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Aggie Core Values and Traditions

Aggie Core Values

To develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.

Texas A&M University's purpose statement carries with it the responsibility, the traditions and the forward thinking of Texas A&M University exemplified by all who are associated with the university — its faculty and staff, and its current and former students. This can be defined by six core values.

Respect: We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we.

Excellence: Set the bar. 

Leadership: Follow me.

Loyalty: Acceptance forever.

Integrity: Character is destiny.

Selfless Service: How can I be of service?

Aggie Traditions

“There’s a Spirit can ne’er be told …”

Since its beginning in 1876, Texas A&M has developed a rich heritage of traditions that have helped to develop character, leadership, unity, and public service in all its graduates. By experiencing these honored traditions you can begin to understand what is truly meant by “the Spirit of Aggieland.”

What is an Aggie?

Aggie Honor Code

Aggie Ring

Gig ’Em

Aggie Muster

Silver Taps


12th Man

Maroon Out


Corps of Cadets

Elephant Walk

Aggie War Hymn

Spirit of Aggieland