THE ULTIMATE AGGIE EXPERIENCE
“There is no military obligation for joining the Corps.”
The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets is the largest, oldest and most visible student organization and leadership training program at Texas A&M University. The Corps develops well-educated leaders of character who embody the values of honor, courage, integrity, discipline and selfless service. They are academically successful, highly sought-after and prepared for global leadership challenges of the future.
The Corps, one of the largest uniformed bodies of students in the nation, provides hands-on leadership experience, enhances a world-class education from Texas A&M, and directly involves cadets in the traditions that make Aggieland so different from all other schools.
There are more than 2,000 cadets at Texas A&M, each with their
own reason for joining the Corps of Cadets. Below are just a few of the reasons students have joined the Corps.
Academic excellence is the top priority of the Corps of Cadets. We offer scholastic consulting, supplemental instruction, cadet-led support programs as well as access to state-of-the-art facilities. The Corps provides a structured, disciplined, environment conducive to academic excellence. The Corps observes mandatory study periods five days per week and maintains
quiet hours in the dorms to facilitate academic study.
Our cadets continue to excel academically and prove that students at Texas A&M can achieve academic excellence while being members of the Corps of Cadets. The Corps of Cadets continues to post a higher GPA than their university counterparts. For the previous five years, over half of the Corps has posted a GPA of 3.0 or better. Our efforts toward academic excellence as a priority are producing excellent outcomes.
Texas A&M is more than a great university; it is the home of the Aggie family and has a long history of spirit and tradition.
The Corps has long been known as the “Keepers of the Spirit and Guardians of Tradition ” because of cadets’ key roles in the preservation and execution of A&M’s time-honored traditions for over 140 years.
THE NATIONALLY FAMOUS
FIGHTIN' TEXAS AGGIE BAND
Known for its precision military marching formations on the football field, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is the largest military marching band in the nation. This 300+ member Corps of Cadets unit is the official marching band of Texas A&M University. Performing at all home football games, several away games, parades and events, this organization is one of the most traveled collegiate marching bands in the nation.
VISIT THE CORPS
The Corps of Cadets offers several ways for High School students to experience cadet-life, meet and interact with current cadets, staff, and faculty, and tour the Texas A&M Campus.