Aggie Wellbeing Resources

Aggie Wellbeing Resources

Texas A&M University’s Graduate and Professional School is here to connect you with resources that support your overall wellbeing so you can reach your personal, academic and professional goals. 

Bring Your Whole Self to Your Studies

Our goal at Texas A&M is to help you have a successful academic and personal experience during your graduate or professional studies. Below, you’ll find some comprehensive wellness resources to help you stay healthy and balance your personal life and workload.

Healthy Living Resources

Are you looking to get more active, establish a self-care routine or learn more about your benefit options? Texas A&M offers a wide range of healthy living resources for all Aggies.

MENTAL HEALTH

Texas A&M’s Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) advances student development and academic success by providing personalized and evidence-based mental health care to Aggies. They offer individual and group counseling as well as emergency resources for students in crisis.

VISIT COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES DIVERSITY & INCLUSION RESOURCES FROM CAPS MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS APPS

PHYSICAL HEALTH

Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax, blow off some steam with a serious workout or catch the beat in a group fitness class, Texas A&M Rec Sports has something for you. Our facilities include everything from an archery room and indoor climbing facility to an indoor track and state-of-the-art cardio and weight-training equipment.

GET TO KNOW REC SPORTS RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO TRY EXPLORE FACILITIES

Student Employee Benefits

Texas A&M is a workplace where healthy living is encouraged and supported. Our programs reflect the university’s philosophy that many factors affect your quality of life and play a part in achieving balance, purpose and vitality in your career and at home. We encourage graduate students to enhance their quality of life and positively impact organizational success by building a happy, healthy and thriving workforce.

Student Employee Resources And Benefit Information Student Health Services (SHS) SHS Eligibility Information

Aggie Wisdom: Advice and Self-Care Tips

Aggie Voice

Namaste

This past spring, I was walking through the main hall of the MSC and I stumbled upon the Nepalese Student Association. I struck up a conversation with a few of the members and started to learn a little bit more about Nepal. Personally, I have always been fascinated by Mt Everest, yet, I knew little else about what Nepal had to offer. I had let them know that I was traveling to the middle east, Doha, Qatar to be specific to intern at Texas A@M University at Qatar and had an interest in Nepal...

Aggie Voice

Where Do You Yoga

As a 0 background beginner, I@ve been practicing yoga for a year now. Whether it@s during the day or at night, this exercise helped me to relax my muscles and restore my energy. For me, a 45-minute to 1-hour yoga class is an appropriate amount of exercise. I@ve found several places on or around campus that have free or low cost yoga class available to students. You can see if they can fit into your schedule: @

Aggie Voice

REACH Family Health Fair: Waving Healthy Living

On September 28, students from all over the Texas A@M Campus came together to the Leach Teaching Gardens (The Gardens at Texas A@M University), provided a holistic health fair which was free for anyone who works on the Texas A@M Campus as well as their families, friends, and neighbors. This family health fair was hosted by the REACH Project, in partnership with the Brazos County Health District, REACH Health Initiative, American Alliance Health Services, Brazos Valley Food Bank and Ronin Farm @ Restaurant. Faculty, staff, and students from Texas A@M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Public Health (17 Student Volunteers), Rangel School of Pharmacy (15 Student Volunteers) Class of 2022 RHI Student Organization, College of Nursing (13 Student Volunteers), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (15 Student Volunteers), College of Architecture (1 Student Volunteer), Department of Computer Science and Engineering (1 Student Volunteer), Department of Nutrition and

Aggie Voice

Burn Off Stress and Fat at the Rec Center

Need a break from the toil and trouble of class? Maybe you@ve noticed your once favorite jeans are a struggle to get on and off (thanks Whataburger). Or maybe you just want to let off some steam by jogging, playing basketball, swimming, or lifting weights...

Need Urgent Assistance?

When unexpected hardships arise, you don’t have to go through them alone. Start exploring the following resources, and don’t forget to connect with CAPS for emotional support if you need to.


STUDENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES (SAS)

Student Assistance Services (SAS) connects Texas A&M students with the appropriate guidance, resources and support to address a variety of personal and academic matters. Some common issues for which SAS provides support are referrals and resource connections, concerning- behavior follow-up, welfare checks, student absence notifications, Silver Taps and student death, transition issues and more.

CONNECT WITH STUDENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Food Resources

The 12th Can

This student-run food pantry is open twice a month and serves all students, faculty and staff in need of assistance.

The 12th Can

Brazos Valley Food Bank

The food bank provides both food and programming to those in need of assistance.

Brazos Valley Food Bank

Homelessness

Texas Homeless Shelters and Social Services

Explore a comprehensive list of shelters in Bryan- College Station and across Texas.

Many are emergency shelters along with general homeless shelters and some transitional housing opportunities.

Homeless Shelter Directory

2-1-1 Texas

Connecting People and Services in Texas

Texas Health and Human Services created 2-1-1 Texas to help connect people in need with local resources.

They can help you find food or housing, child care, crisis counseling, substance abuse treatment and more.

2-1-1 Texas

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID

Are you experiencing unexpected financial hardship? Texas A&M is committed to your success, so we offer assistance in overcoming temporary financial hardships.

Learn About Emergency Financial Aid

SEE SOMETHING? TELL SOMEBODY

Oftentimes after a tragedy, people come forward with information and observations that, in retrospect, may have signaled a larger issue. This information, when viewed collectively, may be helpful in preventing tragic events and initiating assistance to an individual. Texas A&M University is committed to a proactive approach and needs your help. If you are ever concerned about a student, please use the Tell Somebody reporting process.

