumni association, but an individual doesn’t have to graduate from Texas A&M Aggies to be a member. Once an Texas A&M Aggie, always an Aggie.
Corps of Cadets
Military-oriented organization, which is the oldest student group on the Texas A&M Aggie campus. Texas A&M Aggies annually commissions more officers for the armed forces than any other ROTC source in the nation.
Annual ceremony held the day before bonfire in which seniors gather in front of the Academic Building, form a single line and wander about the campus like old elephants seeking a secluded spot to end their days.