BRICK CAMPAIGN HISTORY
Created by Former Student Body President Nic Taunton and Student Government leaders in 2006, the Path to Success Brick Endowment Campaign aims to decrease Student Government's reliance on student fees.
Historically, the Texas A&M Student Government Association operates on a budget that is yearly replenished with student fees. Each student pays approximately $1 to aid in Student Government programs, initiatives, and traditions.
The Path to Success Brick Endowment Campaign is projected to raise $1 million dollars to endow the Texas A&M Student Government Association. Funds raised by selling bricks to be placed in the John J. Koldus Plaza are appropriated to an endowment fund. When the Brick Campaign successfully reaches its $1 million dollar goal, Student Government may essentially operate on the interest earned from the endowment fund. This ideally decreases Student Government's need for student fees.
When one purchases an inscribed brick, one is aiding in the advancement of the Texas A&M Student Government Association to become a more efficient organization.
- Current students
- Former students
- $150 - Maroon 4x8 brick
Brick Giving Ideas
- Commemorate achievements and legacies
- Corporate Matching
- Companies are permitted and encouraged to match donations made by their employees. Offer companies the opportunity to match donations. This allows companies to donate a tax deductable monetary gift equal to the amount donated.
- Assist in the advancement of the Texas A&M Student Government Association
Inscribed bricks are prominently located on the plaza in front of the John J. Koldus Student Services Building next to Kyle Field.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION STRUCTURE
The Texas A&M University Student Government Association is made up of 3 branches, 4 commissions, and 15 committees, all working together to implement changes, providestudents with a voice, and develop future leaders.
The Executive Branch is headed by the Student Body President who serves as a representative and advocate for the student body. With the assistance of the Executive Council, the Student Body President works to impletent Student Senate legislation andcoordinate the activities of Student Government.
As an extension of the Executive Branch, there are 4 commissions and 15 committees. The commissions work at the discretion of the Student Body President’s agenda on issues related to organizational development, diversity, election, and higher education. The committees work to provide service to the community, host distinguished leadership conferences, uphold A&M traditions, and improve the quality of student life. Notable committees include the Aggie Recruitment Committee, Traditions Council, The Big Event, CARPOOL, Replant, Parents’ Weekend Committee, Aggie Muster Committee, and COSGA (Conference of Student Government Associations).
SGA’s beginnings arose from the creation of the Student Senate in 1947. Using student and faculty opinion, senators vote for bills and resolutions on issues related to academics, tuition and fees, shared governance, dining services, transportation and parking, as well as student matters associated with the Bryan/College Station communities. Texas A&M’s Student Senate convenes every other Wednesday during the academic year. Meetings are open to the public and can also be watched online at senate.tamu.edu.
To ensure fluidity and balance in SGA’s operations, Judicial Court serves to answer questions concerning constitutional interpretation, legislation, and elections. Any student may file an appeal with the Court in such cases as election violations or alleged neglect of duties on the part of an elected student representative. The Student Government Association (SGA) operates under one constitution and each branch operates under its respective by-laws.