Tell Somebody

Household and Family Resources

The Graduate and Professional school knows that your home life is an important part of your overall wellbeing. Here are some resources you may find useful in your personal life.


HOUSING

Whether you’re interested in a furnished on-campus apartment or a rental or purchase off campus, there are plenty of attractive places to live in Aggieland.

Living In Aggieland

PREGNANCY

Texas A&M University is committed to achieving a diverse graduate student body in all areas of research and graduate studies. This includes fostering a family-friendly environment in which students can balance scholarly and parenting responsibilities while successfully pursuing their academic and research goals.

PREGNANCY RESOURCES Graduate Student Pregnant & Parenting Accommodations If pregnant or parenting, can I request to take a leave of absence from employment? Is pregnancy covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Are pregnant students entitled to reasonable accommodations under the ADA?

FINANCIAL HEALTH

Through research, one-on-one advising and instruction for money education, the Money Education Center can help you maximize the return on your investment at Texas A&M.

Money Education Center

EAT FRESH & LOCAL

Here are some of our favorite spots to find food that’s locally or regionally sourced and in season. You’ll find a large selection of fruits, vegetables and specialty items at either location.

THE FARM PATCH MARKET DILORIO FARMS & ROADSIDE MARKET

Legal Support

Student Legal Services counsels students on their legal rights and responsibilities and empowers them with available legal, community and university resources so they may respond appropriately to their legal challenges.

Student Legal Services

Support for Every Student

The Division of Student Affairs at Texas A&M includes 17 departments that are dedicated to inspiring and preparing every Aggie for a life of learning, leadership, service and citizenship in a global society. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a focal point for many of these departments, because fostering a community that embraces our differences strengthens outcomes for all students.

Diversity & Inclusion

Learn more about how the Graduate and Professional School facilitates several awards, professional development opportunities and research models to create and maintain a climate that affirms diversity of persons as well as diversity of views. Our diversity is a vital part of our academic environment. Learn more about the variety of resources available to Aggies below.

Learn About Diversity & Inclusion In The Grad School

Women's Resource Center Veteran Services LGBTQ+ Pride Center Disability Resources

Multicultural Services

The Department of Multicultural Services offers multiple educational and developmental initiatives and programs that foster belonging, community, and inclusive learning environments as students thrive as members of the Aggie family.

Multicultural Services

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) administers a wide variety of services to the international community of Texas A&M. They provide counseling and various services to international students from the beginning of their academic programs until their post-study careers.

International Student Services CTE English Language Proficiency Program

Discrimination & Harassment

Texas A&M University, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws, prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and admissions.

Stop Hate University Statement On Harassment And Discrimination Reporting Racial and Ethnic Harassment Reporting Sexual Harassment and Related Retaliation

Conflict Resolution

Texas A&M University is committed to providing an educational and work climate that is conducive to the intellectual, personal and professional development of every member of our community. If a student feels unfairly treated or discriminated against by faculty, staff or other students, the Graduate Ombuds Office is available to assist you throughout the conflict resolution process.

Learn About Graduate Ombuds Services

Academic & Professional Support

Graduate or professional school can be one of the most challenging things you do. You will face rigorous academic standards and high expectations at Texas A&M — but there are countless support structures to help you every step of the way.

Academic Success Resources

Whether you’re looking for a resource to help you with a specific skill, such as writing, or are looking for 1:1 support from a mentor, there are many academic success resources available to graduate and professional Aggies.

Academic Success

Mentoring

Professional Development

Graduate and professional students have many opportunities to engage in activities that help them develop professional skills that complement the discipline-specific knowledge gained in their degree programs.

PD Opportunities

G.R.A.D. Aggies

Career Center

The Career Center can help you learn to write a compelling resume or CV, explore jobs, prepare for interviews, find networking opportunities and more.

Career Center

Jobs For Aggies

Graduate and Professional School: Here For You

The Graduate and Professional School staff work to support Aggies who are pursuing graduate degrees or professional certifications at Texas A&M. We are a resource for students, faculty and staff; our staff can help you with degree planning, funding opportunities, responsible research, thesis and dissertation preparation, professional development and more.

MEET THE GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL STAFF

How Are We Doing?

Texas A&M University routinely surveys students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the experiences and perspectives that graduate and professional students share during their time at Texas A&M University. In response, the university can generate activities that contribute to a climate of understanding, respect, acceptance and teamwork.

Campus Climate Survey Data

Related Knowledge

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Are there resources for formatting a thesis, dissertation, or record of study manuscript?
Can I change the disbursement duration of my fellowship/assistantship? (EX: change from a 9 month disbursement to a 12 month or vice versa)
Can I choose who will hood me at graduation?
Can I Obtain Alternative ELP Verification?
Can I take a leave of absence from my studies?

Explore Grad Aggieland

News

2021-2022 GPSG President Plans to take Selfless Service Approach to Life after Graduation

On May 31, Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) President Staci Rende will hand the reins of the GPSG over to her successor, Dahlia Taha. As her tenure nears its conclusion, Staci is proud of how she and the GPSG have grown and -- always motivated by public service – she intends to channel what she has learned about leadership into a life of service on a broader scale.

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Blog

Months of advice from an A&M has-been

The last blog of my graduate career, going to make it a good one

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Defense Announcement

QUANTITATIVE BASED FEEDBACK FOR DIGITAL DESIGN SKETCHES

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