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

  • Excellence: Set the bar.

    “Excellence stems from a great sense of pride in who we are and what we believe in.”– Former Texas A&M President Dr. Robert Gates
  • Integrity: Character is destiny.

    The Aggie Code of Honor which Aggies recite by heart: ‘Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate those that do’ shows what goes to the heart of being an Aggie.”– Texas A&M Leadership
    “Integrity was the core value that A&M gave me more of than any other. It helped me succeed in my career because my fellow professionals, clients and friends knew that they could rely on me and my word.” – Former Student
  • Leadership: Follow me.

    “The spirit of leadership is instilled in every student – whether they go on to lead in the boardroom or in the backyard – they have the values, the confidence and the experience to lead change in their world.”– Texas A&M Leadership
  • Loyalty: Acceptance forever.

    “Loyalty and respect for tradition is about a sense of belonging to something greater than yourself. You’re a part of a history of traditions…of a larger community.”– Former Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. David Prior
  • Respect: We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we.

    “A&M students aren’t just joining a university, they’re joining a lifelong family that understands the value of loyalty, camaraderie, and unconditional support.”– Texas A&M Leadership
  • Selfless Service: How can I be of service?

    “A&M encourages volunteerism, encourages being one of a thousand points of light, helping others… and it comes naturally to Aggies.” – Former US President George Bush