Gender-Based Initiatives

Gender-based initiatives in Multicultural Services focuses on academic, cultural, and personal support needs of men and women by race and ethnicity.   These communities are served through personal and professional development, experiential education, and community building activities.  Programming incorporates multiple formats, including collaborating with various academic units, faculty, staff and former student networks, student affairs departments and various student organizations to ensure the programs are appealing and relevant for the target audiences.

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Aggie Black Male Connection (ABMC)

The Aggie Black Male Connection (ABMC) program provides a variety of developmental, community service, social, and educational activities that build camaraderie. ABMC motivates and empowers through exposure to proven strategies for greater professional and personal success, in addition to mentorship and various engaging activities. Aspects of the program include community building, student engagement, identity development, networking, and social responsibility. ABMC consists of a leadership team and members who serve as both a support system and community and work to coordinate all programming, planning, marketing, recruiting, organizing, and role modeling activities.

ABMC aims to address the perception and presence of Black men on campus and strengthen mentorship opportunities and the sense of belonging. 

2021-22 ABMC Application Forms

Advisor: Joshua Skinner
Email: jskinner@dms.tamu.edu
ABMB general email: ceo.abmc@gmail.com
Recruitment Email: COO.tamu.abmc@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamuabmc?lang=en

Latino Males United (LMU)

Latino Males United (LMU) is a program which provides a healthy environment to express relevant issues and assists in holistic development and support. LMU focuses on mentorship, masculinity, ethnicity, academic success, leadership, and service.

La Junta:

La Junta is a place where members come together for workshops/meetings to have candid conversations around a variety of topics. Planned topics include: ethnicity, masculinity, leadership, relationships, and members also get the opportunity to initiate topics relevant to them.

Mentores:

Mentorship is an important component of the program where members get the opportunity to be mentored by their peers at Texas A&M University. This will be a year-long one-on-one mentorship where mentor-mentee will meet several times a semester.

Members will also get the opportunity to mentor at-risk youth (specifically elementary/middle school Latino males) in the Bryan/College Station community. This may be a regular one-on-one commitment for a whole semester with the hope that it becomes a long-lasting relationship.

Excursion:

The annual LMU Excursion is a two-day high impact experience where we visit a major city in Texas. The purpose of the excursion is to allow members to explore their identity in what it means to be a Latino man, develop professionally, be a service to the community and explore the historic culture of the area. Some components of past experiences include visiting underserved K-12 schools, networking and learning at 2-3 corporate office visits, exploring different cultural museums and engaging on a reflective project.

Advisor: Cruz Ríos
Contact: crios@dms.tamu.edu
Website: latinomalesunited.wixsite.com/website
Email: latinomalesunited@gmail.com

Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations positively impacts the collegiate experiences of undergraduate women through themed dialogues.  Given the process of forming identity, wherein a sense of self-develops through growth in self-understanding, self-concept, individual differences from others, and social roles, Courageous Conversations target the psychological and emotional wellness of Women of Color through the lens of racial and ethnic identity.  This program provides a healthy environment for the exploration of relevant issues and assists in holistic development and support at Texas A&M University.  

Point Contact: Student Ambassadors
Email Contact: tonyadriver@tamu.edu