Excellence uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL) is a student organization and freshman involvement program designed to help freshmen find academic, social, and personal balance at Texas A&M by fostering a community where they can culturally identify. Since 1987, ExCEL has assisted freshmen in making a smooth transition from high school to college by orienting freshmen to the program through a Gig ‘Em Week conference, cultivating relationships between peers and mentors, providing a sense of belonging through ExCEL cultural communities, offering academic support services, and serving as a resource for transitioning into Aggie life.
ExCEL launches with the ExCEL Conference the Friday before fall classes. During the conference, students become familiar with the year-long program, as they are assigned upper-class peer mentors and a peer group of freshmen. The Conference consists of motivational speakers, dialogue within the ExCEL cultural communities, introduction to developmental series focused on personal development, and meet and greet mentor activities.
ExCEL 2016 Conference Date: August 26th
Membership Fee: $50 (one-time fee)
Following the Conference, academic, social, and cultural activities begin through the close of the spring semester. Activities include a cultural community events, seminar series covering topics relevant to students of various cultural and ethnic identities, mentor engagement activities, study halls, community service projects, and socials!
Register Online for 2016-2017
*If you register after Friday, August 12th you risk not being fully accommodated with conference materials, including the conference shirt.
Please contact us at ExCELCo.ED@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you at ExCEL!