Interested in learning more about Texas A&M's LAR statement?
Interested in learning more about Texas A&M's LAR statement?
Howdy, Advocates!
With the 87th Texas Legislative Session less than 100 days away, we wanted to share with you some information relating to Texas A&M University’s 87th Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) and what an LAR means for the university. Also, in this update is additional information about how both Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin united to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
If you have any questions about this information, please reach out to me at or visit the Texas A&M University Office of Government Relations website
In the Aggie Spirit, 
Jordyn '17

LAR Statement

In case you were not aware, the State of Texas participates in a biennial legislative session, where they only meet every other year during odd-numbered years. Prior to the start of each legislative session, agencies and universities receive instructions from the state to submit their two-year budgets, also known as a Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR).
Since the State of Texas is the largest annual financial contributor to Texas A&M University, it is crucial for the LAR to include how the university has invested funds from the previous session and report on the success of those investments (e.g., Texas A&M's Student Success Initiative increased retention and graduation rates among all students, including "at-risk" students; those who are first-generation or come from low-income households).
The LAR for the 87th session includes considerations for the university's enrollment growth, ongoing costs to respond to COVID-19, and the challenges associated with the pandemic. Among this session's requests are a restoration of a 5% cut to Texas A&M's base budget, funds to support an Academic Resource Initative to help the campus catch up with student growth (almost 14,000 students, a 27% increase since 2013), and support for an up-to-date biological and chemical sciences facility. To see the full LAR overview, click here.

United in COVID-19 Response

Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin, Texas' two flagship universities, are among the best in the world with regards to academic and scientific research. Since the outbreak, both universities have taken charge to deploy significant resources to assist the state with monitoring and fighting the virus. Please help us spread this message to our elected officials and the public by sharing these posts from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn channels. 
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