Connecting those advancing accountability, campus climate, and equity.
Connecting those advancing accountability, campus climate, and equity.
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Congratulations on making it to the end of another semester! During this busy time, do remember to designate time for rest. Remember, self-care is not selfish, but is essential to maintaining mental and physical wellness! In the words of Audre Lorde, self-care is self-preservation. 

Please explore the December edition of our newsletter to learn more about the outstanding groups and opportunities in our community. We feature Aggie Adaptive Sports, the upcoming Diversity Gallery, and the outstanding scholarship of Dr. Omar Rivera, ACES Director and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. 


Diversity Gallery 2022
Working to advance the Diversity Plan goals of accountability, campus climate, and equity, the annual Diversity Plan Accountability Reports help to assess progress and challenges at the college, division, and department level. In the spirit of candidness and transparency, university leadership provides summaries of the annual reports to the campus and community. The 2022 Diversity Gallery will be held on February 10, 2022, Bethancourt Ballroom, Texas A&M University from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm CT. The event will include a poster session featuring 2021 Diversity Plan Accountability Report summaries and panel sessions. The morning panel session will feature 2021 Your Voice Matters Survey results. The afternoon panel session will focus on strategies for improving campus climate. The gallery will showcase the amazing diversity and inclusion work taking place in the colleges and administrative units at Texas A&M University. The campus and community are invited. View the posters from the inaugural Diversity Gallery held on February 11, 2020.

Universal Human Rights Month
December is designated as the time to honor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international document stating the basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. Celebrate Universal Human Rights Month. 
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Aggie Adaptive Sports Members


Aggie Adaptive Sports
Ty Sutton ‘21 is a senior Agricultural Leadership & Development major, Corps of Cadet former member, and Aggie Adaptive Sports president. Brianna Bazan '22 is a senior Biomedical Science major with a minor in Public Health & Entomology and Aggie Adaptive Sports secretary. Aggie Adaptive Sports is a Texas A&M University student organization whose purpose...


We invite you to explore the resources available on our website,! You will find information on on-campus organizations, funding opportunities, toolkits and syllabi covering a wide variety of topics, and Frequently Asked Questions.
This month’s spotlight is on the 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.


Dr. Omar Rivera is the ACES Director and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. His areas of expertise include continental philosophy and Latin American & Latinx Philosophy. Dr. Rivera is the author of the newly published book, Andean Aesthetics and Anticolonial Resistance: A Cosmology of Unsociable Bodies. Through an exploration of architecture, landscapes and painting from the Andes, Dr. Rivera reveals ways of sensing, feeling and remembering that can inform experiences of both social oppression and resistance in colonial and postcolonial settings. Learn more about this book through the publisher Bloomsbury Academic.


Diversity Operations Committee
Texas A&M University Police Chief Mike Johnson and his colleagues presented to the Diversity Operations Committee (DOC) at their meeting on November 11, 2021. The University Police Department (UPD) shared the ways their department is taking the initiative to help create a campus climate that is safe and inclusive. UPD engages with the campus through special events to foster relationships and build a network of trust throughout the community. 

Calendar of Events

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Send January events to Crystal Carter at by December 23 for consideration in the January newsletter.

In The News

Images from the 22nd Bonfire Remembrance Ceremony on the Texas A&M campus Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Joseph Xu/Texas A&M Marketing & Communications
The new statue of Sen. Matthew Gaines is located near the Memorial Student Center and Student Services Building in the middle of campus. Billy Smith II/Texas A&M Division of Marketing & Communications
Downtown Bryan has been decorated for the holidays. Photo by Hannah Shaffer

Texas A&M has issued COVID-19 guidance to enhance the safety of those returning to campus. Free testing is available for all students, faculty, and staff who have symptoms or have been in close contact with known or suspected cases. The tests provided through this program are mouth swab tests that do not require assistance. More information can be found at the Student Health Services website.

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