For many, the word “Aggie” conjures up images of Texas Longhorns and dusty fields. But there’s much more to the Aggie story than meets the eye. In this blog post, we will explore the history and meaning of the word “Aggie” and why it has such a strong presence on campus. ###
What is an Aggie?
An Aggie is a student at Texas A&M University. Aggies are known for their competitive spirit and dedication to their school and community. Aggies are often referred to as the “fighting Texas A&M.”
What Are The Origins of the Aggie Motto?
The Aggie Motto, “Be Proud Of What You Are,” was first conceived at a meeting of the students and faculty of Texas A&M University in 1907. The purpose of the meeting was to come up with a rallying cry for the fledgling university. The leaders of the university felt that a motto would help unite the students and staff and give them a sense of purpose. After much discussion, “Be Proud Of What You Are” was chosen as the Aggie Motto.
The origins of the Aggie Motto are somewhat obscure, but it is thought to have originated from an old English proverb, “Beware Of A Knave That Is Proud.” According to legend, during World War I, many Aggies served in Europe and Africa as part of the US Army. Upon their return home, many Aggies found themselves struggling to find recognition among their fellow Texans because they had become knowledgable about subjects such as engineering and agriculture. To make themselves more accessible to their peers, many Aggies adopted the motto “Be Proud Of What You Are” as their own.
How Do You Become An Aggie?
An Aggie is someone who attends Texas A&M University, a large, public research university in College Station, Texas. To become an Aggie, you must first enroll in one of the school’s undergraduate programs. There are more than 20 undergraduate majors at A&M, so you can choose to study anything from agricultural sciences to business. After you have completed your undergraduate program, you will need to complete either the Aggie Fellowship Program or the Aggie Service Program. The Fellowship Program is a two-year program that allows you to gain experience in your chosen field while attending school. The Service Program is a six-month program that allows you to work on campus while attending school. Once you have completed these programs, you will be eligible to join the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and begin your military career as an Aggie.
The History of the Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is the largest university system in Texas and the third-largest in the United States. The system consists of six universities: Texas A&M, Baylor University, Rice University, The University of Texas at Austin, UT-Austin Health Science Center at San Antonio and UT Southwestern Medical Center. The universities are all members of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
The system was founded in 1927 when the Texas State Teachers College (now known as Texas State University) opened its doors to students. Originally a part of the state university system, Texas A&M became an independent institution in 1923. In 1947, the Legislature passed a bill allowing for the creation of a statewide university system. The first four schools — Texas A&M, Baylor University, Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin — merged to form what is now known as the Systematic expansion occurred rapidly during this time with new schools opening on a regular basis. By 1969 there were 12 schools in the system; by 1993 that number had grown to 16 and by 2003 it had reached 20. Today there are 26 schools in the System.
The 12 Core Values of the Aggie Creed
The 12 Core Values of the Aggie Creed are: Duty, Honor, Courage, Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Service.
How do you join the Texas A&M University System?
To join the Texas A&M University System, you must first be admitted to Texas A&M University. Once you have been accepted to Texas A&M, you will need to complete an application for membership. Once your application is approved, you will receive an acceptance letter from the university and will be automatically enrolled in the system.
What does it mean to be called a Choad?
Being called a choad is an Aggie tradition that dates back to the days of the Old West. It is said that a choad was a type of wild hog that roamed the Texas countryside. Aggies believe that the choad represents all that is strong, rugged, and independent.
Whats the opposite of a Chode?
The opposite of a chode is a jock. Aggies are known for their strong work ethic, and many of them go on to successful careers. Choders typically enjoy partying and indulging in the vices that come with being part of the popular crowd.
What is the opposite of chode?
The opposite of chode is sagacity. Sagacity is being intelligent and knowing what to do in a situation. Chode is being unintelligent and not knowing what to do.
What does Eish mean in South Africa?
Eish is a South African word that means “ice.” A lot of people in South Africa know the word because it is often used in place of the word “chilly” when referring to weather.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “aggie,” it’s likely because you haven’t been in college long enough. Aggies are students at Texas A&M University, and they constitute one of the most unique and interesting student populations on campus. Here are a few things to know about Aggies: they are fiercely loyal to their school and its traditions, they love sports (particularly football and basketball), and they are known for being very hard working. If you’re curious about what life is like as an undergraduate at Texas A&M, or if you just want to hear some fun stories, be sure to check out our blog posts dedicated to Aggies!