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Learning Environment Engagement Program (LEEP) "Engage the Values"

LEEP Overview
The Learning Environment Engagement Program (LEEP) is a university-wide initiative focused on recognizing Aggies at various levels who lead by example and enrich our learning and working environments by living out our Aggie Core Values.

The Texas A&M University LEEP model was adapted from the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy. The Vanderbilt model has 18+ years of research and utilization on 86,000 healthcare professionals and 40+ academic medical centers.

The  LEEP & Cup of Coffee programs were utilized at the Texas A&M College of Medicine for 3.5 years and has over 600+ reports with 66% exemplary sumbissions about behaviors that aligned with our Aggie core values.

To learn more about the Texas A&M University campus-wide LEEP program download the 2022 LEEP Flyer.


LEEP is a program about Aggies, which will be used to raise awareness of the exemplary behaviors of the Texas A&M community. The LEEP program is designed to: 
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  • Foster a culture of excellence and a climate of respect*
  • Operationalize our Aggie core values
  • Engage stakeholders
  • Enrich the campus environment
  • Improve satisfaction and retention.

*Guided by Appreciative Inquiry


The LEEP Executive Director is tasked with working across Texas A&M to recognize Aggies at various levels who lead by example and enrich the Texas A&M campus learning and working environments. The program design will include the following steps:
  • Create a widely-accessible mechanism (e.g., Aggie Awareness) to recognize, and centrally document, exemplary behaviors.
  • Construct a feedback process to : 1) close the loop with submitters; 2) aid colleges with having a finger on the pulse of their faculty and staff; and 3) centrally warehouse data for broad recognition.

The LEEP campus-wide initiative is composed of three implementation phases:
Phase 1: Colleges, Schools, and campus (Spring 2023)
Phase 2: Divisions and Units (Fall 2023)
Phase 3: Students (Spring 2024)