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Campus Resources

Preferred First Name (PFN) Policy: Texas A&M University allows a student to provide a preferred first name that will be used in place of the legal first name for certain University functions and records. For questions about this policy, please refer to the Office of the Registrar at

My SSP @ TAMU: On-demand mental health support, including professional counseling by phone or chat, mental health assessments, self-care resources, foreign language capabilities and access to virtual fitness sessions — all free and confidential for current Texas A&M students and available 24/7.

Campus Map: To find lactation rooms and gender neutral bathrooms on the College Station campus, select the "Aggie Map Legend" and then check the requested resources.

  • Prayer and meditation rooms are available across campus on the 5th floor of Sterling C. Evans Library and at All Faiths Chapel. These rooms are available to the public during building operating hours and do not have to be reserved.

First Amendment and Expressive Activities: Hosted by Texas A&M's Division of Student Affairs, the website provides information, resources, and support about first amendment rights and expressive activity in our campus community.

Glossary: The Office for Diversity provides this glossary of terms and their basic definitions as a resource for the campus and community. To make a submission or revision to the glossary, please use this form or email Thank you for helping keep this resource current and relevant. 

The 12th Can Food Pantry: The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry located at Texas A&M built to serve all students, faculty, and staff in need of assistance. We opened our doors in November 2013 and have been privileged enough to serve this community ever since! Any student, faculty, or staff member at Texas A&M University can use the pantry. The 12th Can Food Pantry is open on the second and fourth Wednesday and Thursday of each month.


The links listed below are just a few examples of student organization resources available to students at Texas A&M. To search the Student Activities website for more detailed information on cultural diversity, globalization, and internationalization related student organizations, click here.​

Campus Ministry
Department of Multicultural Services
Disability Resources
LGBTQ+ Pride Center
International Student Services
Student Assistance Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Student Government Association Diversity Commission​
Student Health Services
​Veterans Services
Veteran Resource and Support Center
Women’s Resource Center

Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups
African American Professional Organization
Christian Faculty Network
Catholic Faculty and Staff Network
Friends of India Network
LGBTQ Professional Network
Muslim Faculty Network
Professional Hispanic Network
Women Administrators Network 
Women's Faculty Network

Centers and Departments
Center for Teaching Excellence
Dean of Faculties
Faculty Handbook 
Faculty Ombuds Officer
Faculty Senate
Increasing Staff Diversity in the Hiring Process (pdf)
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Observance of Religious Holidays
Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI)

Community Resources
Experience Bryan-College Station

Streaming Videos - Humanities / All Genres

Academic / Educational Videos


Requesting Funding from the Office for Diversity

The Office for Diversity considers funding requests from departments and student organizations for their potential to significantly and positively impact Texas A&M University's Diversity Plan goals:

  • Accountability -- Programs that enhance or establish structures and processes that promote accountability for achieving our diversity goals.
  • Campus climate -- Programs that promote or enhance an inclusive working and learning environment that fully recognizes, values, and integrates diversity.
  • Equity -- Programs that promote a campus culture that is free from discrimination and harassment and one that is committed to valuing diverse skills, knowledge, and experience.

If you have any questions or concerns accessing this application, please feel free to contact us by phone (979-458-2905) or by email (

Toolkits and Syllabi 

Pedagogy is activism. In the resources below are links to resources and materials. Special thanks to Racism Review for providing some of the content and links below:

Why They Left: Five Stories from Professors of Color Who'd Had Enough By Brianna Hatch, Beth McMurtrie, Wyatt Myskow, and Megan Zahneis. The Chronicle interviewed five professors of color who spent years feeling overlooked, underappreciated, misunderstood, or even attacked because of their racial identities — and ultimately decided they needed to move on. 

Recruitment and Retention for Faculty Diversity: A Handbook for Search Committees
The Handbook is designed to assist faculty search committees to successfully recruit and orient new faculty to the University.

Strategies and Resources for Managing Zoom Meetings
The collection of strategies and resources includes information regarding additional steps that can be taken to secure virtual meetings conducted via Zoom. It may be helpful to review the information prior to scheduling your next Zoom event.

2022 Diversity Holiday Calendar
The diversity calendar can be used as a resource to aid in awareness of observances and holidays during the year. The calendar includes themes and events celebrated by various cultures and populations. The resource was created by Adeline Beckert and Kaylee Munster of Diversity Best Practices. 

Strategies and Resources for Managing Socio-political Stress
Regardless of your political affiliation, the collection of strategies and resources can be useful for managing socio-political stress.

LEAD: “I Can’t Breathe” A Call to Action for Leaders in Higher Education Resource List
The University of Michigan Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Program is sharing this collection of resources. Leading Equity and Diversity (LEAD) is a series of conversations where participants have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of people who lead DEI initiatives.

Beyond "Thoughts and Prayers" -- Moving to Policy and Change
The Office for Diversity is providing this collection of resources to encourage and support people to practice self care and develop their capacity to be engaged and effective in their communities. This resource provides tips for avoiding burn-out, engaging in allyship, and advancing cultural literacy. 

Reading for Racial Justice: An Open Access Collection
The University of Minnesota Press is sharing this collection of titles from the past twenty years to promote understanding and action for change. In collaboration with authors, this collection of antiracist books is available to all to read online for free through August 31, 2020.

Fighting Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism
The pandemic and COVID-19 have brought a great deal of uncertainty to our lives, along with potential for misinformation that can be harmful or destructive to our campus and communities. This resource provides proactive strategies that reinforce that “Hate is not an Aggie value.” We hope that you will work to intervene on discriminatory behaviors, online comments, and acts on social media. 

All Gender Bathroom Resource Guide: Darby Salge
Office for Diversity graduate assistant, Darby Salge, prepared a list of resources for all gender bathrooms including best practices, design tips, and suggestions for inclusive signage.

Black Feminism Syllabus: Melissa Harris Perry
In 2013, Melissa Harris Perry drafted the Black Feminism Syllabus in response to First Lady Michelle Obama being called a “feminist nightmare” - this syllabus shares and suggests resources that explain the distinctiveness of Black feminism.

Inclusive Search and Recruitment Toolkit for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Postdoctoral Fellows
The Inclusive Search and Recruitment Toolkit is a comprehensive toolkit compiled by the Office for Inclusion and Equity (OIE) in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). 

The Lemonade Syllabus: Benbow and others
The Lemonade Syllabus pays homage to the critically acclaimed Beyonce album of the same title. The Lemonade album was heralded as novel art that celebrates Black women, their beauty, and their multiplicities. The Lemonade Syllabus, inspired by the album, acknowledges and tributes Black women through music, poetry, fiction, and references to Black feminist work.

The MSW@USC Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege: Jeremy Goldbach
From the University of Southern California's School of Social Work, this toolkit is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level. Training of this kind can provide historical context about the politics of identity and the dynamics of power and privilege or help build greater self-awareness. 

The Syllabus on Self-Care and Wellness for Social Justice Activists was developed by the Office for Diversity to support our campus community on mental wellness. This syllabus provides beginners-level resources to explain what mental health is, the importance of engaging in self-care, and tips for avoiding burn-out. Additionally, we provide information on local services and resources that may be utilized by students, faculty, and staff of Texas A&M. 

  Frequently Asked Questions

The Office for Diversity is providing a collection of frequently asked questions to serve as a resource.

Updated: 07/05/2022