As a member of the Aggie community, you will quickly gain a sense of the deep-seated traditions that capture the "Aggie Spirit." Many of the traditions grew out of the Corps of Cadets, which are often called the "Keepers of the Sprit" and "Guardians of Tradition." The Corps is the United States’ largest uniformed student body outside the military service academies, and its renowned Fightin' Texas Aggie Band is the world’s largest precision military marching band. Listed below are traditions of remembrance, pride, identity and spirit.
Remembering members of the Aggie family:
A regular memorial service and final tribute held for Aggie students
An annual remembrance service held worldwide for Aggies each April 21
A memorial for those Aggie lives lost in the 1999 Bonfire collapse
Aggie pride and enthusiasm for athletic events:
Aggie fans who show their support and readiness by standing at athletic events
Yell Leaders, using only hand signals from the sidelines, lead Aggie fans in showing their Aggie spirit
Represent and identify the Aggie family:
A symbol of Aggie values and hard work and a visual reminder of being part of the "Aggie network"
A greeting to and from Aggies and a warm welcome to the university
Newer traditions also showcase the Aggie Spirit:
The largest student-run service project in the nation, serving the local community
A mass display of maroon pride for Aggie football games started by students